FROM THE PRESIDENT—Sara Staab
Welcome to the new year in our branch of the AAUW! It’s hard to think about fall as I write this on a gorgeous August day. I hope you all have enjoyed a healthy, fun, relaxing summer and are ready to get busy in our many branch activities to socialize, learn, and support the AAUW mission of advancing equity for women and girls.
I am new in this office, and I look forward to having a lot of help from the board and branch members as I learn the job. I joined AAUW in 2009 when I moved back to Rochester 30 years after graduating from John Marshall. Becoming involved in book groups, Foreign Policy and on the board was a great way for me to meet people and make new friends when I moved back to my hometown. I am a second generation member of this branch. Some of you know, and others may remember, my mother Sue Hippe, who was a member here for many years.
We are starting the new program year with an interesting look at the new proton therapy center at Mayo Clinic. There will also be information available on the branch interest groups. If anyone has an idea for a new group, please contact me or Interest Group Chair Joyce Wenz. I look forward to seeing you at the meeting on September 21.
Sara Staab, branch president