Guidelines for Monthly Membership Meetings and Interest Groups
AAUW San Antonio – 2021-2022
Many of our members are very eager to begin meeting in person – I think the majority can relate! It’s important to keep in mind that the Covid virus is still around in our area, including reports of the presence of the Delta variant. AAUW National has emphasized the importance of following local, state, county, and national guidance, so we have been cautious about our in-person contacts.
For the coming AAUW year beginning September 4th, we will meet via Zoom for our monthly Membership Meetings. This may change over the course of the year, depending on the status of the virus. It would be wonderful to have our monthly meetings in person again. Again, we will assess the situation as the year progresses and we look forward to full membership togetherness! Your SA Board has been working on the schedule of speakers for our monthly membership meetings and that list will be published soon.
Regarding our interest groups, the Book Discussion (led by Diantha Perelli) and Wine, Women, and Wisdom (WWW) (led by Helga Anderson) continued to meet over Zoom during the past year. For the coming year, there are also plans to resume Culinary Adventures (led by Ali Heller). Other groups are considering resuming their meetings. In order for these groups to meet in person, we need our members to support a set of guidelines that will be used to ensure everyone’s well-being.
Your AAUW SA board supports the idea that a vaccination “honor system” be observed. That is, that members will attend these smaller group events only if they have been fully vaccinated against the Covid virus. Masks will be optional, provided the member has received the full measure of vaccination. In addition, social distancing should be observed, with the use of outdoor venues when possible.
Thus far, WWW has met in person and will continue with a priority given to outdoor meetings. The Book Discussion group is considering in-person meetings, limiting and simplifying the refreshments served at these meetings to a beverage and small snack.
Looking forward –
Cheryl Fuller, AAUW San Antonio, PresidentClick Here for Strategic Plan
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