JOIN US FOR A NEW YEAR OF EXCITING EVENTS IN 2019-2020
We have a stimulating lineup of meetings for the upcoming year. Please visit our Branch Meetings page to review the sorts of interesting topics you've already missed! But you can still join us for our next event:
Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 10:15 a.m. Easttown Library:
"Vital Issues in Harrisburg"
Presented by Kristine Howard
Pennsylvania State Representative, 167th Legislative District
We are very fortunate to have Representative Howard as our October speaker. She was elected in 2018, and her district includes Easttown, Malvern Borough, Willistown and East Whiteland.
A Berwyn resident, and the mother of seven children, Kristine Howard has worked as an attorney and a child welfare investigator. In the Pennsylvania House, she serves on the following standing committees: Children and Youth, Human Service and Finance, as well as a number of caucuses. Education is one of her primary interests.
Do come and bring your friends. It is important to hear about the work of our State Legislature as well as to voice concerns and opinions to our elected officials.
Rep. Kristine Howard
"GLAD Good News from ORION Communities, Phoenixville"
Presented by Kris Keller, Executive Director
Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 10:15 a.m.
Easttown Public Library, Berwyn, PA
ORION's mission is to "offer hope for individuals and families experiencing hardship due to poverty, disability or illness by building bridges that lead to self-reliance." That keyword- self-reliance- was so important to our late AAUW member, Gladys Black. She was a champion for women to stand independently, and ORION continued that mission by establishing the GLAD program in Gladys' memory. GLAD supports single moms and their children right in our own backyard in Phoenixville. We will honor Gladys by sharing our morning with Kris Keller and by learning more about how this program impacts our community.
Please plan on attending this kickoff meeting for 2019-2020!
Most Meetings are held at:
Easttown Township Library 720 First Avenue Berwyn, PA 19312
Valley Forge Branch, AAUW 2015-2016 Scholarship Winners
Once again, our chapter is proud to be able to sponsor scholarships for non-traditional female college students. This year, we had enough money to award scholarships to three very deserving Delaware County Community College women students.
Pictured, right, with AAUW Valley Forge Members Susan Norris and Norma Winther, far right, are two of the three scholarship winners. The taller student has an undergraduate degree in Health Policy and Administration from Penn State University. She now is working toward a nursing degree with great determination and dedication.
The other recipient, pictured with her daughter, tells us she is pursuing her dream career. "i am," she told us, "currently at DCCC to gain my associates in liberal studies, so that I can attain a degree in Mortuary Science. Hard times will not tear me away from my passion."
Our third winner, not shown, is in her mid-twenties and suffers from clinical depression. She has had to drop out of school in the past but is determined to succeed this time. "I am trying every day; it isn't easy but I am here!"
What an honor for us to be able to help these women as they struggle to meet their goals. Thank you to all of the AAUW Valley Forge branch members who helped make these scholarships possible through support of our annual Book Sale and with direct contributions.
AAUW members Susan Norris and Norma Winther with two scholarship winners