AAUW Daytona Beach
October 2020
October Joint Meeting with League of Women Voters


Featured Speaker: Mr. Trent Tomengo, Professor of Humanities at Seminole State College of Florida

Saturday, October 24th

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Location: Virtual

Knowing the truth behind key historical moments has the ability to realign popular attitudes in our contemporary time. This discussion-oriented presentation by artist and Professor of Humanities, Trent Tomengo, will focus on how the emancipation of Black people in America has been commemorated through visual art, literature and music created by Black people. It will also address the lasting impression these artistic media leave on our collective memory and why remembering is vital to the quality of our lives.

Since this is a virtual event, participants must
pre-register. Please RSVP to Ann Smith by clicking HERE by Thursday, October 22nd and mention that you want to join the General Meeting on the 24th. 

Don't forget to check out the league's voter guide at Vote411.org.

All members are invited to participate!

LWV Hot Topic
Know What is on Your Ballot

LWVVC speakers, Carla Christianson and Mary Anne Connors, will provide a non-partisan overview of the six proposed constitutional amendments and two local referendums that are on the general election ballot.

Wednesday, October 7th

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Location: Virtual

Since this is a virtual event, participants must
pre-register. Please RSVP to Ann Smith by clicking HERE by Monday, October 5 and mention that you want to join the Hot Topic on the 7th. 

This event is open to the public with prior registration.


AAUW Daytona
Book Group

October 12, 2020

10:30 am

October 12—“Sing Unburied Sing,” by Jesmyn Ward is many things: a road novel, a slender epic of three generations and the ghosts that haunt them, and a portrait of what ordinary folk in dire circumstances cleave to as well as what they are trying to out run. It’s set in the fictional town of Bois Sauvage, Mississippi. .

Meeting ID: 819 9061 1294
Passcode: 164115

November 9—“How to Be an Antiracist,” by Ibram X. Kendi. Kendi takes readers through a widening circle of antiracist ideas– from the most basic concepts to visionary possibilities–that will help readers see all forms of racism clearly, understand their poisonous consequences, and work to oppose them in our systems and in ourselves. 
 All members are invited to participate!
Great Decisions
October 26
3:30 pm

The Philippines and the US
The Philippines has had a special relationship with the United States since the islands were ceded by Spain to the United States after the Spanish-American War at the end of the 19th century. However, since the election of Rodrigo Duterte, the country has pivoted more toward China, and away from the U.S. Duterte has also launched a largescale war on drugs that many criticize for its brutality. What does the future hold for U.S, relations with the Philippines?
Zoom Link (Great Decisions):

Meeting ID: 823 9759 3924
Passcode: 225922

The new discussion book costs $32 and has 8 world affairs topics. Join us for some terrific discussions and we always learn new knowledge to increase our understanding of World Affairs.

Please RSVP to Lucy Jackman, bbjackrobertjackmanbljack@outlook.com or 386-672-8335.  
Hope to see you soon
PS We are presently ZOOMING our discussions until it is safer to meet in person. When we do meet in person, our discussions are held at the Island Crowne condo social room.

We look forward to ZOOMING with you.

All members are invited to participate!
Will You Help?
Would You Be Willing to Be the Daytona Beach Tech Trek Contact?

We need someone to follow up with the schools to encourage teachers to nominate students, and arrange interviews. Materials and info is provided. Most jobs can be done virtually. Please contact Pat if you are willing to help. 386-299-1727

Florida Tech Trek 2021 is now in the planning stages
In June 2019 there were two Tech Trek Camps, with 48 girls attending each camp. In June 2020 we had planned for two camps, one in DeLand at Stetson University and the other at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter but we could not move forward due to COVID-19.
In 2021 we plan to hold four camps: 2 for the girls selected for the 2020 camps and 2 for the girls to be selected in March 2021. The girls who apply will be able to choose which of the camp (Stetson or FAU) they prefer to attend. Exact dates for the camps have not been determined, but we are anticipating late June or July 2021. The camp formats will be similar but the core courses and the workshops will have some different offerings and the field trips will visit different STEM locations.

We missed our girls last summer and can’t wait to move forward for our Summer 2021 camps!

October 29 is Hispanic Equal Pay Day

Learn more:

Dr. Mary Gatta, Associate Professor of Sociology at the City University of New York and a part-time Florida resident, released a report in 2019, Florida's Hispanic Women: Striving But Not Economically Thriving American Association of University Women (AAUW) Daytona Beach, Jacksonville and St. Augustine Branches supported this report and infographics through financial support from members and a grant from AAUW Florida

To more and read the report, please visit AAUW Florida

Renew Your Membership!
AAUW Daytona is trying new things! As we adjust to the realities of COVID-19, we will be meeting virtually for the next few months. But we will be meeting and planning for the future.

If you have not already done so, please mail your membership checkoff $82 to AAUW Daytona, PO Box 2652, Daytona Beach, FL 32115-2652

What is YOUR Legacy?

In these difficult times
The bonds of friendship and commitment continue to be sources of strength for AAUW and our members. We care passionately about achieving equity for women and girls and we care deeply about one another. 

As the pandemic passes grim 6-month and 200,000-death milestones amidst continued upheaval and uncertainty on many fronts, we’ve heard from members who are wondering about its impact on gifts they’ve arranged or are considering. Some have a plan in mind. Others simply want to think out loud with us as they weigh the options. We want all our members to know: If you have questions about current giving or a planned gift or just want to talk things through more generally, we’re here for you. Whether you are looking for how to get started or want details about gifts that pay income to you now, provide support for AAUW in the future, or impact our crucial, mission-focused work today, we welcome your questions and are available to help provide the information you seek. Whatever your situation, we are most grateful for everything you do to advance equity for all.

Did you know?
Established by Congress in 2008, Estate Planning Awareness Week is observed annually during the third week in October to recognize the need, importance, and benefits of estate planning. This is an important reminder not only to make sure your own estate plan is up to date, but also to talk to your family members about your wishes. 

In a 2019 survey carried out by Caring.com, 57% of adults in the United States say that they don’t have a will or trust, even though 76% of people surveyed think estate planning is important.

Estate planning is often a difficult subject to broach, as it brings the unpleasant topics of aging and death to the forefront of our minds. Nevertheless, creating an estate plan can provide peace of mind for you and your loved ones by ensuring your life savings are protected, plans are in place in the event of an illness, and property is passed down according to your wishes. 

Whether you would like to learn more about estate planning in general or tax-wise ways to include AAUW as a part of your legacy, we are here to help. You may contact Heather Miller, AAUW Advancement Director at millerh@aauw.org.

We would also be delighted to welcome you to the Legacy Circle—AAUW’s recognition society for visionary members who are committed to advancing equity for women and girls long into the future. Both Heather Miller and Pat Ross of the AAUW Legacy Circle Team paross@aol.com are available to assist you. You can also find information on AAUW’s website: https://www.aauw.org/app/uploads/2020/02/Legacy-Circle-Brochure-nsa.pdf.
For more info about AAUW Daytona, contact
Patricia Ross, 
(386) 299-1727 
AAUW Daytona
AAUW advances gender equity for women and girls through research, education and advocacy.