May
2021
Volume 1, Issue No. 10
May Program : Members Only with LIMITED spots Join today to attend this lecture!
FRIDA KAHLO LECTURE
Wednesday, May 12, 7 p.m. via Zoom

Diana Martinez, Director of the upcoming "Frida Kahlo: Timeless" Exhibition at the Cleve Carney Museum of Art at the College of DuPage, will be the speaker for a joint local area AAUW branch Zoom presentation.

Martinez, who is also Director of the McAninch Arts Center at COD, will lecture on the life and work of Frida Kahlo and focus on her ongoing relevance and popularity.

The "Timeless" Exhibit, scheduled for June 5-September 6, 2021, features 26 original pieces and is the largest Kahlo exhibit in the Chicago area in 40 years.

Mary-Jo Bryan Wolsky, VP Programs
President's Corner
Hello Everyone,

Well, Covid cannot keep us down! We continue to have a constant schedule of events and opportunities for all members. And the weather is contributing to our fresh outlook on the season.

Several members are participating in Ki Gong via Zoom and enjoying exercise together. We have even met some new people along the way. The PriMerry Players with Joyce Tumea and Marie Gillespie presented “Laudable Ladies, Revisited and Revised”, always amazing to learn about women who helped to shape our history. We have been pleased with our recent fundraisers, among them was Anderson’s Bookshop.

Our Book Sale Committee will meet in May to discuss options for our books this year; again we are trying to be creative with our resources at hand. So much depends on the forces beyond our control.

Sandra Sansone Brennan, Co-President
Interest Groups
Most interest groups are currently meeting on Zoom. Pictured here are the books featured at the May meetings of three of our book discussion groups.
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EDITOR'S NOTE

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Kim Venzon, VP Communications
Ways & Means
Deb Harris, Ways & Means Chair
SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISING UPDATE

Thank you to everyone who has supported our fundraisers for the scholarship fund. We have earned the following:

Cabi - $250
Lou Malnati’s - $246.78
Ki Gong - $232.70 (net of PayPal fees)
Donations - $210
TOTAL = $939.48

We don’t know the result of the Anderson’s fundraiser yet.

We are taking off the month of May and will have another restaurant fundraiser for you to enjoy in June.

Please feel free to donate to the scholarship fund. Just put Scholarship Fund in the memo of your check. Again, thank you for your support
FUN WITH FUNDRAISERS
(top to bottom)

Future AAUW members enjoy their Anderson's Bookshop purchases.

Branch members take Ki Gong seriously!

Our VP Communications reveals her magical side while wearing her favorite cabi button fly cargo pants.

Photos courtesy of Kim Venzon
You are invited to take a photo
in your new cabi wear,
a shot of you with your
Anderson's Bookshop purchases,
or a selfie from the Ki Gong class.
Send it to the newsletter editor
for inclusion in an upcoming notice!
AAUW Webinars

AAUW is committed to staying connected during these difficult times, so we’re providing regular webinar content for our communities. National staff and outside experts bring you engaging programming on the issues most important to you.

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Equal Pay Day Calendar

Equal Pay Day denotes how far into the new year women must work to be paid what men were paid the previous year. Started by the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) in 1996, the goal was to raise awareness about the gender wage gap.

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2020-2021 BRANCH BOARD
** CO-PRESIDENTS Mary Ann Dion & Sandra Sansone Brennan * VICE-PRESIDENT PROGRAMS Mary-Jo Bryan Wolsky * VICE-PRESIDENT MEMBERSHIP Kristen Beirne * VICE-PRESIDENT COMMUNICATIONS Kim Venzon * SECRETARY Sue Stealey * TREASURER Coleen Walter **
APPOINTED OFFICERS * AAUW FUNDS Harriett Lindstrom * PUBLIC POLICY Emily Owens
AAUW Greatest Needs Fund

This fund allows AAUW to respond rapidly, in our communications and advocacy, to critical issues affecting women as they emerge. Giving to Greatest Needs is a great way to ensure AAUW’s continued visibility, relevance and sustainability.

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Planned Giving - AAUW : Empowering Women Since 1881

Charitable gift annuities, often called CGAs, can be a wonderful way to help AAUW provide for the next generation of women. In addition to the benefits of making a gift to the organization, you will receive fixed payments for the rest of your life.

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