October Branch Meeting
October 31, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Topic: The Clothes on Your Back Can Create Social Change
Presenter: Chris Singleheart
Throughout each day, you likely give much attention to what you put into your body. Have you considered the impact of what you put on your body? By merely getting dressed, you have engaged with the garment industry! Chris encourages you to care what you wear and outlines the many benefits of buying, wearing, and donating pre- owned clothing. She describes how to create a wardrobe that is both fashionable and socially responsible.
Chris Singleheart is a writer, speaker, blogger, and marathon runner who lives a live of meaningful action. She has done extensive volunteer work with numerous organizations, making it her mission to further the advancement of others. She is an art therapy student, and she shows her lighter side as Mistress of Ceremonies of Lehigh Valley Story Slam.
AAUW Easton Branch Meeting
September 20, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Welcome back current branch members, meet new members, and say hello to our new co-presidents during the social hour. Learn about the branch interest and study groups from the chair of each group. Decide which interest and/or study group best fits your needs.
Do you ned a ride? Call any board member who will make the ride arrangements. Don’t let not driving at night keep you at home!
Save October 31st for an exciting branch meeting about clothing and social change.
We’re still taking a break from the many activities in which our branch members participate. Join us as we come back together at our September 20th meeting.
With several significant decisions and a recent nomination, there has been a great deal of activity surrounding the U.S. Supreme Court this year. Stay up to date with these developments by signing up for AAUW’s Legal Advocacy Fund Supreme Court wrap-up call, and make your voice heard by urging your senators to fully and fairly vet nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh!
|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.
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.
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