Come Meet and Talk with AAUW’s New CEO
Saturday, October 21, 1:30–4:15 p.m.
Northern District Meeting
George Mason Regional Library
7001 Little River Turnpike, Annandale
Kim Churches, AAUW’s new CEO, will bring us up to date on AAUW and tell us her vision for AAUW’s future as the premier organization for women’s equity and education. Best of all, there will be plenty of time for you to make comments and ask Kim your questions. Those of you who attended national convention were impressed with this young, dynamic, articulate woman. AAUW is very fortunate!
You will also hear about the outstanding and exciting branch and state events on the horizon. We have a full agenda, so please arrive about 1:15 so you can pick up some refreshments and be ready to start right at 1:30. (Fairfax City Branch has been asked to bring some sweet finger food to share if you have a chance to bake!)
Directions: Proceed east on Little River Tpk. past the Beltway, past most of the businesses in Annandale, Backlick Road, the Giant (on the left), John Marr Drive. The library is on the right set back from the road at the corner of Hillbrook Drive.
—Susan Burk and Caroline Pickens, Co-Northern District Region
2018 Programs for the Fairfax City AAUW Branch
Saturday, January 20th at 1 pm
The Springfield-Annandale and Fairfax City branches will hold a joint meeting at the Kings Park Library. Dr. Johari Rashad, a docent at the African-American Museum of History and Culture, will make a presentation on the collection, presentation and impact of the artifacts of the Smithsonian’s latest museum on our society today.
Saturday, February 17th at 1 pm
The Community Services Board of Fairfax County will make a presentation at the Kings Park Library on the current opioid crisis in the U.S. The presentation will involve current statistical data, analyses of community and family impact, and policy recommendations for immediate amelioration and eventual disappearance.
Thursday, April 19th at 7 pm
Dr. Denise Akob of the United Stated Geological Survey will make a presentation on STEM issues. Specifically, she will speak on her interest and education in science, her microbiological research, and its application in the world today.
Every year AAUW Fairfax City Branch along with McLean Area, Springfield-Annandale, and Vienna Area Branches as well as our co-sponsors Fairfax County Public Schools and Systemic Solutions of NOVA host hundreds of middle school girls in a career day event designed to educate and inspire the students to consider careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).
This year’s event will increase the number of students to around 500 and will be hosted at NOVA Annandale on March 10, 2018. There will be 23 separate hands-on workshops with female professionals for the students and a number of informational presentations to their parents on resources, college financing options, and how to support their daughters. More information to come as we get closer to the event.
Fairfax City AAUW Branch Holiday Party Scheduled for December 10th