Gallery 2014 – 2019

 

AAUW Flagler 2019 in Review

December 14, 2019 – General Meeting

Cheryl Tristam and Ellie Bozzone

Program/Scholarship Chair Ellie Bozzone presents a donation to Cheryl Tristam, Executive Director of the Flagler Youth Orchestra

 

Sally Smeaton and Kathy Burns

Hospitality Chair Sally Smeaton and Membership Chair Kathy Burns check in guests

 

 

String Quartet

The Flagler Youth Orchestra String Quartet entertains with holiday music and favorite tunes of our times

November 19, 2019 – Festival of Trees

Check out our Christmas Tree at the Flagler County Public Library – honoring the first women to register to vote in Flagler County

Susie Baird, Kimble Medley, Theresa Owen, Chris Boris, Sharon Danforth and Patty Paukovich

https://www.news-journalonline.com/news/20191120/festival-of-trees-kicks-off-friday-at-library-in-palm-coast

November 15, 2019 – Scholarship Fundraiser

Scholarship Fundraiser flyer

 

The branch raised approximately  $2,000 for local scholarships with our first Dinner Dance fundraiser. Thank you to our local WalMart for donating sub sandwiches and Santa Maria del Mar Catholic Church for discounting the cost of the venue.   Branch members were generous with contributions of paper goods, salad and an array of desserts.   We worked together to make this event a success!

Music provided by local duo Debbie Owen & Tony T.

 

November 11, 2019

In Memory 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 entered Hospice for a short time and passed away during the night of November 11, 2019.  She was a role model to many and will be missed by all who had the privilege to know her.

Mary Ann Clark Obituary 11-11-2019

 

 

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

Mary Ann Clark, Power Behind Piles Of Flagler Scholarship Awards, Gets One In Her Name at AAUW | FlaglerLive

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November 9, 2019 – General Meeting

Kaiti Lenhart

Susie Baird, Kaiti Lenhart, Theresa Owen

Co-Presidents Susie Baird and Theresa Owen flank Supervisor of Elections Kaiti Lenhart

Flagler County Supervisor of Elections Kaiti Lenhart spoke about election security in our county.

Mary Loraine Britton

 

A warm welcome to new member Mary Loraine Britton, who joined during the meeting.

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November 8, 2019 – Iron Jawed Angels Screening

Branch Partners with DSC & Heritage Crossroads to Celebrate Women’s Vote Centennial

Flyer for Iron Jawed Angels film

AAUW Flagler Branch members and DSC students gathered at the Flagler Branch of Daytona State College to view the historical drama about the Women’s Suffrage Movement.  This film tells the remarkable and little-known story of a group of passionate and dynamic young women, led by Alice Paul and her friend Lucy Burns, who put their lives on the line to fight for American women’s right to vote.

Prior to the film, AAUW members examined exhibit boards created by Daytona State College History Professor Dr. Nancy Duke’s students featuring U.S. Women’s History from the beginning to today.                Refreshments courtesy of Heritage Crossroads. 

 

https://www.palmcoastobserver.com/article – Scroll down to DSC Students Present Women’s History

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October 12, 2019 – General Meeting

Nadine Meinhardt, Florida Partnership Specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau and County Commissioner Donald O’Brien, Chairman of the Flagler County Complete Count Committee spoke to branch members about the importance aof getting a full and accourate count in the upcoming 2020 Census.

A new member joined at the meeting!

New member Debbie Penny

Debbie Penny

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October 4, 2019 – First Friday in Flagler Beach

Linda Russell as Susan B. Anthony and Gail Palmer as Lucretia Mott flank Co-President Susie Baird.

Linda Russell as Susan B. Anthony and Gail Palmer as Lucretia Mott flank branch Co-President Susie Baird. The trio participated in the community event to distribute voter registration information and remind everyone about the importance of voting

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September 21, 2019

AAUW Flagler Collaborates with Flagler County Historical Society to Celebrate National Museum Day & National Voter Registration Day                      

AAUW members dressed as Suffragists at Holden House

Kathy Reichard-Ellavsky as Alice Scott Abbot, Gail Palmer as Lucretia Mott, Kimbe Medley as Carrie Chapman Catt, Patti Paukovich as May Mann Jennings and Linda Russell as Susan B. Anthony

 

AAUW Flagler Suffragists wave to passing cars in front of the Historic Holden House in Bunnell

 

AAUW Flagler members portraying suffragists were invited to participate in Smithsonian’s National Museum Day at the Flagler County Historical Society’s Holden House in Bunnell, the County Seat.  The women promoted National Voter Registration Day and the upcoming 100th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote by interacting in character with museum visitors and distributing voter registration applications and other voting information.  The Holden House, built in 1918, was recently named to the National Register of Historic Places

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September 14, 2019 – General Meeting

A very informative meeting!  We  heard reports from our NCCWSL recipient, Olivia Norman, four of our six 2019 Tech Trek campers – Leila Jackson, Naomi Knight, Haley Tarala, Summer Barnes and School Superintendent, James Tager.

