OUR BRANCH’S ORIGINAL FUNDRAISER IDEA
We are celebrating the beginning of the 25th year of “Dollars for Scholars.” In the summer of 1993, our branch, then approximately 85 members strong, was considering new ways to raise scholarship money. “Dollars for Scholars” was the brainstorm of member Barb Smoltz. The goals were to raise money for scholarships, give members an opportunity to interact in small group settings, provide new experiences for members, and to introduce AAUW to non-members.
Although some were concerned that we would not be able to think of enough activities, it was decided to give the program a try. Twenty-four years and countless varied activities later, a membership that today numbers around 250 is still brimming with ideas, and our goals have remained constant. Each time members sponsor or participate in an activity, they are saying YES to education and educational equity for women and girls.
ALL EVENTS ARE OPEN TO GUESTS. TO LEARN MORE, DOWNLOAD A COPY OF OUR CURRENT NEWSLETTER OR EMAIL RITA OR BARB.
Notes from Rita and Barb: Interested in sponsoring an event? It is sooo easy. Need an idea? We have a few… or more. Remember, spouses, friends, friends of friends and friends of spouses are always welcome to join in the fun of DFS events. In other words, come one, come all!! We need new people to sponsor an event. It’s a great way to get to know people and have fun all rolled into one!
A PHOTO WALK IN THE PARK. On Wednesday, May 30 at Longview Farm Park, Joan Davis, Rita Hawkins-Page, Mersine Kallaos, and Pam Kulp learned more about taking pictures in a natural setting. Sponsor: Susan Fenwick
SUNKEN CITIES: EGYPT’S LOST WORLD – May 31st, 1 St. Louis Art Museum, EPIC STORY, SUBMERGED TREASURES REVEALED, COLOSSAL SCULPTURES, PRECIOUS GOLD. Art Docent Clare Richardson led our personal tour through this extensive, world-class exhibit. Click to see a narrative and photos of the event.