April 4, 2017, Tuesday Dinner Meeting
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Welcome: 5:30 pm
Wrap Up: 7:00 pm
Covenant Presbyterian’s Fellowship Hall
301 Drake Ave. SE, Huntsville, AL 35801
Program: Welcome to the New Normal
These are unsettling times politically, and AAUW Huntsville Branch will bring the program “Welcome to the New Normal” with Adrienne van der Valk, Deputy Director of Teaching Tolerance at the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to Huntsville April 4.
Ms. van der Valk will speak to the impact of the election on schools and the surge of hate incidents nationally, as reported to the SPLC. .
Cost for meal is $17. Reservations are required and tickets may be purchased at https://squareup.com/store/aauwhuntsville. The deadline to register is noon, April 2. Branch members may arrange to pay in person by contacting Lois Guendel at firstname.lastname@example.org by the April 1 deadline.
Pot roast with carrots and potatoes
. Vegetarian (TBA)
. Garden salad
. Hash brown casserole
. Chocolate cake with topping
. Rolls, drinks
For questions, contact Tedi Gordon at email@example.com.
2017 Tech Trek: June 18-24, 2017
Tech Trek is an exciting and engaging one-week summer camp for girls featuring hands-on science and technology classes, a fun and educational field trip, opportunities to meet inspiring women role models, and a unique college campus experience. To attend, families need only pay a $50.00 registration fee.
Your daughter is a good fit for Tech Trek if she is currently in the 7th grade and interested in math and science with the potential to excel. Tech Trek is looking for girls who have not had the opportunity for experiences like Tech Trek before, but are excited by the opportunity to try something new, learn new things, and challenge herself. The ideal Tech Trek camper cooperates with teachers, shows respect for other students, regularly participates in class discussions, and makes positive choices for herself in and out of class. To apply, girls must be nominated by their science or math teacher. Deadline: February 6, 2017.
To learn more about the University of Alabama in Huntsville’s involvement with Tech Trek and the nomination process, click on the following link: http://www.uah.edu/news/campus/call-for-nominations-for-twenty-seventeen-tech-trek.
2016 Tech Trek Follow Up!
The September Program meeting allowed the Huntsville Branch members hear about Tech Trek, both from participants and from the organizers and volunteers. Go to our September Meeting Photo Gallery page to see pictures from the meeting. Visit our 2016 Tech Trek page to see images of participants and volunteers.
And if that’s not enough, check out the slideshow!
2016 NCCWSL Follow Up!
Ashley Williams and Kimberly Oden, attendees of the 2016 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) AND 2016 Tech Trek counselors, provided a wonderful report on their experiences at NCCWSL at our September Program meeting! Go to our September Meeting Photo Gallery page to see pictures from the meeting.
Join the ¡Adelante! Book Club as they discuss Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World By Linda Hirshman. Date: Friday, March 31; Time: 5:30 pm; Location: El Coyote Mexican Restaurant (6610 Madison Pike, #102). Please let Karen Rudiger know if you will be joining us! Go to our Activities Page to read more about this month’s selection and to get Karen’s contact info.
AAUW, the American Association of University Women, is a nationwide network of more than 100,000 members and donors, 1,000 branches, and 500 college/university institution partners.
For more than 128 years, AAUW Members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day – educational, social, economic, and political. Our commitment to our mission is reflected in all aspects of our work.
Join us and support an organization with a long track record of crucial issues affecting women:
- Civil Rights
- Family and Medical Leave
- Sex Discrimination … and others
Help our 100,000 members work for change:
- Promote gender-fair classroom practices and national legislators on AAUW priority issues
- Mentor girls and women
- Raise money to fund women scholars
- Raise money to fund ground-breaking research
- Participate in a community action program or start your own project
While we’re known for getting things done, we also take time to enjoy each other’s company. As an AAUW member, you will belong to a strong network of talented people, one that can stimulate a lifetime of personal and professional growth.
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
AAUW’s Value Promise
By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women and girls have a fair chance.
AAUW was founded in 1881, in Boston, Massachusetts. The Huntsville Branch was chartered in April 1949. AAUW is open to all graduates who hold an associate, baccalaureate or higher degree from a college or university on the list of qualified institutions. Undergraduates are welcome to become AAUW student affiliates.
AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There are no barriers to full participation in the group on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or class. Membership is not by invitation.