Maria Barbosa and Susie Baird

Maria Barbosa, School Board and branch member, presented the Excellence Gold Star Award  to Susan Baird, Co-President and Tech Trek Committee Chair.  Since 2013, our branch has sent 32 Flagler County middle school girls to Tech Trek camps in Florida.

https://www.news-journalonline.com/news/20190925/aauw-flagler-receives-award-for-excellence

Three new members joined the branch!

Leida Nieves

Leida Nieves

Paula Benham

Paula Benham

Holly Plitt

Holly Plitt

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August – September 2019

Women’s Suffrage Library DisplayWomen's Equality Day Display 2019

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AAUW Flagler coordinated with the Flagler County Public Library to create a display of women’s suffrage materials to call attention to Women’s Equality Day 2019 – the 99th anniversary of women winning the right to vote.

August 26, 2019 

Women’s Equality Day Celebration

Women's Equality Day cakeWomen's Equality Day flyer

AAUW Flagler celebrated the 99th anniversary of the certification of the 19th Amendment with a skit performed by branch members in period costumes at the Flagler County Public Library.  

 

“Women Voting?  How Did THAT Happen? “

Gail Palmer as Lucretia Mott, Marty Butler as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Linda Russell as Susan B. Anthony, Muriel Levy – writer of the original play script, Kathy Reichard-Ellavsky as the Narrator and local suffragist Alice Scott Abbott, Patti Paukovich as Florida suffragist May Mann Jennings and Kimble Medley as Carrie Chapman Catt

 

Co-President Susie Baird

Co-President Susie Baird

 

Pat DeWitt, AAUW FL President Elect and Theresa Owen, Co-President AAUW Flagler

Pat DeWitt, AAUW FL President Elect and Theresa Owen, Co-President AAUW Flagler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on the link below to read Palm Coast Observer publicity for the event (scroll to last article).

https://www.palmcoastobserver.com/article/your-town-reality-exchange-llc-lends-helping-paws

In Memory of Malvina Anderson

We sadly announce the passing of AAUW Flagler Branch Member Malvina Anderson on July 28, 2019 at the age of 91.   Active in the branch, Malvina was a regular at monthly General Meetings, participated in fundraisers and attended the 2018 AAUW FL Convention in Sarasota.

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July 26, 2019 – Farewell Luncheon

Farewell bannerPhoto of Mary Ann ClarkThe branch held a farewell luncheon on July 26, 2019 at the Olive Garden Italian Restaurant in Palm Coast in honor of Mary Ann Clark, one of our founding members. She is moving to Illinois to be closer to family and will be dearly missed by her Flagler County friends.  Mary Ann, very active in the branch, most recently served as the the Public Policy Chair.

Mary Ann Clark: a Legacy of Leadership

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June 2019

AAUW Recognizes 35th Anniversary of our Branch

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May 18, 2019 – Bunnell Bonanza

Kimble Medley

AAUW Flagler participated in the Bunnell Bonanza held in the old Coquina City Hall.  Kimble Medley, Publicity and Social Media Chair, manned a table at the event to continue the search for descendants of the First Women in Flagler County to  vote in the historic Nov. 1920 election.  The branch has a project  underway to recognize these women with special events leading up to the 100th Anniversary of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 2020.

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 May 15, 2019 – Just for Fun

Degas Exhibit at Lightner Museum

Members traveled to the Lightner Museum in St. Augustine to view an art exhibition – Edgar Degas:  The Private Impressionist – Works on Paper By The Artist and His Circle.

The group enjoyed lunch following the exhibit at Cafe Alcazar.

Karen Basany, Sherri Barnett, Kimble Medley, Susie Baird and Chris Boris

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                     May 11, 2019 – Scholarship Luncheon                       & Installation of New Officers

A wonderful event attended by recipients of this year’s High School Scholarships, Daytona State College Foundation Scholarship, Arts Grants, Tech Trek Camp and NCCWSL (National College Conference for Women Student Leaders) Leadership Conference.

