AAUW-Escanaba hosted a dinner and program on mental health, coping with grief and loss and local support services at the Terrace Bay on Nov. 8, 2012. We had a great turn-out of 33! Dr. Rosemary Hakes, Psychologist & Counselor; Neil & Betty Hivala, Co-Founders of The Compassionate Friends local chapter; and Peggy Schumann, owner of Positively the Center for Success, shared resources on coping with loss and ways to develop and maintain positive mental mental helath. Thank you to all who supported this meeting!
Susan Hampton, Program VP
December 1, 2012
AAUW-Escanaba hosted a festive Holdiay Tea on Sat., Dec. 1, 2012, at the historic House of Ludington. A net profit of $450 supports the AAUW-Bay College Scholarship Fund. Special thanks go to members who donated money and help; all who purchased tickets to attend;Travis Dubord, Macie Neumeier, Sara Marenger & Kim Kang for entertainment;Suzell & Ed Eisenberger, House of Ludington; Judy Schwalbach,The Victorian Gift House;Peggy Schumann,Positively, who printed Tea tickets & ornaments; Dorothy McKnight,Daily Press. Merry Christmas! Sue Hampton & Kathy Bennett, Tea Co-Chairs
October 17, 2012
The Escanaba AAUW-LWV-Chamber Candidates’ Forum on Oct 17 was well attended.The sponsors thank all candidates and the audience for their participation. Pat Frueh, LWV, did an excellent job as Moderator! Thank you to all workers: Pat Frueh, Ann Bissell, Sue Sheeneman, Pat Rudden, Clara Mosenfelder, Molly Campbell, Jan Gayan, Ann Jousma-Miller, Melva Goodman, Kathy Bennett, Bev Ladin, Kathy Creten, Judy Fouts, Wendy Irish, Dorothy Kollmann, Susan Hampton, Jo-Ann Clark, Susan Peterson. AAUW Postcard mailing Nov 1!Vote Nov 6! “It’s My Vote! I Will Be Heard! Susan Hampton
AAUW-Escanaba Branch supported and celebrated the Alliance Against Abuse at their New Year’s 2012 Potluck Party on January 19 at the home of President Susan Peterson. Shannon Taylor, AAUW Finance VP and Board Chair of the Alliance, spoke to members about the Alliance and current needs. The Branch warmly welcomed guests and new member, Dorothy Kollmann.
Current membership is 49! Kathy Bennett reminded members of the Feb. 16 Book Night at her home, starting at 7 PM. The theme is “Women We Admire/Women Who Inspire.” Desserts and beverages will be served. Thank you, Susan Peterson, for hosting!
July 26, 2012
Thank you to the Delta Co Chamber of Commerce and all the LWV and AAUW members who were able to help at tonight’s Candidates Forum at the Escanaba City Council Chambers (July 26, 12012). Susan Peterson, AAUW President, did another outstanding job as Moderator, assisted by Sue Scheeneman, LWV. Clara Mosenfelder & Pat Rudden, LWV, screened questions, and Pat welcomed the group gathered. Sue Hampton served as timer; Kathy Bennett and Dorothy Lamberg as pagers (took questions from audience), and Karen Lindquist was present in the audience and on hand to assist. Please vote in the August 7 Primary!
July 22, 2012
Kathy Bennett hosted our Annual AAUW Garden Party for members and guests on July 22. Over 20 attended and enjoyed a relaxing summer day in Kathy’s backyard. AAUW welcomes a new member, Chris Ryan, who recently moved to Escanaba from lower MI. Thank you, Kathy, for your warm hospitality! Plan to attend our next AAUW summer event: A Picnic and Night at the Bandshell, Wed, Aug 8 at 6:00 p. Concert is at 7:30 p. No reservations needed. Just show up with your sack lunch and a guest or two! Rain date is Aug 9. Also, mark your calendars for our Fall Luncheon, Sept. 22, 11:30 a at Pacino’s. Sue H
AAUW Members & Firends, Our Homes for the Holidays 2011 Event on Dec 4 was a terrific success and great fun! We grossed $4600. Proceeds will be used to fund equity, educational and leadership programs for women and girls so that all have a fair chance.Kathleen Bennett and I thank each and everyone of you who helped in any way: baked cookies, researched and wrote news articles on homes, took photos, assisted with tickets, signs and advertising, worked at the homes, etc. Everyone’s efforts are greatly appreciated! We wish you peace, health and joy in the New Year!
Susan Hampton, Program VP
AAUW Members & Friends,
The AAUW Escanaba Area Branch dedicates this $tart $mart Workshop to M Jean Jokipii, Public Policy Chair, who has tirelessly worked to improve economic and educational equity for women and girls. She has always been a champion for women’s rights and has served as our Branch Founding President in 1973, AAUWMI President, and has served as Public Policy Chair/Initiatives Director for both our Branch and AAUWMI. A big Thank You goes to, Kerri Sleeman, Workshop Facilitato; Molly Campbell, AAUW-Bay College Coordinator/Instructor; and to Darolyn Spannuth, Project Initiator. SH
We missed those of you who were unable to attend our Kick-off Birthday Party & Luncheon on 9.10. We are thrilled to welcome 4 new members: Margaret Carignon, Wendolyn Tetlow, Elizabeth LaBay, Kathleen Creten. We are a busy Branch with something of interest for all! Sept 24:Social Media Training at Bay College,10a.m.-2p.m. Join us! Cost is $15 which includes lunch. October: Voter Education Forum with LWV; “Trading Treasures” on 10.20; Nov 5:Children’s Theater; Nov.10: $tart $mart Wage Project; Dec 3: Santa Lunch;Dec 4:Homes for the Holidays Tour,
1-4 p.m. Enjoy the show! Susan Hampton, Programs
AAUW Escanaba Area hosted another Sold Out crowd at Central United Methodist Church, Escanaba, on Dec. 4, 2010, to raise money for 2 local scholarships at Bay College. The Gladstone High School Honor Society partnered with AAUW to help serve, set up, provide music and sell toy raffle tickets. Thank you to Deb Trombly, Chief AAUW Elf;CUMC; GHS students; families who attended with their children and all the AAUW Elves! Ho-Ho-Ho! Merry Christmas!
Susan Hampton, President, AAUW-Escanaba Area
Dear AAUW Members,
I wanted to take the opportunity to tell you that I feel blessed knowing each one of you talented women. You contribute so much to AAUW and to our community and state. Thank you for sharing your many gifts and warm friendship! Happy Thanksgiving!
Susan Hampton, President
AAUW-Escanaba Area Branch
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This post was written by janetw on December 3, 2012