Salem Branch AAUW

Holiday Brunch 2014

 December 6, Saturday at Illahee Country Club, 9:30-12 noon. The menu is the same as last year and the cost is $15 (less than last year’s brunch). Your check must be received by December 1, to ensure your registration. Please mail your check to Joyce Zook.

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Holiday Brunch Program Speaker: NCCWSL Attendee Erica Johnson

Erica Johnson is a Registered Dietitian, currently pursuing her Master of Public Health degree at Oregon State University. Her undergraduate studies were also completed at OSU, and she traveled to Keene, New Hampshire for her dietetic internship at Keene State College. Her educational and professional pursuits are centered on gaining experience and expertise to be able to play a role in the lives of others who seek to attain and maintain a high level of wellness. She has been working in the mental health setting for several years, and most recently has returned from a summer at a healing community in Western North Carolina, where she was able to observe a recovery based model of care for overcoming mental health and substance abuse challenges. She has been involved in several different leadership roles during school and in the workplace, and is on the College of Public Health and Human Sciences Graduate Council for the 2014-2015 school year. She looks forward to continuing to find opportunities to grow, personally and professionally, and is eager to share her experiences at the 2014 NCCWSL conference with members of AAUW Oregon.

About Salem Branch

Salem Branch has been recognized for leadership, member outreach, public policy, using technology, local projects, and contributions to the AAUW Funds that are awarded as scholarships, fellowships, and for projects that engage girls in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Founded in 1881, AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.

The AAUW Funds, one of the largest source of funds for graduate students in the U.S. and abroad, awarded over $3 million in 2011-12.  www.aauw.org 

The Legal Advocacy Fund provides funding and a support system for women seeking judicial redress for sex discrimination. OSU softball coach, Vicki Dugan, was a plaintiff supported by Oregon AAUW in 1994. Lillly Ledbetter, whose name is attached to pay equity reform in Congress, was supported by LAF in her lawsuit against Goodyear Tire and Rubber.

AAUW Value Promise – By joining AAUW you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance.  www.aauw.org/who-we-are/

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