EVERY MEMBER VOTE
This year AAUW-MT continues its Every Member Vote process.
If you have been a member of AAUW-MT for very long, you know that we used to hold state conventions where delegates from the branches elected state officers and approved state business such as amending the bylaws, amending and approving the state’s Public Policy Program, and amending and passing resolutions. However, six years ago, AAUW-MT decided to follow the lead of the Association and transition to an every member vote process. Two years ago that process was realized. Now it continues.
Unlike the Association itself, however, AAUW-MT decided to preserve a significant role in the direct democracy experiment for members who do attend state meetings/conventions: to charge them to act as a “committee of the whole” and prepare the ballot to be sent out to the state membership. On May 14 in Great Falls, they did just that!
So what do you do? If you have a computer—and you wouldn’t be reading this message this way if you haven’t—just go the VOTE HERE page of our website (http://aauw-mt.aauw.net/vote ) and login using the password m3mb3r. If you have a computer but HATE voting on line, reply to this message or phone me at 406-230-0486 to request a printed ballot to be sent to you by snail mail.
No matter the method through which you submit your ballot, voting closes on June 20, 2016. Electronic ballots must be sent by midnight June 20. Mail ballots must be postmarked that day as well.
AAUW-Montana is the state-level organization of the American Association of University Women. With almost 300 members in 10 branches and another 100 national members-at-large in the state, we are committed to the AAUW mission of advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
Start Smart & Work Smart Salary Negotiation Workshops at Montana Campuses AAUW-MT with a grant from the Women’s Foundation of Montana, and additional funding from the Offices of the Presidents of the University of Montana (UM) and Montana State University (MSU), the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education (OCHE), the MSU Women’s Center, purchased two three-year site licenses to bring Start Smart Salary Negotiation workshops to the 8 Montana University System (MUS) campuses. The Project supports Governor Bullock’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Task Force goals.
Upcoming workshops (please click on city name for more information or to register):
Billings– Saturday, April 9, 2016
Great Falls– Thursday, March 31, 2016
Helena– Thursday, March 24, 2016
Kalispell– Thursday, April 21, 2016
Missoula– Friday, April 16, 2016
See fall 2015 campus workshop pictures (below).
Fall 2015 Start Smart Workshop Pictures
City College of MSU, Billings, MT – November 21st 2015
University of Montana, Missoula, MT – Nov 14th 2015
University of Montana Western, Dillon, MT – Nov 9th 2015
Great Falls College MSU, Great Falls, MT – October 19th 2015
Montana State University, Bozeman, MT – October 17th 2015
Helena College of UM, Helena, MT – October 8th 2015
March 2015 Start Smart Workshop Pictures
Montana State University, Bozeman, MT – March 21st 2015
University of MT Western, Dillon, MT – March 17-18th 2015
University of Montana, Missoula, MT – March 14th 2015
February 2014 Start Smart Workshop
History of AAUW-MT Salary Negotiation statewide project
AAUW-MT with a grant from the Women’s Foundation of Montana, and additional funding from the Offices of the Presidents of the University of Montana (UM) and Montana State University (MSU), the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education (OCHE), the MSU Women’s Center, purchased two three-year site licenses to bring Start Smart Salary Negotiation workshops to the 8 Montana University System (MUS) campuses.
In March of 2015, the AAUW-MT grant project brought the AAUW National Trainer to Montana to provide Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshops and Facilitator Trainings. Start Smart workshops, for women students about to enter the workplace, and facilitator trainings were conducted on three MUS campuses: (1) The University of Montana (UM), (2) University of Montana Western (UMW), and (3) Montana State University (MSU).
During the above 3 March 2015 workshops 27 women were also trained as facilitators and they are now able to facilitate future workshops on all eight campuses covered by our site licenses—UM in Missoula, Montana Tech in Butte, UM-Western in Dillon, Helena College, MSU in Bozeman, MSU-Billings, MSU-Northern in Havre, and Great Falls College.
In fall semester 2015 Start Smart workshops were facilitated at six of the Montana University System (MUS) campuses (see above picture section for locations).
For further information and/or to register for a salary negotiation workshop, go to the Start Smart/Work Smart Workshop tab on the top menu bar on the AAUW-MT website home page.
The 2015 AAUW National Convention was held at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel June 18–21, 2015. Visit the national AAUW website to review the videos, presentations, worksheets and other resources from the 2015 San Diego meeting!