December 2018 Holiday Potluck

December Meeting: AAUW Holiday Potluck and Gift Exchange/Gift Collection
Monday, December 17, 6 pm
Spouses, partners and guests are welcomed.
Home of Ritchie and Mike 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 or 479-4535.

This is a potluck and the hosts will provide a main dish.  Please bring a side dish, bread or dessert.  Additional beverages are appreciated. Contact Rita if you have questions. or 479-4535.
There will be a gift exchange which is usually a mix of interesting and very interesting gifts and white elephants.
We also use this as an opportunity to contribute to the Interior Alaska Center for Non-Violent Living. There will be a collection of gift type items so the residents can provide gifts to others (please don’t wrap these).  Wrapping paper and ribbon/bows are also appreciated.   For gift suggestions, please go to this web page:  The Interior Alaska Center for Non-Violent Living’s vision is a community free of violence.  IAC provides programs to address domestic violence, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, suicide intervention, and crisis services for victims of other violent crimes.

November 17 Branch Meeting

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.

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  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, 907-388-0557



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 or 388-0557
or to Rita Osborne at 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, 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,

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.

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