October 2021
Book Group
Monday, October 11
10:30 am
October 11—“The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine,” by Janice P. Nimura. Elizabeth Blackwell in 1849 became the first woman in America to receive an M.D. Though the world first recoiled at the notion of a woman studying medicine, her intelligence and intensity won her the acceptance of the male medical entablement. Interview with the author.

Meeting ID: 821 3978 8565
Passcode: 905364

November 8—“Winter Sisters,”by Robin Oliveira. New York 1879: An epic blizzard descends on Albany devastating the city. When the snow finally settles, two newly orphaned girls are missing. Dr. Mary Sutter, a former Civil War surgeon, searches for the two sisters. When what happened to them is finally revealed, Dr. Sutter must fight the most powerful of Albany’s citizens to right unimaginable wrongs. Ellen O’Shaughnessy will lead the discussion.
Did you know AAUW Daytona Beach was one of two branches recognized in the AAUW Five Star Recognition Program? AAUW Daytona completed stars for Communication, Public Policy and Program. AAUW Sarasota completed all five stars.
AAUW’s Five-Star National Recognition Program rewards affiliates (states, branches and other organizations) for aligning their work with the AAUW strategic plan and other initiatives that foster the organization’s mission of advancing gender equity for women and girls. The program will run from July 2021 through June 2022.
For more information about how we can participate in the this year's program:
Great Decisions
Monday, October 24
3:30 pm

The Two Koreas
What does the future hold for the U.S. relationship with the ROK?
The Korean Peninsula is facing a defining era. Attempts by South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump to repair the rift between North and South have lost any momentum as Pyongyang continues to test long-range missiles for its nuclear weapons program. As the rift between the U.S. and China grows further, South Korea may end up in the middle of the two superpowers. What does the future hold for the U.S. relationship with the ROK?

Meeting ID: 892 1465 6693
Passcode: 998604

All members are invited to participate!
Upcoming Meetings

Wednesday, November 10, 6:30 pm on zoom
Preserving African American Places: Recognition and Restitution, Lawana Holland-Moore,Program Officer, African American Cultural Heritage Action Association (C0-Hosted by AAUWStetson)

Thursday, December 2, 11:00 am:
Challenges for Generation X, Mary Gatta PhD
  • Generation X women (those born between 1965 and 1980) are in the middle of their careers. They are navigating work, family and aging. This presentation will share the economic state of Generation X women, the way gender roles are (and are not) changing and the key challenges this group is facing as they approach retirement age. (In person and by zoom)
We Need YOUR Help!
Out of an abundance of caution, we will meet by zoom until the positivity rate ifor COVID- 19 in Volusia County comes down. We look forward to meeting in person soon.

Zoom meetings do allow us to enjoy speakers who do not live in our area. If you are, or know of an interesting presenter who would be willing to share a program with our branch, please contact Pat to help with scheduling.
We are looking for a branch Tech Trek Coordinator. Responsibilities include:
  • Serve as the contact with the Tech Trek Committee,
  • Distribute nomination letters to teachers and principals (provided by the Committee) to the Volusia County Schools STEM Coordinator for distribution, (Oct 15),
  • Follow up with schools to encourage them to nominate students,
  • Arrange a small committee to interview applicants (before February 25)),
  • Plan to recognize the girls who have been selected and send info to the local press.
If you would be willing to undertake this important role,
please contact Pat

Latina’s Equal Pay Day - October 21

MAY 22, 2021

IN ATTENDANCE:  President Pat Ross, Susan Jano, Lucy Jackman, Joann Meder, Elvira LaBarre, Mary Ann Sines

TREASURER REPORT:  Joann Meder announced that we have a balance of $4517.51.  Treasurer’s report accepted.

PRESIDENT REPORT:  Pat announced no scholarship for Women in Transition was awarded this year due to inadequate funds.  The STEM Scholarship was awarded to  Makayla Parsons.
 Next year there will be both scholarships including STEM.  Elvira made a motion to donate $750 to Teck Trek, Mary Ann seconded.   Tech Trek needs volunteers for workshops   July 19-23rd.  Please let Pat know is interested.  Pat will email all information.  

Pat reminded the members that the AAUW conference videos are on website.

Pat agreed to remain President for one more year.

After discussion, the members by consensus, it was decided that programs will be done by each member for each month.   Hopefully, this year meetings can be held at the Island Crowne.

Two members were awarded an AAUW FL Named Gift Award gift for their continued support and willingness to take on responsibility.  Pat Race and May Ann Sines received the awards.

Submitted by 
Lucy Jackman

Approved by Committee
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advocating for women and girls since 1881 and into the future! 
Together, we can achieve a vision of equal opportunity for all!
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