Would you like to be better able to negotiate for a higher salary or promotion?
One member writes: “I thought I didn’t need the training. I’ve been out of the workforce for more than 20 years. But then I started thinking about all of the ways that training in negotiations could have helped me in the last couple of years. I bought a new car. I helped my 93- year-old friend secure an apartment in an assisted living facility. I’m a certified parliamentarian and I must negotiate contracts with groups who need parliamentary services. So, the negotiating training really is designed for me. It’s probably designed for all your members as well, regardless of whether they are in the workforce.”
The Annual AAUW House Tour is scheduled for Saturday, July 13 2019, 1-5pm.
Tickets ($20, cash or checks only) for the 2019 Fairbanks AAUW House Tour are now available at the following locations:
- Team Cutters Hair Salon — 2950 Airport Way
- 2 Street Gallery (Co-op Building) — 535 2nd Ave
- In My Element –Artisan’s Courtyard, 1755 Westwood Way
- The Alaska House Art Gallery — 1003 Cushman
Or from AAUW members.
April Meeting: Annual Scholarship Luncheon
Date: Saturday, April 20
Location: Raven Landing Community Building 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) Please pay with check or cash at the luncheon
IMPORTANT – CATERER NEEDS HEAD COUNT BY MONDAY, APRIL 15
Agenda: Come meet our Scholarship Winners:
Nancy Johnson Scholarship: Stephanie Pitka
Ann Rhian Scholarship: Brittany Hayes
Branch Scholarship: Sarah Herrema
Also, help us recognize those who have done so much for our Branch:
The Ellen Whitcher Service Award will be presented and branch members who have been recognized by making the branch contribution to the national AAUW in their names will be acknowledged.
DUES: Our Finance Officer, Gael Murakami, will be on hand to collect annual dues from those who wish to pay at the meeting. We are able to accept either checks or credit card payments from those who wish to pay that way. Dues for 2019-2020 are $75 (national $59 + $16 branch) for regular branch members, $16 for Paid Life Members and student members, $0 for Honorary 50 Year Members. Student member dues vary depending on your status, National AAUW has changed its policy and if you are currently a graduate student working toward a degree, you may pay the student rate (contact Gael Murakami so she can change your status on the national roster (email@example.com). Undergraduates at UAF who are e-members, only pay the branch dues of $16. An emailed invoice will be sent to members a week before the meeting and if you wish you may pay on-line by clicking on the link in the email.
March Meeting: Annual Branch Meeting and Potluck
Date: Monday, 3/18/2019
Time: 6-8 pm
Location: Raven Landing Building 4 Commons Room
Agenda: “Things We Do: A Year of AAUW Activities”
Our 82nd annual meeting will include election of branch officers for 2019-20, update on Equal Pay Day and Scholarships, and Financial Report. Need suggestions for potluck dish? Call Rita or Brenda. Please also bring serving utensils.
(When the Feb newsletter was sent out, we had not yet confirmed the meeting location. It will be held in the Conference Room at Noel Wien Library. It is at end of hallway to the right of the Auditorium.
February Meeting: Economic Security and the Work Smart Program
Please join us on Saturday, February 23, 11am-noon, Location: Conference Room at Noel Wien Library. Topic: Economic Security and the Work Smart program. This is a national effort of AAUW for women to negotiate their financial futures and to eliminate the gender pay gap–for good. In addition to viewing a 6 minute video we’ll have the opportunity to sign up for the online 1 hour 10 minute Work Smart program which can be stopped and started at any time. We’ll also be setting some goals for our branch.
Invite young friends to join in this program. Open to all women and they do not need to be AAUW members.
American Association of University Women-Fairbanks Branch
Saturday 11/17, 11 am to 12:30 am
Noel Wien Library Conference Room
Legislative update on women and family issues
Mercedes Colbert, Chief of Staff for Representative Scott Kawasaki
All are welcome, coffee/tea/scones provided
AAUW’s mission is advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. The Fairbanks branch was established in 1936 and area women and men are involved in activities that support national AAUW programs, promote awareness of public policy issues, and support both local and national women scholarships/fellowships through our fundraising efforts.
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.
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.