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2017 Annual Book Sale

Come peruse a great variety of used books at a great price! All proceeds go towards education awards for Otsego County women and girls to further their education.

WHEN:        Oct 13:  9am-6pm              Oct 14:  9am-noon

WHERE:      TBD

Hope to see you there!

Member Potluck – June 2017

June Potluck at the lake of Mary Fox! Rustic setting—in other words, no electricity, no potty and wear your tennis shoes. Wednesday, June 28 beginning at 5:30 pm. In case of inclement weather, we will meet at the First Congregational Church across from Alpine Tavern. We will send an email out prior if the weather begins to look a bit dicey. Address and directions to come.

Bring a dish to pass!

Last Name begins with:

A to J=Salads

K to Q=Dessert

R to Z=Main Dish

*Please remember NO electricity!

Drinks will be provided by the board

Tech Savvy 2017

Where: University Center Gaylord, MIchigan

When: Saturday, April 29, 2017      8:30am-4:30pm

Cost: $7 per person includes breakfast, lunch, and workshops

Registration: NOW OPEN here

For More Information: Visit here.

Tech Savvy is a daylong conference designed for girls in sixth through ninth grade and intended to encourage them to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).  The program is also designed to inform families about STEM education and careers, and to expand awareness of educators and other adults in understanding the important role they play in inspiring girls in these fields.

Although the program focuses on exciting girls about STEM, Tech Savvy also includes a simultaneous track for parents and other adults in the girls’ lives. Presentations and hands-on- activities will engage girls and broaden their exposure to the world of opportunities available to girls in STEM fields.  Concurrent presentations will guide adults to reinforce the girls’ interest in STEM. Keep reading for more details on the program for girls, their families and other interested adults.

Meet & Greet

Meet members of the AAUW Gaylord Area Branch, learn about our community involvement, and listen to an Equal Pay Day presentation.

Monday, April 3, 2017

4:30pm-6pm at GACA (Gaylord Area Council for the Arts)

125 E Main St, Gaylord

2017 Woman Making History Luncheon

The American Association of University Women Gaylord Area Branch is pleased to announce that it has chosen to honor Maureen Derenzy  as the 2017 “Woman Making History.” Maureen is the Library Director of Otsego County.  She and her husband, Bradley, have resided in Gaylord for 30 years.  Maureen has two daughters, Alissa Derenzy and Jennifer McBride, and one granddaughter, Erin McBride.

Maureen is an activist and an enthusiastic volunteer.  Her many contributions focus upon advocating for the elderly, adults, children, toddlers, and the disadvantaged.  She has worked with virtually every program in the area that supported causes for literacy and education.  She was instrumental in reestablishing the Otsego County Literacy Council and spearheading the expansion of our library. She has devoted her time and talent to great causes such as the Otsego County Community Foundation, the Volunteer Center of Otsego County, Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Gaylord Woman’s Study Club, Otsego County Historical Society, Gaylord Community Productions.

Our Gaylord Area Branch will honor and thank Maureen for all she has contributed to our community over the years.The luncheon will be held Saturday, March 4, 2017 at noon at the Otsego Grand Event Center and tickets can be purchased at Saturn Booksellers, Oliver Chiropractic Clinic, or phone Renee’ Elias at (989) 370-0682. Tickets are $25 per person.

Tech Savvy Registration Opens

Where: University Center Gaylord, MIchigan

When: Saturday, April 29, 2017      8:30am-4:30pm

Cost: $7 per person includes breakfast, lunch, and workshops

Registration: NOW OPEN here

Tech Savvy is a daylong conference designed for girls in sixth through ninth grade and intended to encourage them to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).  The program is also designed to inform families about STEM education and careers, and to expand awareness of educators and other adults in understanding the important role they play in inspiring girls in these fields.

Although the program focuses on exciting girls about STEM, Tech Savvy also includes a simultaneous track for parents and other adults in the girls’ lives. Presentations and hands-on- activities will engage girls and broaden their exposure to the world of opportunities available to girls in STEM fields.  Concurrent presentations will guide adults to reinforce the girls’ interest in STEM. Keep reading for more details on the program for girls, their families and other interested adults.

Christmas Gathering

The Christmas Gathering will be at the Gaylord Area Council for the Arts (GACA) at 125 E Main St. Gaylord, MI 49735 on December 7, 2016 from 5:30pm-7:30pm.

Bring finger snacks!

We’ll also be gathering gift cards for our Christmas giving if you want to participate.

2016 Annual Book Sale

Come peruse a great variety of used books at a great price! All proceeds go towards scholarships for Otsego County women and girls to further their education.

WHEN:        Oct 7:  9am-6pm              Oct 8:  9am-noon

WHERE:      Otsego County United Way building: 116 E 5th St, Gaylord, MI 49735

Hope to see you there!

Candidate Forum

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is again sponsoring a candidates’ forum on July 20th at 7:00 p.m. at the Gaylord City Hall. The purpose of the forum is to meet and hear the five candidates running for judge of the 46th Circuit Court, which includes Otsego, Crawford, and Kalkaska Counties. The vacancy was created when Judge Janet Allen announced her retirement, effective December 31st, 2016.

Two lawyers from Crawford County have announced their candidacy — Jason Thompson and Colin Hunter. Three lawyers from Otsego County are also running — David Delaney, Michael Edwards, and Kevin Hesselink. Judicial elections are non-partisan, and the two candidates receiving the greatest number of votes from the three counties in the August primary will go on to the November election.

Also speaking at the forum will be Michael Rola and Brendan Curran, both running for prosecutor in Otsego County on the Republican ticket.

The format will not be a debate. Each candidate will have an opportunity to address the audience, who will have an opportunity to ask questions. Mike Reling of the Eagle 101.5 will moderate. The forum is open to the public and there is no charge. AAUW will provide light refreshments.

This event is co-sponsored by the Eagle 101.5 and the Gaylord Herald Times.