AAUW Daytona Beach
November 2019

AAUW Daytona General Meeting

Fascinating Jewelry Fact and Fiction
Award-Winning Entrepreneurs:
Stacy & Tracy from Masterpiece Jewelers

Saturday, November 16

11 am

Coastal Grill and Raw Bar
1078 Dunlawton Blvd., Port Orange, FL 32129

We will order from the menu


AAUW Daytona Beach
Holiday Tea and
Tour of
Historic Seabreeze United Church
501 North Wild Olive
Daytona Beach FL 32118

Sunday, December 8, 2019
2-4 p.m.

$20 Donation
Benefits AAUW Scholarships

RSVP by December 1
Ellen O’Shaughnessy
1210 Gamble Place
Daytona Beach FL 32118

Bring A Guest!

AAUW Book Group
Meets the second Monday of the month at 10:30 am
at City Island Library
November 11--- "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens. 

December 9---" The Library Book " by Susan Orlean. 
  All members are invited to participate!




It is Time to Pay Your Dues!

You may also register online in the MSD at www.AAUW.org.

Regular branch membership is $82.

Please send your check to
AAUW Daytona Beach
PO Box 2652
Daytona Beach, FL 32115

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L et’s empower women so that they can get what they deserve!

Great Decisions
The October 28 meeting will be held at City Island Library at 3:30 pm
RSVP Ellen jebk75@gmail.com

For more info contact Lucy Jackman,

An Opportunity from the Center For Women and Men, DSC

Good Morning,

I recently met an incredible student who is working through life and school as a woman over 40. Shannon is a photography student who is doing a project that she foresee's turning into something even bigger then an assignment. It was inspiring to meet with her and listen to her vision and I agreed to reach out to other inspiring women who make an impact on me. Below you'll see the brief overview of her work and if you are interested in giving Shannon some time to be a part (and you qualify) then please reach out to her and you can both choose a time that works best. If you received this you were blind copied however you can see Shannon's information below to contact her directly. I think this will be empowering for all involved!

The Project:
The working title of my portrait project is "Substantive Beauty". It is centrally focused to showcase and celebrate women over 40-years-old who have / or are overcoming various circumstances, barriers or obstacles in their lives in order to enhance, grow, or change their life for the better.  In addition, it is my full intention to also photographically represent a comprehensive color spectrum of female ethnic and racial diversity.  
Through this project I hope to contribute and accomplish three key things:  
  1.  Honor and celebrate the maturing woman for all she has to offer the world - especially those in under-served communities. 
  2.  Provide a visual voice that the maturing woman is substantive - body, mind & spirit. She is significant, has value, and her beauty shines from the inside out.
  3.  Champion my fellow females by help elevate their self-esteem, self-worth and confidence as they pursue their endeavors via a beautiful photograph of themselves. It is my artistic and creative way of giving back and paying-it-forward to those that have and continue to help me achieve my goals. 


Who: Women over 40
What: Student Portrait Final Project - "Substantive Beauty"
Where: DB530 (DSC Photography Building)
When: By appointment - Deadline for completion 11/15/19
Contact: Shannon M O'Regan (DSC Photography Student & TRiO Student)

Thank you for being an incredible and inspiring woman! 

Erin T. LeDuc, MS / Director
The Center for Women & Men

   Minutes of the September 21 AAUW Daytona Meeting

Location: Social Room of Island Crowne Condo
Date: September 21, 20019

The September meeting was called to order at 11:30 by Branch Coordinator, Lucy Jackman. This meeting also included a pot luck salad and dessert luncheon with a requested $5.00 donation to support the Tech Trek program.

Lucy discussed membership and leadership of the branch. She asked that each member head a meeting and or chair a committee or project.

 Susan Bayley gave an update on the October program. The October 12th meeting will be a joint meeting with the League of Women Voters. There will be a panel discussion on the topic of Fact Checking and Fake News. It will be held at the LPGA Holiday Inn. All present were given flyers printed by Pat Ross. All members are encouraged to invite others to attend .

Elvira LaBarre is in charge of the November 16 meeting. The owners of Masterpiece Jewelers will provide a new and interesting program. They have recently won an entrepreneurial award. This meeting will be at Coastal Grill in Port Orange.

The December meeting will be the Holiday Tea Local Scholarship Fundraiser. It will be held at the historic Seabreeze United Church on Sunday, December 8 from 2-4. Tickets will be $20.00 . Members will contribute raffle items or bring finger food for the tea. Betty Parker said that the ladies of the church will provide  serving trays and tea service and a punch bowl. There will be a tour of the historic church and the organist will also be in attendance. Each member should invite guests. Ellen O’Shaughnessy chairs the event with the assistance of a dedicated committee. Pat Ross prints the invitations.

Pat Ross announced that January 20, 21, 22 are Lobby Days in Tallahassee. All are welcome to attend.

Elvira LaBarre is investigating the option of having an Author’s Luncheon in February. She and Susan Bailey are also considering a possible author for next year. The author, Kristen Arnett, who lives in Orlando is a possibility.

The annual branch meeting may be held in March.

The AAUW  State Convention will be held on April 18 in Daytona Beach. All of our branch members are encouraged to attend. Pat Ross is the State President.

The instillation will be held in May.
Lucy gave the treasurer’s report in the absence of Joann Meder, the treasurer. There is currently a balance of $3,376.00 .

Susan Jano gave a report on the Book Discussion group and handed out a list of books that will be read this year. There is one change in the book for March and Susan Bayley suggested The Woman’s Hour for March. The discussions are held  the second Monday of the month at City Island Library at 10:30. All are welcome to attend.

Pat Ross reported on a Day Tripper idea. the National Poet Laurette, Joy Harjo will speak at Stetson University on Tuesday, Oct 22nd at 7:00. This will be at the Carlton Student Building. The event is free and members are encouraged to car pool and arrive early.

Lucy gave out the Great Decisions Topics directory. The discussions are held the last Monday of the month from 3:30-5:30. There are some date changes due to holidays. The new discussion books need to be ordered and the cost is $32.00 for next years books. Those who are participating should pay for the books by November. Lucy thanked Pat Ross for printing the topic directory.

Mary Ann Sines reported on Tech Trek and give and explanation  of the program. Our branch sent five girls this past summer.  
There were some questions about  how many local college or university students attended National Conference for College Women Student Leaders.

A raffle item was provided by Masterpiece Jewelers. Ellen O’Shaughnessy won the raffle.
Lucy adjourned the meeting at 12:40 and the luncheon was then served.

Minutes:  Ellen O’Shaugnessy  ( Volunteer Secretary for the meeting) 

The minutes have been read and approved by a Reading Committee: Susan Bayley, Susan Jano, Elviria LaBarre

For more info about AAUW Daytona, contact Lucy Jackman bbjackrobertjackmanbljack@outlook.com
Patricia Ross, editor
(386) 252 1659 
AAUW Daytona