Arts Grants winners Hannah Lopez and Naomi Knight flank Cheryl Tristam, Executive Director of the Flagler Youth Orchestra

Tech Trek campers Haley Tarala, Leila Jackson, Kumite Clavizzao and Naomi Knight

 

NCCWSL recipient Olivia Norman with Daytona State College liaison Lorrie Blue-Angle

High School Scholarship winners Hannah Frassrand and Julia Hok with Scholarship Chair Ellie Bozzone

Scholarship Chair Ellie Bozzone and Brianna Flaschner, Daytona State Foundation AAUW Scholarship awardee

Founding member Polly Conkling (center) installed new officers Linda Russell, Treasurer – Elinor Bozzone, Program Director – Martha Butler and Patti Paukovich – Co-Presidents Elect

Happy Scholarship recipients, proud families and AAUW Flagler branch members pleased to be empowering young women

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April 18, 2019 – Senior Scholarship Ceremony

Our branch awarded two $2,000 Scholarships!

Julia Hok

Hannah Frassrand


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April 17, 2019

Branch member Betty Hostler featured in News-Tribune

Read about our Female Aviation Pioneer

http://daytonanewsjournal.fl.newsmemory.com/?token=0d266b707688af9bdd21c8187038a22a_5cb717d4_2&selDate=20190417

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Just for Fun – April 17, 2019

Pancakes & a Pontoon at DeLeon Springs State Park

Old Spanish Sugar Mill Pancake Restaurant – Linda Russell, Theresa Owen, Marty Butler, Patti Paukovich, Kathy Reichard-Ellavsky, Barbara and Warren Kroeker

Marty Butler, Theresa Owen, Barbara Kroeker, new member Kathy Reichard-Ellavsky, Patti Paukovich and Linda Russell

Old Spanish Sugar Mill Pancake Restaurant

Old Spanish Sugar Mill

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fountain of Youth Eco History Tour boat

 

 

Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge – We saw alligators, anhingas, a Great Blue Heron, a Snowy Egret, a White Ibis, a Cormorant and turtles while on our boat ride on the St. John’s River

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Scholarship Fundraiser – April 15, 2019

An evening of Fun and Fashions at Chez Jacqueline

Models – Sherri Barnett, Sally Smeaton, Barbara Kroeker, Kim Medley and Susie Baird


 

 

 

 

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General Meeting – April 13, 2019

Protecting the Environment

Maia McGuire, PhD  UF/IFAS Extension Florida Sea Grant Agent

 

 

 

 

Microplastics: What’s the BIG deal?

Plastic pollution in the oceans is an increasing environmental problem. Microplastics (plastic pieces smaller than 5 mm in size) are being found in fish and invertebrates. Where do they come from? Why do we care? What can we do about it? The Florida Microplastic Awareness Project aims to raise awareness about microplastics, in part by having citizen scientists collect and analyze coastal water samples for the presence of microplastics. Volunteers and others in the community are asked to reduce their consumption/disposal of plastics.

Dr. Maia McGuire’s presentation educated our branch about what is known (and not known) about plastics in the ocean, and information that has been learned about people’s willingness to change their behavior and reduce their production of plastic waste.​

Newly elected Co-Presidents Elect Patti Paukovich and Marty Butler flank speaker, Dr. Maia McGuire

Ellen Bell stepped up to take on the Daytona State College Liaison position for our branch beginning in September

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AAUW FL Leadership Conference  April 6 – 7, 2019

Holiday Inn Conference Center, Ocala

Flagler Branch was represented by Co-President Theresa Owen, Publicity/Social Media Chair Kim Medley, Co-President Susie Baird and President- Elect Marty Butler

Kim Medley and Susie Baird served as members of the Branch Panel in the “Mapping the Way to a Successful Equality Day and Equal Pay Day Workshop.”

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Un-Happy Hour April 2, 2019 @ High Jackers Restaurant

Publicity on Flagler Live

 

Co-President Susie Baird with newly elected Bunnell City Commissioner Jan Reeger and AAUW FL President Pat Ross

New member Gail Palmer with Co-President Theresa Owen

 

 

Linda Lockwood, Membership Chair and Rodney Russell

Fundraising Chair Sherri Barnett and Linda Russell, Treasurer

 

Co-Secretary Karen Basany and husband, Jan Reeger, Public Policy Chair Mary Ann Clark and County Commissioner Erickson

Women in Red

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March 2019 Equal Pay Day Proclamations

AAUW Flagler thanks our County and City governments for recognizing April 2 as Equal Pay Day.  Kudos to Public Policy Chair Mary Ann Clark for her efforts to call attention to Equal Pay Day in Flagler County.

