We will be celebrating our end of the year meeting with a picnic at Arlene and Bob Fritsches home. Family fun and covered dishes will make for a fun day all day. A Happy Birthday cake will be provide to celebrate Happy Birthday Malala..a bit early. It is nice to meet hubbies, significant others and kids.
Branch members are encouraged to attend the national AAUW convention this year. Ask about room and expense sharing and possible car pooling.
May 20th we will be attending a tour of the DAR Mansion on Rt 23 North in Sussex, NJ at 10 AM. This tour will be followed by Lunch at the Elias Cole Restaurant and a business meeting. What a hidden treasure! AAUW Sussex County was surprised at the local history in this mansion and the beautiful original furniture. The docents were very knowledgeable about the history of the house and the owners. What a fantastic time we had.
At a recent Women’s Retreat held at SCCC, in April, Sussex County AAUW displayed what we do and what we stand for. We received positive feedback from many women ready to join. Information was passed out along with give=aways. The display was eye catching and drew many prospective women in to see more.
On April 4, 2017, a group of AAUW Members, led by Dr. Mary Rapuano, took a bus load of 7th grade l girls to Thor Labs in Newton. The girls learned about possible jobs in science and technology that are available to them. Thor Labs bought the girls lunch and answered many questions. Look out future scientists!
On March 18, 2017 Judge Lorraine Parker and Dr. Jon Connolly spoke to group to encourage us to get involved more with Project Self Sufficiency and SCCC ( Sussex County Community College) We can volunteer and assist students to pass their GED’s and encourage them to progress.
President Linda Adams and Bev Kinney of the virtual branch have also met with the director of project self sufficiency. She needs help with the little sprouts for guest readers, etc and also tutoring older students in math and language arts so that they can also pass their GED.
We were honored, on February 18th, with a discussion of changes in education and how they effect us all. Dr. Fulton led a discussion group of the pros and cons of the voucher system and charter schools.
We all brown bagged it at Bristol Glen in Newton, NJ many people from different groups came to listen and add to the discussion.
Graciously hosted by Lynn Beckmann, a fun time was had by all.
The book club thought it would be a good idea to visit the restaurant owned by of one of the authors of a book we read. BLOOD, BONES AND BUTTER. BY GABRIELLE HAMILTON. So we trekked into the city to have brunch at Prune in the village and then to a women’s art museum called Pen and Brush. What an exciting adventure! In November, 2016 this was our adventure.