Welcome to the Northeast (OH) Branch of AAUW!

THANKS FOR CHECKING US OUT!

We are a local branch of the national AAUW, which has been working to empower women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research since 1881. We enjoy thought-provoking, informative programs with like-minded women from September through May.  We invite you to explore what AAUW does on the pages of our website as well as on the website of our national organization at aauw.org. You are welcome to visit our branch as a guest before considering membership.

ANNOUNCING OUR 2017-18 PROGRAM SCHEDULE

September 12, 2017 (Tues.)
 6:00pm – Potluck Dinner and Program
“Fair Districts and Why Needed? AND
State Issue One – Ohio’s Marisa Law,
State Issue Two – Lower Drug Pricing. Information for an Objective Voting Decision”
Ellen Chamberlin – Lake County League of Women Voters
At the Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville 440-352-3383

October 3, 2017 (Tues.) 6:00pm – Dinner and Program
“Protecting Public Education in This Politicized Era”
Jan Resseger – Education Blogger
At Applebee’s, 35055 Maplegrove Rd., Willoughby Hills 440-942-8740

November 14, 2017 (Tues.) 6:00pm – Box Dinner & Program
“Changes in health care in our region” 
Jonathan Lee, LICDC, –
President and CEO Signature Health, Inc. ,                                                                                               At Signature Health Headquarters, 38882 Mentor Ave., Willoughby 
440-953-9999


November 29, 2017 (Wed.) 
11:00am Tour, Noon Lunch
“Home for the Holidays”
At the Lake County History Center, 415 Riverside Dr., Painesville 440-639-2945

February 3, 2018 (Sat.) Noon – Lunch and Book Discussion
“Just like Us: The True Story of Four Mexican Women Coming of Age in America”
by Helen Thorpe
Discussion led by Mary Frances Burns, former Morley Library director
At the Steele Mansion, 348 Mentor Ave., Painesville 440-639-7948

March 6, 2018 (Tues.) 5:30pm – Cafeteria Dinner and Tour
“Lakeland Women’s History Month Art Tour”
Mary Urbas – Curator of “Women XI”
At Lakeland Community College, 7700 Clocktower Dr., Kirtland 440-525-7000

April 3, 2018 (Tues.) 
6:00pm – Dinner and Program
“The Importance of the Little Known Ohio State School Board”
 Meryl Johnson – Ohio State School Board Member
Four Points by Sheraton – Rt. 91 and Rt. 2
35000 Curtis Blvd., Eastlake
440-953-8000

May 1, 2018 (Tues.) 
6:00pm –Dinner and Program
“Diverse Environmental, Economic, and Social Values that Healthy Watersheds Provide”
    Heather Elmer –Director Chagrin River Watershed Partners
At Hellriegel’s Inn,1840 Mentor Ave., Painesville 440-210-9048

Help spread the word about Northeast Branch activities:  Forward our summary program bookmark to friends who might be interested in attending some of these events.

Read about our earlier programs: Profiling Islam, Women in Leadership, The History of Christmas Carols, I am Malala book review, Lakeland Women’s Art Tour, Lake Erie Harmful Algal Blooms and the Lake Health Wellness Institute  here .

PUBLIC POLICY UPDATE:  After speaking at the AAUW Ohio Convention, Ohio State Board of Education Member Meryl Johnson of Cleveland will share her thoughts with our branch members on April 3, 2018.  Mark your calendars.. See an article about Meryl posted here.

Announcing the publication of the 2016 AAUW Ohio Voting Record, which tracks the votes of Ohio legislators on issues important to AAUW.  Because the activities of the state legislature often occur under the radar, we encourage citizens to review how their legislators voted on bills impacting Ohio women and children in the past biennium, which gives a clue as to what they will do in the coming biennium. The Voting Record lists and explains the bills we used to grade legislators as well as the system we used and shows how legislators voted on them in chart form. We hope our Voting Record will inform your vote.  The Senators who serve Lake County include: John Eklund in District 18 and Kenny Yuko in District 25. You can find their biographies online here.  Representatives who serve Lake County include:  John Rogers in District 60, and Ron Young in District 61.  You can find their biographies here.

Check out our national 2015 Public Policy Accomplishments under the Mission/Advocacy/AAUW Updates tab.

For more information about AAUW of Ohio go to: www.aauwoh.org                                                         For more information about national AAUW go to:  www.aauw.org