As stated in  Bylaws—“Officers shall serve for a term of one year or until their successors have been elected or appointed and assume office. Term of office shall begin on July 1.”

Per the Bylaws—“The names of the nominees for elected office shall be published and sent to every member at least 20 days prior to the Annual Meeting.”

***Due to the guidelines put in place because of the virus, we had to cancel the Annual Meeting scheduled for May 19. Therefore, AAUW-KC members are asked to email your votes to no later than May 19 (see ballot for reference). Members who don’t have access to email, please complete and mail the ballot to: AAUW-KC, P.O. Box 8831, Kansas City, MO 64114-8831. Paper ballots should be postmarked no later than May 16.

We’re looking for a President-Elect, as well as a Co-Program VP and Co-Membership VP. We are asking members to please consider serving in one of these positions. Call Stefanie Hatfield, Chair of the Nominating Committee, 816-942-4779, to serve or for more details.


2020 100 High School Girls Scholarships Awarded

Annually since 1931, AAUW-KC has awarded outstanding female high school seniors college scholarships. In 2020, we awarded three 100 High School Girls scholarships to: Vy Duong, a senior at Lincoln College Preparatory Academy; Jadyn Brooks, senior at Grandview High School; and Michyla Westbrook, senior at East High School. Each received a $1,000 education scholarship. We were pleased to receive excellent applications from students at these schools along with Central Academy of Excellence and Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts.

Many thanks to Kim Flynn, Stefanie Hatfield and Patty Cahill who served on the reading/selection committee. This project would not happen without the support of these dedicated AAUW volunteers!

2020 Reentry Woman of the Year Scholarships Awarded

The Reentry Woman of the Year committee is pleased to announce the 2020 scholarship recipients. Under the capable leadership of Cela Sullivan, IBC chair from the North Kansas City Branch, the committee came together in cyberspace (isn’t technology wonderful?) and voted for the following five winners:

Erica Haygood, Respiratory Therapy, Kansas City Kansas Community College

Joanna Marin, Business Administration, Kansas State University

Nadia Vallecido, Marketing< Kansas City Kansas Community College

Catherine Bailey, BA degree-English with an emphasis in Creative Writing, UMKC

Elana Cannon, Pre-Nursing, Kansas City Kansas Community College

All five Reentry awardees received $750 each. Pell grant winners, Haygood, Marin and Vallecido received cash. Bailey and Cannon both received Toni Thornton scholarships, payable to their respective colleges. (They do not have Pell grants.)