Kimble Medley, Susan Baird, Mary Ann Clark, Theresa Owen and Linda Russell – March 18 – Flagler County Commission

 

Co-Presidents Susan Baird and Theresa Owen flank Mayor Milissa Holland – March 19 – Palm Coast City Council

Theresa Owen, Kimble Medley, Susan Baird and Mary Ann Clark – March 25 – Bunnell City Commission

Co-Presidents Theresa Owen and Susie Baird – March 28 – Flagler Beach City Commission

Click on the link below to see our Equal Pay Day coverage in the Palm Coast Observer

https://www.palmcoastobserver.com/article/aauw-makes-their-mark-on-equal-pay-day-in-flagler-county

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Student Debt SURVIVOR Program – March 20, 2019

Flagler/Palm Coast Campus of Daytona State College

Branch member Lorrie Blue-Angle, DSC Liaison, worked with History Professor Dr. Nancy Duke to present a program on campus about surviving student debt.

Dr. Duke introduces the speaker

Financial Advisor Mr. Jamie Woyton addresses the students

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First Women Voters in Flagler – Organizational Meeting

March 15, 2019 

AAUW Flagler extended an invitation to an organizational meeting to the descendants of the women of Flagler County who were recognized and listed, by the Flagler Tribune, on October 21, 1920, as “Qualified Voters” for the historic November 2, 1920 General Election.  The meeting was held at the General Services Building in Bunnell.

Dear Women of Flagler Invitation

Thirteen descendants attended and shared incredible stories about these amazing women. Pictured above, from left to right (front row) are: Herb Rogers, Gloria Deen, Nell Brown, Kathy Reichard-Ellavsky, Linda Millican, Janet Salyerds Council, and Lou McNab. (Back Row): Ray Mercer, Sisco Deen, Rebecca Robinson, Susan Rice, Martha Mercer, and Mr. Council.

AAUW Flagler aims to honor our first female voters with events leading up to the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment on November 2, 2020.

Click on the link below to read Daytona Beach News-Journal coverage of the event.

https://www.news-journalonline.com/news/20190324/group-seeks-descendants-of-first-flagler-women-to-vote?fbclid=IwAR3n8t8B9xNCvi-jakFHJlVG2BFpNuJXqzq78jba8kSlyjYUv2Iqy8qUTSE

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Lobby Days in Tallahassee  March 12 – 13, 2019

Susan Baird and Kim Medley – front row left

 

AAUW stopped by the office of Senator Janet Cruz to thank her for her sponsorship and support of Senate Bill 692, Paid Family Leave.   AAUW Flagler was represented by Co-President Susan Baird and Publicity/Social Media Chair Kim Medley.

 

                                Meeting with Senator Travis Hutson

AAUW St Augustine and Flagler County visited with Rep Anna Eskamani. Thank you Rep Eskamani for supporting women’s issues.

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March 2019 – Our newest member!

Gail Palmer

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General Meeting – March 9, 2019 

  Celebrating Women’s History Month     

The branch welcomed teacher Robert Sprouse and four future historians from the Flagler Institute of Integrated Investigations, i3 Academy at Flagler Palm Coast High School. The i3 Academy empowers students by providing for ownership of learning with an untethered learning atmosphere. Mr. Sprouse and his World History class have unleashed their investigative experience and collaborative efforts to capture personal accounts of the Women’s Rights Movement. To date, 30 women from across Florida have provided humbling interviews. Once complete, this three-year project, including audio, will be archived at the State Library and Archives in Tallahassee.

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 “Just for Fun” – March 6, 2019

A group of members enjoyed a delicious lunch at Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen in Daytona Beach followed by a film in the Madorsky Theater at Daytona State College.  The film, Wendy and Lucy, was a part of the Spring 2019 Film Series, Women Rising – films by women that also present girls or women at the center of the narrative.


Wendy, a near-penniless drifter, is traveling to Alaska in search of work.  After a series of unfortunate happenings, her dog, Lucy, goes missing, prompting a frantic search for her only companion.

  Directed by Kelly Reichardt (2008) 80 Min. Rated R

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                    AAUW Flagler Celebrates 35 Years!           

