Volume 111 Issue 2
2019-2020 Theme:
Economic Security for Women
Message from the President
This year we are following National by taking on the theme of Economic Security for Women. Many of our speakers will enlighten us regarding programs and services in our area that focus on women in jobs and where there is need. Texas ranks 26th in the nation with a Gender Pay Ratio of 79%.

One of our goals is to spread Work Smart and Start Smart in our community. We already have one university interested in Start Smart and several non-profits have shown interest. Help us to spread the word with other organizations you may belong to by telling them about the free online course at salary.aauw.org or opportunity to have an onsite class.

Our Chief Executive Officer, Kimberly Churches, is asking us to think big. She recently said at an event, “Imagine, if we trained 10 million people through our Start Smart and Work Smart workshops. What if we created nationally respected employer resources to complement the Start Smart and Work Smart workshops? Or if we created a scorecard of state, federal, and international pay equity practices and legislation? And imagine if we became the leading international organization on pay equity.” Let us be proud that we support the leading organization for research and action in bringing women the information and training they need to have equity in the workforce and join her in imagining the day when equity is a reality. I am grateful for each of you as we support with our dues and our presence the mission of AAUW. Together we can make an impact in our community.

And don’t forget to check out the opportunities this month to come together with others in fellowship. I hope to see you all at our October meeting. Check out the details in the newsletter and RSVP to Eleanor Skelley.

Suzanne Benson

October Meeting

Saturday, October 5, 2019

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lincoln Heights

555 East Basse Rd. 78209

Luncheon Speaker:
Janyna Mercado, Ph.D.


House Salad
Farfalle Primavera
with Shrimp and Scallops
Parmesan Crusted Chicken Mediterranean Salad
(will not start with a house salad)
Chicken with Lemon Butter
and Capers
Mushroom Ravioli
with Pesto Cream Sauce
Tea, Coffee, Soft Drink
RSVP to Eleanor Skelley by Thursday, October 3

$25 cash or check payable to AAUW-SA
Cancellations should be made prior to the meeting.
No-shows will be charged.

Please let Eleanor know if you have special
dietary needs (i.e., gluten free, vegetarian).
Janyna Mercado, Ph.D.
 2019-2020 Officers

President Suzanne Benson

President Elect Cheryl Fuller

VP Membership Kathy Dicke

Co VP Programs Eleanor Skelley

Co VP Programs Eva Nwokah

Secretary Cheryl Fuller

Treasurer Kathy Kraft
2019-2020 AAUW
San Antonio Directory

The 2019-2020 AAUW San Antonio Directory will be available to members at the October 5, 2019 meeting at Paesano’s, Lincoln Heights. The Directory provides an update of members’ contact information, membership requirements and dues, National and State information and officers, San Antonio Branch officers and committee chairs, meeting dates and venues, interest groups, and scholarships offered by the Branch. The Bylaws and Policies were reviewed this past June by the Board of Directors, with no major revisions.
Interest Groups
1st and 3rd Monday
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
La Madeleine at Park North
722 NW Loop 410 at Blanco 78216
Contact Pearl Eng
Saturday, October 12, 12:00 noon
Ed Rawlinson, former NISD Superintendent
Accidental Discoveries During Historical Research
DoubleTree Hotel
37 NE Loop 410 at McCullough 78216
Contact L ola Hill
Saturday, October 19, 10:00 am
By E. O. Wilson
Hostess Suzanne Benson
123 Donella Drive 78232
RSVP to Suzanne Benson by Thur, Oct 17
Thursday, October 17, 11:30 am
Eastside Kitchenette : Southern classics just like Mom used to make, only better.
2119 N IH-35 Frontage Road 78208
RSVP to Fran Vetters by Tues, Oct 15
Wednesday, October 23, 5:00 pm
 Ruth's Chris Steak House
7720 Jones Maltsberger 78216
RSVP to Helga Anderson by Mon, Oct 21
Saturday, October 26
Movie, time, and place selected by the group and announced the day before.
Contact Fran Vetters