Vero Beach AAUW Hotline
 March Newsletter
To submit information for the Hotline, please send to Gail DeGioia, Editor at by the 5th of the previous month.
AAUW Vero Beach
PO Box 2143
Vero Beach,FL 32961

´╗┐Saturday, March 24, 2018

The Patio Restaurant
1103 21st Street, Vero Beach

Vicki Soule and Jonnie Mae Perry will speak on Poverty and ALICE report for Treasure Coast. ALICE is an acronym for Assets Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. Jonnie, and AAUW Vero Beach Branch member, will explain to us how it feels for children to grow up poor. This will be informative and interesting.

Lunch Choices
Rancher's Steak Salad_____
Sliced sirloin, mixed greens, blue cheese,tomato,black beans, ranch dressing.
Chicken Marsala__________
Pan seared chicken breast in a creamy Marsala sauce.
Seared Salmon___________
Seared Atlantic salmon, topped with avocado and tomato salsa.

All choices are served with chef choice of seasonal vegetables, and appropriate starch, Brownies and Berries.

$21.00 per person includes tax & gratuity.

Reservations, please visit our website at: or

send check with food choice on memo line to AAUW
PO Box 2143
Vero Beach, FL 32961
President's Message
Dear AAUW Members,

AAUW Vero Beach Branch continues to impress me with interesting and friendly new members. Some of the new members already are involved in this year's activities and many are volunteering for next year's Appointed Offices. This commitment is fantastic! We applaud and thank you for it.

I also appreciate the group that came 87 strong to Bent Pine for our Regional meeting. Avalon McGann wrote a very nice article with pictures and names for this Hotline.

Friendly members, community commitment, good programs and our philanthropy programs draw additional members and interesting involved members New and exciting programs and venue ideas are encouraged and welcomed. As they say, timing is everything. Many members have wonderful ideas but I don't think you realize that the program Vice Presidents have completed most of their work by mid-June. Otherwise, they won't be printed in the Cultural Council Schedule or our Handbook with 2018-19 new officers and membership renewals. I know you have great ideas. Please email or call them to Co-Presidents Av McGann at, 299-1393 or Lorrie Borchert at, 540 226-2034. They will present them at their meeting with the Co-Vice Presidents of Programs. So in the next couple months, please keep us in mind when you hear about ideas for programs or restaurants that we could try. Thanks so much.


Joyce Burkett
President, AAUW Vero Beach Branch
Book Review Breakfasts
Indian River State College
Richardson Center
Our Last for the Season

MARCH 5, 2018
Go to:
for a list of books, authors and reviewers for the 2017-18 season!

9:30 am- Continental Breakfast on the veranda
10 am- Book review in the auditorium
As reviewed by Cynthia Emerson


Election of Officers

At our April Branch Meeting, we will be voting for our Elected Officers 2018-2019 and 2019-2020. According to our By-Laws, we need to post the candidates to the vacant offices

The following will be 2 year commitments

Co-Vice Presidents (2018-19), Co-Presidents (2019-2010
Cate Wenzing and Jonnie Mae Perry

Membership Co-Vice President (2018-2020)
Judy McNulty

Recording Secretary (2018-2020)
Dorothy Neumann

Barb Spelman and Carole Strauss have graciously agreed to stay on an additional year.
Treasurer (2018-19)
Barb Spelman

Assistant Treasurer (2nd year of her present commitment (2018-19) and
Treasurer (2019-20)
Carole Strauss

We are very proud to have such a great slate of women who are willing to be in leadership roles as we help advance equity for women and girls in Indian River County.
Lorrie & Avalon
Putting a Face to Each Member's Name

Lorrie Borchert and Avalon McGann, your co-executive vice presidents, are working on a project. They are "Putting a Face to Each Member's' Name" So far 62 members have either had their photos taken at our different AAUW functions, or they've emailed in their headshots. Please email your headshots or snail mail them to:
Avalon C. McGann
2055 82nd Avenue, Lot 507
Vero Beach, FL 32966 or email:
Susan Grandpierre- ( i not L)


Please Welcome New and Returning Members

Irene Moretti
411 53rd Square
Vero Beach, FL

Margaret McDowell

With Great sadness we honor the passing of
Dorothy Lyon
If you have information you wish to have publicized within our membership, please email it to all of the following:
´╗┐( by the 5th of month for next month)
Gail DeGioia -
Carla Flournoy -
Communication Directors
Diane Sattler -
Elaine Spooner -


New Members interested in joining? Please contact Ursula Duguid, coordinator of member groups. 794-1667 or email
Reminder!! Any prospective member may attend any group ONCE before making a commitment.

Mark your Calendars! March Meetings

9:30, March 5th Book Review Breakfast
IRSC, Richardson Center

12:30, 8th and 22nd Duplicate Bridge (2nd & 4th Thursday of month)
Call Rebecca Barkett 567-9688 or

10 :00, 8th Reading Group 6 (2nd Friday of month)
Chair, Sandra Lackas 770-2977 or

1:30, 14th Reading Group 4 (2nd Wednesday of month)
Chair, Linda Bara, 475-485-8364 or

1:30, 14th Reading Group 2 (2nd Wednesday of month)
Chair Sheila Troob 794-5356

1:30, 14th Creative Writing (2nd Wednesday of the month)
Chair, Rosemary Brofos, 231-4786, Lexington Club

1:30, 16th Public Policy (3rd. Friday of month)
Chair, Suzanne Jones 248-767-9402

1:30, 19th Reading Group 5 (2nd Tuesday of month)
Co-chairs, Linda MacDonald 234-3473 or or Jackie
Jacobus, 492-1656 or

1:30, 19th Reading Group 3 (3rd Monday of month)
Chair, Barb Spelman, 703-851-0887 or

9:30, 20th Reading Group 1. (3rd Tuesday of month).
Indian River Estates West, Fireplace Library, call Margaret Heinrich 299-0142 or

11:30 March 24th Branch meeting, The Patio,

1:00, March 26 I nternational Relations (4th Monday of month)
Citrus Room, East Building, Indian River Estates. Call Barbara Mandell

11:30, March 30 Lunch Bunch, (last Friday of month) Citrus GrillHouse, 1050 Easter Lilly Lane, VB 234-4114 Call Sylvia LaRocca 559-2172 or Birgitta Byers 321-1083

PO Box 2143
Vero Beach, FL 32961