Welcome to the Easton, PA Branch of AAUW!


Chameleon Blue Fair Trade Catalogue

Check out the new Chameleon Blue Catalogue. Just in time for the holidays, this is your chance to support fair trade artisans from around the world . Click the link to open the catalogue and enjoy a global shopping experience. chameleon-blue

Email Colleen Kuschke at chameleonbluesales@gmail.com for more information and to place an order.


Global Mamas Sales – Fair Trade,
Empowering Woman, and Holiday Shopping 

Global Mamas handmade fair trade items are available from Fran Kennedy. There are charming batik dresses for girls in sizes 2 – 8, onesies and shirts for babies and kids up to size 8, home decor products including batik aprons, tablecloths, placemats, pot holders, napkins, button baskets, a few women’s blouses, skirts, and dresses, 3 men’s shirts, jewelry and ornaments crafted from recycled glass beads, skin care products and soaps made with shea butter from a tree that grows in Ghana. There are some new items this year. Come, browse, and pick out a special gift for friends, family or yourself.

Supporting Global Mamas helps support women in Ghana as well as supporting sending their children to school at the same time. Ten percent of all proceeds will go to AAUW Easton Branch.

Baby bloomers, girl’s dress size 4, boardwalk blouse in top row, toddler and girls sunset dresses and women’s sunset dresses in bottom rowglobal-mamas-itemsGive Fran a call or contact her through this website at http://easton-pa.aauw.net/contact/  to make an appointment.



Evening at the Williams Center
Choreographers on Campus Showcase
Helen Simoneau Danse
Nora Gibson Contemporary Ballet
Friday, November 18 at 8 P.M.


At college venues across the Lehigh Valley, the Choreographers on Campus initiative led by
Lafayette has incubated artistic collaboration and creation among the most vital voices in contemporary dance. This exceptional showcase offers up-to-the-minute, state-of-the-dance work in Nora Gibson’s 2^57,885,161 -1, an abstract ballet about the beauty and opacity of prime number theory, and in Land Bridge, French-Canadian artist Helen Simoneau’s meditation on traversing dualities, inspired by the endangered caribou. From the perspective of a mature artist in the form, Raphael Xavier’s Point of Interest explores the notion of sustainability in Breaking, a highly physical idiom associated with youth.
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Planning is underway for our annual Authors’ Luncheon.


Our Annual Poinsettia Sale fundraiser kicks off now. Order early for pick up or delivery in December.



Lafayette student answer questions about the films they produced.

Film Festival at Lafayette College
Tuesday, October 18, 7 pm
Williams Arts Campus
Buck Hall Building
219 North Third. Street

Bring your friends and join branch members as they enjoy three short films created and produced by Lafayette students. A discussion of film development by students and a Q&A from the audience will follow the films.

Bursting the Bubble- Town-Gown Divide, (6:47) Daniel Kaufman, Michael Loftus, Adrianna Valentin, Nia Burrell, Allasha Roth
A look into the ups and downs of the relationship between Lafayette College and Easton.

In the Gray (5:26) Ailish Hogan, Muhamad Bah. Alexander Gorloff, Kacie Paganelli 
An  experimental short about the differences and similarities between us.

In the Gray- Ageism (7:33) Corinne Peabody, Cassidy Taylor, Lixiang Zhang, George Bell, Jake Garber



Welcome Back to AAUW Easton
Tuesday, September 20, 7 p.m.
Palmer Library, 1 Weller Place

Join us for an evening of fun and friends (new & old). Catch up on the summer happenings while  enjoying a light snack or two. A business meeting will follow with members tooting the horn or otherwise recruiting for their favorite interest group and asking for volunteers to be on the public policy, program, publicity and fund raising committees. Consider being on the Authors’ Luncheon committee too. No experience needed.
Following the business meeting we will hear from Toni Hoffman and Susan McNamara on their experiences at the White House United State of Women Summit held in Washington DC on June 14th, 2016. It brought 5,000 people, mostly women, to the Washington Convention Center to discuss issues that affect women’s lives – from equal pay and reproductive health to economic independence and civic duty. Susan and Toni also had a chance to overhear Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama engage in  “girl talk” center stage about the Obama’s time in the White House.
Come join us for the start of a new year. 



Community One Read – Save the Date

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AAUW Cheer of the Week

The United States sent the highest number of women athletes in Olympic history to participate in the 2016 summer games. Of the 555 athletes representing the U.S., 292 are women and 263 are men. In the 2012 Olympics in London, U.S. women won more than half of the total medals awarded, and they took home more than 60 percent of gold medals.

Women Legislators Accomplish More in Office

According to a study of Congress since 2009, women legislators passed twice as many bills as their male counterparts. Women are more likely to introduce legislation focused on women, such as increasing paid leave, equal pay, and prosecuting violence against women. Women legislators are even better at securing funds for their home districts, bringing nine percent more federal funds—for improving programs such as early education and local infrastructure—back to their home districts than their male colleagues. Today, about one-fifth of Congress is made up of women (104 women), compared to just 33 women 25 years ago. However, barriers persist in women’s access to higher offices. Women are less likely to feel qualified for political office and are less likely to have a colleague or mentor encourage them to run. In addition, Brookings research found that women running for office are 15 times more likely to be responsible for child care and are six times more likely to do the majority of housework than their male political opponents.


GRACIE_ALLEN_HOW_TO_BECOME_PRESIDENT_book-600x320Women have been running for president of the United States since 1872 — before women even had the right to vote. This year, two high-profile women entered the race, and Hillary Clinton has now become the first female presidential nominee of a major political party. Here are some of the women who have tried to crack the ultimate glass ceiling.


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Let’s Read Math Continues!

Sam Johnson and the Blue Ribbon Quilt at Easton Public Library

A New Way to Pay Your Dues

AAUW Easton Branch now has two ways to pay your national, state and local dues. You may send a check to AAUW Easton Branch using the dues form in the newsletter or attached to the letter you recently received. Or—you may use the Membership Payment Program  (MPP) and pay your dues online following the procedure below.

1. Access the internet using your browser
2. Type aauw.org into your browser
3. Click the “Login” button at the top of the page (immediately to left of Join button) and input your ID number and login  (NOTE: If you already have an account and are still logged in from prior use of website, there will be no “Login” button but instead you will find “Hello _your name_”) 
If you have not already set up an account, establish one on the Login page using “Create Account” button.
If you do not know your ID number it can be found on your AAUW magazine label above your name, otherwise contact Fran Kennedy who will be able to help you. 
After creating your account/logging in then:
4. Click on “Member Services Database” on the bottom left of your screen
5. Click on “Enter the MSD”  button
6. Click on “Enter Member Services Database”
6. Look for “Membership Payment Program” on the left side of your screen
7. Click on “Renew my Membership” in same area on left side of your screen
8. A new page will appear that tells you the amount for national, state, and local due and allows you to input your credit card information.


Photos from our May Dessert

Congratulations to our scholarship winners Lindsay Copeland and Kailynn Shockency, our Outstanding Woman Colleen Kuschle, our Named Grant Honorees Janet Heffner and Fran Kennedy, and our Special Honoree Zoe Roble.

Co-presidents Fran Kennedy and Nancy Butow thanked the board members for their service to the branch during this past year.