At long last it’s time to resume our monthly AAUW SA meetings beginning September 5th! It’s been a challenging time since our last meeting in March. We are stronger together, so let’s get going! We already know AAUW 2020-2021 will be unlike any other year, and your Board has been working with extra vigor to make this coming year eventful. With the help of Zoom, we have a way to connect for our monthly meetings, including our guest speaker program, as well as continuing with selected interest groups. We’ve had great success linking up for Book Discussion and Wine, Women, and Wisdom. Whether on your computer, tablet or phone, everyone can join in and share in the events. In addition, you are encouraged to invite your friends to our September meeting – linking in along with us.

Our theme this year is Economic and Physical Well-Being for All, which supports our mission of advancing gender equity for women and girls through research, education and advocacy and the AAUW vision of Equity for All. With these in mind, we face the coronavirus epidemic and its solution, the economic impact of it, and continued civil and human rights issues. Our monthly guest speakers will help to educate us and highlight the key points of today’s issues. We are very fortunate to welcome the Bexar County Elections Administrator, Jacquelyn Callanen, as our September guest speaker. Ms. Callanen’s presentation will focus on the upcoming elections and Voting in Bexar County.

The early voting period for the November 3rd election has been extended and runs October 13-30. Members may also vote by mail if you are 65 years of age and older, sick or disabled, or will be away from your county during early voting and Election Day. An application to vote by mail may be obtained by contacting the Bexar County Elections Department at (210) 335-8683 or by printing an application at: .

A related upcoming event on August 26th at 7 PM via Zoom, sponsored by the SA League of Women Voters and Can We Talk?, is the 100th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment that secured the right to vote for women. Sign up by August 20th at:

The annual update of the Branch Directory and Bylaws will be published and distributed in September. Please send me any changes in your address, phone numbers, and education/degree information as soon as possible.

Many members have used the membership dues renewal online in making their dues payment this year. Checks are also accepted. We still have a few members whose payments are past due. Contact Kathy Dicke (VP Membership) if you have questions. Also note the information below in this Newsletter.

I am honored to serve as your President, as is your new Board. We look forward to learning, working and enjoying our times together over the coming year. We all must do our best to stay healthy in body, mind, and soul. We are challenged and we are up to it!

Looking forward –
Cheryl Fuller
AAUW San Antonio President