Annual Conference

“AAUW Advocacy—How We Can Influence Change”
2023 Annual Conference – VIRTUAL with ZOOM

Registration Form – (Zoom link will be sent the week before the conference)
(All times are EST)

9:00 – 9:30 Zoom Opens: Meet and Greet Old and New Friends

9:30 – 9:40 Welcome
— Christine Salmon, President, AAUW of KY
— Kathy Matheny, President, Louisville Branch

9:40 – 9:55   Video Introduction of Keynote Speaker – Joni Jenkins
— Senior Advisor to US Congressman Morgan McGarvey

10:00 – 10:30 Keynote
–“The Importance of Being in the Rooms Where It (Legislation) Happens”
Mary Lou Marzian, former Representative, Kentucky Legislature

10:30 – 10:40 Break

10:40 – 11:30 Increasing AAUW’s Reach

— Overview of AAUW Policy and Advocacy Resources
— Developing more C/U Partnerships

11:30 – 12:15 Annual State Members Meeting
–State Board Report
–Election of State Board Officers
–Student and Branch Highlights

12:15- 12:30 Drawing for Door Prize and Closing Remarks
–Christine Salmon, President, AAUW of KY

Mary Lou Marzian

Mary Lou Marzian is an American politician who served as a Democratic member of the Kentucky House of Representatives representing District 34 from January 1995 to 2022. She served on several committees, including the House Education Committee and the Health and Family Services Committee. A registered nurse for 38 years, Marzian advocates for affordable health care, reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, environmental issues and public education.  Marzian earned her associate degree from Jefferson Community College (now Jefferson Community and Technical College) and her BSN from the University of Louisville.

photo of Joni Jenkins

Joni Jenkins

Joni Jenkins served as the Minority Leader of Kentucky House of Representatives from 2019—2023 being the first woman to hold that position. She served a total of 14 terms from 1995 to 2023 representing the Shively area of Louisville in the Kentucky House of Representatives. In her time in the legislature, she caucused with other female legislators and strove to highlight pending legislation which would adversely affect minorities, women, or other less-represented groups to oppose or modify these bills. Joni currently serves as Senior Advisor to US Congressman Morgan McGarvey. She holds a BA in Communication from the University of Kentucky.





“Grounded in Strength and Resilience: A Path Forward”
2021 Annual State Convention

Saturday June 5
9:15am – 12:45pm Eastern Time
8:15am – 11:45am Central Time
Hosted by Bluegrass Central

Join us for our first ever VIRTUAL & FREE convention via Zoom as we celebrate how strong and resilient we have been this past year and every year since our foremothers fought for the right to vote.

Register to get the Zoom link!
2021 AAUW State Conference Registration

Zoom Tutorial – How to get the link and how to use Zoom
Meet Our Speakers


9:00 – 9:30 Meet and Greet Old and New Friends

9:30 – 9:40 Welcome
• Sharon Marcum, President, AAUW of KY
• Becky Venn, President, Bluegrass Central Branch

9:40 – 10:00
Shannon Wolfe
Managing Director and Chief of Staff, AAUW (National)

10:00 – 10:05
Special Recognition: AAUW of KY Advocacy Award
• Claudia Crawford, Louisville Branch

10:05 – 10:35
Melanie Goan, Associate Professor of History
University of Kentucky
“Votes for Women: The Fight Goes On”

10:35 – 10:45 Break

10:45 – 11:45  Marjorie Guyon, Marshall T. Fields, Patrick Miller
I Was Here – Reshaping the American Commemorative Landscape

11:45 – 12:40 Annual State Members Meeting
• State Board Report
• Election of State Board Officers
• Student and Branch Reports and The Path Forward

12:40 – 12:45 Door Prize and Closing Remarks