AAUW Holiday Dinner
Wednesday December 18, 2013
300 First Restaurant
Evening Rapport invites all members to join us for a festive holiday dinner in the Fireside Room at 300 First, the third Wednesday in December. For reservations, please notify Barb Knutsen at 285-5122 by December 13.
AAUW General Meeting
Wednesday Nov 20, 2013
Doubletree Hotel, University Hall
5:30pm Silent Auction and Social time
7:00pm Meeting and Program
Getting Old Isn’t for Sissies
Our guest speaker is Gayle M. Kvenvold, President and CEO of Aging Services of Minnesota. Aging Services is Minnesota’s largest association of aging services organizations. Its membership encompasses over 1000 member organizations. In concert with its members, the Association works with over 50,000 caregivers throughout the state and serves more than 100,000 seniors each year. Aging Services members are diverse but share a common focus on person-directed living, missions of service to their communities and choice in older adult services. Gayle is a past co-chair of the Minnesota Leadership Council on Aginng, a past president of the Minnesota Gerontological Society. She has twice been selected by Minnesota Physician as one of Minnesota’s 100 most influential health care leaders.
Fall Orchard Salad with walnut vinaigrette
Minnesota Stuffed Chicken Breast
Wild Rice Pilaf
Coffee and Assorted Gourmet Dessert Bars
(Meatless Alternative: Butternut Squash Ravioli)
Dinner reservations are required by Thursday November 14:
Send a check for $24.00 made out to AAUW to:
3928 Oak Park Cir. SE
Rochester MN 55904
Wednesday October 16, 2013
Charter House, Edwards Hall
Carrie Koehler – Making a Difference – Reducing Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Underage Drinking
Carrie Koehler, Rochester police officer, was recently honored by MADD for her outstanding service. She is co-creator of SAFEBARS (Safe Adult Fun Entertainment Businesses Acting Responsibily), which brings together local bar and restaurant owners to develop voluntary policies to reduce bar violence, underage drinking, and over-service. It has fostered a trusting partnership between law enforcement and bar owners.
Carrie is also co-chair of the Alcohol Misuse Prevention Coalition for Olmsted County. Her goal is to make a difference by educating teens and young adults to make better choices. You will be informed, impressed and inspired by this ambitious, energetic and charismatic woman.
Guests are welcome!
Wednesday Sept 18, 2013
Doubletree Hotel Mezzanine Level
Destination Medical Community (DMC)
6:30pm Special Interest Group Displays and Social Time
7:00pm AAUW General Meeting
Our Guest Speaker is Lisa Clarke, Division Chair in the Department of Public Affairs responsible for Community Relations at Mayo Clinic. Lisa is the administrator for the Destination Medical Community (DMC), a bold initiative that aims to create a more vibrant, authentic community experience for Mayo Clinic patients, visitors and residents. DMC is a $5 billion economic development initiative to secure Minnesota’s status a global medical destination center now and in the future.
Please join us to learn more about this ambitious DMC 20-year plan. Guests are welcome.
AAUW Dinner and General Meeting
Wednesday May 15, 2013
Rochester Golf and Country Club
3100 Country Club Road (2nd St SW)
5:30pm Book Sale and Social Time
7:00pm General meeting
Getting Girls Sports on Track – Title IX turns 40 years old
Our guest speaker is Diane Ilstrup, who began her long career in the Rochester School District in 1970 at Mayo High School as a physical education teacher. She was head coach of several of the first Spartans’ girls sports teams in the early 1970s, including volleyball, synchronized swimming and softball. Title IX officially mandated equal opportunities in sports in 1972, but the road to girls’ sports in Minnesota was being paved years earlier.
When Diane began teaching in 1970. she got in on the ground floor of the explosion of interests in girls’ sports. It should be fun to hear Diane recall some of the highlights from this interesting and important time in the evolution of girls’ sports.
