January Brunch Meeting – 10 AM – Jamestown Legacy Center
Members will learn all about “Crucial Conversations” with guest presenter, Liz Hunt from the University of Jamestown. Crucial Conversations Training teaches skills for communicating when the stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong. We will then hear about the Dollars for Scholars program from Dave Falk followed by a delicious brunch. Please RSVP by December 31, 2018 for the lunch (lasagna, garlic toast, salad for $11) to Debbie Alber at 701-269-1446 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Holiday FUN, FUN, FUN
Members had great food and Holiday Fun at their Holiday Party on Thursday, November 8 at Centerpoint Condo. Members brought soup, breads and desserts and host Donna surprised us all with the Christmas Ball UnWrap game. We also enjoyed competing on several team and individual Minute To Win It Christmas games. Great fun and fellowship.
Happy Birthday longtime member Hazell DeGroot
Jamestown AAUW members gave away books from the AAUW Bookstore to children at the Buffalo Mall Halloween night “Trick or Treating” event. Lot’s of fun for all!
Work Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop
Jamestown AAUW is interested in hosting either a Work Smart or Start Smart (college students) workshops. Three members, Mary Craft, Kelly Krein and Louise Williams, were able to observe a Work Smart workshop that was held in Fergus Falls, MN in October. They will be bringing back lots of ideas and suggestions for our members.
Measure One – ND Anti-corruption Amendment
October 11, 2018, 7 PM – Lyngstad Hall Room 207, University of Jamestown
Members learned about Measure One from Ellen Chaffee & Dana Butcher -Co-Chairs of North Dakotans for Public Integrity as they shared information about Measure One-ND’s Anti-Corruption Amendment that is on the Nov. 6, 2018 Election Ballot. We also toured the newly remodeled Raugust Library.
This month we want to honor our oldest member, Helen Hample. Helen will be 104 years young on October 18th. Helen graduated from the University of Jamestown. Her first teaching position was in Edgeley. Helen later taught at UJ, was the Dean of Women and Dean of Students. She received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, and in 1981 was declared a Professor Emeritus. Helen joined our affiliate on July 1, 1940 and has been an active member since.
Happy Birthday Helen
AAUW Jamestown Supports Measure One on Nov. 6 ND Ballot
AAUW Jamestown supports passing Measure 1 – The ND Anti-corruption Amendment. AAUW Jamestown strongly feels that ND does need an Ethics Commission to assure out citizens that our government remains open, ethical and accountable. AAUW National Public Policy supports meaningful campaign finance reform which this amendment addresses with the public accessibility of campaign finance information. AAUW Jamestown also believes that our election process should not be influenced by foreign interests. For these reasons we support voting YES on Measure 1 – The ND Anti-corruption Amendment.
For these reasons we support voting YES on Measure 1 – The ND Anti-corruption Amendment. For more information about Measure One visit ND For Public Integrity.
September Meeting – Edgewood Senior Living Center
Members met at the Edgewood Senior Living Center on Thursday, September 6 for fellowship and a light supper. Longtime members Helen Hample and Hazell DeGroot were recognized. Member Kelly Krein organized several get acquainted exercises and gave a short history of AAUW and the Jamestown affiliate. Members then toured the new Edgewood Senior Living facility. Thanks to all members who provided supper and a special welcome to our two newest members, Barbara Domek and Judith Frey.
Members from AAUW Jamestown passed out many “It’s My Vote – I will be heard” stickers and also passed out information on how to vote in ND to freshman students at the 2018 UJ Block Party that was held on Main street in Jamestown on Aug. 30. With a crowd of over 1500 persons the event was a huge success.
Jamestown AAUW #ToastToTenacity
Jamestown AAUW branch members recently celebrated the anniversary of the signing into law of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution with a #ToastToTenacity. The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution became law in August 1920, granting American women the right to vote. Ninety-eight years later, Vision 2020’s Toast to Tenacity honors the suffragists who fought for this right, and urges women to shape the future by exercising their right to vote.
Apply for AAUW’s Fellowships and Grants Today!
Fellowship and grant recipients perform research in a wide range of disciplines and work to improve their schools and communities. Their intellect, dedication, imagination, and effort promise to forge new paths in scholarship, improve the quality of life for all, and tackle the educational and social barriers facing women worldwide. AAUW seeks a diverse applicant pool.
Read More (NOTE: The 2018 application period closes between November 1 and December 1 this year dependent upon program. Be sure to check each individual fellowship or grant program for complete availability and deadline information.)
Career Development Grants provide funding to women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or reenter the workforce. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields.
The AAUW Strategic Plan is created through an inclusive process involving the AAUW Board of Directors and staff. The goals, indicators of success, and strategies reflect an integrated approach to fulfilling our mission, vision, and value promise. As AAUW continues to move forward in a changing world, so have our Strategic Plan and our Vision Statement.
- AAUW members Minnie Miles (front row, fourth from right) and Reps. Edith Green (left of president, in white suit), Martha Griffiths (second from right), and Julia Hansen (far right) with President John F. Kennedy as he signs the Equal Pay Act into law on June 10, 1963. CREDIT: Abbie Rowe, White House Photographs. Courtesy of John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston
Know Your Rights: The Equal Pay Act
Despite the passage of the EPA 55 years ago, women still do not take home wages equal to those of their male peers. If you’re concerned that you may be a victim of sex-based pay discrimination, or if you just want to know more about how the EPA works, this resource covers the basic information to get you started.
Take the Pledge to Protect Title IX
June 23rd marks the 46th anniversary of Title IX. Help fight back against attacks on the Title IX by pledging to take part in AAUW’s upcoming campaign to protect Title IX.
Jamestown AAUW recently hosted the AAUW North Dakota Annual Meeting on April 13-14. It was a great meeting, read all about the highlights here https://aauw-nd.aauw.net/2018-annual-meeting/
Branch member, Mary Craft, Unison Bank, Artist of the Month
Mary Craft, a member of our branch, was honored this month by Unison Bank as their “Artist of the Month.” Her thirty-one pieces of mixed media art are on display at the bank, located on Main Street Jamestown, during the month of April. Mary also was recognized last year by having