AAUW Ohio Branch Meetings and Events
- Springfield Branch will meet to discuss human trafficking Monday, Sept. 8, 7-9 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 409 East High. We’ll hear the latest on human trafficking as it affects our community, the Miami Valley, our nation and the world from Wendy Holt, Executive Director, Clark County Child Advocacy Center and Laura Baxter, Executive Director, Project Woman. We’ll act to free human trafficking victims by putting rescue information in 2,000 bars of hotel soap while we listen to Wendy and Laura. S.O.A.P. stands for ‘Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution’ and is an outreach program designed to provide hotels, bars, and strip clubs with resources to help them identify sex trafficking when they see it in their establishments. The S.O.A.P. project is sponsored by Be Free Dayton. Visit the branch website for RSVP details.
- Zanesville Branch will kick off its 2014-15 year on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 11:30 a.m. with a tour of Zane State College’s newest building, the Advanced Science and Technology Center. Leading tours will be Zane State Sciences Department Chair Kathryn Hooper Boyd and Zane State Biology Instructor Elizabeth Kline. Special guests include regional middle-school girls who attended BeWise Camp (and their parents). Branch Membership Vice-President Pam Kirst is organizing this luncheon meeting.
- Northeast Ohio Branch will open its 2014-15 year with a program entitled “Election Prep” that will inform area citizens about state government actions that have affected women and families on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at Morley Library, Painesville. It will feature a summary of the Ohio Legislative Voting Record 2014, which reviews the impact of a number of key bills on public education, women’s health and voting rights; an explanation of the changes that have been made in voting days/hours and procedures as well as the status of the lawsuits lodged against them; a report about local efforts being made to motivate minority voter registration and turnout; and an opportunity to meet AAUW Ohio endorsed District 7 Ohio State Board of Education candidate Michael Charney. RSVP by Sept. 15 to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Circleville Branch will meet Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 6 p.m. for a program with Attorney Melody Steely on Family Law-
Legal Advocacy/ What do you need to know? RSVP for dinner. Cost $11.
- Medina County Branch will meet Sunday, Sept. 28, 1 p.m. at the Blair Center, Westfield Center, for its 50th Anniversary Luncheon and Celebration. Special keynote speaker: Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton, Professor Emeritus, Cleveland Community College.
- Chillicothe Branch will hold its Annual Used Book Sale Sept. 30 – Oct. 4. Daily specials will be offered, and more than 25 genres of books will be available to readers of all ages. Location: 80 E. Main Street, Chillicothe.
- Zanesville Branch will co-sponsoring with the Zanesville Times Recorder a Candidates’ Forum, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in the John McIntire Library auditorium. The Muskingum County Library System is hosting the event. Candidates for county and state positions have been invited to participate in this forum. Each candidate will present an opening statement, then will respond to questions submitted in writing by those attending the forum. Campaign literature will be available and attendees can speak with candidates before and after this nonpartisan forum, which is open to the public and free of charge.
- Zanesville Branch will meet Saturday, Oct. 11, at 11:30 a.m. for lunch at Bryan Place, 49 N 6th Street, Zanesville. The program will include a visit to the Yan Sun Gallery and the Michael Seiler Studio and Gallery where the winning entries in the Zanesville Prize, a $20,000 award for ceramics, will be displayed. Artists Yan Sun and Hong Yin will be guests and will talk about their multicultural gallery.
- Cleveland Branch will meet Saturday, Oct. 18, at 11:30 a.m.at Clementine’s Tea Room, 8092 Columbia Rd., Olmsted Falls. Members will have a working session writing letters to the editors of several newspapers about the Common Core Standards.
Circleville Branch will meet Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m for a program with Emily Otterbacher on the Victims Advocate Program: End Violence Against Women. RSVP for dinner. Cost $11.
- Middletown Branch will hold its third annual Holiday Bazaar at 4312 Walton Court, Middletown, between 9 am and 3 pm on Friday, November 7 and Saturday, November 8. The bazaar will include new and gently used holiday decorations, gift items, hand-crafted items, and a “Sweet Shop,” featuring homemade candies, cookies, brownies and bar cookies, snack mix and caramel corn, pie, cake, specialty breads and muffins, and jams and jellies. Proceeds are used to further the mission and program of our AAUW branch, which awards scholarships and participates in other community philanthropies.
- Cleveland Branch will meet Saturday, Nov. 8, at 11:30 a.m. at Clementine’s Tea Room, 8092 Columbia Rd. in Olmsted Falls for a recap of election results. Members will also have a working session writing letters to the editors of several newspapers about the Common Core Standards.
- Bowling Green Branch Cocktails and Convos Women’s Issues Book Discussion
- Chillicothe Branch will meet for a program titled “Challenges and Rewards for Being in Business” on Nov. 20, 6:45-8:30 p.m. at the OUC – Child Development Center. The event will include a panel discussion with Cathy Dresbach, Jean Kerney, Susan Natoli and Clare Schwemlein.
- Northeast Ohio Branch will meet Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 6:30 p.m. at Rider’s Inn, 972 Mentor Ave., Painesville for a program featuring Gwen Corban, executive director, New Directions for Living. The group will order off the menu but reservations are required by Monday, Dec. 1. To reserve a spot, non-members should e-mail email@example.com. Members should reply as instructed in the branch newsletter.
- Medina County Branch will hold its Diversity Dinner Thursday, Dec. 4, at 6 p.m. at the home of Jill Heck. Come meet a special guest and find out what her life was like as a pilot during World War II. Kathy Kraus will portray the veteran. Bring a family ethnic or specialty dish and enjoy a diverse pre-holiday dinner. Call or e-mail Sue Whitfield by Nov. 28 to let her know you are coming and what you will bring.
- Toledo Branch will hold a Holiday Brunch on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 9:30 a.m. at Highland Meadows Golf Club. UT scholarship recipients will be introduced. Cost is $15. A flute choir will perform. Send checks payable “AAUW/Toledo” by Nov. 24 to Gail Conrad, 7821 Glenhill Dr., Sylvania, OH 43560
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- Middletown Branch will hold its 2014 Annual Book Sale March 6-9, 2014, at 2 South Main St. (the southwest corner of South Main and Central Avenues). AAUW Middletown is now collecting gently used books, puzzles, games, DVD’s, children’s books and music. Donations may be dropped off on Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. to 11:30.a.m .(also Saturday mornings beginning in January). Park at the side entrance and follow the signs. For information and to arrange for book pick-up call 513-424-7551, 513-424-1120, or 513-424-5458. Proceeds go towards scholarships for area students.
- Medina County Branch Used Book Sale, April 23-25, at 5016 Grande Shops Blvd, across the avenue from Home Depot at the north end of Medina. Members Preview Night: Tuesday, April 22, 6-8 p.m.
- Mansfield Branch will hold its Book Sale Oct. 13-18.