We had a fabulous day in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 visiting AAUW’s new National Headquarters, the National Museum of Women in the Arts and dinner at the Old Ebbitt Grill. The bus driver even scoped out some still-blooming cherry blossoms to show us on a quick tour around the tidal basin.
Members of the AAUW Public Policy team spent over an hour with us discussing current events as they relate to AAUW public policy issues and work at the federal, state and local level. After a tour of the office and lunch, members of the Branch Relations (membership) team discussed national AAUW membership. They asked what we were doing to achieve a high renewal percentage and add so many new members. All the right stuff, we guessed. 🙂 We all gained a greater understanding of and appreciation for the AAUW national office and the work they do to support branches and public policy initiatives.
Next we were off to the National Museum of Women in the Arts for a guided tour and time to meander on our own. We ended the day with dinner at the Old Ebbitt Grill, an iconic tavern offering American meals.
Other 2017 events
Attended lectures at the Cumberland County Historical Society.
- Lenore Embick Flower – Celebrate Women’s History Month
Presented by Dawn Flower-Webb (AAUW Carlisle branch member) and Lenore R. Flower
- Women and Women’s Groups of Cumberland County in World War I – Celebrate International Women’s Day
Presented by Sandy Made
Celebrated the opening of Allenberry resort with Dinner at Allenberry.