PROGRAMS

Branch Meetings
Regularly scheduled meetings are open to the public and are generally held at 9:30 AM on the second Tuesday of each month, from September to May. Branch meetings are usually held at the Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church at the intersection of Field Club Road and Fox Chapel Road.  Notice of the meetings can be found in the local newspaper, giving the time, location, speaker and the topic to be presented.  You can also email the branch president for more information:  president@aauwfoxchapelareapa.org.

Our Branch meetings are open to anyone interested in attending.  For childcare, call Sharon at Little Blessings, FC Presbyterian Church, (412) 963-8243, a curriculum-based program for 1-5 year olds at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church to ask if space is available.  Reservations are a must.

Board Meetings
Regularly scheduled working Board Meetings are open to all members and are held at 9:30 AM on the first Tuesday of the month.  They are generally held at Panera Bread in the Waterworks shopping mall on Freeport Road.

Special Interest Groups
The branch sponsors interest groups for members which meet on a monthly basis.  These include: Arts & Entertainment, Book Group, Bridge Group, Bridging Generations, Education Action Committee, Mid-Day Movies, Out-To-Lunch-Bunch, Vision Screening and Women in Stitches.  See the Calendar.

Community Service
Branch members regularly perform community service, including vision screening for preschoolers in our area, reading to elementary school classes, and the collection of items needed by shelters and other organizations serving women and children.

FOX CHAPEL AREA BRANCH OF AAUW PRESENTS…

SPRING BRUNCH, INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS AND ANNUAL PRESENTATION OF AWARDS

Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 9:30 AM at the Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church Chapel

Please plan to attend our last meeting before summer break.  At this festive tradition we will install our officers, present our annual awards, and enjoy a pot luck brunch with friends “old” and new together.  We will install 2012-2013 incoming officers: Alice Scott– President; Janice Barrington– Financial Officer; Paula Hiteshew– Vice President Membership, and Lois Folino, Vice President Development.

Our presentations are:  Woman of the Year Award- Janet Ummer; Teal Award- Janice Barrington; Friend of Equity Award– students and faculty at Carlow University who are responsible for Dionne’s Project for Safe Relationships; and Chatham Women Ready-To-Lead Awardees. 

Branch Meetings for the 2011-2012 AAUW year
Tuesday, September 13: The Adverse Impact of Marcellus Shale Drilling on the Environment and Community Health, Briget Shields, one of the founders of “Marcellus Protest.”
Tuesday, October 11: Marcellus 101, Barb Hall, a chemist with Test America, Inc. and one of the founding members of Marcellus Shale Coalition.
Tuesday, November 8: I.E.P. Secrets: that your school isn’t telling you. Lori Breen, Author, Mother, Lawyer, Educator, Author, Consultant discusses Autism issues.
Tuesday, December 13: Holiday Luncheon and Silent Auction
Tuesday, January 10: Al Mann, President of the East End/East Liberty Historical Society, author of Images of America: Pittsburgh’s East Liberty Valley will discuss the History of East Liberty, which was the “Wealthiest suburb in America.” He will discuss not only the history of the East Liberty Valley but he will also touch on topics such as East Liberty as the epicenter of commerce and capitalism and the interconnection of East Liberty to the Fox Chapel Area.
Tuesday, February 14: The Pitfalls of Failing to Plan Your Estate Properly, Will Your Wishes Be Honored?, Hillary N. Snyder

Tuesday, March 13, evening program: Young Women’s Recognition Night
Tuesday, April 10: Justice in the Balance, A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Prosecuting Human Traffickers, Lisette M. McCormick, Esq. Pennsylvania Interbranch Commission on Gender, Racial and Ethnic Fairness

Tuesday, May 8: Spring Brunch and Awards Celebration, Installation of Officers, Friend of Equity Award, Outstanding Woman of the Year Award and Chatham Women Ready-to-Lead Grant Awards will be presented.

Branch Meetings for the 2010-2011 AAUW year
Tuesday, September 14:  Keith Rothfus, Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives
Tuesday, October 12:  Jason Altmire, Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives
Tuesday, November 9:  ASSET, Inc., Hands on Science in our schools
Tuesday, December 14:  Holiday Luncheon and Silent Auction
Tuesday, January 11:  Kathleen George, mystery author and theatre proffessor at Uiniversity of Pittsburgh
Tuesday, February 8:  Dr. Sharon Hillier, professor and director of reproductive infectious disease research at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine will talk about her efforts to find practical, effective and safe strategies to prevent the spread of HIV, particularly in women.
Tuesday, March 8:  Genealogist Elissa Scalise
Tuesday, April 12:  Women and Girls Foundation of Southwestern PA, working to close the wage gap created the Girlgov program to increase participation of women in politics.
Tuesday, May 9:  Spring Brunch and Awards Celebration

