January Branch Meeting

Our January branch meeting will take place on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. in the Greenburgh Public Library. The theme for this year for the AAUW Westchester Branch is old Croton AqueductEducation: Inspiration and Impact. As part of that theme our program subject will be the Old Croton Aqueduct: Walking on Water – how a walk on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trailway can connect us to both a beautiful site and the critical role water has played throughout America’s history. Today some scientists believe that water will be the new oil in scarcity, price and impact.

Sara Kelsey and Tom Tarnowsky, co-chairs of the Walks & Tours led by the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct, will be our speakers. They will show a short video that gives an overview of the Old Croton Aqueduct – both the beautiful trailway above ground old Croton Aqueduct tunneland the history of New York’s water supply hidden below our feet. A slide show will depict some of their favorite walks. They will also provide information about the current activities and projects of the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct and will be happy to answer questions from the audience.

Upcoming Interest Group Meetings

Art Interest Group:   The Art Interest Group will meet on
Friday, January 9, at the Neue Galerie on Fifth Avenue. On Exhibit are Egon Schiele portraits, Austrian portraiture of early 20th
Century, and Austrian war bond posters. Contact
Marilee Scheuneman for details.

Chasing Culture Interest Group:  Please join us Friday, January 23 at 11 a.m. at The Grolier Club, a Neo-Georgian House 47 East 60th St., just off Fifth Avenue for the exhibit “100 Books famous in Children’s Literature”. After viewing, we shall stroll to La Bonne Soupe for a traditional French lunch-@ 1p.m.  Contact: Pat Margand to reserve

Common Core Interest Group: Wednesday January 21 at 10 a.m. in the Greenburgh Library.
Topic: Ideas About How to Implement Common Core Math in Elementary School.
Speaker: Sandra Flank.  Contact: Jane Pendergast.

Current Issues Discussion: Friday January 2nd at 10:00 a.m. in Selena Barron’s home.
Topic:  “Race Relations – 3 aspects: 1) The role and composition of Grand Juries 2) The role of the Justice Department and 3) How our society can make changes.”  All are welcome to attend.  Contact: Marie McKellar

play reading poetry interest group

Play Reading Group: Tuesday,January 13th at 1:00 p.m., at the Mt. Pleasant Library.  Play:  selections from 24 FAVORITE ONE ACT PLAYS.  Contact: Joyce Koyner.

Poetry Interest Group:  Tuesday January 20th  at 1:30 p.m. in the home of Janice Rabinowitz.  We will continue discussing  the work of Seamus Heaney.  Contact: Mary Ellen LeClair.

STEM Interest Group:  Wednesday January 14th  at 9:30 a.m.
Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES, Yorktown Heights
All are welcome.  Contact:  Sandra Flank


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