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AAUW Branch Names Shirley Axon President

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AAUW branch names Shirley Axon president

Shirley Axon is president of the American Association of University Women’s Ann Arbor branch for the 1981-82 year.

Serving with Axon on the branch executive committee are June Douglass, president elect; Susan Job, membership vice president; Gail Block, program vice president; Marjorie Barnes, recording secretary; Thelma Leonard, corresponding secretary; Susan Cremin, finance treasurer; and Nikki Sobkowski, dues treasurer.

Axon is active in AAUW at the local, state, regional and national levels. She is a member of the Managing Resources for Tomorrow Association Topic Committee, which presented an energy report and resolution at the AAUW Centennial convention held in Boston. She was Michigan’s representative on the Regional Great Lakes Task Force which worked toward pollution abatement and also chaired the Michigan Standing Committee on the Great Lakes.

Involved in several aspects of the local branch, Axon has been an international relations area representative and study group chairman. She has spoken to more than 20 state branches on Great Lakes issues and problems.

Axon was appointed to the Michigan Hazardous Waste Planning Committee by Governor William Milliken. She co-chairs the Huron River Community Coalition which sponsors the annual Huron River Day.

She is also a member of the Ann Arbor Citizen’s Council as well as the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, where she serves on the Environmental Strategy Council.

Axon was named a National AAUW Fellowship Endowment honoree, received a community service award from Ford Motor Company and was commended by the Great Lakes Basin Commission for her work of the AAUW Great Lakes Task Force.