The Latest Badger Brief is Here!

The fall issue of Badger Briefs hit the inboxes of our members this past week.  The change from paper to electronic is a new endeavor that will save some trees, appeal to members on the go and will help our state organization utilize our dues in more effective ways.

President Lyn Hildenbrand

This issue feature an article from our resident, Lyn Hildenbrand.  Be “in the know” by reading about AAUW’s national goals.  “Through Work Smart our collective goal is to provide salary negotiation workshops online to 1 million women by 2020.” writes Ms. Hildenbrand.

Also addressed is a SWOT analysis of AAUW.  Click on the link to this issue and find out what has been identified as our Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and  Threats.  By identifying who we are and where we can go, success can be achieved.

In this issue is more information about this year’s convention! Learn about the efforts of Denise Anastatio and Gretchen McCarthy, the Co-Chairs and their group of doers.

With many more articles by great contributors this first effort by our new editor Tamar Morgan is informative, entertaining and inspirational.

Click here to view our Fall 2018 Badger Brief

 

 

ALL HANDS ON DECK! State Convention 2019 will Sail Away on April 26-27

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Be sure to plan on attending the next AAUW Wisconsin State Convention, to be held Friday April 26 and Saturday April 27, 2019 at the lovely Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan, in the Lake Delavan and Geneva Lake Area. We have secured room rates of only $103 (including the resort fee) plus tax so extend your visit into a mini-vacation and enjoy the lovely area. Larger rooms and suites are also available at reduced rates. Make plans with your fellow members and/or your significant other to enjoy spring in southeastern Wisconsin! Lake Lawn Resort has a spa, golf course and marina too. Although April is a little early for outdoor swimming in Wisconsin, Lake Lawn has a lovely indoor pool as well. See http://LakeLawnResort.com for more information.

We are keeping the prices at last year’s levels – $75 registration ($85 late), plus $30 for the Friday dinner and $45 for breakfast, lunch and breaks on Saturday. Student registration is $25. Registration opens at 2 pm on Friday, and sessions begin at 3 pm. (State board members will begin at 9:30 am.) The program will end around 5 pm on Saturday.

Our speakers are still being confirmed; however, we do know that we will have speakers on Progress on Title IX, Nontraditional Career Education for Women, Preventing Human Trafficking, Best Branch Practices, What You Don’t Know about AAUW, and a presentation on the Remarkable Women of Lake Geneva. Other topics are under consideration as well. Stay tuned for more details that will be forthcoming as the program is finalized.

The Geneva Lakes, Kenosha and Racine AAUW branches make up District 3 of the Wisconsin AAUW. District 3 is proud to be the host of the 2019 State Convention and hope that you will be joining us. Contact Gretchen McCarthy, Geneva Lakes Branch, or Denise Anastasio, Racine Branch with any questions. We can be reached at denise.anastasio@gmail.com. Looking forward to seeing you in April!

Photographs from the 98th AAUW of Wisconsin Annual Convention

National Board Member

Ann Garvin, Bestselling author of I Like You Just Fine When You’re Not Around

Michelle Prosek, Chair of the Convention

Linda Keane – S.T.E.A.M. Inspire (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math)

Janan Najeeb –  Milwaukee Women’s Muslim Coalition Prosperity

Mitzi Dearborn – Women Veterans Across the Years Clarity

Keynote: Susan Landino, National LAF Recipient The Struggle to Move Past Higher Ed. Gender Inequities

Silent Auction Baskets Raised Record Amount

Information about AAUW Branches was Available

The Board

2017-2018 Board

New Members of the Board

Thanks to Mary Mindham for the great photographic coverage.

Don’t Forget to Register! Building Bridges into the Future!

Special convention room rates apply: $119 – Double queen

This rate is also guaranteed to AAUW members for 3 nights before and 3 nights after the convention! Come and enjoy the city and the casino!

To make reservations call 414-847-7400 or to book online, please use the following link:
Book your room
Identify yourself as a member of American Association of University Women group.
All reservations must be accompanied by a major credit card. Reservations at the hotel after that are subject to availability

This block of rooms is being held until March 30th, 2018

Here is the Registration form for this exciting event which brings our members from all over our state together:

Registration Form 2018 State Convention

Update:  the minutes are available:
AAUW of WI 98th Annual Business Meeting 04212018!

 

Silent Auction is back in support of Legal Advocacy Fund!

