August 31, 2015
We're slipping in a few more news & info items
before August ends!
Branch Welcome Luncheon: you are invited to
meet this year’s leadership team, learn about our initiatives, add your (strong) opinion,
reconnect with old friends, make new ones, share your passions, explore your potential
make a difference.
September 14, 11:00 am -
1:00 pm, Courtyard by Marriott. Make your
Message from Gloria Prahl
I would like to thank all of my AAUW friends for the amazing number of phone calls, e-mails, cards and donations to the Kenneth Prahl Memorial
Fund. Ken would have been very surprised and extraordinarily pleased (as I am) for this recognition of his support and many contributions to eSMART.
He spent many, many hours helping me prepare for camp each year, from driving me around the county while I distributed applications to the schools to helping collate materials, and much more. Especially helpful was his continuous encouragement when things went wrong or I got frustrated.
I would very much like to thank the branch Board of Directors for honoring Ken with the memorial fund, a very thoughtful gift to both of us.
renew or join our Branch as soon as
you can. Our
2015 - 2016 Season started July 1. You can
either pay online with a major credit card or
If you choose to renew/join and
pay online there is an additional $2
processing fee. If you prefer to pay by check,
we would still like you to fill out the form. After
completing the form:
Select - Pay by check
Click - Make Payment button
This way we receive
your application and know to expect a check
The membership renewal and new member sign-up form is here:
Kay Ackerman joins Louise Stevens and Pamela Wootten
AAUW Legacy Circle Member. Women in the Legacy
Circle are "visionary individuals who have made a
commitment to empowering women and girls by making a
planned gift to AAUW." Thank you all for your commitment
In order to be prepared to sell tickets for our
Scholarship Gala (Oct. 24th), which involves forms, payment
processing, and other eye-glazing-over details, as
well as trying to
coordinate all this with National -- who are also swamped
and short handed -- the decision was made to set up
our own site. And we did.
A work-in-progress is our new digital home, located at
aauw-stgeorge.org. A blog has been set-up which
should let us put more information out
there, and (drum roll please) make it possible to have a SHORTER
newsletter - hopefully!
Having our own site -- with a more recognizable web
address -- will help us bring everything under the "AAUW-StGeorge.org"
umbrella. Take email addresses as an example. You can now
send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org and Donna Howell
will receive it. The other site (kept up by
National) will soon direct
traffic directly to our new one.
Your comments and suggestions as our site evolves
are encouraged and welcome!
P.S. We are looking for person/people who are
caring for our digital presence! Reply to this email
had a successful second total knee replacement.
Calls (858-231-3362), cards & soup are welcome. She'll
be up for
visitors in a few days. . . . Annette Basso & husband Greg
have decided to move to Ecuador. Annette will be missed;
and we wish them both the best!
Did You Know?
Hope you're you sitting down. Turns out
Utah is ranked at the bottom in terms of women's equality
according to a study by WalletHub. Quelle Shoque!
Spectrum reached out to Pat Dalpiaz and Donna Howell
for comment on why this might be.
Pat thinks some of it has to do with
women being too quiet. "Discrimination is a subtle problem with
very little direct rudeness, yet it can be seen in areas of pay and promotion."
In Donna's view, part of the problem
could be "the community placing more importance on
raising a family instead of having a career." The need for family-friendly work environments is critical for women to pursue their career goals.
Read the full article
Next UW is Thursday, September 17 at Jude Rhode's Home
645 N West Ledge Pkwy Washington (Coral Canyon on the
starts at 5:00 pm ends around 7 pm. RSVPs appreciated but
"It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else."
-- Erma Bombeck, humorist