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                                            Farewell Event                                                                for long-time Flagler Branch member                      Muriel Levy

                                            Friday, August 11, 2017                                                                                   Flagler County Public Library

 Branch members said their goodbyes to the talented Muriel in advance of her move from Flagler County to her new home in the John Knox Village.  As her swan song Muriel  opted for a dual celebration which featured her writing and directing talents as well as the 100th anniversary of our county.  There was a screening of THE  LIFE OF HENRY FLAGLER , a program  written by Muriel which was originally performed at the library in 2007.  Muriel based this program on the Les Standiford book THE LAST TRAIN TO PARADISE.

Goodbye, Farewell, and Shalom to Muriel Levy. A small package of dynamite that illuminates AAUW Flagler.

Posted by AAUW Flagler County Branch on Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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                                             A “Just for Fun” Event                                                                                         Holden House Tour & Lunch                                           May 17, 2017

         

     Private tour of the circa 1918 home built for              Shirley Jacob and Mary Ann Clark                   Ethel Lura Bortree and her husband Tom                                                                                                  Holden – now home of the Flagler County                                                                                               Historical Society.

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                    Scholarship Luncheon                         May 13, 2017

                     Our branch awarded a total of $11,000 in scholarships and arts grants.                                               We are also sending one college student to the NCCWSL Conference                         and two middle school students to Tech Trek Camp!

              $2,000 Scholarship Recipients – High School students Ivana Moore & Amossi Miller

Scholarship Chair Elinor Bozzone with $2,000 Continuing Education Scholarship Recipients Carrie Hartnett, Jerica Rode and Corinne Schaefer

 

                                                         Arts Grants totaled $1,000.                                                                     Recipients are Sekora Schuman, Evan Hernandez and Brooklyn Hoffmann.

          

Daytona State College Liaison Lorrie Blue-Angle            Giva Clavizzao and Karissa Jackson             with Larisa Kupinszky – student selected to attend      Middle school students selected to attend  National Conference of College Women Student         Tech Trek STEM Camp  at Florida Atlantic    Leaders  (NCCWSL) at University of MD.                         University at Boca Raton, FL.

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                             Open House @ Daytona State College                                                                         Flagler/Palm Coast Campus                                            April 13, 2017     

DSC Liaison Lorrie Blue-Angle and Kathy Burns provide information to students about AAUW scholarships, activities and other opportunities at Spring Open House.

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                       TECH TREK FUNDRAISER @ European Village                                                                       Sunday, April 9, 2017                                                      

                            Susie Baird at the Tech Trek table at the Gourmet Farmer’s Market.                                            Laura Adolfie, AAUW Florida STEM Chair, and her sister Cindy Adolfie arranged                         the event which raised $291 for Flagler County Tech Trek campers by selling chances     on lottery tickets and restaurant certificates.

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                                AAUW National Grant Recipients                                 Speak at April 8, 2017 General Meeting   

               Program Co-Chair Susie Baird and President Kimble Medley with Natasha Thomas and Anne Bubriski-McKenzie.  These young women are recipients of AAUW National grants which are funded by the Flagler County Branch.  Natasha Thomas, Career Development grant winner, an English language teacher for almost ten years is pursuing a master’s in literacy education.  Anne Bubriski-McKenzie, Community Action grant winner, is a Lecturer and Coordinator of the Young Women Leaders Program at the University of Central Florida.

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  Lightner Museum Curator Tour – “Alcazar Hotel Built and Unbuilt”                                                      St. Augustine, FL                                                                                                Wednesday, April 5, 2017

    

Lunching at The Cafe Alcazar following the tour.

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                                 “UNHAPPY” Hour on Equal Pay Day                                                                                  Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Mary Ann Clark, Theresa Owen, George & Susie Baird, Kimble Medley, Linda Russell @ Hammock Wine and Cheese Garden

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                       AAUW Florida Leadership Conference                       April 2-3, 2017 in Sarasota FL.

Branch members Maria Barbosa and Susie Baird

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                                Thursday, March 23, 2017                                               Successful Women Sharing Career Strategies                

   Lorrie Blue-Angle, AAUW Flagler’s Daytona State College liaison, with the help of branch member Kathy Burns, arranged a panel discussion at the Flagler/Palm Coast Campus.  Panelists included Faith Alkhatib – Flagler County Engineer, Andrea Barr – Technology Business owner who formerly worked for APPLE, Milissa Holland – Mayor of Palm Coast, Carmenda Laymon – Social Media Business owner and Kaiti Lenhart – Supervisor of Elections for Flagler County.   These local women shared with students strategies that they have employed that have lead them to success in their fields. The discussion was moderated by Dr. Nancy Duke, Associate Professor at Daytona State College.

