President’s Message by Ann Brice



I was so pleased to see so many of you at our September 8th Zoom social! I know it is getting tiring not being able to be together but hopefully, if we all continue to play it safe, we’ll soon be able to be back together in person. We have some wonderful programs coming up this year, beginning with Betty Kruck speaking to us about native plants on October 9th. Last spring ordered nine varieties of peonies from Oh My Peonies in Marion, WI. I eagerly planted them
when they arrived two weeks ago. The raccoons have dug them up four times, and I’m exasperated. I’m eager to hear Betty’s talk because I think it’s time to replace our entire yard with native plants.

Please invite your friends to our AAUW meetings! Even if they think they might not be ready to join us yet, they might be interested in a particular program. They’ll get to know us during the meeting and hear about all the wonderful things we do. A few days ago I met with Chris Ebert, our state communications chair, at the Panera in Stevens Point. Chris told me that she has invited four different acquaintances to AAUW meetings, and all four have joined! So let’s each try to invite someone to a meeting this year.

Speaking of the state board, if you are interested in serving, this is the time to let us know! The Nominating Committee will be meeting soon to develop a list of members who would like to serve in a state board position. It’s a great way to meet AAUW members from across the state! Contact Erica Koonmen if you are interested in throwing your hat in for a position.

Wishing you perfect health! Ann