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Members Newsletter Summer 2017

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Coming Events

International Relations Programs

Held the 1st Wednesday of every month (no meeting in January) at Treyton Oak Towers (Coffee 10:30; Program 11am). Lunch can be purchased for $10 and follows the program in the dining room; RSVP with Lawrence Toebbe at (502) 459-6119.
November 2: Roy Martin, the only international political consultant in KY, is speaking on the presidential election and the consequences for the American people.

Mary Morrison Annual Scholarship

The Louisville Chapter of the AAUW voted to establish an annual scholarship to a high school girl to study science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM).The scholarship is named for Mary Morrison, an AAUW member who taught high school chemistry. The minimum value of the scholarship is $250.00.

Our chapter is able to do this thanks to the generosity of our members at recent fundraisers.
On May 21, 2016, over $1750 was raised for the Fifth SpaceTrek held July 9 – 16, 2016. We hope this scholarship will continue the mission of AAUW and honor our members’ commitment to further opportunities for the girls and young women of our community.

 

This year’s Christmas Party will be Saturday December 16, 2017 from 11am to 1pm. Bring a hot dish to share, and invite friends and neighbors! There is no charge to attend. The party will be held at the home of member Rose Mary Toebbe. Check the September Newsletter (link above) for the address and phone number. Thank you to the hosts Rose Mary and Lawrence Toebbe.

 

University of Louisville (UL) Partnership Thriving

UL and AAUW Louisville continue to deepen their relationship in order to provide exciting benefits and programs for the students – 2 were held in November.

 

Start Smart (based on the Wage Project), a 3 hour workshop on salary negotiation. Research suggests that women do not feel comfortable negotiating a salary. Having lower salaries then men, can be a loss of a million dollars over a lifetime, affecting retirement income and social security as well. The workshop was attended by 25 students, who learned how to develop a budget, research job descriptions, and to benchmark salary ranges. Charlaine Reynolds and Valerie Casey, Director of the UL Women’s Center, are now trained and intend to offer this workshop again this year.

 

Jessica Kelly, AAUW National’s Program Manager for Campus Leadership Programs, presented Elect Her, a day-long event that encourages young female students to run for student office, in preparation for public office. The program included strategies on focus development, speech writing, creating and delivering a brief elevator speech, fund-raising, and collaboration.

Elect Her also features local female elected officials as guest speakers. As this is a mandatory class for one of the freshman student organizations, 20 male and females were in attendance.

The energy and enthusiasm of the students who attended Start Smart, has resulted in election of officers for an AAUW student group, which is preparing to become an official Registered Student Organization with UL. Charlaine Reynolds has been working with Jamieca Jones, Program Coordinator with the Women’s Center, providing information, guidance and connections with AAUW National.

 

Local Branch News

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Jean Gordon     Communications Director    gordon.jean@twc.com     502-618-2174