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                            Thanks to the efforts of Public Policy Chair Mary Ann Clark,                             April 4, 2017 was designated “Equal Pay Day” in Flagler County

President Kimble Medley, Mary Ann Clark and Theresa Owen                                                                                       with Flagler County Commissioners.

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 Dr. Nancy Duke Birkhead, Associate Professor, School of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Daytona State College spoke about Fighting for Democracy – American Women and their Role in the First World War Both at Home and Abroad.  She enlightened our members with true stories about a variety of American women who served as nurses and ambulance drivers in France, while others led the peace movement and the fight for the vote at home.

                               

Dr. Duke addresses branch members.                                   Basket raffle winner Judy Hennerlotter                                                                                                               with President Kimble Medley.

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February 11, 2017 General Meeting – Black History Month

Dr. Michael Butler, Professor of History at Flagler College in St. Augustine discussed his most recent book, “Beyond Integration:  The Black Freedom Struggle in Escambia County, Florida, 1960-1980.” Dr. Butler received both his Master’s and Doctorate in History from the University of Mississippi, where he specialized in 20th century Southern History with an emphasis on the Civil Rights Movement.

                                                                                 

Frances Sippel-Wetmore speaks with Dr. Butler                                  Dr. Butler’s most recent book.

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Daytona State College – Palm Coast Campus  Welcome Back Event   February 7, 2017

Members Kathy Burns & Lorrie Blue-Angle flank Branch President Kimble Medley

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Membership Gathering @ Hammock Wine and Cheese Garden  January 26, 2017

                          A glass of wine, some crackers with cheese and a host of members                          sharing why they are proud members of AAUW.

                         

Linda Russell, Susie Baird, Arlene See, Madeline       Mary Ann Clark, Sherri Barnett, Susie Baird,                                                                                               Linda Lockwood and Mimi

                                                  

                                          Elinor Bozzone, Theresa Owen, Lynn and Kimble Medley

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Leslie Kemp Poole, adjunct professor of environmental studies and history at Rollins College in Winter Park, spoke about her book Saving Florida: Women’s Fight for the Environment in the Twentieth Century at the January 14, 2017 General Meeting.  Saving Florida reveals how women’s clubs prompted legislation to establish Florida’s first state park, which later became the core of Everglades National Park, in 1916–before women even had the right to vote. It tells the story of Doris Leeper, who convinced her community and the federal government to protect a 24-mile beach that is now Canaveral National Seashore. It remembers Clara Dommerich, who organized the first meeting of the Florida Audubon Society in her living room in 1900. And it celebrates the towering environmental legacy of the three “Marjories”: author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, scientist/activist Marjorie Harris Carr, and journalist/activist Marjory Stoneman Douglas.

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Wine Glass Painting Fundraiser – Dec. 15, 2016

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Lorrie Blue-Angle & Linda Russell                    Susie Baird                      Kathy Burns & Susan Stanco

 

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The speaker at the December 10, 2016 General Meeting was Dr. Marie-Claire Moreau, Ed.D., a supporter of education reform who works to advance home education.  Dr. Moreau mentors homeschool families and is a homeschool leader in Florida.

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Holiday music was provided by The Premier                           Program Co-Chair Elinor            Quartet of the Flagler Youth Orchestra during                       Bozzone with  Orchestra                       General Meeting on December 10, 2016.                                  Leader Cheryl Tristam

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AAUW Flagler Branch participates in the Flagler County Public Library’s annual Festival of Trees holiday celebration.  Local organizations are invited to set up a holiday tree at the library which is decorated to reflect the mission of each organization.  Susie Baird, Chris Boris, Kimble Medley, Theresa Owen and Judy Kent set up the tree for our branch this year.  Nov. 30, 2016

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Sgt. Michael Lutz from the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office spoke about Women’s Self Defense  Identity Theft and Fraud Alert at the General Meeting on Nov. 12, 2016.

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There was also  a special presentation by Nicole Jobson, Director of Operations             for Flagler County’s Family Life Center at the Nov. 12, 2016 General Meeting.

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AAUW Flagler Branch is saddened by the loss of our friend, honorary member and generous benefactor Mr. James Sheehan who passed away on November 5, 2016.   Jim has been a long time resident of Flagler Beach since his retirement from the Marine Corps in 1977 after 22 years of service.

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Another successful Yard Sale. Our branch raised $250 for scholarships, that will empower young women in Flagler County. Thanks to Susan Baird, Lorrie Blue-Angle, Linda Smith, Chris Boris, Theresa Owen, Sherri Barnett, Muriel Levy, (not pictured Alta Rose, Sharon Danforth, and Linda Lockwood.)

