AAUW Programs for 2023-2024
The theme for this year’s program is JOINING FORCES FOR ADVOCACY. We are busy setting up 6
interesting programs for the year which will hopefully inspire you to ACT. Some of the programs will cover Health, Voting Rights, the Environment, ERA, Racial Equity and Educational impact in Harford County. Our first program, on Wednesday September 20, 2023, will be guest speaker Bari Klein from Healthy Harford. In other programs, we will be learning more about voting rights and the passage of the ERA, as well as Race Relations and Environmental concerns. We hope these topics will interest you and inspire you to take up the baton and work to help improve the lives of fellow Marylanders. The January and February programs will be via Zoom while the other four are in person. Please join us for these important programs.
Submitted by Theresa Freligh, VP Programs

AAUW MD Summer 2023 Conference July 29, 2023 9 AM – 4 PM

Registration for AAUW MD Summer 2023 Conference

July 29, 2023   9 AM – 4 PM  

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Harford County, 2515 Churchville Rd., Churchville, MD 21028


Hotels: Please see information regarding hotels: Hilton Garden Inn, Aberdeen (410) 306-7800 or Country Inn and Suites, Riverside (443) 345-4362.  Multiple Bel Air restaurants can be found at


Register online at Eventbrite for the conference here:

OR complete the registration form below and send it with a check payable to

AAUW Maryland no later than July 19

Sheila Allen, 332 West Gordon Street, Bel Air, MD 21014


Name: __________________________________    Branch Affiliation: ___________________________

Phone: __________________________________   Officer: ___________________________________

Email: ___________________________________  State Officer: _______________________________

_______ Check if you wish to opt out of sharing your contact information in the list of conference attendees.

Conference registration cost includes light breakfast and a box lunch on July 29 with the day’s program and the business meeting.  Free parking at the conference site is available and is handicap accessible.

Please send your payment by check for the following (choose 1):

_____ $40 if postmarked by July 19

_____ $45 after July 19

_____ $15 Students

_____ $10 Zoom beginning after the vocalist at approximately 10:50 AM

  • Only checks will be accepted at the door.

Check one box lunch option:

Deli Turkey Sandwich _____                          Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich _____

Strawberry Poppyseed Salad with chicken _____   without chicken _____


Please list any special dietary needs: _____________________________________________________



Allergies: ___________________________________________________________________________

AAUW Book Group


AAUW Book Group
If you love to read, this is the group for you! We bring interesting and diverse points of view to the discussion of virtually every book we read. We meet on Saturday mornings (usually on the fourth Sat) September through May at members’ homes from 10am – 11:30. You can just read along with us, but the process of discussing books with other intelligent women is well worth your time. The joy of reading is multiplied when we share it with others. Join us if you’re able!
For more information, contact Peggy Dymond, or 410-272-9139 (home).

Toni Bram Scholarship Fund

A letter recently went out to all our members with information about the Toni Bram Scholarship Fund. The
money collected will go toward a graduation ceremony for the students who completed their GED in the years
2020-2022. Due to Covid, they were not able to conduct graduation ceremonies during that time period.
When I first started teaching in the GED program, I expected to find a classroom of surly teenagers who didn’t
care about learning in the traditional manner. What I found was so different than what I expected. Here are four
examples of the type of student I encountered:
 A 64-year-old homeless grandmother who wanted to get her GED before her grandchild did to show her
how important an education is in this world
 A young man who left school the second half of his senior year because his sister had been at Johns
Hopkins for the last seven months and he needed to drop out and get a job to help support the family
 A young woman whose life story was so tragic I thought to myself, “If only half of that is true, I am
amazed that you have the strength to be here.”
 A woman who received her master’s degree in another country but needed her GED to prove to
prospective employers that she had the skills needed for the job
Many students start the GED program, but due to circumstances, many do not complete it. The students
who do finish often have to overcome obstacles and persevere to make it to graduation.
Thirty-five dollars will help one student walk across the stage in a cap and gown with a tassel depicting
the year they received their GED. A donation of any amount will help make this day a special one for
them, and it will be greatly appreciated by the students and the staff.
Submitted by Maureen North

Judith Resnik Brunch

Mark your calendars as we recognize 12 outstanding young women in our community
who excel in Math and Science. This year’s Resnik Awards Brunch is being held on
Saturday, April 22  from 11:00am – 1:00pm, Chesapeake Center Dining Rooms,
Harford Community College.
Member Registration will be $20