Our focus this year at State Convention is the Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF). The Legal Advocacy Fund works to challenge sex discrimination in higher education and the workplace. LAF resources range from community outreach programs to backing of major cases. Sex discrimination today takes a variety of forms: unfair pay, pregnancy discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and violations of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. LAF addresses these barriers by informing people of their rights and using the legal system to seek justice and change.

We will have a collection of wonderful baskets to auction off on Saturday, April 21 with all proceeds going to the LAF. Bid early and often!
— Fund Development Co-chairs, Jane Doughty & Vicki Huffman

A few of the baskets that were part of the fundraiser at the Convention
last April in support of the Eleanor Roosevelt Fund

 

AAUW-WI STATE CONVENTION SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED!

Friday, April 20

9:30 am – 3:00 pm AAUW-WI Board Meeting Innovation Room

2:00 pm Registration Opens! Welcome area

2:00 – 6:00 pm Networking Room Open** Progress Room

3:00 – 3:45 pm Counterpart Meetings
• Pres/Pres Elect/Public Policy Clarity
• Membership/ Historian/Fund Development Inspire
• Newsletter/Treasurer/Program Prosperity

4:00 – 5:00 pm District Meetings
• Districts 1 & 2 Clarity
• Districts 3 & 4 Inspire
• District 5 Prosperity

5:00 – 5:30 pm BREAK

5:30 – 6:30 pm Reception & Cash Bar Welcome area

6:30 – 7:30 pm Dinner Serenity

7:30 – 8:00 pm Welcome

8:00 – 9:15 pm Ann Garvin, Bestselling author of I Like You Just
Fine When You’re Not Around

9:30 – 10:30 pm Networking Room Open** Progress/Innovation
The Networking Room is a space to relax between sessions and meet up with AAUW friends. Some refreshments will be available and some fun things to do as well! Come any time!

Saturday, April 21

7:00 – 8:15 am Legacy Breakfast – invitation only TBD

7:30 am Registration opens Welcome area

7:30 – 11:00 am Networking Room Open** Progress/Innovation
The Networking Room is a space to relax between sessions and meet up with AAUW friends. Some refreshments will be available and some fun things to do as well! Come any time!

7:30 – 8:30 am Breakfast Buffet Serenity

8:00 – 10:30 am Kathleen Peterson – BREATHE Serenity
Opening of Convention/Annual Meeting
Welcome to Keynoters and National AAUW Representative
Business Meetings & Reports – President Stephanie Malaney

10:30 – 11:00 am BREAK

11:00 am – 12:15 pm Keynote: Katherine Gehl, Former CEO Gehl Foods Serenity
• Non-partisan political & electoral innovation/reform

12:15 – 1:15 pm Lunch

1:15 – 2:15 pm Kathleen Peterson – BREATHE Serenity
Keynote: Susan Landino, National LAF Recipient
• The Struggle to Move Past Higher Ed. Gender Inequities

2:15 – 2:30 pm Break

2:30 – 3:30 pm Breakout sessions
• Mitzi Dearborn –  Women Veterans Across the Years Clarity
• Linda Keane – S.T.E.A.M. Inspire (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math)
• Janan Najeeb –  Milwaukee Women’s Muslim Coalition Prosperity

3:30 – 3:45 pm Break

3:45 pm Dessert & Coffee Serenity

4:00 pm LAF Silent Auction Closes

4:15 – 5:00 pm Reports from District Meetings
Wrap up of Annual Meeting
Awards & Closing Session

Did you know Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is the federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education? It covers women and men, girls and boys, and staff and students in any educational institution or program that receives federal funding.

It applies to all areas of education, including:
• Recruitment, admissions, and housing
• Career and technical education
• Pregnant, parenting, or married students
• Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)
• Sexual harassment and assault
• Comparable facilities and access to course offerings
• Financial assistance
• Student health services and insurance benefits
• Harassment based on gender identity
• Athletics

Recently there has been constant attacks on this amendment, most centering on athletic requirements and expanded educational opportunities for girls have come at the of boys.
The AAUW WI board is holding a day for you learn much more about Title IX
on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 10:00-2:00 at the Bridgewood Best Western in Neenah.

Schedule
10:00 Presentation by Katie Nielson, from AAUW, on the highlights and attacks on Title IX.
11:00 Kim Jones, Title IX Coordinator from Lawrence University
12:00 Lunch Soup and Salad buffet. $20 per person
12:30 Diving into Title IX Advocacy
2:00 Adjournment

Click here to access a registration form