Membership Matters: After March 16, New Members Can Join for 15 Months; We Also Wish Anne Rhones Bon Voyage! by Linda Patterson and Sharon Norris

March 16, 2019, marks the first day of the year that new members and members returning after a break in membership will receive 15 months of membership instead of the usual 12. It is the perfect time for a new or returning member to join and receive an extended membership benefit. If new members join at a Branch event they will also pay a reduced annual membership amount of $69.50 for the first full membership year. If you have friends or acquaintances who are considering membership, please encourage them to take advantage of this membership offer.

 Please welcome new members Karen Burley, Kait Murray, Dr. Celeste Roseberry-McKibbin and Ebony Benzing to the Branch.

 It is with sadness that we bid farewell to Branch member Anne Rhodes, who is moving with her family to Texas in early March. Anne has been a very active member of our Branch since joining in 2008, having served as Hospitality Chair, Board Games group leader, Women of the World coordinator, Program committee member, greeter at events, assistant registrar, Great Decisions member and Ambassador of AAUW, inviting many people she met to join the Branch. Anne’s sweet smile and friendly demeanor will be missed by Branch members and the many friends she has here. Get ready, Texas. Anne is on her way!