October 2018 Membership Brunch

Bring a Friend to Brunch!

AAUW Fall Membership Brunch
Saturday, October 27 at 10:30am
Fairbanks Resource Agency (FRA)
805 Airport Way

Join us for a casual brunch potluck where members reconnect and our guests hear about AAUW. Membership Chair, Carla Willetto, will share AAUW programs and policy after we enjoy good food and good company at the Fairbanks Resource Agency.
 

Also, half price memberships for new members will be available since the meeting is open to the public.

 
 
Please RSVP by October 24 to Brenda bfayebird@gmail.com  388-0557. 
 
Driving Directions

Directions to FRA is to go south on Gillam Street from Airport, turn right at the first intersection which is 14th Ave, and turn into the second driveway. The address is on Airport but access is from 14th St across from Mary Siah.

2018 Scholarship Luncheon

Annual April Scholarship Luncheon

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018
Time: Noon
Location: Raven Landing Multipurpose Room, 1222 Cowles Street (located in main community center, first door on the left after the main room, watch for signs)

Buffet Lunch  $20.00  (includes Gratuity)  you may pay at the luncheon

RSVP by April 12th  to Brenda Birdsall

    bfayebird@gmail.com, 907-388-0557

IMPORTANT - CATERER NEEDS HEAD COUNT BY APRIL 12TH

 

2018 Annual Meeting

Branch Program for March:
Annual meeting–“Things We Do, a Year of AAUW Activities”
Potluck at Raven Landing Building 4 Commons, 1222 Cowles Street
Monday, March 19, 6 pm
You can park in any non-covered space.
Invite a friend or two (new members can join at half price)
Please RSVP to Brenda Birdsall at bfayebird@gmail.com or 388-0557
or to Rita Osborne at ritaosborne@gmail.com or 479-4535
Our 81st annual meeting will include elections, proposed national by-laws change, update on Equal Pay Day and Scholarships, national dues increase.  Need suggestions for potluck dish? Call Rita or Brenda.  Please also bring serving utensils.

February Branch Meeting

Branch Program for February:
The February program will be Saturday, February 17, 11AM, at the Hari Om Indian Cuisine restaurant, 1528 S. Cushman St.  This is a no-host luncheon with a speaker from UAF on the Green Dot program.  Details are being finalized and will be provided.  Please RSVP to Rita at ritaosborne@gmail.com, text to 907 750-0586 (please include name) or call 479-4535.  If you would like a ride, please let her know so arrangements can be made.

Join “March on Fairbanks” January 20, 2018

As mentioned in the branch email that was sent out earlier this month, instead of having a lunch for the branch this January, the Board decided to support the Women’s March this coming Saturday, January 20.

The time of the “March On Fairbanks” is now 11 am to 1 pm. Ritchie will have the AAUW Banner. Anyone marching please meet Ritchie at 10:45 am at the Lend Lease Monument and to dress warmly. If someone wants to participate but does not want to march, they can distribute cookies/hot drinks (need two people) at the Hub and one siting at the group information table at the Venue. Contact Rita Osborne for more information, ritaosborne@gmail.com

Here is the information we received from the organizers:

Rally will take place from 11-1pm at Golden Heart Plaza, downtown on 1st ave. The Venue, Tap House, and The Hub are generously supporting local nonprofits providing tables for local nonprofits to share their work and for folks to warm up.

Schedule:
11-Noon – March thru downtown
12-12:20 – Rally
12:20 – Group Photo
12:20-1 – Network with Local Nonprofits at 2nd Ave businesses.

December 2017 Holiday Potluck

AAUW Holiday Potluck and Gift Exchange/Gift Collection
Monday, December 18, 6 pm

This is our annual December get together. Ritchie has again offered to host at her beautiful log home.

Spouses, partners and guests are welcomed.

A main dish will be provided.  Please bring a side dish, bread or dessert.  Additional beverages are appreciated.

There will be a gift exchange for members and guests which is usually a mix of interesting and very interesting gifts, so bring a wrapped item. We also use this meeting as a way to donate to the Interior Center for Nonviolent Livingthrough a collection of gift type items for the Interior Center for Nonviolent Living so residents can provide gifts to others (please don’t wrap these).  Wrapping paper and ribbon/bows are also appreciated. They are in need of toys, winter gear, clothing, gift-cards, movie tickets, electronics and stocking stuffers.

Home of Ritchie Musick
4231 Aspenwood
Phone is 479-5336

Directions:  Take the Parks Hwy south to Milepost 349 and turn left onto Cripple Creek Road.  At the fourth street turn right onto Aspenwood Drive (Aspenwood is about 1.2 miles down Cripple Creek Rd and all previous streets only go to the right).  The first house on the left is a log home, with “Musick Way” on the driveway.  Carpooling is encouraged so if you would like a ride, please contact Rita at ritaosborne@gmail.com or 479-4535

Empowering Women November 2017 Branch Meeting

Empowering Women — Experiences In Burkina Faso
“Let’s Talk About Burkina Faso”

The American Association of University Women and The League of Women Voters Tanana Valley invite you to learn about experiences of two Fairbankans helping to empower women in a West African culture.
Peace Corps volunteer, Marilyn Russell, and dissertation researcher, Joy Morrison, both spent time in Burkina Faso, West Africa.  Russell in 2013-15 and Morrison in 1988-89.  They are both feminists who focused on strengthening rights of Burkinabé women and on family/health issues, and gender equity.
Russell served in the US Peace Corps and Morrison was with the Academy of Education Development.  They will share their experiences in West Africa with an interactive presentation with slides, materials and discussion.
Monday, November 13, 6 pm
Noel Wien Library auditorium 

Information: Marilyn Russell,  (907) 750-4566 or Joy Morrison, (907) 687-4493

Marilyn Russell in Burkina Faso