AAUW is the oldest women’s organization in the USA. Our mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research. We have general meetings and various interest groups. Our major fundraiser is our annual used book sale.
All members, even new ones, are encouraged to participate as board members, group chairs, convention attendees, and book sale workers, in order to get the most out of the AAUW experience.
GENERAL MEETING – Dec. 9 11:30 AM – HOLIDAY LUNCHEON – Reserve by Monday, Dec. 1
Entertainment + The Traveling Literacy Theater’s Maggie Worsdale will perform a reading of O. Henry’s The Gift of the Magi in a beautiful Dickensian costume. Maggie Worsdale is one of New Jersey’s top jazz singers, featured twice at the Count Basie Theater’s annual Sinatra Birthday Bash. Following the reading, Maggie will sing a selection of holiday favorites.
Luncheon + Russo’s Continental Catering, Inc. will serve fresh cut fruit salad, red bliss potato salad, rotini pasta salad and a variety of gourmet finger sandwiches. Coffee and tea will be provided. All members are asked to bring their favorite cookies or holiday treats to share. Cost for the luncheon is $15 per person. Checks made out to “Somerset Hills AAUW” to: Ginny Pasternak, 20 Helen St., Warren, NJ 07059. All reservations due by Dec. 1.
Holiday Charities + “Bring A Bra & A Buck” Free The Girls works alongside aftercare providers around the world that rescue women from sex trafficking and provide rehabilitation services. Your donation of a new or gently used bra of any size/type helps survivors of human trafficking make a living selling secondhand clothing while they recover and build their new life. See freethegirls.org for more information. Tuck a dollar in the cup to help offset the cost of shipping the bras overseas. For those who prefer to bring a check, we are asking for your support to help bring Newark high school girls to Teentech Newark, $25 will cover the costs for one girl for a whole day of hands-on STEM workshops. Ginny Lyttle will collect made out to “AAUW NJ Charitable Trust” (tax deductible).
For more information about AAUW, please contact Teri Passarello at 908-313-8421 or firstname.lastname@example.org.