Activities

 

A GATEWAY to CULTURAL FULFILLMENT…

2018-2019 Membership Programs                    

Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 6:00 PM   
Grove United Methodist Church
490 W. Boot Road West Chester, PA

Speaker: Branch Members

Our Branch:  Past, Present and FutureLong time members will reflect on what members have valued about AAUW over the last almost 60 years: programs, fellowship and fun. Peggy and Eva will fill us in on where we are as a branch and what the future may bring.

Facilitator: Peggy Staarman and Eva Kaufmann

Refreshments: Last Names A-H, Entrees;
Last Names I-P, Desserts
Last Names Q-Z, Salads/Sides

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 7:00 PM 
Grove United Methodist Church
490 W. Boot Road West Chester, PA

Speaker: Bushra Quereshi

Getting to Know Your Muslim NeighborBushra Quereshi will relate her personal experience as a Muslim woman and mother. (Suggested Background Reading: Nine Parts of Desire by Geraldine Brook)

Facilitator: Cathy Palmquist

Refreshments: Lit I & Great Decisions

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 7:00 PM  
Grove United Methodist Church
490 W. Boot Road West Chester, PA

Speaker: Lonnese Bodison

The Maternal Care Coalition.  Since 1980, the Maternity Care Coalition has assisted more than 100,000 families throughout SE  Pennsylvania, focusing particularly on neighborhoods with high rates of poverty, infant mortality, health disparities, and changing immigration patterns. The mission of MCC is to improve maternal and child health and well-being through the collaborative efforts of individuals, families, providers, and communities.

Facilitator: Terry Houle

Refreshments: F.I.G.

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Sunday, December 9, 2018, 3:00 PM
The Ellerslie Farmhouse at the
Crosslands Retirement Community,
Kennett Square, PA

HOLIDAY PARTY

Refreshments: Members provide appetizers and desserts


Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 7:00 PM 
Grove United Methodist Church
490 W. Boot Road West Chester, PA

Speaker: Carol Kuniholm, Director of Fair Districts

Gerrymandering in Pennsylvania:  What Now?  Gerrymandering minimizes the voting power of an opposing party. The elected representatives in a non-gerrymandered district are more likely to respond to all its citizens’ needs. Carol Kuniholm will provide an update on the fight for a constitutional amendment in PA which would place reapportionment in the hands of a non-partisan citizen committee.

Facilitator: Barbara Lathroum

Refreshments: Lit II and Mah-Jongg

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Saturday, February 9, 2019, 10:00 AM
Grove United Methodist Church
490 W. Boot Road West Chester, PA

Speaker: Robyn Young, founder of Hera’s House & the “Marker Lady”

“Self-Reliance is the Fine Road to Independence”: Mary Ann Shadd Cary,  1823-1893.  Robyn Young will describe the life of this accomplished black woman who was a teacher, editor, abolitionist, and lawyer from West Chester, PA.

Facilitator: Dr. tanya thames-taylor

Refreshments: Members will supply breakfast entrees, breads, and fruits.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 7:00 PM 
Grove United Methodist Church
490 W. Boot Road West Chester, PA

Speaker: Sharon Richardson, Master Gardener

Gardening with Native Plants.  Sharon will explain why it is important to nurture native plants in our environment.

Facilitator: Toni Gorkin

Refreshments: Bridge Group, T.I.G, Needlework Group, and Walkers Group

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 7:00 PM 
Grove United Methodist Church
490 W. Boot Road West Chester, PA

Speaker: Dr.Chiwonesco Tinago, Assoc. Professor of Public Health, WCU & recipient of an AAUW International Fellowship.

Improving the Care of Mothers and Children in Uganda and Zimbabwe: Chiwo will discuss her work in Africa advancing the care of mothers and babies. The Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation recently awarded a grant to Chiwo to continue her work.

Facilitator: Peggy Staarman

Refreshments: The Board


Wednesday, May 9, 2019, 6:00 PM                         To Be Determined

Annual Banquet

Refreshments: Catered

 

 

 


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