This Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 the Branch is gathering for our annual Holiday Brunch, Auction Fundraiser.
Welcome all, to the 2015 – 2016 AAUW Boulder Program Year!
We kick off in style, with the annual Membership Tea, this coming Sunday (Sept. 13), featuring Guest Speaker, the poet Ghada Kanafani. Come join good friends, some of whom you haven’t met yet, to hear this inspirational woman.
For your reading pleasure: the first bulletin of the year , with a preview of events to come (until your humble webmistress gets it all entered on the Events page), a message from our Branch President, and interest group information.
Come meet everyone this Sunday, listen to beautiful words, hear about this year’s interest groups, the coming Expanding Your Horizons event, and how you can participate in all of the above.
Tomorrow is the last day to order geraniums in our Spring Fundraiser for the Legal Advocacy Fund.
AAUW’s Legal Advocacy Fund is dedicated to combating sex discrimination in higher education and the workplace, informing people of their rights and using the legal system to seek change.
The geraniums are from our local wonder, Lafayette Florist, and are gorgeous. So, order some, plant them, and enjoy their beauty knowing the funds went to making the treatment of women in educational institutions and workplace a bit more beautiful too.
Join us on April 18th for a talk about Fracking, and get your questions answered by Adrianne Kroepsch, doctoral student in CU-Boulder’s Environmental Sciences program, and recipient of a Brown/Ricketts/Udick grant. She’s awesomely expert, and the topic is of great immediate importance to us here in Colorado and the West.
Come, feed your brain.
Saturday, April 18
10 am – 12 noon
Alfalfa’s Market Community Room
1651 Broadway, Boulder 80302
fracking: shorthand for hydraulic fracturing, the injection of fluid into shale beds at high pressure in order to free up petroleum resources (such as oil or natural gas).
Our annual State Convention is quickly approaching. Hosted by wonderful Fort Collins Branch this year, on April 24 – 25th.
You know you want to go. Find all your handy paperwork at the AAUW-Colorado site:
Deadlines In Chronological Order
Lodgings Registration Deadline: March 25th – see page 6 of the linked PDF
… yes, we realize that this date has already passed. However, do still call and inquire, as we may get lucky and not be the only tardy communicators, and the hotel will surely appreciate knowing the real interest in this convention and its affect on their occupancy.
Conference Registration Deadline: April 10th – see page 3 of the linked PDF
Travel Safely Deadline: April 24th – get to the event safely and ready to have your brains fed. See the awesome speakers’ biographies on pages 4 & 5 of the linked PDF
‘Tis almost upon us, that most engaging event of our program year. Join us for a morning of good company, good food, and a shot at some unique gift items, all for a good cause.
Every year we get together to feast, celebrate the work of AAUW’s programs, research, and outreach, and raise funds for those programs. Catered by the Spice of Life, here in Boulder, and hosted at the Natural History Museum at the University of Colorado, this promises to be quite the merry occasion.
AAUW runs a number of programs aimed at different aspects of the fight for equality and opportunity, influencing lives across the country. Through the local branches, such as us, and at-large members, we help both fund and execute those programs through our fundraising, our topical programs, and our volunteer efforts at major events.
Tickets are $35, and you can buy them using PayPal from right here on the site. If you’d rather send a check, see the Winter newsletter for details.
RSVP: Dec 1, 2014
This election season is filled with many ballot items important to our community. Please join us as Steve Colby walks through our ballots (items, not candidates) and translating how those items are written versus how they’ll effect our lives. Steve in now retired, but spent decades as an economist with the State of Colorado, and has always been an avid observer of the political system from proposal to program execution, and has become very cognizant of the tips and tricks to getting your ballot measure passed, and what effect those measures will have on the other parts of the system.
Join us at the Common Room in Alfalfa’s (Arapahoe and Broadway, in Boulder). Please park at the Library (across Arapahoe) and come on over. We’ll be discussing the ballot items (see your Blue Book, which should have arrived in the mail by now – PDF available here), and specifically Boulder County ballot items (see a sample ballot, PDF here).
Thank you everyone who applied for one of our Brown/Ricketts/Udick grants, we had many impressive applicants. Interviews are finished, and the hard decision made as to who the three grants will go to for this Academic year.
Christina Metcalf, for studies in Clinical Pyschology
Akasha Feist, for studies in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Adrianne Kroepsch, for studies in Environmental Studies
Hot off the presses, approved by the State organization, here are Boulder Branch’s new Bylaws.
You’ll need these for the annual meeting this Saturday.