Vero Beach AAUW Hotline
March 2019 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

MARCH 2, 2019
1:30 pm
Free of charge

Richardson Center, IRSC,
Vero Beach

 Refereshments Served

The Art of Managing Anxiety
Speaker: Reverend John Brown

Approximately 8% of children and teenagers experience an anxiety disorder with most people developing symptoms before age 21. The World Health Organization states that 1 in 13 globally suffers from anxiety. What are some of the causes of this issue and what are the various ways of treating anxiety? Dr. John G. Brown will address this issue using the video "Let Go" as part of his presentation followed by a facilitated conversation about the film and questions and answers. The film, Let Go, was produced right here in Vero Beach from a Community Action Grant we received from AAUW National.

Dr. Brown is a retired United Methodist minister, a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and retired faculty member of the Westchester Institute for Training in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.

Special Feature: Let Go, the film
produced by AAUW Vero Beach

Message from Our Board

So much has happened in the last four months. Now we look forward to monthly fundraisers...

March 28th is our first-ever Senior Expo. Read more about it in this edition.

April 12th is our second annual Mah Jong event for Playing the New Card. We'll discuss that further in our next Hotline.

These fundraisers, as you know, help women and girls in Indian River County reach their potential through our donations to organizations that support them in various ways, especially in scholarships.

Between these fundraisers we have exciting branch meetings, Book Review Breakfasts and Public Policy events. So read this Hotline carefully, sign up for the events and be prepared for the whirlwind of activities that only "Season" can bring!

Linda Barker, Carole Strauss and Martha Kucinsky
Reminder of Future Changes for our Branch Meetings

Annual Meeting, Election*
April 6 , 2019 11:30 am Lunch $20*
CJ Cannons
Program: Sad in Not Bad, author Harriet Vogel

Awards and Installation Luncheon*
May 4, 201911:30 am Lunch $20*
Pointe West Country Club
Vero Beach Opera Piano Scholarship Recipients

* For all meetings with a *, go to
to make and pay for reservations
AAUW VB Book Review Breakfast

Continental breakfast followed by a book review

March 4th, 2019 9:30-11:00 am
Richardson Center, IRSC campus
6155 College Lane
Vero Beach 32966

Eric Menger, Airport Director,
Vero Beach Regional Airport
will be reviewing
Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
A fable in novella form about a seagull who is trying to learn about life and flight, and a homily about self-perfection.

Please remember we appreciate new or gently used pre-K books for our young readers program.

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Please join Friends After Diagnosis for a free viewing of the documentary about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, created by two young female lawyers. It's a wonderful tribute to Justice Ginsburg, and ware the featured sponsors of this event. See our logo on the flyer below!

Please add this new information to your handbook:

Mary Hourdequin
1850 Bay Rd. 3D
Vero Beach, FL 32963
cell 860-707-5146

Margaret Johnston
5520 Las Brisas
Vero Beach, FL 32967

Zoe Kron
41 Conshohocken State Rd. Apt 513
Bala Cynayd, PA 19004

Gail DeGioia new email

Inti International Restaurant
2199 7th Ave., Vero Beach
March 29, 2019 11:30
RSVP Imperative!
Call: Beverly 772-257-5950
Judy 772-783-5880

If you need help, or if you can offer help, Please contact
Gilda Barclay-Avelar 772-321-6384 or 772-569-4590
She will find someone to assist you!

2nd, 1:30 March Branch Meeting, Richardson Center, IRSC, Vero Beach

12th 1:30 Reading Group 5 (2nd Tuesday of the month) Co-chairs: Gail DeGioia 772-321-9156 or or Martha Habeshian or 772-770-5702.

13th 12 noon Reading Group 2 (2nd Wednesday of the month) Chair: Sheila Troob 794-5356 or

13th 1:30 Reading Group 4, (2nd Wednesday of the month), Co-chairs Jane Matyniak 217-3209, Jane.matyniak@ or Kathy Kalt 777-584-0012,

18th 1:30 Reading Group 3, (3rd Monday of the month), Chair: Barb Spelman, 7030851-0887 or

19th 9:30 Reading Group 1 (3rd Tuesday of the month) Chair: Eleanor Wade 226-0834 or

25th 1:00 International Relations Group (4th Monday of the Month). Chair: Barbara Mandell 794-1719

28th, 9-1 pm, Senior Expo, Intergenerational Center, 1590 Oslo Rd. SW, Vero Beach

29th 11:30 Lunch Bunch, Inti International Restaurant, 2199 7th Ave., Vero Beach, call Beverly 772-257-5950 or Judy 772-783-5780

PO Box 2143
Vero Beach, FL 32961
AAUW Vero Beach Branch is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization