May 2022 AAUW Little Rock, Inc. News
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Annual Meeting Time

Annual Meeting
Saturday, May 14
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting, See below for Zoom link

Branch Dinner
Friday, May 20
6:00 p.m.
Whole Hog Cafe 2516 Cantrell Road (Riverdale Center)
In-Person Event

Since May is going to be such a busy month, we are meeting virtually, on Zoom, for the Annual Meeting. However, we will follow up on the next Friday evening with an in-person Branch Dinner at the Whole Hog Cafe,  2516 Cantrell Road (Riverdale Center).
The Annual Meeting is our official time to elect and install officers, approve the Branch minutes, and approve the Branch budget for the upcoming year - July 2022 through June 2023. Read below for the members nominated for Branch officers. The Branch budget and minutes are found by clicking this link to the AAUW LR website.

Zoom meeting information and link:

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Time: May 14, 2022 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

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The Branch Dinner will be an informal occasion. Come celebrate our new and former branch officers, welcome new members, and enjoy a chance to visit and see each other in person. The Branch Dinner is the prelude to the AAUW Arkansas State Convention which will convene the following morning. 

Members are encouraged to bring a prospective new member with them to dinner. Shape the Future half-priced national memberships will be available for new members and those whose memberships have expired for more than two years who attend the dinner.

We will be in the large meeting room beside the regular dining room of the Whole Hog Cafe in the Riverdale Shopping Center. Each person will order and pay for their own dinner at the restaurant's order window. Once you've placed and received your order, walk through the large dining room - the room with the stuffed bear - to the small door near the windows. We will have tables set up in the large room.


AAUW Little Rock Membership Event

The Membership Event at the Adolphine Fletcher Terry Library April 9th was great! Check out the pictures below. Appreciation to Mary McGehee, event chair, her support team, and members who donated door prizes and donated funds to help cover the food cost. Zenobia Harris welcomed the group and presented information about AAUW Little Rock. NCCWSL (National Conference for College Women Student Leaders) alumni Cameron Rhoden shared the value of her NCCWSL experience.  We were treated to a visit from Anna Beth Gorman (and her daughter) who shared ideas for continuing and future collaboration of AAUW LR with the Women's Foundation of Arkansas.

Branch Business Meeting

Watch for the proposed AAUW LR 2022-2023 budget and minutes from the 2021-2022 meetings, will be posted on the AAUW Little Rock webpage soon.

Nominations for Branch Officers


The following members have been nominated for branch officer positions for terms beginning July 1, 2022 and ending June 30, 2024. Members will vote on the nominees at the May 14th Annual Meeting. (Bio's are shortened, see April newsletter for more information about each candidate.)

Co-President - Dr. Mary McGehee

Dr. McGehee is currently the Branch Vice President for Membership, elected to this position last year. She has been a member of AAUW Little Rock since 2016.

Dr. Zenobia Harris will continue as Co-President of the Branch.

Co-Vice Presidents for Membership - Dr. Lottie Adams and Maureen Terrafranca

Dr. Lottie Adams (left) and Maureen Terrafranca (right) have agreed to be nominated for the vacancy created by Dr. McGehee's ascension to Co-President of the Branch.

Dr. Adams has been a  member of AAUW Little Rock since 2010, she has served as the Branch Vice President for Membership as well as the AAUW Arkansas State Vice President for Membership.

Maureen Terrafranca has been a member of the Branch since 2009, serving as Branch Vice President for Programs and as Branch President.  

Finance Officer - Nell Matthews

Nell Matthews has been a member of AAUW Little Rock since 2012, serving as Branch Treasurer since 2015. She is currently also serving as the AAUW Arkansas Finance Officer/Treasurer.



Regular meetings are on the second Tuesday of the month and begin at 11am.

May 14 - Annual Meeting on Zoom

May 20 - Branch Dinner for Branch Members and Guests (Whole Hog Cafe)

May 21 - AAUW Arkansas State Convention: Eye on the Future (Virtual Meeting)



The AAUW Tuesday Afternoon Book Club held their April meeting in Alice Stuff's home. Alice provided a book review of James Patterson's The Sixth Target. It is another in a series of collaboration novels, this one with Maxine Paetro.