February 25, 1984 – February 25, 2019

Flagler’s AAUW Branch Marks 35 Years of Advancing ‘Equity for Women and Girls’

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Remembering Past President Marion Hassell

September 19, 1931 ~ February 10, 2019

With deepest sorrow we announce the passing of Marion L. Bartley Hassell.
    AAUW Flagler Branch President 2000-2002

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Branch Member Betty Hostler is a Grasshopper

“Fabulous Female Flyers From Florida”

Betty Hostler

Click on the link below to read about Betty and other female pilots from Florida – 2/13/2019

http://daytonanewsjournal.fl.newsmemory.com/publink.php?shareid=03d53b501&fbclid=IwAR3iVG5bPtdtp1Q_twbM7Mm-DTSfzjyoCVjOwF38A3yWeTN1DR3mwAzQMDc

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General Meeting – February 9, 2019 

Celebrating Black History Month 

Mrs. Daisy Grimes

 

Mrs. Daisy Grimes and Ebony Sampson-Hilbert, Administrative Assistant at Bethune Foundation

Mrs. Daisy Grimes, Director of Legacy & University Protocol at Bethune-Cookman University, spoke about the school’s history and its founder, Mary McLeod Bethune.  Mrs.  Grimes once walked the campus grounds as a student; today, she strives to preserve the custom, heritage, devotion, and perseverance embodied by its founder.  Bethune-Cookman, founded 114 years ago, opened as the Daytona Literary and Industrial Training School for African-American girls for a $1.50 tuition.  Today, it is a university with nearly 4,000 students, alumni topping 15,000 and a legacy that continues to impact the community.  Last year, then Governor Rick Scott signed legislation which paved the way for Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune to take her place in National Statuary Hall, in our nation’s capital, and become the first African-American woman so honored by a state.

Co-Presidents Susie Baird and Theresa Owen flank Speaker, Katherine McCladdie

  Katherine McCladdie presented an overview of the historic, “The United Order of Tents.”  Founded in 1867 by two former slaves, Annetta M. Lane and Harriett R. Taylor and predominately operated by black women, the organization spans from the District of Columbia to Georgia and diligently works to provide care and shelter to those who cannot care for themselves. 

The branch’s 35th anniversary was celebrated by members at the Feb. General Meeting.

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February “Just for Fun” Theater Show

Sunday, February 3, 2019 

Theresa Owen, Lynda Gugenheim, Frances Sippel-Wetmore, Cynthia Bachoo, Susie Baird, Sherry Barnett, Karen Basany and Gail Palmer 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fifteen members and friends met at the Flagler Playhouse in Bunnell to attend “A …My Name is Alice” –  a musical review featuring songs and sketches performed by women of different ages and types.  A wide variety of situations with insight, empathy, and self-deprecating humor combined to demonstrate how these women faced life’s trials and tribulations.

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 “Just for Fun” Qigong Class

January 22, 2019  

Sherry Barnett, Sally Smeaton, Barbara Kroeker, Chris Boris, Sharon Danforth, Instructor Lee Willman, Kim Medley, Theresa Owen and Marty Butler

 

A relaxing morning of Qigong – an over five-thousand year-old Chinese health method that combines slow graceful movements with mental concentration and breathing to increase and balance a person’s vital energy.

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Daytona Beach Women’s March

January 19, 2019

AAUW Flagler Co-President Susie Baird (front left), with members of AAUW Florida, participates in the Daytona Beach Women’s March across the Broadway Bridge – a march for equality, in association with the national Women’s March in Washington DC on the same date.

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Authors’ Luncheon Fundraiser

January 17, 2019 at Palm Coast Elks Lodge 

Local author Susan Slater spoke about writing her mysteries, including her latest Hair of the Dog, which involves the death of 5 heavily insured greyhounds lost in a fire at the Daytona dog track

 

Author Dr. Mary Gatta spoke about the findings of her latest book “Living and Dying in Economic Insecurity: Aging in Low-Wage Work

 

 

 

Arlene See, Mary Ann Clark and Madeline Cruoglio

Kathy Burns, Sharon Danforth and Sally Smeaton

Linda Lockwood and friends

Malvina Anderson and son

Diane Schwalb, Patti Paukovich, guest, Carol, Chris Boris, Gail Palmer, Ann Harple, Theresa Owen

Greyhounds Tasha and Legend – retired racers adopted by Co-President Theresa Owen and family

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gift certificates from Edible Arrangements

Movie basket

Greyhound coasters and trivet hand-painted by branch member Marty Butler

Wine cork wreath, Champagne Basket, Goody Bag

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January 12, 2019

General Meeting

In 2017 Flagler County had the highest suicide rate in FL.  What can we do about it?   

School Board Member Maria Barbosa, Buddy Taylor Middle School Community Problem Solvers & their teacher Sue Stone, Lynette Shott, Executive Director of Student & Community Engagement for Flagler County Schools and School Board Vice-Chair Colleen Conklin

Colleen Conklin – Flagler County School Board District 3

         Collen Conklin’s passion is education. Her career spans almost 30 years as a classroom teacher, Associate Professor of Aeronautical Science and Executive Director of the Gaetz Aerospace Institute at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and Flagler County School Board member since 2000, now serving as Vice-Chair. She has become involved in mental health awareness bringing attention to the issues of cyber bullying and suicide. Suzanne Stone and the BTMS team are focused on solving problems. Together, they informed  AAUW Flagler members about the Flagler Lifeline Suicide Prevention program and project STAY – Students Trying to Abate Yearnings for suicide.

