Upcoming Branch Activities
Most in-person AAUW meetings have been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Guests are always welcome at our programs. To get the Zoom link please email firstname.lastname@example.org. A link will be sent several days before the meeting.
Wednesday, February 10, 7 pm
Our Everyday Environment
The energetic and informative presentation will recommend easy and healthy practices that can be incorporated into our daily lives to help care for the planet and each other as well as conserve precious natural resources, taking into consideration current events. Learn about SCARCE and how it truly makes a difference by helping individuals connect with all aspects of our environment, both locally and globally, through special programs and offerings. Remember, everyone can be a part of building a positive and healthy future for us and the coming generations, so be sure to join in the effort!
A ZOOM invitation will be emailed to each member about a week before the program. If you are new to ZOOM and need assistance, log in around 6:45 pm. Someone will help you get started.
HALF THE SKY
Tuesday, January 26, 7 pm via Zoom
Guest Speaker: Former Branch member Connie Baker will share her experiences hosting a Guatemalan family in her Arizona home.
To learn more about this dynamic study group, click here.
if you are not on the Half the Sky email notification, and you would like to attend, please email Betty Laliberte
Thursday, January 28, 1 pm
The Resisters by Gish Jen
Hostess: Elaine Davison
Discussion Leader: Elaine Davison
A NEW PROJECT Successfully Completed
Following the presentation at our September Branch meeting, we decided to again collect bras for Free the Girls (FTG), an organization that began on the premise that all of us purchase some bras that seem to fit but don’t actually. FTG exists to help girls rescued from sex trafficking live a life of true freedom.
After he collected the bras, Joe Juarez wrote us a note: “Thank you so much for the bra donation! I picked them up on Saturday and actually sorted them and repackaged them into boxes that will be heading to El Salvador and Mozambique next month! They were great quality and will certainly make a difference to the women in our program!”
Used Book Sale
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Elmhurst Area AAUW Branch canceled the Used Book Sale 2020 summer.The safety of our community and the safety of our dedicated members who collect, sort, and sell these books are our primary concerns.
We hope to host the Used Book Sale again next year. However, because this decision has not yet been made, we are NOT currently collecting or storing books.
The AAUW Funds committee has decided to hold all scholarship money until 2021. Many applicants were unable to obtain records from their colleges, and others did not have access to printers. All applicants were encouraged to apply again. They will be notified when the scholarships become available, and they have been encouraged to check the AAUW web site.