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Welcome to the Somerset Hills Branch of AAUW

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, group chairs, convention attendees, and book sale workers in order to get the most out of the AAUW experience.

Somerset Hills Branch Program – November, 2018


BRANCH MEETING: Tue, Nov 13, 2018, 6:30 at Bernards Township Library, 32 S Maple Ave, Basking Ridge Program: The China Painting Craze 1880-1920, presented by Bonnie Gould – Ever wonder why so many of us have a piece of our Grandmother’s hand painted bone china that we just can’t part with?   If you have a piece like that, please bring it to our November meeting — to share its history, as you know it — when Bonnie Gould shares the stories of her family and the beautiful hand painted tea set and other pieces that have come down to her. Light refreshments will be served.


TECH TREK Summer Camp Help Wanted ASAP! We need the commitment of volunteers now for candidate interviews to take place March 1 – April 12, 2019 (either after school, evenings, or weekends). Without an interviewing chair for our branch no girls from Somerset or Hunterdon counties can be nominated. As a member of the Tech Trek Student Selection Committee, you will meet amazing seventh grade girls and have the opportunity to tell the wider community about all the great things we do through AAUW. We always interview in pairs. Training provided. For details and to sign up go to: https://techtrek-nj.aauw.net and click on VOLUNTEER


BOOK SALE: Good news, we have a new chair – thanks Teri Passarello! – and enough people have pledged to take responsibility for various management roles that the book sale committee decided to pursue a sale for early August 2019. This is dependent on the school being available for three weeks, and the recruitment of new volunteers, but it looks like we’re moving forward. We are still considering possible collaborations with other groups for volunteers. Next meeting: Wed, Dec 19, 9:30 at Bonnie Gould’s – funds distribution recommendation will be decided by the qualifying members.


BRANCH HOLIDAY LUNCHEON: Tue, Dec 11, 2018, 11:30 at Bernards Township Library, 32 S Maple Ave, Basking Ridge – A catered luncheon will be followed by a holiday concert by the Ridge High School Choir. Save the date and watch for details soon.


HOLIDAY CHARITY: The board voted to ask the branch to support our Tech Trek campers for our holiday charity this year. So that cost to the family is not a factor, campers pay only $50 for the week-long experience of living on a college campus, taking classes and going on field trips; but the cost per camper is roughly $1500, even with many in-kind donations. Checks made out to the “AAUW NJ Charitable Trust” with a notation in the memo of “Tech Trek” will support our NJ Tech Trek at Stockton University. Please give or send checks to Bonnie Gould, 4 Valley View Dr., Basking Ridge, 07920.