Program Planning Meeting (via Zoom), Wednesday, July 14th, 7 pm
(Contact Randa Blanding for the meeting link.)
The program planning meeting on Zoom will be on July 14th at 7:00 p.m. While many of us are fully vaccinated and beginning to venture out, some of us aren’t quite ready yet to meet inside in a large group. Hopefully, we will still have the terrific turnout we had on Zoom last summer.
Our programs always come from the ideas of our members and have proven in the past to provide a variety of interesting subjects. Our branch takes pride in the many fine programs that we have offered through the years.
Topics to consider are related to the top AAUW issues.
- Gender Equity in Education (the STEM gap, sexual misconduct in schools, Title IX)
- Economic Security for Women (the gender pay gap, the motherhood penalty, women & retirement). There definitely has been a motherhood penalty this past year with the pandemic.
- Advocacy for Women; (getting women into leadership roles in business and politics, barriers & bias)
We actively support AAUW National’s programs by raising awareness of Public Policy Issues and by fundraising for AAUW Funds, which awards fellowships and grants. Our branch also awards a scholarship to a woman who attends Portland Community College in preparation for a 4-year degree.
MEMBER SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
Our mission of advancement for women is a priority for our branch. We offer fellowship, networking, and the opportunity to make lifelong friends. Our interest groups include:
- Book Discussion
- Movie Group
- NW Discoveries: Excursions that are sometimes off the beaten track. In addition to known Portland attractions such as the Art Museum and the Rose Garden, we have explored more eclectic interests, such as going behind the scenes with a judge or learning how to decorate a cake. Usually, a docent or instructor brings our subject to life; then we talk about our experiences over lunch.
For more information about our branch and how to join contact: Membership Vice President:
Linda Liebenstein 503-598-1833