Vero Beach AAUW Hotline
 April 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
President's Message
Dear AAUW Members,

Some of our Winter only Members are leaving for the season soon and we bid them safe travel and look forward to their return in the Fall. But our year is far from over. We have our March 24th Branch Meeting at The Patio, April 21st Annual Meeting and Election at Marsh Landing in Fellsmere, and May 5th Branch Meeting at Christ by the Sea Methodist Church,. Then there is Equal Pay Day April 10th. Our "Equal Pay Day Unhappy Hour" is also on April 10th at Southern Social Restaurant to go with our sponsoring Work Smart, AAUW's salary negotiation workshop. Don't forget about our fun day when we play the New 2018 National Mah Jong Card at Bent Pine Golf Club on April 11th. Lunch Bunch, on the last Friday in March, April and May, will be fun as always. Last, but not least are our Interest Groups which help challenge our minds and forge friendships. . This may not be all we have up our sleeves. Watch our website: as we come closer to these evens..

Vero Beach Branch is serious as we endeavor to accomplish our goals and philanthropy projects, but we're a fun and interesting group of women who come together to provide support for women and girls in Indian River County. Be proud you're a part of this organization. I know I am.

Joyce Burkett
President, AAUW Vero Beach Branch
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:
New Members

Lois Bowne
815 Hibuscus Ln.
Vero Beach, FL 32963

Ellen Duffy
25 Pine Arbour Lane U 106
Vero Beach, FL 32962

Wendy Eiler
5541 51st Ave.
Vero Beach, FL 32967

Barbara Smith
251 Abernathy Circle SE
Palm Bay, FL 32909

Leslie Dunkenberg
15 Bollenbecker Rd.
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Susan Grandpierre-
( So sorry. We will get it right eventually)

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! April Meetings

1:30, 10th Reading Group 5 (2nd Tuesday of month)
Co-chairs, Linda MacDonald 234-3473 or or Jackie
Jacobus, 492-1656 or

1:30, 11th Reading Group 4 (2nd Wednesday of month)
Chair, Linda Bara, 475-485-8364 or

1:30, 11th Reading Group 2 (2nd Wednesday of month)
Chair Sheila Troob 794-5356

1:30, 11th Creative Writing (2nd Wednesday of the month)
Chair, Rosemary Brofos, 231-4786, Lexington Club

12:30, 12th & 26th Duplicate Bridge (2nd & 4th Thursday of month)
Call Rebecca Barkett 567-9688 or

10 :00, 13th Reading Group 6 (2nd Friday of month)
Chair, Sandra Lackas 770-2977 or

1:30, 20th Public Policy (3rd. Friday of month)
Chair, Suzanne Jones 248-767-9402

1:30, 16th Reading Group 3 (3rd Monday of month)
Chair, Barb Spelman, 703-851-0887 or

9:30,17th Reading Group 1. (3rd Tuesday of month).
Indian River Estates West, Fireplace Library, call Margaret Heinrich 299-0142 or

11:30 April 21st Branch Meeting, Marsh Landing, Fellsmere

1:00, 23rd I nternational Relations (4th Monday of month)
Citrus Room, East Building, Indian River Estates. Call Barbara Mandell

11:30, 27th Lunch Bunch, (last Friday of month). Ocean Grill, Rt 60 at the ocean, VB 231-5409 Call Sylvia LaRocca 559-2172 or Birgitta Byers 321-1083

PO Box 2143
Vero Beach, FL 32961