Jamestown AAUW Holiday Party

Join us on Thursday, November 5, 2019 at 6 pm for a time of food and socializing.  The party will be held at Linden Court Community Room at 6 pm at 1400 10 Ave NE, just north of Casey’s.  Members will enjoy ham sliders, mulled cider, salads and desserts.  Members with a last name A-L – bring a salad to share and  M-Z – bring a dessert to share.

Members will hear all about the German Christmas Markets and holiday foods from a UJ student from Germany.  Followed by a white elephant gift exchange. Bring a gift (under $10) wrapped for the exchange.  Members will also share about their favorite holiday food.

No Excuses – October 10 – Jamestown Regional Medical Center

AAUW branch members learned about the No Excuses program at their October meeting.

Together, JRMC, JRMC Foundation, Central Valley Health and ND Women’s Way have partnered to eliminate barriers to allow women to receive the health care they need.

JRMC Foundation and Women’s Way pay for mammograms, pap tests and advanced screening technology for uninsured and underinsured women in the region. The exams are paid for by the annualRM Stoudt Running of the Pink 5/10K walk and run each June and other special events.

We want women to find breast cancer and cervical cancer early. It can mean the difference between having a lumpectomy and a mastectomy, needing chemotherapy or not, and having

Girls Won Top Prizes in National STEM Contest

All five top awards were won by 14-year-old girls, with projects ranging from trapping invasive species to improving water filtration systems to designing bricks that could be used to build on Mars.

The five winners were chosen from 30 finalists selected from 2,348 applicants in 47 states by a panel of distinguished scientists, engineers and educators. This year, 60% of the finalists were female—a first for the competition. That’s an encouraging sign for the STEM (Science Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) field, in which women are still underrepresented.
To read all about these amazing girls and their projects read more at Girls Win Top Prizes.

 

Barb Domek – Communications Chair

Branch member, Barbara Domek, accepted the appointment as our branch communications chair and also a position on the steering committee. Barb is fulfilling the term of member, T  Johnson who is suffering some health issues.

AAUW Supports Downtown Arts Market

AAUW Jamestown received this lovely photo from the Jamestown Arts Center for our financial support of the Downtown Arts Market.

September 12 Meeting – James Valley Library

The September 12 meeting was held at the James Valley Library (Alfred Dickey Library) community room.  Members learned about the history of the James Valley Library and library features and it’s significance to ND history.  Members also learned about how the library has evolved and changes to the library.  Dessert was served following by Barbara Domek and Debbie Alber during the business meeting.

 

 

AAUW 30 ANNUAL GARDEN TOUR – July 17, 2019 – 4:00 – 8:00 PM

The 30th Annual AAUW Garden Tour  was held on July 17, 2019 in Jamestown, ND.  Thank you to the community for again supporting this fundraiser that benefits AAUW Scholarship Fund at the University of Jamestown and supports AAUW programming that supports equity and education programming for women and girls. A special thanks to all those who assisted with the event and for our business who support it: The Arts Center, Country Garden Floral, Don’s House of Flowers, and Lloyds Toyota.  And our wonderful garden host sites this year:

Connie Kanwischer, 1601 10 Ave NE, Jamestown, ND
Don and Karen Schumacher, 3321 Highway 20 North, Jamestown, ND
Yvonne Wibstad, 306 5 Ave. S.W., Jamestown, ND
Rod and Teri Wolters, 908 13 St. SW, Jamestown, ND

June Meeting Salad Potluck

Friends Clipart Image

Linda Todd & Louise Williams (seated)

Members had a great time at the Salad Bash held on June 13 at Centerpoint Condo.  The event hosted by Donna Gullickson included invited guests who enjoyed a potluck salad dinner and conversation starters.  AAUW Bingo was played using trivia questions that included information about AAUW.  Winners were guest Carol Schmidt and Barbara Lang.  Two members won the drawing for a free national membership as part of last year’s “Shape the Future” membership drive. They were Louise Williams and Linda Todd. Volunteers are still needed to staff the Pioneer School at Frontier Village contact Laurie Erickson at 701-952-1306.  The AAUW Garden tour will be held on July 17, 2019.

Pioneer School Day – Branch Meeting – May 16

Branch members will met on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the Frontier Village Pioneer School.  Members Kelly Krein and Laurie Erickson will give a history of the school, followed by an update on summer opening plans.  An oral account of what teaching was like in a rural school will also be given.  Join AAUW members and guests for an ice cream float at 6:30 PM followed by the program at 7:00.

Visit Salary Negotiation take this free online course in salary negotiation techniques. AAUW’s goal is to mobilize a million.

AAUW Steering Committee

The AAUW Steering Committee will be meeting on Monday, May 20 at 6:00 PM at Paradiso in Jamestown. All members are welcome to attend.

Jamestown Cancer Center Update – April 4, 2017  7:00 PM Branch Meeting

Jamestown branch members met for supper and fellowship at 5:45 PM at the Apple Café at the Jamestown Regional Medical Center followed by a tour of the new Cancer Center along with a presentation given by Foundation Director, Lisa Jackson.  A short meeting followed.

Governor Doug Burgum Declares April 2, 2019 – Equal Pay Day

AAUW ND asked the Governor of ND, Doug Bergum, to declare April 2, 2019 as Equal Pay Day for the State of North Dakota.  The request is now official.

Equal Pay Day Proclamation

 

 

 

 

TECH SAVVY – THURSDAY, MARCH 7

Jamestown AAUW held another successful Tech Savvy Event on Thursday, March 7, at the University of Jamestown.  Read and watch the video all about the event here: Tech Savvy

In Memory of Helen Hample

Longtime AAUW Jamestown branch member, Helen Hample, passed away on Tuesday, January 29  at the age of 104 years young.  A donation in her memory will be given to the AAUW Educational Fund.  This lifelong member will be greatly missed.  Helen joined our affiliate on July 1, 1940 and has been an active member since.

 

 

 

2019 AAUW North Dakota State Meeting Scheduled

Several meeting attended the AAUW North Dakota State meeting which was also held in conjunction with We Rise on March 3 and 4.  AAUW ND followed the WE RISE Women Empowered which was sponsored by the ND Women’s Network.  The schedule of activities  follows below with the exception that our annual meeting was held on Sunday, March 3, 5:00-7:00 PM in the conference room at the Ramada by Wyndham at 1400 Interchange Ave, Bismarck.

Sunday, March 3, 2019
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Advocacy Training @ Ramada, 1400 Interchange Ave, Bismarck
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM – AAUW NORTH DAKOTA ANNUAL MEETING (hotel conference room) Coffee and water only as food should be served at the social.
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Social @ Ramada, 1400 Interchange Ave, Bismarck.

Monday, March 4, 2019
8:00 AM – 3:30 PM – We Rise: Women Empowered Lobby Day @ ND State Capitol, 600 East

January Brunch Meeting – 10 AM – Jamestown Legacy Center

Members learned how their perception can change depending on how we look at things with an activity using peacock feathers and also about the styles they use to resolve conflict during a program given by Liz Hunt from the University of Jamestown called “Crucial Conversations.”