Branch Meeting September 10th


Internationally Themed Pot Luck  Supper  and
Food Chemistry: Sugar- To Use It or Not to Use It,  Does it taste good?

WHEN: September 10, 2014, 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Greenburgh Public Library (GPL), 300 Tarrytown Road, Elmsford

We kick off the 2014-2015 year of AAUW’s Westchester Branch with an internationally themed pot-luck supper with friends . Remember to bring a “traditional” dish to share!

After stuffing ourselves, we will hear Sandy tell us about sugar:

Sandra Flank

Sandra Flank

Given all the marketing hype behind different “natural” sweeteners, it’s hard to know which ones really are best.  What’s the difference between table sugar, honey, molasses, brown sugar, etc.?  Are these all “natural sugars”? And, if they are, are they better for you? Which artificial sweeteners are best for what situations and what are the differences between them?  Fruits and vegetables provide a perfect sugar fix, but when you’re in need of a sweetener to add to iced tea, baked goods, or anything else, make sure you know the difference between the members of the sweetener world.

Dr. Sandra Flank, a member of our branch, has been a Professor in the School of Education at Pace University for the past 40 years. Her areas of teaching, publication, and research have been in the STEM fields. She has a bachelorʼs in chemistry and masterʼs in science education, both from Temple University, and a doctorate in curriculum and teaching from Fordham University.

Upcoming Interest Group Meetings

Art Interest Group:   Friday September 12: a trip to the Folk Art Museumday off needed
Contact Natalie Schifano for more information

Chasing Culture:  Wednesday September 24:  meeting
Contact Pam Margand for more information

Current Issues Discussion: Friday September 5th at 10:00 a.m. at Selena Barron’s home.
Topic:  “the Upcoming Election”.  All are welcome to attend.  Contact: Marie McKellar

play reading poetry interest group

Play Reading Group: Tuesday, September 9th 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 September 16th  at 1:30 p.m. in the home of Janice Rabinowitz.  We will discuss the work of Philip Larkin .   Contact: Mary Ellen LeClair.

STEM Interest Group:  Wednesday September 10th at 10 a.m. in the Greenburgh Public Library.  Topic:  BRAIN RESEARCH: THE NEXT FRONTIER.   for ideas check any of the links at the end of the following article:  Prying Open the Black Box of the Brain from the National Science Foundation       Contact:  Sandra Flank


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