January 2020 AAUW Branch Program
GIRLS WHO CODE
Learn about the program sponsored by the Noel Wien Library to teach coding skills to Junior High age girls here in Fairbanks. There is a potential opportunity for Fairbanks Branch AAUW to help with this STEM project
Come hear Christine Osiak, administrator of the program explain it
Saturday, January 18th, 10:30 am in the Noel Wien Library conference Room
If you have any questions, call Ritchie at 479-5336 or email her email@example.com.
Tuesday, November 5, 7pm, Noel Wien Library Auditorium
CAPPED AND CUT
City and Borough Mayors discuss effects of revenue cap and state cuts on local budgets
October Branch Meeting:
Topic: Women in Local Government
Date/Time: Saturday, October 19, 10:30am
Location: IBEW Hall, 2000 Airport Way
Description: Come hear from women who have served on the School Board, Borough Assembly,
State Legislature, Planning Commission, and GVEA Advisory Board
-What calls one to serve?
-What costs are involved?
-How much time is involved?
-What unique moments did you experience?
-What are the benefits of service?
Why not you?
These women will be here to answer your questions about their active roles in government
For information, call Ritchie Musick 479-5336 for further information or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join us for our annual fall Membership Meeting. This is a chance to reconnect with fellow members, review the plans for the year and introduce potential new members to the group. As usual, half-price memberships will be available to new members. And look for the “Blind Date with a Book” basket.
ANNUAL WELCOME TO NEW MEMBERS BRUNCH
Saturday, September 21 at 10:30 am
Home of Melody and Jerry Springer
3825 Venture Lane
Bring a potluck dish to share
Beverages will be provided
Bring a Guest!!!
Directions: From Chena Pump Road turn onto Rosie Creek Rd
Follow to the end and turn right onto Becker Ridge Rd
Turn left onto the second road which is Venture
The Springer house is the first home on the left
Enjoy the fall colors!
For further information contact Ritchie Musick
479-5336 or email@example.com
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.