Newsletter for September 2023

Where did our summer go?  It seemed that it was going to be all rain for awhile, but we have had some excellent late summer weather, and members are making the most of it with vacation destinations and staycations in scenic Vermont.

Please join us  for our Annual Fall Picnic at the Willow Park upper pavilion on September 9 (noon – 2:00).  It is a potluck, so please bring a main or side dish, salad or dessert to share.  We invite you to bring your own plate and utensils, to save on paper & plastic waste.  But don’t worry, we will have plates, cups, utensils etc. if you prefer to use them. You are also invited to bring board games, cards, and other forms of entertainment and fun!  See you there!  —Althea Church, Hospitality Co-Chair.


Annual Picnic, September 9 from noon to 2 pm.

How Did Germany’s Weimar Democracy Become the Third Reich?    UU Fellowship and AAUW Co-Sponsored Program September 24 at 2 pm at the UU Meetinghouse.

Book Group — the 3rd Wednesday of each month —1 to 3 pm.

Our next book group meeting is September 20 at the UU Meetinghouse at 108 School Street, Bennington.  It was necessary to change sites since with about 15 participants now, we have outgrown the North Bank.  PLEASE NOTE We are also changing the meeting time to 1:00 – 3:00, when the new meeting space is available.

For September — The Last Report  on the Miracles at Little No Horse; October – The Good Life by Mars Schulz and Robert Waldinger, in preparation for an AAUW zoom program with Dr Waldinger in November.

October 15 at 2 pm— Migrant Workers (more info in October newsletter).

The Good Life: A Conversation with Dr. Robert Waldinger.    November 1 at 7 pm via Zoom.

Holiday Party: December 9, 1pm to 3pm at the Old First Church Barn.


Important Note from Jan Day, our Treasurer:

Whenever a check is sent to me for our branch, it should just be made out to “AAUW” or the bank won’t let us deposit it.


Featured Stories

Judy Murphy celebrated her 90th birthday in June. In lieu of gifts, many of her friends
contributed to the AAUW Scholarship Fund, totaling $2925!