Newsletter for November2023


  • November 1 at 7 pm on Zoom. AAUW member Julie Mackaman in conversation with Robert Waldinger, MD, Director of The Harvard Study of Adult Development and Co-author of The Good Life (Simon and Schuster, 2023).

    A co-presentation of Bennington AAUW and the UU Fellowship.


  • November 8 at 1 pm. Scribble Sisters.

  • November 15 at 1 pm.  Book Group. Location: UU Meetinghouse.

    For November we are reading The Maid by Nita Prose. See Book Group Selections for January to May.

       .Click to read an NPR review.

  • November 22 at 1 pm. Scribble Sisters.

  • December 8 at 1 pm. Scribble Sisters.

  • November 15 at 1 pm. Book Group.

  • November 22 at 1 pm. Scribble Sisters.

  • December 9 at 1 pm. Location: Old First Church Barn. For this year’s branch holiday party, musicians Rosin the Beaux of Williamstown and Pownal will again help us celebrate.


* President’s Column By Suzanne Kirkpatrick

* Silent Angels by Mary Feidner

As the Scholarship Committee members begin to sort through applications, you may be wondering where a significant portion of the funding for the scholarships comes from. In this column, Mary Feidner explains one key source — the Silent Angels.

In addition to funds from the Silent Angels, funding comes from Scribble Sisters book sales, theater fundraisers, and individual donations—this year including a generous amount from Judy Murphy’s birthday celebration.

* Poets Corner (Contributions from all members welcome.)

The Play of Pigments
By Berta Winiker

by Kathy Wagenknecht 

Hurricane Hillary
By Kathy Wagenknecht


Newsletter Editor,  Dawn Rodrigues (, Co-Editor, Kathy Wagenknecht. Consider submitting an article or announcement about women’s news or events. We welcome your contributions, suggestions, and comments!