AAUW Carlisle at AAUW-PA State Convention
Taking advantage of the close proximity of the this year’s AAUW-PA State Convention held in York, PA, seven members of the branch attended the Friday evening to Sunday noon event in April 2017. For a full recap of the convention, read the May 2017 Keystoner. For personal reflections, keep reading.
“Loved meeting members from other branches! Their accomplishments are admirable and their enthusiasm for making an impact is contagious. I feel like I’ve met far flung cousins of a big, competent family! “ Pat Markowski
The state convention in York was informative and enlightening. It was fun to reconnect with friends from other branches, meet new friends and hear some great speakers. I also got some new ideas to implement within our branch and within the community. I was very proud of the fact that there were 7 Carlisle members in attendance.
I was very glad to be able to attend part of my first PA AAUW meeting. Mary Armstrong’s discussion on Women in STEM was very interesting and I found the public policy workshop (“It’s All About the Bill”) extremely informative and helpful as I think about how to maximize my impact and success as an advocate. Donna M. Bickford, Ph.D.
WOW! The AAUW-PA state convention provide an opportunity to learn more about AAUW’s policies and what we are doing to change climate for women and girls. It was great to interact with like-minded women from across the state. My favorite sessions concerned sexual assault and implicit bias, prejudice and stereotypes. Sue Royer
It was wonderful to have the opportunity to attend the AAUW-PA Convention this year. Since I am a fairly new AAUW member, the convention was a great way to learn a lot about AAUW’s advocacy priorities, what is going on at the state and national levels, what other organizations we partner or collaborate with, and what is going on at other branches around the state. The speakers were fantastic, the presentations were thought-provoking and inspirational, and the conversations with other women were encouraging and enjoyable. Molly A. Shane, CFRE
Remember the professional conferences you dreaded attending? AAUW-PA state convention is the opposite. Meeting new people; sharing ideas; learning; and lots of laughing are why I enjoy state convention. Mark your calendars now for April 13-15, 2018 at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Champion, PA. Ann Pehle
At state convention, members gather to connect with old friends and make new ones. There is the opportunity to sharpen skills, network, and learn from one another. The many workshops and speakers on the agenda are aimed at helping to give you the tools to bring the mission home to your branch and community. Attending a state convention inspires members’ passion, energy, and enthusiasm for AAUW. Marjie Mowery