Another successful Yard Sale. Our branch raised $250 for scholarships that will empower young women in Flagler County. Thanks to Susan Baird, Lorrie Blue-Angle, Linda Smith, Chris Boris, Theresa Owen, Sherri Barnett, Muriel Levy, (not pictured Alta Rose, Sharon Danforth, and Linda Lockwood.)  Nov. 5. 2016

Fundraising Chair Sherri Barnett and Co-Program VP Susie Baird flank Mark Lane, Daytona Beach News Journal columnist at Author Luncheon Fundraiser. Mr. Lane spoke about his book Legendary Locals of Daytona Beach. Proceeds from the event benefited the Scholarship Fund.

Fundraising Chair Sherri Barnett and Co-Program VP Susie Baird flank Mark Lane, Daytona Beach News Journal columnist at Author Luncheon Fundraiser on Nov. 3, 2016 held at Mezzaluna Pizzeria in the European Village in Palm Coast.  Mr. Lane spoke about his book Legendary Locals of Daytona Beach. Proceeds from the event benefited the Scholarship Fund.

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Flagler Branch member Lucy Davis speaks with candidate for Sheriff Larry Jones at the Candidate Forum on Saturday, October 22, 2016.

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General Meeting attendees listen intently during Candidate Forum – October 22, 2016.

Jacob Oliva, Superintendent of Flagler County School District, discussed the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) program in Flagler County schools at the General Meeting on September 10, 2016.

Jacob Oliva, Superintendent of Flagler County School District, discussed the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) program in Flagler County schools at the General Meeting on September 10, 2016.

AAUW Flagler members Kimble Medley, Mary Ann Clark and Carmenda Laymon attend a celebration honoring Jim Sheehan, a long time supporter of our branch. June 24, 2016AAUW Flagler members Kimble Medley, Mary Ann Clark and Carmenda Laymon attend a celebration honoring Jim Sheehan, a long time supporter of our branch. June 24, 2016

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Jayla Alton and Ashley Andrews, seventh graders from Indian Trails Middle School attended the week long AAUW Tech Trek camp at Palm Beach State College in Boca Raton, June 12-18, 2016.

AAUW FL 84th Convention at Palm Beach Gardens - Flagler Branch attendees Susie Baird, Laura Adolfie, Maria Barbosa and Sherri Barnett - May 2016

AAUW FL 84th Convention at Palm Beach Gardens – Flagler Branch attendees Susie Baird, Laura Adolfie, Maria Barbosa and Sherri Barnett – May 2016

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Scholarship winner Amanda Hok with committee members Sandra Campbell, Kyeesha Cannon, and Courtney Love with Scholarship winner Najare Johnson – May 2016

Speakers Lilly Ledbetter and Lisa Maatz at the AAUW FL Annual Convention - May 2016

Speakers Lilly Ledbetter and Lisa Maatz at the AAUW FL Annual Convention – May 2016

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AAUW Flagler’s Reading Women Group sponsored a hole in a golf tournament fundraiser to benefit a local toddler diagnosed with leukemia.   May 15, 2016  

"Unhappy Hour" at Farley's Irish Pub April 12, 2016.

“Unhappy Hour” at Farley’s Irish Pub April 12, 2016.

Flagler county Commission declares April 12 Equal Pay Day in Flaglr County.

Flagler County Commission declares April 12, 2016 Equal Pay Day in Flagler County.  Branch members (in red) President Carmenda Laymon, Laura Adolfie, Linda Russell, Susie Baird, Muriel Levy and Public Policy Chair Mary Ann Clark.

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The Flagler Branch sponsored free Women’s Self-Defense classes for students at the Daytona State College Flagler/Palm Coast campus on April 19 and 21, 2016 from 3:30 -5:30 pm.  The classes were presented by Sgt. Mike Lutz of the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, Community Outreach Division.

February 2016 General Meeting

February 13, 2016 – General Meeting speaker, Professor Mike Butler, Associate Professor of History at Flagler College.  He received both his Master’s and Doctorate in History from the University of Mississippi, where he specialized in 20th century Southern History with an emphasis on the Civil Rights movement.  Professor Butler discussed the St. Augustine Movement. a major event in St. Augustine’s long history which had a role in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  

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Lobby Days 2016 – Flagler Branch members Susan Baird and Maria Barbosa met with Flagler County Representative Paul Renner at Tallahassee.

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Lobby Days 2016 – Representative Berman, Democratic Party Advisor, meeting with a group from the American Association of University Women.  Flagler Branch members – Front left, Maria Barbosa –  Third from right, Susie Baird.

