AAUW March Education Luncheon

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AAUW Education Luncheon

Saturday March 16, 2013

Willow Creek Golf Course

1700 48th Street SW

11:15am Social Time

11:45am Luncheon

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 :

Diane Hellie

4015 Katie Lane NW

Rochester MN 55901

Questions contact Diane (dhellie@juno.com, 507-398-6329)

Winter General Meeting: February

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Therapy Dogs

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.