2019 NCCWSL Recipient Named

This year’s recipient, Olivia Norman, is dual-enrolled at Matanzas High School and Daytona State College Flagler/Palm Coast Campus.  With an anticipated graduation date of May 2019, Olivia wants to combine her interest in microbiology with her passion to improve medical conditions around the world.  While attending high school in Palm Beach Gardens, Olivia organized a political science club and is looking to do the same at DSC.

Olivia Norman and Daytona State College Liaison Lorrie Blue-Angle

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 December 12, 2018 

Holiday Giving Tea

Karen Basany, Barbara Kroeker, Susie Baird, Linda Russell, Kim Medley, Theresa Owen, Sally Smeaton, Kathy Burns and Lorrie Blue-Angle

 

A lovely afternoon was had by AAUW Flagler members attending this event held on the stage at the Flagler Auditorium in Palm Coast.  Tea, water, finger sandwiches and desserts were served by Flagler Palm Coast Culinary Arts students.  There was an “ugly Sweater” contest, silent auction and entertainment by the high school’s Formality Singers.  Our branch sponsored a table for 10 which gave us name recognition at this event that supports Arts and Education.

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December 8, 2018  

General Meeting

Flagler Youth Orchestra – Sounds of the Season

Cheryl Tristam, Executive Director of the Flagler Youth Orchestra addresses branch members

Scholarship Chair Ellie Bozzone and Cheryl Tristam

Bracelet sale fundraiser with Pat Kane

Violinist Chloe Hoffman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                          Click on the arrow below to hear radio publicity about this event.

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Christmas at The Casements

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

 

 

 “Just for Fun” tour of the once winter home and gardens of John D. Rockefeller followed by lunch at Rose Villa.

 

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AAUW Flagler featured in the DSC Magazine

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AAUW Flagler Christmas Tree @ the Library

Our branch participated in the Flagler County Public Library’s annual Festival of Trees event.  Local organizations displayed Christmas trees decorated to reflect their missions.  We decorated our tree on November 27 with a creative new theme courtesy of branch member Patti Paukovich. Many members are planning to attend the Library’s holiday affair on Friday, November 30 @ 6:00 pm.

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Wine Glass Painting Fundraiser

Saturday, November 17, 2018

An afternoon of fun and creativity raised $420 for Scholarships.  That amount was matched by a generous anonymous donor.

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November 10, 2018 – General Meeting

Faith Bryant, vocational specialist at the Center for Women and Men at Daytona State College, spoke about the programs and services that support DSC students in achieving their educational, professional and personal goals.

Linda Russell, Treasurer and Newsletter Editor, attended the meeting days after cataract surgery.

Faith Bryant with Lorrie Blue-Angle, branch liaison to DSC

Branch members Malvina Anderson and her daughter-in-law Karen Basany. Malvina celebrated her 91st birthday the following day.

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Ladies Luncheon Honoring Jim Sheehan

October 31, 2018

Linda Russell, Theresa Owen, Carmenda Laymon, Mary Ann Clark and Kim Medley attended a luncheon hosted by Florida HospiceCare to honor the late Jim Sheehan – a generous benefactor to many local organizations.

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Book Club with DSC – Fall 2018

Utilizing an idea from AAUW’s Programs in a Box, DSC Liaison Lorrie-Blue Angle worked with Dr. Nancy Duke to hold a Book Club with DSC students based on The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.

 

 

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Flagler County Education Foundation

2017-2018 Annual Giving Honor Wall Ribbon Cutting

October 16, 2018

AAUW Flagler was one of the local organizations recognized by the Education Foundation on its Annual Giving Honor Wall. Members Mary Ann Clark, Kimble Medley and Theresa Owen attended the Ribbon Cutting Celebration.

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General Meeting – Candidate Forum

October 13, 2018

State and Local candidates spoke to AAUW Flagler Branch members and guests about their goals and priorities if elected to office.

Pat Gill from the St. Johns League of Women Voters attended our meeting and discussed the proposed amendments to the Florida constitution.

Participating Candidates

Nancy Soderberg – Florida’s 6th Congressional District

Adam Morley – FL House of Representatives District 24

Greg Hansen – County Commission District 2

Dennis McDonald – County Commission District 2

Jane Gentile-Youd – County Commission District 4

Eddie Branquinho – Palm Coast Council District 4

John Tipton – Palm Coast Council District 4

Jack Howell – Palm Coast City Council District 2

John Netts – Palm Coast City Council District 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Fischer – School Board District 2

Janet McDonald – School Board District 2

 

 

 

 

 

Listen to our radio publicity!

