Programs and Events 2012-2013

*August 27, 2012, 7:00 p.m. Celebrate Women’s Equality Day–at the Delaware District Library, 84 E. Winter St.–In honor of the 92nd anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, giving women the right to vote. AAUW and the League of Women Voters of Delaware County are holding a joint meeting. The guest speaker is Marlene Carson, Executive Director of Rahab’s Hideaway in Columbus, a shelter for women and girls who have been rescued from trafficking. The meeting is free and open, but a response is requested for purposes of knowing how many to plan for refreshments. RSVP to Diane Badertsher A Women Suffragette video to the tune of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” will also be shown. Bring a personal item for a woman at Rahab’s Hideaway, if you wish.

September 10, 2012, 7:15 p.m. Title IX, 40 Years–in the Bayley Room of the Beeghly Library at Ohio Wesleyan University. The video, “A License to Thrive-Title IX at 35” will be shown and a discussion will follow. Free and open to the public.

*September 13-November 14, 2012. “BITE“, the 2012 Ohio Wesleyan Carl Sagan Colloquium. Click here for schedule of colloquium events. OWU Bite.

*September 26, 2012, 7:00 p.m. Issues Forum co-sponsored by League of Women Voters and Delaware Branch AAUW–at Liberty Presbyterian Church, 7080 Olentangy River Rd (the big barn at the corner of Home Rd and Olentangy River Rd.)–Presentation of State Issues 1 and 2 with proponent and opponent positions will take place, as well as presentation of local issues including the Orange Township levy renewal and increase for fire protection, the Liberty Twnshp levy replacement and increase for fire protection, and a Powell capital improvements bond issue. Discussion will follow with audience participation encouraged.

*October 13,2012, 10:00 a.m. to noon. Single Sex Education–at All Saints Lutheran Church, 6770 N. High Street, Worthington. Sam Leopold, a teacher in the Columbus City Schools Eclipse, Gifted and Talented Students Program, will be the speaker at this program held in collaboration with the Worthington Branch AAUW. There is a $5 fee for this program.

*October 16, 2012, 6:30 p.m. Candidates Night–co-sponsored by League of Women Voters of Delaware County and Delaware Branch AAUW–at the Delaware Area Career Center South Campus, 4565 U.S. 23, Delaware. Congressional, county, judicial, and state school board candidates will present their positions and respond to questions from the attendees.

*November 6, 2012, Election Day. Get out and vote!!! Do you know how your national representatives voted on past issues? Visit the AAUW Voting Record to find out.

November 12, 2012, 7:15 p.m. Turning Point, in the Bayley Room of the Beeghly Library at Ohio Wesleyan University. Turning Point has been serving domestic violence victims and their families for more than 30 years in Crawford, Delaware, Marion, Morrow, Union and Wyandot Counties. The meeting is free and open to the public. Please bring some personal item as a contribution for the women and children being helped by Turning Point.

December 3, 2012, 6:00 p.m. at 1808 American Bistro, 29 E. Winter St., Holiday Dinner and a Movie, Dutch Treat; R.S.V.P. to Roberta 614-578-9540

January 7, 2013, 7:15 p.m., Salvage the Bones, by Jasmyn Ward, book discussion at St. Peter’s Parish House, 15 N. Franklin St. This 2011 National Book Award Winner’s story is told through the eyes of a pregnant 14 year old rural Mississippi girl as she and her family prepare for and the await the arrival of hurricane Katrina.

February 4, 2013, 7:15 p.m. Be Wise Camp and the STEM Initiative at OWU’s Bayley Room in the Beeghley Library. Dakota Daniel, a camper from Delaware, will relate her experiences at last summer’s Be Wise Camp, and Rush Rogers, a Be Wise Instructor from the AAUW Worthington Branch, will speak about Be Wise Camp and how it fits in with the AAUW emphasis on the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education) initiative.

March 4, 2013, 7:15 p.m. Business Meeting. at OWU’s Bayley Room in the Beeghley Library.

*April 5-7, 2013, AAUW Ohio Equity Day and Convention, “An AAUW Tapestry: Weaving the Threads of Engagement, Enrichment, and Empowerment” at the Newark Metropolitan Hotel, 50 N. Second St., Newark, OH

April 14, 2013, 3:00 p.m. “A Tea for OWU Senior Women” at Austin Manor, 95 Elizabeth St. AAUW/Ohio Board Member to speak on “Graduating to a Pay Gap” Ohio Wesleyan University Senior Women are invited as guests of the AAUW/Delaware Branch for refreshments and to hear Nicole Ward, the AAUW Ohio College/University Chair speak about The Gender Pay Gap–what AAUW is doing to close this. There will be a gift 1-year AAUW national membership for each of the Senior OWU Women attending. R.S.V.P. to Roberta Clark (614) 578-9540

*April 17, 2013, 7:00 p.m. “School Funding: It’s Complicated” at the Orange Branch of the Delaware County District Library, 7171 Gooding Boulevard. A panel will discuss the issue of school funding in Ohio. Find out how your school tax dollars will be used now and what is proposed for the next biennium. The panel members are: Michael Collins, Member of the State Board of Education; Andrew Brenner, State Representative and Vice Chair of the House Education committee; Barbara Shaner, Associate Executive Director of the Ohio Association of School Business Officials. This Forum is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Delaware County and the Delaware Branch AAUW.

May 4, 2013, 9:30 a.m., “Breakfast Brunch and Installation”at 4561 Olentangy River Road; R.S.V.P. to Roberta 614-578-9540

*June 9-12, 2013, AAUW National Convention “Leading Across Generations”, at Sheraton New Orleans Hotel. See for details.

*August 10, 2013, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. AAUW Ohio Leadership Workshop in Roush Hall at Otterbein University

August 17, 2013, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Yard Sale/Bake Goods Sale at 1901 Stratford Road, Delaware, OH. This is a Fund Raiser to raise funds to assist a young woman (or women) who attend the Bee Wise Math/Science camp sponsored by AAUW from Delaware, OH.

*Dates with an asterisk indicate events that are co-sponsored or planned by another group or organization. Those without an asterisk are the monthly Delaware Branch AAUW meetings. All meetings are open to visitors/prospective members. Please R.S.V.P. where requested.