President’s Message by Ann Brice



Hello members! I hope this message finds you in excellent health and good spirits. I hope many of you were able to get at least your first COVID vaccine. I am looking forward to the time when we can all be together in person.

It looks like we will have that opportunity in July at the one-day Art Fair at UWL. Though we’ll still be wearing masks for the foreseeable future, at least we will be able to get closer than we do on Zoom!

I have been lucky these past few months to be able to work with AAUW members from across the state while we get ready for the virtual State Convention April 23 and 24th. It’s encouraging to see so many women committed to bringing us together despite COVID restrictions. As of this writing, we have 68 members signed up, so I hope to see all our branch members’ names on the list soon!

Our March program speakers were a huge hit. Cheri Niedzwiecki spoke to us about writing your family story and then Megan Preston talked to us about the importance of estate planning for financial peace of mind. Megan’s tips for planning are on page 5 of this newsletter. Both presentations were recorded. If you’d like me to share the recording with you, please email me and I will give you access via DropBox.

During our April 10th Annual Branch meeting, we’ll install our new board candidates, and we’ll also congratulate our Name Grant nominee. I hope you’ll join us via Zoom that morning.

In the meantime, please stay healthy and remember to vote on April 6th