The Washington Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) met Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at the home of Gerry Schmidt with 16 members and two guests in attendance. Co-hostesses for the evening were Addie Sents and Mary Wagamon.
Police Patrol Sergeant Ron See shared very interesting information about the current drug situation in Washington. He brought to everyone’s attention the extensive work that takes place prior to an arrest, oftentimes more than a year’s worth. He commended many businesses that provide valuable information that is helpful to their drug task force. He shared how individuals obtain the ingredients to make meth; he told how a “cook” takes place, and he informed the group of the meth contamination issue. In closing, Officer See shared his concern about young people and their meth use and he asked everyone in attendance to be supportive of young people and encourage them to make good decisions.
Highlights of the business meeting included an update about the proposed Little Free Library, a partnership between AAUW and the Washington Public Library. President Marde McConnell thanked the five charter members of AAUW who had the vision to help with the formation of the current branch 40 years ago: Joy Batterson, Virginia Bordwell, Julia Gamon, Karen Murphy and Jean Potratz. Members were reminded to turn in their greenery and poinsettia fundraising orders to either Virginia Bordwell and Karen Murphy very soon. All profits from the event will be used for local scholarships.
Anyone interested in or wanting more information about AAUW, feel free to contact Marde McConnell at 653-3884 or Jennine Wolf at 461-1497.