Welcome to the Easton, PA Branch of AAUW!

June

Do Your Part for Title IX
Saturday is Title IX’s 46th birthday! We’re proud of what Title IX has achieved for students — but we can do more. The recently reintroduced Patsy T. Mink and Louise M. Slaughter Gender Equity in Education Act of 2018 would tackle discrimination in all areas of education by providing resources, training, and technical assistance to support schools in fully implementing Title IX. Tell your members of Congress to cosponsor the act today.

AAUW Easton Branch takes a break over the summer. Several interest groups meet but our next formal branch meeting won’t happen until September.

2018 AAUW National Bylaws Amendment Vote Results

Thank you for participating in the 2018 AAUW National Bylaws Amendment vote. We had a great turnout this year with over 17 percent of eligible members participating in the vote, more than three times the 5 percent required by our bylaws. Thank you for making your voice matter on these important issues. To see the results of the voting, click the link below.

https://www.aauw.org/resource/national-election/

 Despite the passage of the EPA 55 years ago, women still do not take home wages equal to those of their male peers. If you’re concerned that you may be a victim of sex-based pay discrimination, or if you just want to know more about how the EPA works, this resource covers the basic information to get you started.

Take the Pledge to Protect Title IX

June 23rd marks the 46th anniversary of Title IX. Help fight back against attacks on the Title IX by pledging to take part in AAUW’s upcoming campaign to protect Title IX. Take the pledge here.

May

AAUW Easton Branch is pleased to award three scholarships this year. The scholarships were presented at the May Dessert. At the same time, new officers were installed and branch members received awards.

Madeline Sqarcia will be attending Lafayette College where she will be taking a double major in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Psychology.

Mia Gaeta is returning to East Stroudsburg to finish her degree in International Relations.

Andrea Felix will be attending Drexel College majoring in Civil Engineering. She was unable to attend the dessert.

The Outstanding Woman of the Year Award  recognizes a member for her accomplishments and contributions to society, to the community, to AAUW and to the Easton Branch. Nancy Berry is this year’s Outstanding Woman of the Year Award recipient. Nancy was Vice President of Membership for four years.  Currently she is Co-Chairman for the Scholarship Committee and Let’s Read Math Program.  She is very active in the community and involved with her husband in Story Slam.  

The President’s Award is given to a member who has has contributed to the branch and AAUW endeavors above and beyond her designated responsibilities. Toni Hoffman was the recipient of the award for her contributions to the branch as Public Policy Chair, C/U representative, website and Facebook administrator, and interim newsletter editor. 

Marlou Belyea was the recipient of the Special Honoree Award, She is a nonagenarian who continues to be very active in AAUW.  She participates in many committees and  is very active in League of Women Voters and has served in public office.

Photos from the May Dessert

 

 

 

 

May Dessert and Scholarship Awards
Tuesday, May 15 at 7 pm 

First Presbyterian Church 333 Spring Garden Street, Easton (parking is available behind the church) 

Join us as our branch members and scholarship recipients are honored and our new co-presidents will be installed. 

This year’s dessert features a sour cream pound cake garnished with a fruit sauce and served with ice cream. Coffee and tea will also be served.

Cost is $12 per person. Please use the RSVP form below.

 

Scholarship Awards and Dessert RSVP
First Presbyterian Church of Easton May 15 at 7 pm

For reservations: Return this registration form by May 10 with a check for $12 made out to AAUW Easton Branch

Mail to: Annette Stoody
 PO Box1464
Easton, PA 18044-1464
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Amount Enclosed: $ _______________ Payable to: AAUW Easton Branch
Name: _____________________________________________________________________
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April

Originally scheduled for March 24, this program was rescheduled for April 7th due to the March 24 March to End Gun Violence.

PAINT AND PARTY 


Come join an award winning fine artist, Aaliyah O. Kee of AVISION ART STUDIO, and members of the AAUW Easton Branch as we put together a fun filled event painting and laughing. Bring your friends and family and enjoy a day bringing your imagination to life.  You will have a good time making art and you will be amazed at your final creation.  No matter your  experience level, Aaliyah will guide you with step by step instructions.

Save the Date: Saturday, April 7th, 1:30 pm

$35 per person 
Proceeds after costs of materials go to scholarship funds 

PLEASE RSVP BY MARCH 31.

Send reservation to:
Annette Stoody
P.O. Box 1464
Easton, PA 18044-1464

See the March newsletter for a registration form.

March

#metoo conversation
Wednesday, March 28
6:30 – 8:30

AAUW and the Bethlehem Library, in honor of Women’s History Month, are sponsoring a #metoo conversation. The discussion will focus o the historical aspect of sexual harassment beginning with the Anita Hill case, and lead the conversation up to the present day movements. Mar18_#metoo Conversation_Flier (1) (1)

Join the conversation!

February

Ping Chong + Company

Beyond Sacred Voices: Voices of Muslim Identity
Friday, February 9, 2018 at 8 P.M.


With stark simplicity and a narrative that feels remarkably relevant to the moment, Beyond Sacred stages the personal and complex stories of young Muslim New Yorkers at a time of increasing Islamophobia. Created by Ping Chong + Company, this interview-based theater production illuminates the daily experiences of individuals who reflect a wide range of Muslim identities, yet share the commonality of coming of age after 9/11 and of being the “other” in America. A poignant new work, and “a lesson in human understanding, drawn from real lives” (The New York Times).

See December-January newsletter for registration form.

January

The Easton Branch of the American Association of University Women is offering scholarships to young women from our area high schools planning to attend a four-year accredited college or university.  Applicants must be high school seniors in the top 20 percent of their class.

Scholarships are also being offered to women whose college education was interrupted and now wish to return to college to complete their degree.

All scholarships are awarded based on financial need and academic merit.  Application forms are available online at http://easton-pa.aauw.net.  If you have any questions, you can also contact us via this web site by selecting “Contact us” -> Scholarships. 

Scholarships are funded by various fundraisers.   Information is also available at our web site on becoming a member, select “Contact Us” -> Membership.

Claire Degnan
Scholarship Co-chair

Nancy Berry
Scholarship Co-chair