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November 7, 2015 – Another successful garage sale with proceeds supporting the Scholarship Fund.

Membership Event 2 2015

Membership chair Linda Russell and President Carmenda Laymon at Membership Drive, held at the historic Holden House in Bunnell, October 20, 2015.

New member Laura Adolfie and Mary Ann Clark at Membership Drive at historic Holden House on October 20, 2015.

New member Laura Adolfie and Mary Ann Clark at Membership Drive at historic Holden House on October 20, 2015.

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October 12, 2015 General Meeting – Carmenda Layman, Susan Baird, Muriel Levy, Cindy Adolfie and Mary Ann Clark with speaker Debbie Powers. Powers says that her book “Meeting Her Match” might become a movie.

Members pose in front of the Flagler County Foundation Stuff Bus before September 12, 2015 General Meeting.

Members pose in front of the Flagler County Education Foundation’s Stuff Bus before September 12, 2015 General Meeting.  Flagler Branch donates (Stuff You Find Foundamental) to students in need at  monthly meetings.

September General Meeting - 2015 Tech Trek Scholarship recipients Madison Mead, Aleah Selman and Brea Dwyer gave a presentation about their experiences at the STEM camp at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg June 27 - July 3.

September 12, 2015 General Meeting – 2015 Tech Trek Scholarship recipients Madison Mead, Aleah Selman and Brea Dwyer gave a presentation about their experiences at the STEM camp at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, June 27 – July 3, 2015.

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Just for Fun Tour & Lunch – Edna Diamond, Susie Baird, Mary Ann Clark, Sherri Barnett and Lorrie Blue-Angle toured the Tapestry Exhibit celebrating St. Augustine’s 450th birthday followed by lunch at Columbia Restaurant on St. George St. – September 16, 2015

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Co-Program Chair Sandra Campbell and Maria Santana, Ph.D., Director, Women’s Studies from the University of Central Florida following the Gender Pay Gap Program at the April 12, 2015 General Meeting.

Florida AAUW members meet with Representative Mark Pafford during Lobby Day in Tallahassee. Our Branch was represented by Susie Baird & Maria Barbosa.

Florida AAUW members meet with Representative Mark Pafford during Lobby Day in Tallahassee. Our Branch was represented by Susie Baird & Maria Barbosa. March 2015

American Association of University Women Flagler Branch member Alta Rose listens intently as guest speaker Dr. Mary Palamar tells audience what they can do to curb Human Trafficking locally and globally.

American Association of University Women Flagler Branch member Alta Rose listens intently as guest speaker Dr. Mary Palamar tells audience what they can do to curb Human Trafficking locally and globally during March 2015 General Meeting.

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American Association of University Women (AAUW) Flagler Branch Author Luncheon attendees wait for signed copies of books following the authors’ presentations to wind up African American History Month. St. Augustine author Rosamond Parrish (pictured left) described some of artwork in her Lincolnville A Sketchbook Journal, while Daytona Beach author Michael Pyle (right) expounded on his development of the characters in White Sugar Brown Sugar.     February 28, 2015

 

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Sally Smeaton, AAUW Flagler branch member and a Registered Dietician gave a Nutrition Presentation at the Flagler Campus of Daytona State College, January 20, 2015.

 

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Flagler Branch members were educated on the Guardian ad Litem Program during their January 10th meeting. Speakers included (L-R) Judy Evers -Volunteer Recruiter for 7th Judicial Circuit, Samantha Dotson,-former foster child and Guardian ad Litem services recipient, and Linda Lockwood- Guardian ad Litem Volunteer and AAUW member.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Flagler Branch members were educated on the Guardian ad Litem Program during their January 10, 2015 meeting. Speakers included (L-R) Judy Evers -Volunteer Recruiter for 7th Judicial Circuit, Samantha Dotson,-former foster child and Guardian ad Litem services recipient, and Linda Lockwood- Guardian ad Litem Volunteer and AAUW member.

Flagler Youth Orchestra premier quartet members Daniel Masbad, Grant Hendrickson, Director Cheryl Tristam, Shannon Hutches, and teacher Maggie Snively pose for a picture. after performing at the American Association of University Women Holiday Luncheon.

Flagler Youth Orchestra premier quartet members Daniel Masbad, Grant Hendrickson, Director Cheryl Tristam, Shannon Hutches, and teacher Maggie Snively pose for a picture. after performing at the American Association of University Women Holiday Luncheon Meeting December 2014.

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AAUW Flagler branch members Judy Kent and Edna Diamond enjoy good company and good music during the AAUW Holiday Luncheon at Pine Lakes Club.  December 2014