Welcome to the Cortland (NY) Branch of AAUW!

 Celebrating our Early History

During our annual meeting on April 30 we recognized 3 members, Sandra Decker, Grace Bentley, and Joan Johnson, who have been part of our organization since the beginning and were instrumental in getting the Cortland branch started back in the early 60s. Pictured are Grace and Joan with Cortland Branch President Sheila Cohen. Sandra could not attend but flowers were delivered to her as well. Thank you to all of those who paved the way. It was not an easy process as this AAUW Historical Timeline, compiled by Branch Historian Jan Dempsey, will point out.

AAUW Cortland’s Next Branch Meeting 

Our AAUW Cortland Branch Annual Meeting will be held on Monday, April 30 at The Sherman House in Homer. Social time begins at 5:30 with the dinner at 6:00 and the meeting at 6:30.Cost for dinner is$20. Please send your reservations to MaryAnn Gambitta at mgambitt@gmail.com or 423-8356.

Members should have received the proposed budget that was sent out last month, along with the date of this meeting. During the meeting, we will
vote on the budget and officers, celebrate our Branch History,
and discuss ideas for future programming. The Membership dues can be paid to Mary Ellen Bloodgood at this meeting. The national dues have increased, but our branch dues have not. The total for national, state and local dues is now $85/year.

Please bring your completed geranium sales forms and checks to give to Mary Roberts.


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