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December 2022 AAUW Little Rock, Inc. News & Events

Celebrating 100 Years

1922 - 2022
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Annual Holiday Silent Auction

 

Saturday, December 10th, 11am
Unitarian Universalist Church
1818 Reservoir Road

Little Rock

 

Time to round up those items that you would just love to re-gift. There is no better way to pass on those unused items that need a new home. On the 10th, you can pick up holiday gifts for yourself and your paid purchase is your donation credit to AAUW's Greatest Needs Fund.

Come be part of the AAUW Little Rock "White Elephant" silent auction market filled with lots of Holiday gifts in all price ranges and many different tastes. If you are bringing a lot of items to donate, be sure to come early at 10:30 to set them up.

If you need your donated items picked up before December 10th, contact Funds Chair Maria Jones by clicking here. If you would like to make your annual AAUW Greatest Needs Fund donation before the meeting, make your donation online at AAUW.org or contact Maria to donate by check. 

100% of the money you spend will be a tax-deductible donation to the National AAUW organization for programming, research and more. Checks, credit cards and cash are welcome. Your donation will be matched dollar for dollar by the National AAUW Board.

Bring your friends and family. You do not have to be a member of AAUW to attend or to receive the tax deduction. We will be inside the church in a large meeting hall.

Lunch will be catered by Two Sisters Catering. The menu includes Lasagna (both regular and vegetarian), salad, bread and dessert. Cost for lunch is $10 per person. Please let us know you are coming by December 7th so we will have enough food. Click here to RSVP to Co-President Mary McGehee. You can also RSVP by clicking "Going" on the Facebook Event page linked here.

Questions? Contact Funds Chair, Maria Jones, by clicking here.
 

Let's Send More Students to the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) in 2023


         
Holiday Dinner for Four NCCWSL Raffle - Buy Your Tickets Now!


Tickets $10.00 each - Drawing December 10th
(do not have to be present to win)

Holiday Dinner for Four Includes Basket plus:
  • $150.00 Gift Certificate from Heavenly Hams (your choice of meat, sides, desserts)
  • Christmas dishes, place settings for four people (Stoneware, International Tableworks)
  • Santa dip spreaders (2)
  • Christmas ornaments (3)
  • Table Cloth and napkins for four people
  • and more......
Tickets available by contacting Maria Jones, AAUW LR Funds Chair (click here),  or at the very beginning of the December meeting.
 

Gift Wrapping for Tips at Barnes and Noble


Yes, they just recently decided to let organizations wrap gifts for tips at Barnes and Noble in North Little Rock. We are still working on the West Little Rock location. 

Dates/Times for North Little Rock are Monday, December 19 through Friday, December 23. Some one-hour shifts are still available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. We are wrapping from 11am to 3pm.

Want to volunteer? Contact Lottie Adams  (click on her name to email her) to get on the North Little Rock schedule.


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All proceeds from both fund-raisers go to the AAUW Little Rock National Conference for College Women Student Leaders fund. The Branch gives grants to selected Arkansas college women to attend a three-day AAUW National Leadership Training in late May.

For more information about NCCWSL, click here.


AAUW LITTLE ROCK 2022-2023 CALENDAR

REGULAR MEETINGS AND EVENTS


Regular meetings of the branch are on the second Saturday of the month, beginning at 11am, September through May. We do not meet in January or in the same month as the state convention. We currently meet in person.

December 10 - Regular Meeting (Unitarian Universalist Church, 1818 Reservoir Road, Little Rock) 11am

Annual White Elephant Silent Auction to Benefit AAUW Greatest Needs Fund
(come early at 10:30 if you have lots of silent auction items to set up)

December 19 - 23 Gift Wrapping for tips, Barnes and Noble NLR only, 11am to 3pm

The Other Center, 4000 McCain Blvd, North Little Rock

January - No Meeting

February 11 - Regular Meeting at Whole Hog Cafe, 2516 Cantrell Road, Little Rock

March 11 - Regular Meeting

April - State Convention

May 13 - Annual Branch Meeting

 


AAUW TUESDAY AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB





AAUW Little Rock members are eligible and invited to participate in the Tuesday Afternoon Book Club. The Book Club meets at 12:30 pm on the first Tuesday of the month, October through May. They don't meet in January. Contact Diana Glaze, Book Club President, or Debra Tillery, hostess, if you would like to attend the next meeting (December 6) or join the book club. They will meet in the Pulaski Heights Baptist Church parlor.

Book Club Schedule 2022-2023:

DATE               HOSTESS(ES)
December 6     Debra Tillery
February 7       Kathryn Buril
March 7           Gloria Bastidas & Maria Jones
April 4             To Be Determined
May 2              Maureen Terrafranca

 
 

BRANCH BULLETIN BOARD

Share your announcements, events, awards, pictures, greetings and activities with other members.  Send to Maria Jones by clicking here and she will add to the next newsletter.


 
 
Greater Little Rock Federation of Women’s Clubs Christmas Party

Cookie Swap and Left-Right Gift Exchange

North Little Rock Woman’s Club, East Military Drive, NLR


Sunday, December 4th at 2 pm    

To participate in the Cookie Swap, bring three
dozen cookies, wrapped in small packets of six cookies to a packet.
 
To participate in the gift exchange, bring a wrapped gift worth $10 or more. Come join the fun. 

We will have a large buffet of snacks to enjoy. There will be a story for the gift exchange that promises lots of laughs and fun.   






LWVPC cordially invites you to their last meeting of the year. And what better way to end the year than to have a bit of fun!

The LWVPC Holiday Gathering will be held at the amazing Esse Purse Museum, 1510 Main St. in Little Rock, on Monday, December 5, 5 pm to 7 pm. Attendees will enjoy a private tour of the museum and will have a chance to win door prizes. And for your holiday shopping pleasure, the retail store will be open!

If you are interested in being part of the League of Women Voters of Pulaski County, this will be a great chance to check them out.

We hope to see you there!
Devita Harden, LWVPC Leadership Team

The 2023 General Assembly Session is just around the corner. Get ready to advocate with the Arkansas Kids Count Coalition and the Arkansas Coalition for Strong Families.  Lunch will be provided for those registered.
The Little Rock Summit will be:
Tuesday, December 13th, 10am to 1:30pm
Click here to Register now!

Working with Diverse Communities

 

The Little Rock Branch of the AAUW met on November 12th at the John Gould Fletcher Library. The program was centered around working with diverse communities. AAUW Little Rock Diversity Chair, Gloria Bastidas, was our program leader.

First, Lieutenant Kendel Cole, Special Assignment Commander for the Little Rock Police Department shared his story and experiences. We learned about the successful community cooking classes as well as his language classes for police officers to learn the Spanish language from community members.

Second, Dr. Diana Glaze recounted the LR branch's experience hosting visitors from Ukraine.
She also shared her international doll collection. The group discussed the importance of taking advantage of travel opportunities to learn about different places and people.  

November 15 was Jane Mendel Reading Day for the Little Rock School District

Shown reading below are Maria Jones and Tara Shephard.
 

from Dr. Mary McGehee and Dr. Zenobia Harris, Co-Presidents
AAUW Little Rock, Inc. Branch.

 

AAUW Little Rock Branch


CO-PRESIDENTS - ZENOBIA HARRIS & MARY ALICE MCGEHEE
MEMBERSHIP CO-VICE PRESIDENTS - LOTTIE ADAMS & MAUREEN TERRAFRANCA
SECRETARY - SUSAN HOLT
FINANCE - NELL MATTHEWS


NOTE  To submit an article for or comment on this newsletter, email Maria Jones, Communications Chair.

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