AAUW (National) is the oldest women’s organization in the USA. The AAUW mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research. The Somerset Hills AAUW branch has 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, in group activities, and book sale volunteers in order to get the most out of the AAUW experience.
Pomp and Circumstance
Local resident Meg Wastie, M.A. will be the featured speaker at the May 10 meeting of the AAUW of Somerset Hills, covering the history and lore of graduation customs and proceedings. She will feature the stories and meanings behind the tradition of graduation and the symbolic clothing associated with this significant rite of passage.
This meeting will be held in person at Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Road, Bernardsville, NJ and will begin promptly at 6:00 PM. Zoom doors open at 5:30. This is a change of both place and time for this meeting only. The meeting will also be available virtually using Zoom, with participants who choose not to attend in person welcome to register and join virtually from their own device. Members of the public are warmly invited to join the group for this FREE program.
Wastie previously taught English and Drama at Columbia High School in Maplewood for 32 years and then served as Curator of Education at the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts in Madison for 15 years. More recently she has been very active presenting a variety of informational programs to schools, senior and adult groups, and public organizations.
AAUW is the oldest women’s organization in the country, advocating for women and girls since 1881 and into the future.
Branch meetings are usually held at the Bernards Township Library at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month during the academic year.
New members are welcome. For more information on AAUW or joining the local branch, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Teri Passarello at 908-313-8421.
The AAUW Somerset Hills Annual Used Book Sale will be August 4 – 6 2002 at the Bernardsville Middle School. Book donations will be accepted starting July 25 at 9:00. Student and adult volunteers needed. Text 908-313-8421.
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