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.
Congratulations to our scholarship recipients
Lily is our Memorial Scholarship recipient this year. She currently attends Northampton Community College (NCC). She participates in the work study program in the NCC Help Desk as an Information Technology Support – Student Mentor. She has had past employment in their work study program in the Financial Aid and NCC Printing Departments. Lily has been accepted into the Information Systems Management Degree Program at Muhlenberg College. Her goal is to become a software engineer and develop applications. She resides in Bethlehem, PA
Bailee has been an Easton resident her whole life and attended Palmer Elementary School. She graduated from Easton Area High School in the top 3% of her class and is a member of the National Honor Society and the Italian Honor Society. Bailee will be attending East Stroudsburg University in the fall with a major in Early Childhood Education.
Bailee worked at Paxinosa Elementary as an after school program aide throughout high school and began working at Cheston Elementary as well. This helped her realize that her passion was working with children.
Several teachers have helped to shape who she is today and have influenced her decision to become a teacher and make a difference in the lives of her students.
Kristen Stopfer is the daughter of Pam and Karl Stopfer. As a senior at Bangor Area High School, Kristen was an active member of Marching Band, Musical, Chamber Choir, Women’s Chorale, Class Cabinet, and Student Government. She will attend the University of Pittsburgh in the fall to major in Biology.
In normal years, our branch does not meet over the summer. As we all know, this is not a normal year. Several of our interest groups continue to meet using Zoom. We’ll be having a Tapas event on the Zoom platform. Our branch co-presidents are considering programs that may work well online. Stay tuned.
Scholarship Fundraising Successful
The Authors’ Luncheon which is our sole fundraiser for our annual scholarships was canceled this year due to Covid-19. Thank you to our members and community partners for donating their ticket cost or sending in a donation for the Scholarship Fund. Through their generosity our branch was able to raise $1,184.00. We appreciate and are thankful for these donations. This will enable the branch to continue our mission of awarding scholarships to deserving young women.
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.
The deadline to submit scholarship applications has been extended to April 30, 2020.
AUTHORS’ LUNCHEON CANCELLED
We are saddened to have to cancel our 2020 April Authors’ Luncheon. This is a difficult time for all and the decision was not easy. The most important thing is that everyone stays safe and healthy. We have an important role to play to help stop the Covid-19 virus from spreading. State and National guidelines suggest that no events of greater than 10 people be held for the next eight weeks but no one can predict how long this will last. The good news is that the Authors have agreed to return for our April 2021 Authors’ Luncheon.
Every year, AAUW Easton Branch awards scholarships to deserving graduating senior women and to women whose college career has been interrupted and now wish to return to college.
Since this event is our only fundraiser and the funds raised go directly to scholarships, we do hope that you will consider a donation to the Scholarship Fund in lieu of participating in the 50/50 raffle, silent auction or basket raffle.
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.
Our luncheon on March 21st is cancelled and will be rescheduled.
We are excited to honor our 50 year members. All branch members are invited to join us on this very special occasion. Being an AAUW member for 50 years is quite an accomplishment and we are very proud of these women.
Come join us for a luncheon to honor these women. RSVP to Karol D’Huyvetters or Nancy Kinzli by March 9.