Colette Fanning is the Mindfulness Educator for St Luke’s University Health Network. She has taught mindfulness for over 20 years. She will be presenting about the 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reductions Program (MBSR), a ground-breaking, scientifically researched program that offers intensive mindfulness training.
No matter what challenges you are facing or physical conditions you may be experiencing, there is more right with you than wrong with you. Likewise, experience tells us that the challenges and difficulties you are facing are workable. This has nothing to do with liking these situations or “reframing” them in some disingenuous manner. Rather, it is a perspective that expresses and reflects the genius within you and all human beings and can be tapped through the practice of mindfulness.
As participants say of the course:
“Taking the MSBR course was an act of self-care for myself, to reach and examine the bedrock of who I am comfortably without judgment.”
“It’s not a magic bullet, but a slow careful trek into how my lived experience shapes my decisions and actions.”
February is the perfect time for chocolate. Join us at our branch meeting on February 16th at 7 pm for a zoom chocolate tasting with Patrick Messman, owner of Lehigh Valley Chocolate Works.
RSVP to Nancy Kinzli to order your box of 5 delicious truffles for $7.00. Contact Nancy using our branch Yearbook to call or email your RSVP or through our website using the “Contact Us” tab at https://easton-pa.aauw.net/contact/
When you RSVP to Nancy, you can send her a check or Zelle her the $7.00. If you choose to Zelle (a method of paying without using a check or cash, set up through your bank), then let her know in your RSVP email. Your chocolates will be delivered to you before the meeting.
A Zoom Event to let your creative side shine. Ralph Salazar, retired Art Teacher from Bethlehem Area School District, will guide you as you create your own winter time project. We’re not saying what the project is and you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to make. Pick up a bag of materials, have glue on hand along with your favorite beverage and tune into Zoom. You’ll be amazed and pleased by your creation. Afterwards, we’ll share our work and show off our skills to to each other.
– Prepared bags of materials can be picked up at Toni Hoffman’s house or delivered to you
– Call or email Toni to RSVP and arrange pickup or delivery
– Note: directions in bag explain pre-preparation that is needed
– Elmer’s Glue or other craft glue
– A surface to work on
– A beverage of your choice
Join us as we begin the new year having fun with friends.
However you celebrate the Holiday Season, please join us for mulled cider or wine, your scrumptious holiday treats and some favourite memories you’d like to share. Spouses and significant others are welcome!
A zoom link will be sent to all.
Links to mulled cider and spiced wine recipes below:
Educational Challenges and Opportunities In
The Time of Covid -19: Pre-K to College
November 17, 2020
7:00 pm via Zoom
This year has been very unsettling, full of uncertainties and having to learn new ways to educate our children from Pre K to school age to college. Many educators had to quickly learn new teaching methods and rely more on technology to reach and teach their students. Three prominent educators will discuss the challenges, uncertainties, problems and solutions that arise when trying to teach and run a school facility during this coronavirus pandemic. This Zoom event will focus on these issues. Join us to hear about the problems, solutions and some new opportunities educators faced as they started a new school year in the midst of a pandemic.
Jan Schwartz – Pre K for PA
Dr. Charlene Symia – 6th Grade Head Principal, Easton Area Middle School
Michelle Geoffrion-Vinci – Professor of Spanish & Head Dept. of Foreign Languages & Literatures, Lafayette College
Members and Program Participants will be sent a zoom link closer to November 17th.
Community participants – please register at: email@example.com
Conversations Through Time!
The Women Who Won The Vote
Thursday, October 22, 6:30 pm
Joint Program with Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society – Sigal Museum
Please join us for an exciting zoom event. In partnership with Sigal Museum you will meet seven suffragist women in period dress as they are interviewed about their experiences fighting for the rights of women. It is sure to be a unique and fun experience. A zoom link will be sent to all AAUW Easton members.
Please let others know that they can register at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the link.
Poverty, homelessness, child care, inequality, hunger, domestic violence and oppression are not issues unique to women, but they often disproportionally affect women. If an issue affects a woman, it often affects her children, her parents, and her family. What is our area doing to help with these issues, especially in this time of Covid-19? How can we help?
We are fortunate to learn about these community issues from experts in the field who have been actively helping others in these areas for years. Janice Thomas, Director of Homeless Services at Third Street Alliance, Janice Komisor, Executive Director of ProJeCt Easton will be joined by Senator Lisa Boscola and /or her staff for a lively discussion of these issues.
Third Street Alliance provides a safe and healthy space for families to connect with community networks with homeless services and learning opportunities for children. Project Easton provides school and work force education, life skills mentoring and a summer reading program. It has emergency support and a food pantry.
We will also be joined by Senator Lisa Boscola and /or her staff. A five-term state senator for the 18th district she has advocated for affordable housing, job expansion, and economic development initiatives.
We look forward to learning more about these issues right here in our community. A zoom link will be sent closer to the date.
We have a new addition to our home page. It’s easier than ever to become a Two Minute Activist. Just click on the link on the right side of this page under AAUW Links. It’s the last one. Once you click, you will be taken to the sign up page. Just be sure to scroll down to the bottom of that page. That’s all there is to it. Click the link and begin your advocacy efforts!
In a normal year, there are no branch activities in July. This is hardly a normal year and our branch co-presidents have been busy planning our virtual Scholarship and Award Presentation scheduled for July 28th. More information on this and our interest groups can be found in the newsletter.
If you would like to make a donation to our Branch’s Scholarship Fund, it’s not too late. The Yellow “Donate” Button, in the right hand corner of this page, will allow you to make a donation using your credit card or Paypal.
We miss seeing and speaking with all of you, our branch members, but want to make sure we all stay safe and well. Due to the continuing spread of the coronavirus, all in person May programs and interest groups have been cancelled. Some interest groups are meeting virtually. All members are welcome to attend any virtual interest group meeting. Check with the Interest Group Chair for more information.
Due to the continuing spread of the coronavirus, all in person April programs and interest groups have been cancelled. Some interest groups are meeting virtually. Check with the Interest Group Chair for more information.
Concerns about the Coronavirus
The outbreak of the Covid-19 virus is progressing rapidly. State and federal agencies are asking us to take unprecedented actions to impede the spread of the virus. We care about the health of our AAUW members and their families and are recommending that interest groups, AAUW related meetings and programs postpone, cancel, or have meetings remotely. We will do our best to keep you informed of the latest updates regarding our events. If you have specific concerns or questions, please contact us through this website.