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AAUW Ohio Equity Day & 86th Annual Convention 2010

AAUW Ohio Equity Day & 86th Annual Convention 2010

Carolyn H. Garfein
Carolyn H. Garfein AAUW President

Theme: Making AAUW Work: For You, Your Branch, Your Community


  • Saturday, April 17: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with Optional Awards Banquet, 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 18: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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.

Registration: Download the MAL registration form for AAUW Members at Large. Download the registration form for AAUW members who belong to an AAUW branch.

Program: Download the full 2010 AAUW Ohio Convention Program now.

Worthington Holiday Inn

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.

Convention Highlights

State Senator Theresa Fedor

  • 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?”

Convention Program

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

Dr. Celia Williamson

Choose one:

  1. 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
  2. Branch Contributions That Make a Difference
    Be WISE Camp alumnae Laura Spadara and NSLWCC participant TBA

Julie Barry

Breakout Session II: 1:45 p.m. – Making AAUW Work for You

Choose one:

  1. Getting Started in Business
    JJ Reichert, Women’s Program Coordinator, Governor’s Office for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Division
  2. 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
Choose one:

  1. Title IX and Your School: Is it Measuring Up?
    Janet Parks, Bowling Green Branch and Diane Regan, presenters
  2. 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
Choose one:

  1. 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
  2. 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

7 to 9 p.m. with Keynote Speaker AAUW President Carolyn H. Garfein. Cost: $30. See the registration form for entree options.

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


Download the registration form for AAUW Ohio members. Download the MAL registration form for AAUW Members at Large.

Convention contests: Get recognition for your branch

Help publicize Convention

Publicize  the AAUW Ohio 86th Annual Convention while getting publicity for your branch. Here’s how:

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.

2. For more help, see our FAQ: Writing and Distributing a News Release.

3. To find contact information for media around the country, visit the AAUW Member Center. Log in, then click on Tools and Guides. Then click on Media Guide. Search for media in your area.

3 Responses leave one →
  1. Paula Maggio permalink
    April 12, 2010

    I am sorry, but we do not have an online payment option for convention. You can find the registration form here:

  2. April 9, 2010

    How do I register online?? I found the Convention “Register” button; was prompted to create a WordPress account, so I did; am now logged through WordPress and the “Register” button is no where to be found now.

    This is the first time I have attempted to connect with AAUW and you are not making it easy. I do not mail checks anymore–I do all transactions online.

  3. Sue Ellen Beachler permalink
    April 5, 2010

    I still do not see Columbus AAUW Choral Group at 1:30 on the schedule. I hope it is in the printed program directly after the State Senator’s speech. We will immediately go to stage upon her finishing. Director is Lori Hagerman

    Thanks Sue Ellen Beachler

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