Happy New Year to all!

Be sure to mark you calendars for a change in January meeting date and place!   Our January meeting will be held on Sat. Jan. 28th at the Gayton Rd. library in West End.  Topic is Sexual Assault and one of our featured speakers will be Leslie Rubio.  Time for meeting remains the same – 10:30 a.m
Great Expectations lunch a huge success!   Huge Thanks to Laura Wimmer, Lesin Dippold, Connie Sorrell and Georgiana Ball for organizing and carrying out the luncheon.  Many thanks to all of you who donated dishes of food, decorations, and gift cards or money to purchase them.  There were about 15 J. Sarge Reynolds students in attendance, as well as 2 VCU students who were Great Expectation students previously.  Our members joined in eating and fellowship with the students and we provided goodie bags of leftover food for the students at the conclusion.  One even proudly carried home a whole sweet potato pie!  We look forward to providing the same opportunity next year!  We hope you will join us then!
Hope to see some of our new members this month at our activities!  Also remember that if you have a friend who is interested in joining, Jan. 15th to March 1st is 1/2 price dues opportunity!

Coming up soon:

Start Smart workshop to be held Feb. 8th at 4:00 pm at Univ. of Richmond campus.  If you are interested in helping with this in anyway, please let me know!
Tracie Mooneyham, Lesin Dippold, and myself are registering for an online training with AAUW for Jan. 11th.
Lunch Bunch – meeting at O’Tooles on 4800  Forest Hill Ave. Thurs. Jan. 12th at 1:30.  Please RSVP to DeAnn Lineberry by Jan. 10th.
Book Groups – Thurs. Jan. 19th  – daytime 1:00 pm at Ginter Library    evening  7:00 pm  Bon Air Presbyterian Church    Book – Paris Wife
LWV Roundtables at the Capitol begin Wed. Jan. 18th at 8:30 a.m. at the General Assembly Bldg. 4th floor.  Join Kathy Kelley and I for one hour for an in- depth discussion of legislative bills by the legislators themselves!  Afterwards lobby your legislators for their support.
AAUW -VA Lobby Day – Feb. 1st A full day of action at the Capitol with other AAUW members from around the state to lobby for bills that AAUW supports!  Watch for more info on this later in the month.  Reserve your spot!  If you are willing to hostess a state member overnight on Tues. Jan. 31st please contact me so I know how many spots we can offer.
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