Welcome to the Flagler County, FL Branch of AAUW!

Questions? E-mail us @ flaglercounty@aauw.net                                              ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

We sadly announce the passing of Mary Ann Clark, a founding member of the branch, long-time Public Policy Chair and well-known community leader.

Mary Ann Clark  1928 – 2019

Mary Ann moved to Illinois at the end of May to be closer to her daughter.  She was in Hospice for a short time and passed away during the night of November 11, 2019.  She was a mentor to many and will be missed by all who had the privilege to know her.

Mary Ann Clark, Resolute Founder and Leader of Innumerable Flagler Institutions, Dies at 91


Scholarship Fundraiser

Friday, November 15, 2019 ~ 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Dinner Dance ~ Music by Debbie Owen & Tony T

$15 per person ~ Tickets required

Santa Maria Del Mar, Flagler BeachScholarship Fundraiser flyer

50 – 50 Raffle ~ Basket Raffles ~ Homemade desserts

   Have a wonderful evening while helping us continue our tradition of awarding scholarships to deserving Flagler County students!


                                   Next Meeting                                    December 14, 2019 @ 11:00 AM
Pine Lakes Golf Club
400 Pine Lakes Parkway Palm Coast, FL

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The Flagler Youth Orchestra will entertain with holiday music.


Stay for lunch and catch up with your AAUW friends.  This event is open to the public.  Lunch will be available for $18.00.  There will be 3 menu options:  1) Petite Fields of Green Salad with scoop of egg salad  2)  Ham and Swiss Panini with lettuce, tomato and Pesto Mayonaise with dusted chips 3) Meat Lasagna with mini salad.  Dessert – Chocolate Mousse with Whipped Cream.   Meal includes coffee, tea & iced tea.

   *Remember your donation of school supplies for the Flagler County Schools’ STUFF BUS*

                                          Reservation deadline is Tuesday, December 10th.                                                           Contact Sally Smeaton shsmeaton@gmail.com with your menu selection.


Just for Fun – November 13, 2019

Lunch & a Movie






Lunch at Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen in Daytona Beach at 12:30 followed by the film Lost in Translation starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson at Daytona State College’s Southeast Museum of Photography at 2:00 pm.  Carpool from Staples plaza in Palm Coast at 12:00 pm.


Lobby Days 

January 21 – 22, 2020

Join us! AAUW Florida for Lobby Days Florida State Capitol Building

Visit and advocate with your own legislators and team up with others.

Reservation Deadline: December 16, 2019

For more information: https://aauw-fl.aauw.net/lobby-days/


AAUW FL 2020 State Convention

April 18 – 20, 2020

Save the Date! Make your reservations now! AAUW Florida State Convention 2020: Waves of Change, Oceans of Opportunity Daytona Beach Resort & Conference Center

Group Rates Available!
For More Information, Visit


Women’s Vote Centennial

Who Were the First Women to Register to Vote in Flagler County?


In anticipation of the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, American Association of University Women (AAUW) Flagler is on a mission to identify, if possible, the first women to have registered to vote in Flagler County. We have unlocked quite a bit of this hidden history in Flagler; but, we know history and memories are passed down through the generations. We want to hear the stories of the grandmothers and great-grandmothers who voted on Nov. 2, 1920, as told by their families. Alice Scott Abbott proudly worked with the National Woman’s Suffrage. She delivered the first lecture in the State of Florida during the State Convention of 1893, held in St. Augustine. She fervently implored the ‘Dear Women of Flagler’ to register “in time so no one can challenge their vote in the coming election” with her letter of October 7, 1920, published by the Flagler Tribune. Sadly, she passed away, twelve days before November’s historic election.

Complete List of Flagler County Women Eligible to Vote in 1920 ElectionClick on the link below to read Alice Scott Abbott’s letter and learn about the organizational meeting that was held to locate descendants

Dear Women of Flagler Invitation

Read the News-Journal article about the first women registering and voting in Flagler County


Listen to radio interviews about our First Women to Register and Vote in Flagler County project




AAUW Flagler Partners with Painting With a Twist to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of 19th Amendment  September 20, 2019 

AAUW Flagler Co-President, Theresa Owen; AAUW FL President, Pat Ross; AAUW Flagler Publicity Chair and FL Womens Vote Centennial Chair, Kimble Medley and AAUW Flagler President-Elect, Patti Paukovich with Owner-Painting with a Twist, Cyndi Morelewicz, Studio Manager, Sara DeLong and Studio Artists, Ginny LeJeune and Jolene DuBray

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Four designs celebrating 100 years of women voting









AAUW Flagler and Painting with a Twist unveiled the newest additions to the Painting with a Twist design catalog.  AAUW Flagler reached out to Cyndi Morelewicz, owner, and Sara DeLong, studio manager of Painting with a Twist, Palm Coast, to develop a design that celebrates next year’s 100 Anniversary of the 19th Amendment.  The creative process began this past March.  Painting with a Twist corporate office approved and added four new designs celebrating the day when American women WON the right to vote.

Click on the link below to read News-Journal Online coverage of this event.



Daytona State College is an AAUW College/University member in partnership with Daytona, Flagler and New Smyrna branches.  Membership in AAUW benefits faculty, staff & students.


AAUW Flagler awarded a $1200 Scholarship to Flagler/Palm Coast Campus student Brianna Flaschner through the Daytona State Foundation!


