Northern Monmouth County Branch

2016-2017 Meeting Calendar
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Meeting time, unless noted differently:
Networking: 7 p.m.
Business Meeting: 7:30 p.m.
Program: 7:45 p.m.

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Updated : 2-16-2017

Oct 4, 2016

Come meet the scholarship and grant winners of 2016 : explorers and travelers “walking their lives in a new direction”.  They will be introduced by scholarship directors, Laura Noll and Mimi Medlin.
Looking past Columbus, we uncovered a cast of historical and contemporary intrepid, awe-inspiring women explorers – we have stories that will amaze and inspire you.

Location: Eatontown Community Center , 72 Broad Street Eatontown
Community outreach donation:  shampoo and conditioner

Nov 7, 2016

Uncertainty over the U.S presidential election on Tuesday will surely dominate the entire planet. We plan to set aside any misgivings and to go out and have fun, unwind a bit, talk and laugh with friends.  LB Kassinger, a dancer, will guide us in the art of dance movement, stretching and relaxing.  We will also hear about her career as a professional dancer.  LB glows with exuberance, energy and her enthusiasm is catching.

Location: Rumson Presbyterian Church, 4 East River Road, Rumson
Community outreach donation: toothpaste and toothbrushes

Dec 5, 2016

NMCB and Raconteur Radio Present: "An Evening With Gertrude Stein & The Lost Generation"
This winter, come enjoy a 1940’s style radio show featuring Gertrude Stein, avant-garde poet and writer.  You will enter the world of the Famous Left Bank Salon to meet Matisse, Hemingway, Alice B. Toklas, and of course Gertrude Stein herself! 
Enjoy an array of French desserts. 
Dress festively for the holiday program!

Location: Eatontown Community Center,72 Broad Street, Eatontown
$20 Donation at the door
Community outreach donation: none

Feb 6, 2017
"TRUE COLORS: Understanding Individual Strengths and Values"
Join us for an interactive program on personality; find out if you are primarily harmonious blue, responsible gold, curious green, or adventurous orange.  Use the insight gained through this simple system of preferences to understand differences and optimize personal interactions.
Presented by Nancy Butler.

NOTE: If the weather is uncooperative, this program will be cancelled.

Location: Eatontown Community Center , 72 Broad Street Eatontown
Community outreach donation: dishwashing soap

Mar 1, 2017 Interbranch Meeting

"A Dream of Whiteness : The Hidden Power of White Identity"  with Reverend Virginia Jarocha-Ernst and Lorraine Stone.
Join us for a program on racial justice that grew out of the tragic headlines of the past few years and a growing recognition  that communities need a way to discuss racial divisions; presented by Rev. Virginia Jarocha-Ernst, minister of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County,  and Lorraine Stone, performance artist and AAUW member.

Location: Brookdale Community College (Use Parking Lot 7 or 1, Handicapped spots available behind the SLC), Student Life Center Rm: 208
Campus Map:  Map
Time: 3-5pm, meet up for dinner afterwards at an area restaurant
Community outreach donation: No outreach donation

Apr 3, 2017 World Women Leaders Series:  Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel, is known for her rise to the top as the most powerful woman in the EU.  She has held the EU together managing economic, humanitarian and political crises with maddening caution, deft consensus-building and steely determination.  Members of the German study group will look at her from many perspectives.  How she will survive the current maelstrom of protest over refugees.  They are also bringing home-baked German desserts to share a little “Gemutlichkeit” with you.

Location: Eatontown Community Center , 72 Broad Street Eatontown
Community outreach donation: toilet paper
May 1, 2017
Gun violence is constantly in the news, hear a presentation by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a group founded by a mother following the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012.  The organization has grown into a force for gun violence prevention with grassroots chapters in all 50 states.  The group supports the 2nd Amendment but they also believe in common sense solutions to help decrease the escalating gun violence.  Brett Haussamen will present the evening program.

Location: Eatontown Community Center , 72 Broad Street Eatontown
Community outreach donation: Facial tissue

May 11, 2017
Annual Scholarship Author Luncheon
Speaker: New York Times bestselling author, Mary Kay Andrews.  
Support AAUW's fundraising for higher education, hear from journalist turned novelist and cookbook author Mary Kay Andrews, and enjoy and elegant three-course meal along the scenic Navesink River.

Location: Molly Pitcher Inn, Red Bank
Time: 12pm
Registration form: RSVP

June 5, 2017 Annual Banquet  - last branch meeting of the year
This year's banquet will be a dinner inspired by artist-entrepreneur Judy Chicago’s installation at the Brooklyn Museum, “The Dinner Party”.  Guests will enjoy a repast created by the hospitality group: appetizer, entrée, salad and dessert, with punch.  No charge; donations accepted. Each guest must choose an inspiring famous woman, historical or contemporary, to represent and present to the group with a few words.  Come celebrate!

Location: Rumson Presbyterian Church, 4 East River Road, Rumson
RSVP form coming soon
Community outreach donation: None

For more information please call ~ 732-933-4855
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