Linda Lybecker, AAUW Oregon President
A Note from the President
Happy New Year to 2023! I wish you all health and energy to start this new year. As Oregonians are fighting a resurgence of viruses for colds and flu in addition to Covid-19, I support the branch leaders who have again switched to online meetings for the safety of members and guests.
However, we anticipate being able to gather safely in person this Spring, and I am excited about the conference being planned for April 14-16 in Ashland! Pat Squire and Nancy Brown have worked hard to pull this together, and a number of local members are helping organize fun activities. The conference has traditionally been a time to learn about issues, connect with other AAUW members and celebrate our accomplishments. This year most of us will have renewed appreciation for gathering in person after three years of canceled in-person conferences. I hope to see you there!
Plans are also underway for the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders at the University of Maryland from May 31-June 1. AAUW of Oregon and some branches usually sponsor students to attend. Airfares are higher this year than in the past so start planning early to help Oregon students to attend.
Wanting to be more involved in advocating and empowering women and girls through AAUW? There are many opportunities. Reach out to me or talk to one of the current Nominating Committee members: Theresa Johnson, Pat Lehman, Claire Berger, Marisa Fink, Wanda Raffety and Linda O’Hara.
Thank you all for your continued work and contributions to AAUW.
President, AAUW of Oregon