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The Leader – October 2018

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November 27th is Giving Tuesday

 Thanksgiving is a day for giving thanks. Black Friday is a day for getting deals. Why not designate a day for giving back? That’s the question that inspired Giving Tuesday, a day to launch the season of giving that comes with the holidays.

Giving Tuesday takes place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and unites charities, families, businesses, and communities to celebrate generosity and the spirit of giving during the holiday season.

Because AAUW’s work to empower women and girls is so wide-ranging, each donation on Giving Tuesday will make a difference. Your gifts to AAUW change lives, covering everything from registration fees for a girl to attend a science and math camp to a fellowship to pay for child care while a mother is in graduate school.

If you are interested in creating a way to receive donations for your branch, take a look at our fundraising resource.

AAUW CEO Kimberly Churches

AAUW Oklahoma Biennial State Convention: Women Rising!
Friday, June 29 – Sunday, July 1, 2018

The AAUW/OK state convention was held at POSTOAK Lodge in Tulsa on June 29 through July 1.  Presentations included a legislative update from the Oklahoma Women’s Coalition, Title IX implementation at NSU, human trafficking in Oklahoma, Oklahoma’s public education crises, and sharing of branch projects (Weatherford’s SAGE STEAM Camp and Edmond’s Girls Hall of Fame).  New State Officers and Committee Chairs were inducted during the business meeting for the 2018 to 2020 term (see Leadership).  The conference concluded with AAUW CEO Kim Churches presenting the newly completed AAUW Strategic Plan – for more information, see the video in this link:  https://www.aauw.org/resource/2018-state-convention-presentation/  That evening, AAUW/OK hosted a screening of “Mankiller,” a documentary of the first woman Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, Wilma Mankiller.  Stay tuned for information about the 2019 State Leadership Conference…