Women's organization looking for new members

| 15 Feb 2012 | 09:03

    SUSSEX COUNTY — Women who are interested in joining a local branch of a Women’s organization that addresses both social and activism interests are invited to join the American Association of University Women (AAUW) of their Sussex County Branch. This is a long standing 130-year-old national women’s organization with local branches that provide an active social calendar plus a strong voice in breaking barriers for women and girls which advocates at the national, state and local level. The Sussex Branch is 61 years old and they raise scholarships, projects and programs in support of SCCC - Sussex County Community College. Here are some of the Branch activities: Bagels and Buns branch meetings with interesting topics, friendship, and fellowship. Provide a scholarship to a female student in the field of art, dance, literature, music, or theater who is attending Sussex County Community College Hold the annual Road Rally, which benefits the national Education Foundation, the Legal Advocacy Fund, and the local Scholarship Fund. Share opportunities for activism at the national, state and local level with organizations such as the League of Women Voters and the two minute activist agendas on our national, state, and local website. Address gender awareness and sexual harassment in local schools Sponsor career awareness trips for Sussex County, middle school girls. Examples include visits to the Newton Court House and Sussex County Community College. The goal is to give girls the opportunity to meet role models, to learn about possible careers, and to becomefamiliar with the campus of SCCC. Film Evening: A film is purposefully selected that is geared toward women and women’s issues. A discussion of the film’s message follows. Monthly book clubs; avid readers share their insights of a selected book at a member’s home. The new programs will be starting in September. The Sept. 17 luncheon meeting will be held at JC’s in Newton, beginning at 11:30. Sally Goodson, AAUW-NJ’s President, will be the guest speaker. She will be discussing many of the state and national programs presented at the national convention this past summer in Washington, D.C. For more information contact Carole Monesmith: 973*786-6238 or cmonesmith@gmail.com or visit www.aauwsussex.org.