ESCANABA - The American Association of University Women (AAUW) - Escanaba Area Branch has scheduled its opening Fall Membership and Guest Luncheon on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Pacino's Food & Spirits at 11:30 a.m. Pacino's is located at 2635 Ludington Street in the Best Western Pioneer Motor Inn & Suites.
The meeting has a patriotic theme, so those attending are asked to wear red, white and blue. The program will consist of an informative and interactive panel discussion consisting of two Bay College instructors, Nancy Love and Molly Campbell, and two young women who are Bay students, Kaylene Bigalow and Sarah Unger. The panel will focus on young women in today's society and their involvement in political issues.
Members are encouraged to bring guests. Luncheon selections and payments will be accepted at the door upon arrival. Members and interested guests may also pay annual dues at this time.
AAUW members Dorothy Kollmann, left, and Deborah Trombly are working with other AAUW members in planning the group’s Fall Luncheon set for Saturday, Sept. 22, in Escanaba. The luncheon will include a panel discussion focusing on young women in today’s society and their involvement in the political system.
This is a big election year, and women have a great deal at stake. AAUW does not endorse candidates, but it does advocate for women's voices to be heard at the polls. The AAUW Action Fund has launched a high energy nonpartisan campaign to mobilize women voters, with the focus on young women of the millennial generation (18-29 years of age).
AAUW is dedicated to voter education and voter registration. AAUW works closely with the League of Women Voters (LWV). Check out the new LWV comprehensive online voter's guide: www.vote411.org.
An RSVP for the luncheon is required by Sept. 19 by calling 428-1254.
Prior to the Fall Luncheon, members and guests are invited to attend the Sept. 13 reception at the Bay College Hartwig Art Gallery to view the exhibit entitled "Collected Women: Studies in Gender." Members are also encouraged to assist with Bay College voter registration on Tuesday, Sept. 18, in Caf Bay from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
AAUW will give all students who register to vote information about student benefits in AAUW and buttons that say, "It's My Vote! I Will Be Heard."
AAUW, over the course of its 130-year history, advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. AAUW is one of the world's largest sources of funding for graduate women. In principle and practice, AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership.
There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin or disability.
Women and men holding a two-year associate's degree or higher are eligible to join. For information, contact 789-9096 and www.aauw.org.