Tidings August 2021

August Meeting
Saturday, August 7
11 am
Island Crowne Social Room
1900 N. Atlantic, Daytona Beach
and by Zoom

Women, Religion and Culture in the United States
Dr. Margarita M.W. Suárez: Professor of Religious Studies and Ethics at Meredith College, Raleigh, NC. Margarita has taught courses in Women, Religion and Culture; Women and the Bible; Anthropology of Religion and World Religions among others. Her primary research has been on Interfaith Studies and on Religion in Cuba. 

Her talk will focus on Women, Religion and Culture in the United States, looking at Patriarchal Religious Culture aimed at keeping women “in their place” both in Evangelical Christianity and Orthodox Judaism. She will discuss the similarities in these two patriarchal religious cultures and how they diverge from each other.

Island Crowne is located at 1900 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach 32118
Meeting ID: 862 1276 7093, Passcode: 108549

Guests are Welcome!
Book Group
Monday, August 9
10:30 am
Island Crowne Social Room
All the Devils Are Here” 
by Louise Penny. 

In the novel All the Devils are Here, the last installment in Louise Penny’s Chief Inspector Gamacheseries, Armand Gamache confronts the devil within himself as his family is threatened by greedy, powerful professionals trying to cover up a fatal engineering flaw.
To listen to the author speak about her book: https://youtu.be/86YWpfs_qm0

Meeting ID: 821 3978 8565
Passcode: 905364

If you would like to participate in our Annual Book Selection Meeting, bring two or three books you would like to read and that you think others will find interesting to our Zoom meeting on Monday, July 26 at

Meeting ID: 892 6928 4023
Passcode: 912767
AAUW Flagler invites you to our
Women's Equality Day Celebration
August 28, 2021,
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm,
at the First United Methodist Church of Bunnell.

We will present the plaque and flag received for Alice Scott Abbott, 2020 Florida Women's Hall of Fame Inductee, to the Flagler County Historical Society. We have a full program planned and we hope you can attend. Refreshments are planned. Please let me know, by August 1, if you will be attending so we can plan accordingly. 

Thank you,

Kim Medley
386 864 5162

Perhaps we can arrange a carpool. Contact Pat paross@aol.com
Great Decisions
Monday, August 30
3:30 pm
Island Crowne Social Room

Struggles Over the Melting Arctic
U.S. President Donald Trump left many scratching their heads when it was rumored that he was looking to purchase the large island nation of Greenland from Denmark. While any potential deal seems highly unlikely, the event shows the changing opinion within the U.S. government toward engagement with the Arctic region. Because of climate change, large sheets of arctic ice are melting, exposing vast stores of natural gas and oil. With Russia and China already miles ahead with their Arctic strategies, can the U.S. catch up?

Meeting ID: 892 1465 6693
Passcode: 998604

All members are invited to participate!
We Need YOUR Help!
This year we do not have a VP for Programs. We need YOUR help in planning programs. Many of you have great ideas and connections for interesting discussion leaders, speakers or topics. PLEASE SHARE THEM WITH US! If we work together we will have an outstanding selection of programs focusing on our interest in women, equity and education. Please contact Pat 386-252-1659 or paross@aol.com to let us know you are willing to arrange one of the monthly programs. Tentative dates in 2021 are: September 18, October 16 and November 20.
Most meetings will be at 11 am on the third Saturday of the month, but we can be flexible. For the time being, we will plan to meet at the Island Crowne Social Room and provide a zoom link for those who are not comfortable meeting in person. If Covid rates continue to rise, we may move to virtual meetings again. We can share a meal in a local restaurant after the meeting if members wish. You are encouraged to bring guests.
Our Book Group and Great Decisions Group have continued to meet successfully during Covid 19. If you have ideas for other interest groups you would be willing to help start, please let us know.
We are tenacious and trailblazing — 
advocating for women and girls since 1881 and into the future! 
Together, we can achieve a vision of equal opportunity for all!
For information contact: 
Patricia Ross- AAUW Daytona President: paross@aol.com

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