American Association of University Women
The Washington, Iowa, Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) met Saturday, May 17, 2014, at the home of Marde McConnell with 13 members and five guests in attendance. Jeanette Miksch, Jean Potratz, Marie Dare and June Asper served as hostesses for the Saturday morning brunch. Millie Youngquist coordinated the special vocal entertainment provided by Washington High School students Keysha Dixon and Cale Rausch. These students were introduced and accompanied by high school vocal music instructor, Mike Jewell.
AAUW member and scholarship committee chair, Kitch Shatzer, introduced the two 2014 scholarship recipients. AAUW members were honored to have these exceptional young women in attendance: Kirsten Smith, 2009 Mt. Pleasant high school graduate and Bridget Nebel, 2013 Washington High School graduate. Kirsten is a Kirkwood student and plans to enter the nursing program in January, hoping to work in the field of pediatrics. Bridget is currently a student at AIB College of Business and her goal is to receive a Bachelor of Science in accounting. The Washington Branch of AAUW is very pleased to be able to financial help these women further their educations with $750 scholarships to each.
Highlights of the business meeting included an update on the photo display “Women Who Have or Are Making a Difference,” coordinated by Ellen Krueger. This display will be in the Curves windows and will be supporting the Washington Living the Dream 175th Anniversary Celebration. President Marde McConnell updated the group on the very successful and much appreciated spring project of providing speakers to the WCSD Assure Center. The group was reminded of the Little Free Library to be completed this summer and of their provision of two Camp Invention scholarships for elementary girls. The meeting closed with members signing up for 2014-15 responsibilities. The next meeting will be held Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Karen Murphy.
Anyone interested in or wanting more information about AAUW, feel free to contact Marde McConnell, 653-3884 or Jennine Wolf, 461-1497.