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.
Somerset Hills Branch AAUW
Our new season of programs begins with our annual “salad” supper and a program about NJ women throughout history. Prospective members are welcome, so bring a guest. Please join us!
Tuesday, September 9, Pot Luck Supper starts 6:30 P.M.
Place: Bernards Township Library, Basking Ridge
Pot Luck Supper
Please bring a salad, main dish, or dessert to the library before 6:30, so that we can start eating supper at 6:30. Please call Anna Morris so we know what dishes to expect.
Program: 350th Anniversary of New Jersey
Speaker: Richard Rosenthal, President of New Jersey Civil War Round Table
During the 17th and 18th centuries most women worked at home raising children and performed domestic duties. The roles were sharply defined between men and women. Upon marriage, a woman forfeited all property to her husband. If she earned wages, these too belonged to her husband. Fathers had the custody of the children. A wife could not enter a contract or buy or sell property. There were cruel penalties of fines and whippings for adultery. Rich Rosenthal, President of the North Jersey Civil War Round Table and co-founder of the NJ American Revolution Round Table will discuss the contributions of women throughout the 350 years of New Jersey’s history and invite audience participation.
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