2018 Branch Annual Meeting and Dinner 6/14/18
The Annual Business Meeting and Dinner was held on June 14 at Red’s Table in South Lakes. Our guest speaker, Mali Phonpadith, CEO of SOAR Community Network, gave an inspirational talk on her journey from Laos to America at age 4 with her family. Describing the difficulties – spiritually, emotionally, and physically – she experienced during this time and later, as she grew-up in the United States. Although the intense sun caught us by surprise on this beautiful spring evening on the patio, the event was nonetheless deemed a success.
Top Left: President Dianne Mero and Programs VP Judy Skirbunt conduct the Annual Business Meeting
Top Right: Guest Speaker, Mali Phonpadith
Below: Members enjoying dinner, the weather and friendships
Branch Donation to BRAWS
Each guest at our annual dinner was asked to bring a donation for BRAWS (Bringing Resources to Aid Women’s Shelters), an organization which then donates them to Homeless Women’s Shelters, Schools and Transitional Placement homes for girls and women. They collect new bras (with tags on), new underwear, and boxes of Tampons and Pads, as well as children’s items. The photo of our donations from this single event demonstrates the aging and generosity of the women of the AAUW Reston-Herndon Branch.