Newsletter for March 2023

March Calendar

☘️ March 8, 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Scribble Sisters at the Left Bank. Note: March 8 is also International Women’s Day (See What Is International Women’s Day?” under Contents).

☘️ March 11, 1:00 pm. BRANCH PROGRAM for March at The Barn—Spring Social Tea with Phyllis Chapman portraying Dr. Mary Walker, Civil War Surgeon:  “For the Cause — Women of the Civil War.”

Send your check, payable to AAUW, to Althea Church by March 8. Questions? Call or email Althea at 917-244-9666, or

☘️ March 15 at 12 noon. Book Group for March at the Left Bank—Maiden Voyages: Magnificent Ocean Liners and the Women Who Traveled and Worked Aboard Them.

☘️ March 8, 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Scribble Sisters at the Left Bank.

☘️ March 23, 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Scribble Sisters on Zoom.

☘️ Save the Date: April 2, BRANCH PROGRAM — Vermont Humanities Council’s Hate Speech in a Free Speech Society. (Also a day to invite potential members as guests!)

☘️Upcoming Events


Contributors: Althea Church, Julie Haupt, Nancy Shoerke, Dawn Rodrigues, and Gudrun Hutchins

  • Scratchings for March.

These monthly “scratchings” have not appeared in previous annual publications of the Scribble Sisters. Visit the entire collection from our home page menu. Click on Scribble Sisters.

A Day Unlike Any Other by Berta Winiker

Two Short Poems for March by Wilma Johnson

Horner’s Corner by Kathy Wagenknecht

The Throwaway Society by Ruth Olsson

                My Room for This Winter by Suzanne Kirkpatrick 

This year’s International Women’s Day theme is “equity,” a commitment embraced by National AAUW and by the Bennington Branch.

Newsletter Editor: Dawn Rodrigues (