House Green Salad and Dinner Rolls
Roasted Pork Medallions with Wild Mushroom Risotto
A cash bar will be provided from 5:30-6:30. Please make your dinner reservations by Saturday May 11. The cost of the dinner is $24 which includes tax and gratuity. Vegetarian options are available. For reservations contact Diane Hellie (email@example.com, 507-398-6329)
AAUW Education Luncheon
Saturday March 16, 2013
Willow Creek Golf Course
1700 48th Street SW
11:15am Social Time
Vangie Castro: Stand Up! Speak Out! Bullying Prevention and Intervention
AAUW’s research “Crossing the Line: Sexual Harassment at School” and other reports have established that sexual harassment and bullying are pervasive, national problems.
Our luncheon speaker will be Vangie Castro. Born in the Philippines, Vangie Castro emigrated to the United States with her family at age 3 and grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. She studied political science at the California State University, East Bay, and currently works at the Diversity Council as the Youth Education Program Manager. She is a member of Governor Dayton’s Task Force on the Prevention of School Bullying and has worked to educate the community on social justice, diversity, and inclusion.
We will be inviting the AAUW-Rochester science fair winners and also will be announcing the names of our members who are being honored this year by having our AAUW Funds contributions made in their names.
Our menu will be:
– Tossed green salad
– Chicken served with herb roasted potatoes and vegetable
– Chocolate brownie sundae
Reservations and payment of $20.00 are needed by March 11. Make checks payable to AAUW and send to :
4015 Katie Lane NW
Rochester MN 55901
Questions contact Diane (firstname.lastname@example.org, 507-398-6329)
Saturday Feb 16, 2013
Charter House 9:30am
Our guest speakers will be Don and Stephanie Vaughn of Mantorville, who have been registered handlers with Therapy Dogs, inc. for 10 years. Don teaches Therapy Preparation classes at Leashes and Leads and is a Test Observer for qualifying therapy dogs. Don and Stephanie volunteer their time at Ronald McDonald House and other care facilities providing a beneficial service of comfort care to people of all ages. Their three-year-old registered therapy dog, Gaag, will also be a featured guest. Please join us and be prepared to be informed and entertained.
Winter AAUW Meeting
Saturday January 19, 2013
Hilton Garden Inn (1st Floor)
9:30am Optional buffet breakfast ($10.99)
10:15 General meeting
10:30 Program: Silver Creek Corner
Our guest speakers will be Chad Ramaker, site director, and Ray Dunfee, case manager for Silver Creek Corner, a residence for chronic alcoholics. Supportive housing for homeless, chronic alcoholics is projected to save costs in medical treatment, detox services and law enforcement. Although at first controversial, results from Silver Creek Corner and other similar facilities speak for themselves. Please join us for an informative and interesting update on the progress of Silver Creek Corner.
Reservations are not required for breakfast. Parking is available in the Double Tree Ramp with skyway access across Broadway or the 2nd Street SW ramp on 3rd Street and 1st Avenue. Enter Hilton from West door or use on-street parking.
Evening Rapport invites all members and guests to join us for a festive holiday dinner at the new restaurant in the Holiday Inn Express Downtown, THYME, Wednesday Dec. 19 at 6:00PM. Free parking is available in the Holiday Inn Ramp. For reservations notify Barbara Knutsen at 285-5122.
Wednesday Nov 14, 2012
Charter House Edwards Room
5:30pm Silent Auction and Social Time
7:00pm Meeting and Program
Betty Smith, Shirley Greising and Dawn Littleton, co-founders of the Celebrate Dakota! Diversity Networking Group at Mayo Clinic, will give a presentation on the Dakota Heritage and Lifestyle. They were honored with a community education and advocacy award from the Rochester Heritage Presentation Committee in May 2012 for founding the diversity networking group.
Almond Bleu Cranberry Salad
Baked Chicken Farfalle with Spinach
Assorted Dinner Rolls
Individual Lava Cakes
Dinner reservations required by Saturday Nov 10. Contact Diane Hellie (email@example.com, 507-398-6329) if you are interested in attending.