President’s Message by Ann Brice

Hello La Crosse Brance Members!


As I write this, the wind is howling and though it is 49 degrees, it feels much colder. I hope that you are all staying healthy and safe. It was wonderful to see so many of you at our October meeting!

Though we are only able to meet virtually, it is great that we continue to gather to support the
mission of AAUW. Thank you to our Oktoberfest presenters Katie Webster and her husband Stephan, Carol Taebel and her granddaughter Carly, and Silvana and Robert Richardson. Also thank you to Megan Preston and Cristina Kovacs for coordinating our programs this year.

The AAUW District 4 Fall District Meeting is Tuesday, November 17th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. via Zoom. If you’d like to attend, click this link to register: https:// Joan Schneider, State President, as well as Maggie Winz, State Leadership VP, will be joining us. Looking ahead, the AAUW annual convention is scheduled for Friday & Saturday, April 23 & 24, 2021. Right now, it’s expected that the convention will be virtual. The Convention Planning Committee sent out a 2 question survey to get members’ thoughts about the convention, so please take a moment to give them your feedback by clicking this link: FZ6JZ37

I continue to learn about AAUW through my position as President, and appreciate your support and encouragement. I’m excited to report that I am a member of this year’s Nominating Committee for AAUW State Board positions. On November 17th, I met with a dynamic group of women who are looking for potential candidates. If you’re interested in finding out more about State Board positions, please email me ( or take a look at the position descriptions on the State website: Positions-2015.pdf

I am looking forward to seeing you at the November meeting. Please remember to vote if you haven’t done so already.