AAUW Ohio 86th Annual Convention 2010
Theme: Making AAUW Work: For You, Your Branch, Your Community
Where: Worthington Holiday Inn, 7007 High St., Worthington, Ohio, located off I-270 and I-71. Get directions. Make your reservation before April 4 to receive the AAUW Ohio guaranteed rate of $89 per night. See details below.
Cost: $60 per day for convention programming, meals and break refreshments, which does not include Optional Awards Banquet explained below.
Optional Awards Banquet: Saturday, April 17, from 7 to 9 p.m., for an additional charge of $30. See the registration form for entree options. AAUW President Carolyn H. Garfein will be the keynote speaker at this event.
Program: Download the full 2010 AAUW Ohio Convention Program now.
Overnight Accommodations: Rooms at the Worthington Holiday Inn are available for $89 a night, plus tax. When making your reservation, ask for rooms reserved by AAUW Ohio. Reservations made before April 4 will receive the guaranteed rate. Contact the hotel front desk at 1-614-436-0700. The toll-free reservation number is 1-888-465 4329. Check-in time is 4 p.m.; check-out time is 11 a.m.
Convention Essay Contest: What do you believe about AAUW? Write it and win by entering our essay contest by April 2.
- Ohio Senator Theresa Fedor (D-Toledo), will give a keynote speech on “Women in Elected Office.”
- Andrea Cambern, investigative reporter and news anchor at the CBS affiliate in Columbus, will speak on “Women and the Media.”
- Panelists Dr. Celia Williamson of the University of Toledo; Judy Hofmann of Fostoria; and Sr. Mary Kuhlman, SF of Tiffin on “Trafficking: It’s not about Drugs; It’s about Women and Girls in Ohio.”
- Rhonda Gail Davis, Esq., former chair of the Women’s Caucus at the American Association for Justice and AAUW Ohio Legal Advocacy Fund Liaison on “Life: We Can Always Use More Negotiating Skills.”
- Ann Klotz, director of the Laurel School’s Center for Research, on “Girls and the Implications for STEM: What Does It Take to Make It Work?”
Saturday, April 17, Program
8:30 a.m. – Registration and AAUW Funds Silent Auction Setup
9:30 a.m. – Continental Breakfast
10 a.m. – Welcome - Diane Regan, AAUW Ohio President
10:15 a.m. – Opening Session: Facing Community Barriers to Equity – “Women and the Media” - Andrea Cambern, investigative reporter and news anchor, CBS affiliate, Columbus
11:15 a.m. - Break, networking and visit to Silent Auction area
12:20 a.m. – Break, networking and visit to Silent Auction area
12:30 – Lunch
1 p.m. – Ohio Senator Theresa Fedor - “Women in Elected Office”
Saturday Breakout Sessions
Breakout Session I: 11:30 a.m. – Facing Community Barriers to Equity
- Panel: Trafficking: It’s not about Drugs; It’s about Women and Girls in Ohio
Dr. Celia Williamson, professor, University of Toledo; Judy Hofmann, Fostoria; Sr. Mary Kuhlman, SF, Tiffin
- Branch Contributions That Make a Difference
Be WISE Camp alumnae Laura Spadara and NSLWCC participant TBA
Breakout Session II: 1:45 p.m. – Making AAUW Work for You
- Getting Started in Business
JJ Reichert, Women’s Program Coordinator, Governor’s Office for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Division
- Balancing Work/Home/Life: Why Is it SO Hard?
Julie Barry, career professional
Breakout Session III: 2:45 p.m. – Making AAUW Work for your Branch
- Title IX and Your School: Is it Measuring Up?
Janet Parks, Bowling Green Branch and Diane Regan, presenters
- Momentum 2010 Panel: The State of the State for Women in Ohio
Carole Lohr, Cleveland branch president; Jackie Evangelista, Northeast Ohio Branch and State Public Policy Chair; Jo Ann Dye, Circleville Branch, Vice President for Membership; and one TBA
Breakout Session IV: 4 p.m. - Making AAUW Work for You
- Life: We Can Always Use More Negotiating Skills
Rhonda Gail Davis, Esq., former chair of the Women’s Caucus at the American Association for Justice and AAUW Ohio Legal Advocacy Fund Liaison
- Making AAUW Work for your Branch and Community
Ann Klotz, Director, Shaker Heights, Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls and Its Implication for STEM: What Does It Take to Make It Work?
Optional Awards Banquet
Sunday, April 18, Program - AAUW: Making it Work for your Branch
8 a.m. - Registration and credentialing; EF/LAF Silent Auction setup
8:30 a.m. - Buffet Breakfast
9 a.m. - Opening Ceremonies and Announcements
9:15 a.m. - Opening Session: Growing in Leadership: Counterpart Meetings of branch officers with state board officers
10:20 a.m. - Break for Silent Auction Tables
10:30 a.m. - Assessing your Branch/ SWOT Analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) Small group interactive session. Board members serve as facilitators at tables
11:45 a.m. - Annual Business Meeting and Election of Officers
1 p.m. - Lunch
1:30 p.m. - Installation of Officers - Carolyn Garfein, AAUW president
2 p.m. – Helping Branches and States Solve Problems and Face Challenges or What can National Do for You?
Presenter: AAUW Leader Corps member Holly Norton, dual member of Bowling Green and Lima branches
2:45 p.m. - Break with beverage service
3 p.m. - Doing What We do Best: Using Program in a Box - Sharing Mission Based Program Ideas
Panelists: Public Policy – Jackie Evangelista, Northeast Ohio Branch; The New Little Book: Making History Project - Nancy Stellhorn, Heights, Hillcrest, Lyndhurst Branch; Sister-to-Sister Summits, Medina branch speaker TBA; Transitions Programs – Gail Conrad and/or Carol Leupp, Toledo Branch
4 p.m. - EF and LAF Silent Auction Item Pickup and Payment and/or Departure
Convention contests: Get recognition for your branch
- Convention Essay Contest: What do you believe about AAUW? Write it and win - Write a 350-word essay about your beliefs regarding AAUW and win money for your branch. Plus, the top four essays will be read at Convention. Submission deadline is April 2.
- AAUW Ohio Annual Newsletter Contest - Enter the best three issues of your branch newsletter and be recognized at Convention. Submission deadline is March 19.
Help publicize Convention
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1. Download a version of our Convention Media Release and send it to your local media. You can download it as a Word document or as a PDF. You can then edit the release by inserting the names of Convention attendees from your branch, along with your branch contact information. Send the release to your area media. Or you can distribute to media in your area without editing.
- Media Release: AAUW Ohio Convention 2010 – Word document
- Media Release: AAUW Ohio Convention 2010 – PDF
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