‘Educator Says Lawsuit Only Option Left in Fight for Fair Pay’
Watch the Maria Shriver January 15, 2014 NBC Nightly News interview with Aileen Rizo here.
Membership Luncheon will be help on March 8, 2014 at Old Pueblo Grille on Alvernon from 11:30am-1:30pm. See the March Sentinel (members only) for lunch choices and reservations and speaker information.
Click on AAUW Mission and Action in the right sidebar for the latest edition (February 2014). Highlights include Say “SZIA!” to Hungary; Convention 2015; Art Contest: Vote to choose your note cards; ¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club; Clinton Global Initiative.
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Lois Sands Mitsch recipient Maria Mobasseri tells us about the STEM program that the LSM grant is funding for summer 2014. Maria is at Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois and is the first LSM grant recipient for 2013-14. The 2014-15 recipient will be announced August 1.
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- Tucson Festival of Books ~ March 15-16. E-mail Nieves for information.
- Imagine Engineering ~ A STEM Project ~ March 22. Volunteers needed to help at lunchtime. E-mail Betty.
- SARSEF (Southern Arizona Research, Science and Engineering Fair) at the Tucson Convention Center ~ March 11. Liz Baker, Executive Director, is looking for judges for K-12 science projects. Click here for more information
On December 14, 2013 the branch membership held its Holiday Luncheon at El Sabbar Shrine. The Tunecatchers, directed by David Hernandez with Jane Rohwer at the keyboard, entertained with holiday music.
AAUW—Tucson Community Action
By Nieves M. Miljure
On November 20, 2013, Co-Presidents, Betty Jett and Nieves Miljure responded to an invitation from the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona. This activity is called an Investiture Ceremony; one exercise to be held at Katherine Van Buskirk Elementary School. They accompanied Michelle Higgins, MS, Senior Director of Education & STEM Relations, Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona. At 1:30 pm., after school was out, the students gathered in the gym-cafeteria. While waiting for the event to begin, Betty and Nieves were able to meet and greet the arriving parents, some grandparents, and brothers and sisters. They noted that the young couple next to them had two daughters moving up from the Daisy level. Kim Flores, the leader for this activity advised that there are 44 students involved in this after school activity: 19 Daisies (K to lst grade); 15 Brownies (2nd/3rd grade); and 10 Girl Scout Juniors (4th/5th grade). The latter being the oldest of the group. Kim advised that the girls met and worked on projects each Wednesday for about 1 ½ hours.
After this traditional “moving up” to the next level was completed, the two younger groups of girls performed a skit with songs to celebrate. Some of the group participated in a “Gorp” assembly, putting together the gorp in a very traditional GS manner. Lastly, the girls all celebrated with their parents and shared their gorp treats, along with Nachos and juice.
The activity was a good learning experience and fun. It is good to note that the girls have many traditional Girl Scout songs to share in these types of activities.
AAUW Tucson Branch is proud to participate in community activities, and to see how we can help young ladies, have fun, and meet some of our team goals!