AAUW Little Rock members are eligible and invited to participate. The Book Club meets at 12:30 pm on the first Tuesday of the month, October through May. They do not meet in January. Contact Diana Glaze, Book Club President, if you would like to attend the next meeting or join the book club.



Share your announcements, events, awards, pictures, greetings and activities with other members.  Send to Maria Jones by clicking here and she will add to the next newsletter.

AAUW Arkansas State Convention 

Theme:  Eyes on the Future


Saturday Morning, 9:00am       
Welcome by AAUW AR President Felisha Perrodin and Keynote Address by AAUW CEO Gloria Blackwell.

Saturday Morning, May 21  9:50am
Upcoming Arkansas Ballot Initiatives 

Saturday Morning, May 21 10:40am
Special Panel: Period Poverty in Arkansas
Saturday Morning, May 21  11:00am
Business Meeting



Virtual and Free!

Saturday, May 21st

9 a.m. - Noon

Click here to register.  

Registration deadline is May 20. You must register to receive the Zoom link for the meeting. It will be sent out shortly before the event.


AAUW LR Members Recognized

Irma Hunter Brown was honored recently as an Arkansas "Difference Maker" on KATV! Click here for inspiration from Senator Brown.

Shown above are Senator Brown and Carol Young moderating the 2014 Delta Sigma Theta, AAUW, and League of Women Voters Candidate Forum.
Appreciation and thanks to Candace Williams

...who is currently a co-chair for a coalition of organizations working with Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families. 

AAUW Arkansas is a member of a Budget Coalition, an updated version of the Arkansans for Responsible Spending Coalition, whose goal is to ensure the state fulfills its responsibility to invest in programs that provide important services and improve the quality of life for the people of Arkansas, and to oppose proposals that would cut back essential revenue streams to the state's budget and result in the further divestment of critical programs.

Candace Williams is the Executive Director of the Rural Community Alliance (RCA), a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower rural communities to effect change. She has been a member of AAUW Little Rock since 2016. To learn more about RCA click here.

May 24th Preferential Primary Voting Information

Pulaski County Circuit and County Clerk Terri Hollingsworth reminds voters the preferential primary election is set for May 24, 2022 for all registered voters in Pulaski County.
Voters have the choice to vote by absentee ballot, early vote or cast their ballot on election day. Arkansas is one of 15 states that conducts an “open primary” election allowing voters to select the Democratic, Republican or the nonpartisan judicial ballot regardless of their political affiliation. The Clerk encourages voters to download a copy of their sample ballot on the Secretary of State’s VoterView page and click the ballot link of their choice.
Click here to see a new public service announcement video that has been launched on the Pulaski County Clerk’s website and social media platforms reminding residents about the upcoming election and the new voting laws. 

Click here to access the Pulaski County Voter Guide that has been put together by LWVPC and other local grassroots organization.

Terry Hollingsworth, Pulaski County Circuit Clerk will be presenting and answering questions at the May 16th League of Women Voters of Pulaski County virtual meeting.  To request the link to the meeting email

2022 Diversity Banquet

April 8
William H. Bowen School of Law

Lottie Adams, Maureen Terrafranca and Zenobia Harris attended the Black Law Student Association (BLSA) and the LatinX Law Student Association (LALSA) Diversity Banquet.  AAUW Little Rock was a sponsor through a member donation. Shown is the silent auction basket donation created by Lottie and Maureen and Maureen posing with Mayor Frank Scott, who shared a banquet table with the AAUW LR members.

AAUW Little Rock was excited to attend and celebrate the honorees in the Induction Ceremony for the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame on April 20th. Past AAUW State President Dr. Margaret Sirmon Clark, one of the inductees, is shown above with AAUW Arkansas State President, Felisha Perrodin.  AAUW member Annabelle Imber Tuck, herself a member of the WHoF, provided the invocation. You can watch the Induction Ceremony by clicking here.
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AAUW Little Rock Branch




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