September 2021
Volume 2 | Issue 2
Back-to-the-Books Scholarship Online Fundraiser Final Total and Acknowledgments

Coleen Walter, Treasurer and Kim Venzon, VP Communications
Our goal this year was to raise $6,250, 80% for local scholarships and 20% for our annual donation to National AAUW.

Donations total $7,316 as of August 31, 2021! 

Thank you to everyone who donated and made this fundraiser a success. We have enough to move forward with the Back-to-the-Books scholarship applications as well as make a donation to the National AAUW Greatest Needs Fund.

Thank you to the following donors for allowing us to continue to fulfill our mission.

Used Book Sale Supporter
Kim Venzon

Rare Book Collectors
Susan Becker
Sandra Sansone Brennan
Joan Fisher
Debra Guptill
Deborah Harris
Marilyn Jelinek
Anita Jencks
Claudia Kappel
Karen Kuchar
Cynthia Laughlin
Emily Owens
Rosalie Oppenheim
Patricia Page
Ellen Pascucci
Mary Joyce Pickett
Ruth Pordes
Lynne Romito
Lia Rubino
Susan Schaal
Nancy Shoemaker
Ann Springer
Nancy Svoboda
Joyce Tumea
Julia Venetis
Kathyrn Vlahos
Margaret Wagner
Coleen Walter
Mary Beth Weeks
Mary-Jo Wolsky
Carole Zoeller

Educator's Society
Anonymous
Amy Buonassisi
Harriett Lindstrom
Lyndi Sprietsma
Sue Stealey

The key to the levels can be found on our website.
Thank you to everyone who supported our August restaurant fundraiser at 3 Corners Tap & Grill. The Branch raised $183.
Our next restaurant fundraiser will be in October. Watch this space for details.
2021 Back-to-the-Books Scholarship
If you know of someone who has returned to college and can use some financial aid, check out this flyer. We are looking for women to award scholarship money to.

They must be full-time or half-time students within one or two years of graduating, had a three-year break in their college education and live in one of the five towns our branch serves.

Those working on an undergraduate or graduate degree may be awarded $3,000 if a full-time student or $1,500 if a half-time student or if they are working on an Associates degree they may be awarded $1,500 if a full-time student or $750 if a half-time student.

Scholarship applications may be obtained from Coleen Walter. Please make copies of the flyer and hand out.

If you have any questions about the scholarship program, call Coleen Walter.
AAUW Used Book Sorts Resume!
Used Book Collection RETURNS PLUS
Voter Registration!
Well, friends, after 18 months it’s finally time to start collecting and sorting books again! --Barbara
BOOK SORTERS
2nd Saturday of the month
Odd number months
are 10 am - 1:30 pm
Even number months are 10 - Noon

Held at Eagle Storage
All are welcome!
Questions? contact Barbara Norem

September 11, 10 am - 1:30 p.m. – this will be a MASKED event.

Dual event, during the hours of the September book collection, we will be hosting voter registration in coordination with LWV!

INTEREST GROUPS

Interest groups include 4 book discussion groups, afternoon bridge, and Great Decisions (a world affairs discussion group) - as well as a History and Movie group. Pictured below are 3 of the books featured at a recent meeting of our book discussion groups.
Public Policy Update
Emily Owens, Appointed Officer
Campaigning for the 2022 election has started. It really never stops, right? Before our congressmen can get started, the recently redrawn district map will likely get revised to use actual census data. Click here for more details.
Our Branch in the News!
Kim Venzon, VP Communications
My sincere appreciation to the women who agreed to be interviewed for the Scholarship article in the Suburban Life. In case you missed it, see below.
Photo of Carole Dobbie at the 2107 Used Book Sale was taken by Kate Skegg
Kim Venzon, VP Communications
Editor's Note

The Public Policy Notice is archived on the  Past Programs page of the website.

The next issue will be released sometime around October 5, 2021.

Blue underlined text in the newsletter indicates clickable links to emails, websites, or pdfs.

Kim Venzon, VP Communications
2021-2022 BRANCH BOARD
PRESIDENT Sandra Sansone Brennan
VICE-PRESIDENT MEMBERSHIP Kristen Beirne * VICE-PRESIDENT PROGRAMS Julie Venetis * VICE-PRESIDENT COMMUNICATIONS Kim Venzon * SECRETARY Patty Page * TREASURER Coleen Walter
APPOINTED OFFICERS ** AAUW FUNDS INFORMATION & FUNDRAISING Harriett Lindstrom ** PUBLIC POLICY Emily Owens
Join Us

The beginning of the branch year is a great time to join!

Branch Membership includes access to over fifteen Interest Groups, leadership roles on the board and committees, planning and production of monthly public programs, the annual Equal Pay Day Rally as well as the Used Book Sale. PLUS State and National informational emails and opportunities!

Join online or contact us for more information and an application to mail.
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