May 10, 1:00 — 3:00 pm. Scribble Sisters at the Left Bank

May 17 at Noon — Book Group at the Left Bank 

This month’s selection is In the Bleak Midwinter.  All welcome! . Bring a bag lunch. We chat for the first half hour or so then turn to the book. This month’s discussion leader is Suzanne Kirkpatrick. We will be selecting books for the next few month’s at this meeting. 

May 24, 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Scribble Sisters (ZOOM)

June 17 at Noon — Annual Meeting and Potluck at the Old First Church Barn


Bennington Branch Board Elections at Annual Membership Meeting

Our Nominating Committee has prepared a slate of officers and branch leaders for the election and appointment confirmation scheduled for the June 17 Picnic and Annual Meeting . For more information about positions see Board Members and Leadership Committees.

National Elections: Proposed Changes in Bylaws

It’s your AAUW, and your voice counts. Voting opens on Wednesday, April 5 and ends om May 10 for the 2023 AAUW national election! For this vote, members are asked to elect members to the national AAUW Board of Directors and vote on important changes to the bylaws and Public Policy Priorities. VOTING CLOSES AT 5:00 PM ON MONDAY, MAY 15, 2023. You should have received an email from AAUW National with the login and password needed to vote.

Here is a link to an explanation of the proposed bylaws changes: Proposed bylaws changes.

Here is a link to FAQ: How to Vote on AAUW Bylaws.

Dues Announcement From Your Treasurer

From the Archives:

This series gives you a glimpse into the history of AAUW Bennington. Visit the collection of articles under News>From the Archives.  See Eureka Project Introduction in the April Newsletter.

Eureka-Field-Trip to Spectrum Graphics, CAT-TV, Mack Molding, and SVMC in 2005.
by Gudrun Hutchins

Book Review

All the Beauty in the World: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Me
Reviewed by Berta Winiker

Reading Suggestion

Judy Murphy recommends an article in The19th News that aligns with AAUW’s mission:  ”How Four Women of Color See Their Roles as Hosts of NPR.”

Email Verification Notice—Our Recommendation 

You may have received an email and/or a postcard asking you to call a number and verify your email address. If you call, you will be asked to respond to various questions about your involvement in AAUW. You will then be encouraged to purchase a range of items related to what the marketing company is calling an Oral History Project. It is a fund-raiser for AAUW national..

Providing information to National’s archival process is valuable. Just be aware that the company gathering and assembling the information will try to sell you expensive copies of the book, etc.  You should not feel obligated to answer their questions or to buy anything from them.

Newsletter Editor: Dawn Rodrigues (