Radio Announcement – Craig Flagler Palms Community Radio

Radio Interview – The Halifax Magazine Radio Show , The Rock of Daytona  104.7 FM – Sunday,  September 30  at 7:30  am & The Flagler Magazine Radio Shows- WNZF 1550 AM or 106.3 FM – Sunday September 30 at 10:30

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First Friday @ Flagler Beach

October 5, 2018

A Get Out the Vote Event – Co-Presidents Susie Baird and Theresa Owen distributing voting information and promoting our Candidates Forum.

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 Welcome Back Event @ Daytona State College

 September 18, 2018

Co-Presidents Theresa Owen and Susie Baird are happy to be a part of the Welcome Back Event at the Flagler/Palm Coast campus of Daytona State College. The pair shared information about scholarships and other opportunities available to DSC students.

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September 8, 2018 – General Meeting

Josephina Silano, 2018 Tech Trek attendee, shared her experiences at the STEM Camp with an interested audience.

Dr. Nancy Duke, branch member and HIstory Professor at Daytona State College, spoke about an Oral History Project with her students and AAUW Flagler members.

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Reading Women Book Club

September 1, 2018

Participants at the first meeting of the 2018-2019 season – Kathy Burns, Marty Butler, Judy Kent, Susie Baird, Sally Smeaton, Lorrie Blue-Angle, Mary Ann Clark, Barbara Kroeker, Sherri Barnett, Lucy Davis and Theresa Owen

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  Flagler Branch celebrates Women’s Equality Day

 August 29, 2018 @ Flagler County Public Library

      

Listen to our radio announcement!

http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/20180905/equality-day-local-aauw-chapter-celebrates-fight-for-womens-suffrage

Click on the link above to see Daytona Beach News Journal coverage of our event.

Mary Ann Clark with Pat Gill from League of Women Voters.

Powerpoint presentation from the National Womens       History Project

Questions from the audience about proposed Constitutional Amendments

Zdenka Toth – Happy Raffle Basket winner!

Proposed Amendments

Susie Baird, Flagler Branch Co-President, Pat Ross, AAUW FL President, Pat Gill, League of Women Voters St. Augustine, Theresa Owen, Flagler Branch Co-President

     

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     In Memory of Violet Gordon 

     1916 – 2018          

          

     We are saddened by Vi’s passing – a former branch member and an amazing woman!      Violet Gordon Obituary       

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                             Spring Scholarship Fundraiser                            Friday, May 18, 2018

Spring Yard Sale held at the home of Susie Baird raised $449.25 for Scholarships!      Branch members Theresa Owen, Sherri Barnett, Lucy Davis, Linda Russell, Sally Smeaton,    Lynda Guggenheim and Susie Baird

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Alexandra Harris, Ellie Bozzone Scholarship Chair, Karissa Jackson (Arts Grant) and Kim Medley

         Kim Medley, Tech Trek Campers Josephina Silano, Haley Ryman, Alyssa Thompson                and Tech Trek Chair Susie Baird

     

               Between Tech Trek donations, Arts Grants, High School Scholarships and Take Stock in Children awards, AAUW Flagler County Branch awarded $12,700.00 to young women in the Flagler County community this year.

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Scholarship Fundraiser – Wednesday, April 25

Fashion Show raised $720 for Scholarships!

     

      

    

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                           AAUW  Florida State Convention                                                                  April 22 – 24, 2018                                         

                    “Stepping Forward Together” at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Sarasota, FL                     Sherri Barnett, Susie Baird, Malvina Anderson, Maria Barbosa & Karen Basany

Flagler Branch Membership Director, Linda Russell, recognized for increasing membership.

                                           Flagler County basket entered in silent auction.                                               Total Proceeds from the silent auction equaled $1600.00 for Tech Trek camp.

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                       Flagler County Education Foundation                                                        Scholarship Ceremony                                   April 19, 2018

                                                 AAUW Flagler Branch Scholarship Recipients                                                Alexandra Feldman and Alexandra Harris

Scholarship recipients with President Kim Medley

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April 14, 2018 – General Meeting

Diane Marquis, a local historian, spoke about the Second Seminole War and the warrior Osceola. Mrs. Marquis, a Florida native, is a retired elementary school teacher and past president of the Flagler County Historical Society.  She loves history and gives many programs on the topic.  She has a large collection of Native American artifacts.

