AAUW St. George Branch Luncheon Programs are typically held the first Monday of the month from 11:30 to 1:00 at the Courtyard by Marriott, unless otherwise indicated. Members will receive an email invitation that includes an opportunity to pay online. Luncheons are open to the public – this includes men! All reservations must be prepaid by the date indicated. Cost is $17.
Please note: Due to the terms of our contract with the Marriott no special diets can be accommodated at this time. Most luncheons include salad and hot vegetable along with a protein (chicken, beef, pork, fish), or plated salad with a protein (chicken, beef, pork, fish) and dessert.
|September 12, 2016||Season Kick-off|
|October 3, 2016||Candidate’s Forum
Confirmed for the forum are: Dorothy Engelman running for Utah Senate from District 29 and Charlene Albarran, running for Congress on the Democratic ticket.
|November 7, 2016||World Class Precision Medicine in Southern Utah
Don Tarinelli, National Business Development Director, Intermountain Precision Genomics, presenting.
|December 5, 2016||Giving plus Santa-to-a-Sister
Twelve of our members will talk about the other non-profit initiatives they actively support. We will also be collecting items to donate to our “sisters” in area nursing homes. Donation boxes will be available.
|January 9, 2017||Human Trafficking
Guest speakers will address the trending influx in human trafficking and the impact on our community. Tevya Ware will one present the national perspective O.U.R. – Operation Underground Railroad, the second, Michael Forrest, LMT will share his firsthand knowledge of what is happening in our own backyard.
|February 6, 2017||Saturn, Queen of the Solar System
Want to learn more about our amazing solar system? We are fortunate to have our own resident expert on the subject, Candice Hansen-Koharcheck. She will enlighten us on Saturn, the 6th planet from the Sun, well-known for its beautiful rings. The Cassini spacecraft has been in orbit around Saturn for 12 years, making many discoveries as it collects data.
|March 13, 2017||Peace Corps
The Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated change makers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation. Steve Price, Utah Field Based Regional Recruiter for the Peace Corps since April 2014, will talk about what the Peace Corps is doing today and the volunteer opportunities still available to us at our March 13 luncheon. (NOTE THIS IS THE SECOND MONDAY)
|April 3, 2017||Annual Business Meeting
We have a budget to approve, officers to elect and we are revisiting how we deliver our STEM programs to the community. Please join us — we need your input for next season.
|May 8, 2017||2017 Scholarship Luncheon
Our season finale includes awarding 26 scholarships, honoring graduating seniors and recognizing the 2017 Distinguished Woman of the Year. Join us! Reservations close May 1.