Branch Meetings for the 2009-2010 AAUW year
Tuesday, September 8:  Iran today, women more than ever engaged…and the Green Revolution, Mahnaz Harrison
Tuesday, October 13: Light/The Holocaust & Humanity Project, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater
Members’ Arts & Crafts display
Tuesday, November 10: TBA Topic: Education in Pennsylvania
Tuesday, December 8: Holiday Luncheon, Musical entertainment and silent auction
Tuesday, January 12: Amusing tales from the Symphony’s travels in Europe and China and overview of the year’s planned events, Brian Weller, Pittsburgh Symphony Speaker’s Bureau
Tuesday, February 9: The Biotechnology Research Collaborative, Michelle Zuckerman
Tuesday, March 9, 7:00 PM: Young Women’s Recognition Night
Tuesday, April 13: Rosie Winter Mysteries, author Kathryn Miller Haines
Tuesday, May 11: Spring Brunch and Awards Ceremony

Branch Meetings for the 2008/2009 AAUW year
Tuesday, September 9: Media Literacy and Campaign Advertising, Dr. Elizabeth Perry
Tuesday, October 14: Caregiver Discrimination, Joseph Hardiman, US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Tuesday, November 11: Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Fox Chapel Area Branch of AAUW!
Tuesday, December 9: Holiday Luncheon, Musical entertainment and silent auction
Tuesday, January 13, 2009: The role of women in local and state politics; and the importance of involving women in state policies, Allison Lowe, Chatham University
Tuesday, February 10: Prevention and Treatment of Heart Disease,Diane McClune, American Heart Association
Tuesday, March 10: Financial Planning for a Healthy Future, Toni Frisina-Yoder, winner of the PA Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Club “Young Careerist” title and member of Patterson-Bush Financial Services
Tuesday, April 14: Botanic Garden of Western Pennsylvania, Lindsay Bond Totten, Vice President for Development of BGWP
Tuesday, May 12:  Brunch and Awards Ceremony.  Friend of Equity Award and Outstanding Woman of the Year Award will be presented.

Branch Meetings for the 2007/2008 AAUW year:
September 11, 2007:
October 9, 2007: Second Worst City-What Does This Mean to YOU?, Rachel Fillipini, Executive Director, GASP
November 13, 2007: International Education Connections, Jacqueline Saslawski, Associate Director, International Business Center,
Katz Graduate School of Business, U of Pittsburgh
December 11, 2007: Holiday Luncheon, musical entertainment and silent auction
January 8, 2008: Financial Planning for a Healthy Future, Toni Frisina-Yoder, Patterson-Bush Financial Services
February 12, 2008: Poetry Presentation Dessie Bey, Poet, author Snappin’ Out! In More Ways than One, member of Board of Directors
of UMOJA African Arts Company; founding member, Assistant Director Langston Hughes Poetry Society of Pittsburgh.
March 11, 2008: Young Women’s Recognition Night
April 8, 2008: Legendary Ladies of Western Pennsylvania, Senator John Heinz History Center
May 13, 2008: Brunch and Awards Ceremony.  Friend of Equity Award and Outstanding Woman of the Year Award will be presented.

Branch Meetings for the 2006/2007 AAUW year:
September 12, 2006, Community Traffic and Cost Impact — Heinz Veterans’ Administration Expansion
October 10, 2006, How to Understand Your Spouse, Kids, and Difficult People– LaDonna Bates
November 14, 2006, Illustrating – an Art Career– Diana Zourelias
December 12, 2006,  Holiday Luncheon, Silent Auction and Entertainment.
January 9, 2007, Successful Aging: What happens after the warranty expires? – Susanne Hartmann, MD, MPH

Branch Meetings for the 2005/2006 AAUW year:
September 13, 2005: Grass Roots Reform– Barbara McNees, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, Head of Committee for Row Office Reform
October 11, 2005: Women and Islam– Riffat Chughtai
November 8, 2005: Plight and Promise of Homeless Children in Our Region– Dr. Joseph Lagana,
Homeless Children’s Education Fund, Ms. Myra Powell, The HUB Outreach Center
December 13, 2005: 10:00 AM, Holiday Luncheon, Silent Auction and Entertainment.
January 10, 2006: Identity Fraud Issues and Prevention — Mr. Bruce Hammerle, US Postal Inspector
February 14, 2006: Fundamentals and Fashion –Women’s Medical Demographics and Trends, Ms. Leslie Davis, President, Magee-Womens Hospital
March 14, 2006, 7:00-9:00 PM, Young Women’s Recognition Night
April 11, 2006: Local Women in History: Speakers – Dorothy Boyer, Granddaughter of Bertha Lamme, & Ed Reese, Westinghouse Museum Director
May 9, 2006: Brunch and Awards Ceremony.  Friend of Equity Award and Outstanding Woman of the Year Award will be presented.

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