Meetings

2019-2020 GENERAL MEETINGS AND PROGRAMS

You are invited to a special meeting concerning the ongoing status of our local scholarships at Parkland. The meeting will be held on Tuesday September 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the Gentry Square Clubhouse, 1712 Gentry Square Lane, Champaign.

Since 1970 our branch has helped area women whose education has been interrupted to return to school and complete their degree. We have done this through scholarships to the U of I and Parkland whose amounts and number have been increased through the years. We decided to discontinue the scholarship at the U of I several years ago since it had become increasingly difficult to find qualified applicants. We currently fund a $600 scholarship for a woman to attend AAUW’s National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) instead. We have continued to fund three $1,000 scholarships to Parkland, each named in honor of branch members, Janet Southwood/Bette van Es, Amy Kummerow, and Phyllis Cline.

These scholarships total $3,600 per year and have been funded through generous contributions from our members and from family members and friends of the women honored with the named scholarships at Parkland. For the past year or so the Board has been discussing our financial situation regarding the scholarship funds Although there are sufficient funds to continue the scholarships for the next few years, we are concerned that the scholarships as presently distributed are not sustainable in the long run. One of the options we have considered is the establishment of an endowed scholarship.

At our September 24 meeting, Tracy Wahlfeldt, the Parkland College Foundation Director, will speak to us about endowments at Parkland, and she can answer any questions we may have concerning them. We hope that you will be able to attend to learn about this option and to give your input. Parking is available in the lots surrounding the clubhouse in any uncovered space. Light refreshments will be served.

2018-2019 GENERAL MEETINGS AND PROGRAMS

Saturday, September 29 for 9am to 10:30am, for coffee and breakfast treats at Harvest Market (upstairs), 2029 South Neil Street, Champaign. Bring guests who are interested in learning more about AAUW. This will be an informal time of visiting with one another.    Program: Membership Social, an opportunity for members to come together at an informal social event and for potential members to find out more about us.

Saturday, November 10 at noon:   Ko-Fusion, 1 E. Main St., Champaign                           Program: AAUW International Fellowship recipient in the 1980s, Prof. Pnina Motzafi-Haller, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, 8499000, Visiting Professor 2018-19, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign will present a talk on her work, entitled “Are Botswana women feminists? Reflections on an African three-decade long encounter”.

Saturday, March 2 at noon:   Kohinoor Indian Restaurant, 6 E. Columbia Ave. Champaign            Program: Presentation given by Elizabeth Haywood on her experience at last year’s National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL). Our branch helped supplement the national AAUW scholarship she received to attend the AAUW-sponsored conference.

Saturday, April 6 at noon:   Ko-Fusion, 1 E. Main St., Champaign                                        Program: Presentation on Title IX and what it means for us today by Danielle Morrison (Title IX and Disability Coordinator at UIUC) and Sarah Colome (Director of the Women’s Resource Center at UIUC). This topic is especially pertinent given the recent rules changes proposed by the federal Dept. of Education.

Saturday, May 18 at noon:   Ko-Fusion, 1 E. Main St., Champaign                                        Program: Annual Meeting We will elect officers for 2019-2021 and present the Marion Talbot Award for 2019. Libby Haywood, who the branch helped fund to the 2018 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL), will then speak to us about her experience at the conference. She was not able to attend the March 2 luncheon.

2017-2018 GENERAL MEETINGS AND PROGRAMS

Monthly Socials on the Third Wednesday of most months at 5:00 PM Members will have an opportunity to socialize each month over dinner, drinks, and/or snacks. This is a chance to see AAUW friends and meet new ones. We will meet at an Urbana restaurant near the Urbana Free Library. Email reminders will be sent out announcing the location each month.

Sunday, September 10 from 2pm to 4pm, Gentry Square Apartments Clubhouse, 1712 Gentry Square Lane, Champaign                                                                                                              Program: Membership Social, an opportunity for members to come together at an informal social event and for potential members to find out more about us.

Saturday, September 30 at noon:  Ko-Fusion, 1 E. Main St., Champaign                           Program: AAUW Fellowship recipient, Patricia Sunia, a PhD candidate in the Department of English at UIUC, will present a talk on her work, entitled “The Portrayal of Marginalized Characters in Nineteenth-Century American Literature”.

Sunday, December 10 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM: Champaign Public Library, Robeson Pavilion Room C                                                                                                                                              Program: Jane Addams Day celebration featuring the documentary  “Hull House: The House that Jane Built”

Saturday, March 3, 2018, 3:00PM—5:00PM, Milo’s Restaurant, 2870 S. Philo Road, Urbana Annual Wine, Women and Song – This event is our major annual fundraiser for local scholarships and supporting the AAUW mission.                                                                     Cancelled as Milo’s Restaurant closed.

Tuesday, April 15, 2:00pm – 5:00pm  Champaign Public Library, Robeson Pavilion Room C Program: View and discuss film “Equal Means Equal” in honor of Equal Pay Day                                                                                                                                      

Saturday, May 19, noon, Annual Meeting and Social Location: Kohinoor Restaurant, 6 E. Columbia Ave., Champaign

2016-2017 GENERAL MEETINGS AND PROGRAMS

Monthly Socials on the Third Wednesday of most months at 5:00 PM Members will have an opportunity to socialize each month over dinner, drinks, and/or snacks. This is a chance to see AAUW friends and meet new ones. We will meet at an Urbana restaurant near the Urbana Free Library. Email reminders will be sent out announcing the location each month.