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Equal Pay Day – April 10, 2018 

 

Members met at the Funky Pelican in Flagler Beach for an Un-Happy Hour.

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Equal Pay Day Proclamation

On Monday, April 2, 2018 the Flagler County Board of County Commissioners proclaimed      April 10, 2018 as Equal Pay Day in Flagler County.

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                                   Flagler Reads Together                                     March 23, 2018

             

Branch members attended a “Flagler Reads Together” event at the Flagler County Public Library presented by AAUW Flagler member Dr. Nancy Duke-Birkhead, Professor of History at Daytona State College, Flagler/Palm Coast Campus.  Her presentation titled “Roles of Women During WWI” complemented the Flagler Reads 2018  book, The Alice Network by Kate Quinn,

                     

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         Deland Museum of Art Visit                                                       a “Just for Fun” Event                                                                             February 21, 2018                                       

                                    “Magical World of M. C. Escher” 

Branch members and friends enjoyed a docent led tour of a very rare exhibition by this world famous Dutch graphic artist (1898-1972.)  The exhibit contained 150 realistic graphic works involving                                                                        math, science and psychology.                                                                   

                                                      

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  January 13, 2018 – General Meeting

                         Dr. Paul Eckstein, a local retired dentist and long term volunteer with the                                                        Marineland Right Whale Survey Team, spoke about right whales,                                                       one of the most endangered of all large whales.                               Dr. Eckstein and Program Co-chair Queenester Jones hold baleen from a right whale.

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        Visit to the Dressing Downton Exhibit                                   Lightner Museum, St. Augustine                             January 5, 2018 

                                                         

          An exquisite exhibition of 36 costumes and accessories from the acclaimed Masterpiece Classic series Downton Abbey.   Edwardian fashions paired to perfection in engaging vignettes, immersed among Otto Lightner’s collection of turn of the century fine art and furniture.                          Lunch at Cafe Alcazar in the former indoor swimming pool of the Alcazar Hotel.   Proceeds benefited Scholarship Fund.

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 Second Annual Wine Glass Painting Fundraiser     December 12, 2017 

A delightful afternoon and $475 raised for scholarships!

 

           

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                           December 9, 2017 – General Meeting                           Happy Birthday Mary Ann!

   

Sally Smeaton and Kathy Burns             Mary Ann Clark’s Birthday Cake

   Mary Ann Clark  with Branch President Kimble Medley   

                             The Board planned a surprise celebration for founding member                           Mary Ann Clark’s 90th birthday! 

    

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                                   Flagler County Public Library                                                                     November 28, 2017                                            

                     AAUW Flagler participating in the library’s annual Festival of Trees event by setting                   up a holiday tree at the library and decorating it to reflect the mission of AAUW.

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                          AAUW Daytona Author Luncheon                            November 18, 2017

Flagler Branch members attended Daytona branch fundraiser featuring Martha Lemasters, author of The Step – a memoir of her life working at Cape Kennedy during the Apollo years.

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                       November 11, 2017   General Meeting                                                   Speaker – Mr. Lane Ferreira                                  Topic – Balance and Fall Prevention

 Co-Program Directors Queenester Jones and Alta Rose with Mr. Lane Ferreira – Senior Clinic Manager for CORA Physical Therapy in Palm Coast and Jacksonville.  A certified orthopedic physical therapist who has been practicing in northeast Florida for 10 years, Mr. Ferreira specializes in treating orthopedic conditions, balance/falls and chronic pain.

         

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                           Fall Scholarship Fundraiser                          Friday, November 3, 2017

  

                           Another very successful garage sale – $407.15 raised for scholarships!                                 Sherri Barnett, Kathy Burns, Susan Baird, Sharon Danforth,  Kim Medley-President,                                                     Marty Butler, Theresa Owen and Linda Russell.     

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                                            Heidi Shipley                                                                   Palm Coast City Council Member, District 2,                     Speaks at October 14, 2017 General Meeting

 

Ms. Shipley  discussed the current Charter Review process for the City of Palm Coast.  A former lead mammographer, she also spoke about breast cancer awareness and the importance of getting annual mammograms.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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April 9, 2016 – General Meeting Speaker Tammy Briant has been Director for Student Life at Stetson since 2011. She is also adjunct professor at both Stetson University College of Law and the University of South Florida, as well as an active member of the Florida Bar.  Ms. Briant spoke about the changing nature of Title IX policies and procedures on college and university campuses, particularly as related to the issues of sexual harassment and disclosure.

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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.

Lobby Days 2016

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.

Garage Sale Nov 7 2015

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.

Just for Fun Tour & Lunch

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