National Conference for College Women                                                                                      Student Leaders                                                                                         Stem Scholarship

Did you know AAUW Flagler County Branch, offers a #STEM Scholarship through our partnership with Daytona State College and  in collaboration with AAUW Daytona Beach and AAUW New Smyrna Beach?








The Flagler Branch endeavors to send one young woman from the Flagler Campus of Daytona State College to this premier leadership conference each year.   Held at the University of Maryland, College Park, the 2020 conference will take place May 27–May 30.

Application for NCCWSL-2020

2019 Recipient – Olivia Norman                  2019 STEM Scholar                                                                   Karelyn Figuerus Rodriguez


AAUW Flagler featured in the DSC Magazine

Click on College/University Partnership under the Activities tab to learn more.


AAUW FL Tech Trek camp is a week-long STEM camp for rising eighth grade girls. Girls live on campus in residence halls, attend core classes, hands on workshops, field trips and a Professional Women’s Night. Potential campers must be in the seventh grade, nominated by their teacher, complete the application process and interview before selection is made by an AAUW state committee.  This was the seventh year that our branch has sent students to Tech Trek.  FL Tech Trek had two camps in 2019.  One was held at Stetson University in Deland June 9 – 15 and the other at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter June 16 – 22.                            Each camp accepted 48 girls.

AAUW Brings First Tech Trek to Stetson for Middle School Girls

     Congratulations to the six Flagler County students selected to attend Tech Trek 2019!


Tech Trek Campers

Flagler County Tech Trek Campers Leila Jackson and Kumite Clavizzao

AAUW Brings First Tech Trek to Stetson for Middle School Girls


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Go to smile.amazon.com

Log in with your user name for your Amazon account

Type in AAUW Florida Supporting Foundation, Inc., on the line for choosing your charitable organization or select the foundation from the list of registered organizations

Start shopping – The next time you shop, log in at smile.amazon.com and the AAUW foundation will show as your charity of choice


                          2019  Scholarships and Arts Grants

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  Take Stock in Children –  $1,000 

A non-profit organization in Florida that identifies at risk low income students and provides support to help them break the cycle of poverty through education.  Local funds raised are matched by the state.  The program is administered by the Flagler County Education Foundation.

High School Scholarships

      2 scholarships of $2000 will be awarded to graduating high school seniors – Julia Hok and Hannah Frassrand, both from Flagler Palm Coast High School.  Each has taken and mastered courses through the school’s International Baccalaureate program.

Julia Hok

Hannah Frassrand









Ms. Frassrand is a member of the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta, the mathematical honor society. From Algebra II to Statistics, she has received awards from numerous competitions. Further, Ms. Frassrand is a member of the Air Force JROTC program and has received the Veteran of Foreign War JROTC Medal, the Distinguished AFJROTC Cadet Academic Ace Award and the Top Performer Recognition. Through her scholastic achievements, she has been named as Junior Marshall, an honor reserved for the top 5 students with the highest GPAs.

Ms. Hok has excelled with Future Problem Solvers and has been recognized at the state and national levels for her achievements with Community Problems Solvers (CmPS) competitions. She has been honored through QuestBridge for excellence in STEM and as a National College Match Finalist. Ms. Hok’s goals include mechanical engineering and creating three-dimensional art.

 Continuing Education Scholarship   

     One continuing education scholarship of $1,200 was awarded to Brianna Flaschner, a Daytona State College student from Flagler County through the Daytona State Foundation.

Arts Grant

The Flagler County Branch of the American Association of University Women is pleased to be able to offer grants to local middle and high school girls in grades 7 – 11 pursuing the study of the creative arts.

Two $350 grants will be awarded this year.  The recipients are:

Hannah Lopez

Naomi Knight

Naomi Knight – also a recipient of a Tech Trek Scholarship this year, is planning to use her $350 grant to attend Elite Animation Academy where she will focus on visual storytelling and study digital drawing at the Academy’s summer workshop.                                                                        Hannah Lopez – a violin student with the Flagler Youth Orchestra (FYO) for 6 years and is a member of the Harmony Chamber Orchestra – the most advanced orchestral group within FYO.  She will use her $350 grant for private lessons                                    during the summer when there are not any FYO classes.


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Help AAUW Keep the Work Smart Grant!

The link is here:  Work Smart Online

Benefits of taking the Work Smart Online course:
  • Improve your negotiation skills – not just for salary but for ALL kinds of negotiations!
  • Learn about the pay gap and hone your skills as an advocate for pay equity
  • Raise awareness about AAUW’s important work by articulating why negotiation is so important:
  • AAUW’s research on the gender pay gap shows that, one year out of college, women are already paid significantly less than men.
  • Women who work full time take home 80 cents for every dollar a full-time male worker is paid. And over a lifetime, those lost potential earnings add up.
The average woman will lose between $400,000 to $1 million over her lifetime due to the pay gap.
Women who are retired also negotiation in many aspects of their lives. The same skills will help them as well.
Let’s empower women so that they can get what they deserve!

American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a nationwide network of more than 170,000 members and supporters, 1,000 branches, and 800 college/university institution partners.

Located in Florida’s northeast coast, the Flagler County Branch draws members from throughout Flagler County and serves the communities of Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Bunnell.

For 130 years, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. Our commitment to our mission is reflected in all aspects of our work.

AAUW’s Mission
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

AAUW’s Value Promise
By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women and girls have a fair chance.


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