Saturday, November 5, 2016 Noon, Ko-Fusion, 1 E. Main St., Champaign                        Program: AAUW Report, “Barriers and Bias: The Status of Women in Leadership”, presented by Andi Danis, past president AAUW-IL, Aurora branch member, and 2016 Agent of Change Award recipient

Thursday, December 15 at 7:00pm, Home of Sharon Michalove, 307 S. McKinley Ave., Champaign                                                                                                                                      Program: Film showing: “Equal Means Equal”

Saturday, March 4, 2017, 3:00PM—5:00PM, Milo’s Restaurant, 2870 S. Philo Road, Urbana Thirteenth Annual Wine, Women and Song program that benefits National AAUW Scholarships/Grants, Legal Advocacy fund, and Local Scholarships
Program: Dorothy Martirano (violin) and Armand Beaudoin (cello) 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 6:00PM-8:00PM. Spring Annual Meeting and Installation of Officers, Pizza M, 208 W Main St, Urbana. We will celebrate Equal Pay Day

2015-2016 GENERAL MEETINGS AND PROGRAMS

Saturday, October 31, 2015 Noon, Ko-Fusion, 1 E. Main St., Champaign
Program: “Weaving through Technology: 3D Printing using Oaxacan Textile Designs” presented by AAUW Career Development Grant recipient Alejandra Carrillo-Estrada

Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Noon, Ko-Fusion, 1 E. Main St., Champaign
Program: “Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) at the University of Illinois: summer camps for girls/teens hosted by Women in Engineering” presented by Sahid Rosado Lausell, Outreach Coordinator, UIUC College of Engineering

A Time for New Members to Get Acquainted with AAUW
Sunday, February 21 from 2:00PM – 3:30PM, Champaign Public Library, Robeson Pavilion Room C

Saturday, March 5, 2016, 3:00PM—5:00PM, Milo’s Restaurant, 2870 S. Philo Road, Urbana
Twelfth Annual Wine, Women and Song program that benefits National AAUW Scholarships/Grants, Legal Advocacy fund, and Local Scholarships
Program: Meet the Vanishing Woman, acted by Jennifer Goran

Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 6:00PM-8:00PM. Spring Annual Meeting and Installation of Officers, Pizza M, 208 W Main St, Urbana. We will celebrate Equal Pay Day

2014-2015 GENERAL MEETINGS AND PROGRAMS

Saturday, September 13, 2014, Noon, Ko-Fusion, 1 E. Main St., Champaign
Program: “Uncommon Thoughts about the Common Core State Standards:  Perspectives from an Illinois Educator” presented by Dr. Donald D. Owen, Superintendent of Urbana School District #116

 Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Pizza M/Cafeteria & Company, 208 W. Main St. in downtown Urbana
Program: The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) presented by Marti J. Sladek, Attorney, Public Policy Chair of Jane Addams online branch of AAUW, on the AAUW-IL ERA grant committee, and member of a national ERA coalition task force.

Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Noon, Ko-Fusion, 1 E. Main St., Champaign
Program: “Sexual Harassment and Assault in Scientific Fieldwork Settings” presented by Dr. Kathryn Clancy, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Illinois

Saturday, March 7, 2015, 3:00PM—5:00PM, Milo’s Restaurant, 2870 S. Philo Road, Urbana
Eleventh Annual Wine, Women and Song program that benefits National AAUW Scholarships, Legal Advocacy fund, and Local Scholarships
Program: C-U Theatre Company

Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 6:00PM-8:00PM. Spring Annual Meeting and Installation of Officers, Pizza M, 208 W Main St, Urbana. We will celebrate Equal Pay Day

2013-2014 GENERAL MEETINGS AND PROGRAMS

Saturday, October 12, 2013, Noon, Ko-Fusion, 1 E. Main St., Champaign
General Meeting
Program: “History of Women in Higher Education” presented by Sharon D. Michalove

Saturday, November 9, 2013, Noon, Ko-Fusion, 1 E. Main St., Champaign
General Meeting
Program: “Women’s Health in the Dominican Republic” presented by Michelle Jimenez de Tavarez, National AAUW International Fellowship recipient

Saturday, December 7, 2013, 10:00 AM, Holiday Brunch
Program: Original Works by the Writers Group
Location: Contact Barbara Scott at 217-352-7364

Saturday, March 8, 2014, 3:00PM—5:00PM, Milo’s Restaurant, 2870 S. Philo Road, Urbana
Tenth Annual Wine, Women and Song program which benefits Educational Foundation, Legal Advocacy fund, and Local Scholarships
Program: Featuring Sharon Cho, singer

Saturday, April 12, 2014, Noon, Ko-Fusion, 1 E. Main St., Champaign
Annual Luncheon Meeting and Installation of Officers
Program Speaker: Jenni Purdue, Legislative and Political Consultant, State of Illinois

2012-2013 GENERAL MEETINGS AND PROGRAMS

Saturday, October 6, 2012, Noon, Ko-Fusion, 1 E. Main St., Champaign
General Meeting
Program: “National and local issues of the League of Women  Voters” presented by Trisha Crowley, LWV past president

Saturday, November 17, 2012, Noon, Ko-Fusion, 1 E. Main St., Champaign
General Meeting
Program: “Honeybee Genetic Research” presented by Hongmei Li, National AAUW American Fellowship Recipient

Saturday, December 8, 2012, 10 AM, Holiday Brunch
Program: Original Works by the Writers Group
Location: Contact Barbara Scott at 217-352-7364

Saturday, March 9, 2013, 3:00PM—5:00PM, Milo’s Restaurant, 2870 S. Philo Road, Urbana
Ninth Annual Wine, Women and Song program which benefits Educational Foundation, Legal Advocacy fund, and Local Scholarships
Program: Featuring Latrelle Bright, solo performer

Saturday, April 6, 2013, Noon, Ko-Fusion, 1 E. Main St., Champaign
Annual Luncheon Meeting and Installation of Officers
Program: ”AAUW State and Branches Working Together” presented by Andi Danis, President of AAUW-IL., Inc.