AAUW-MO Annual Spring Conference / Saturday, April 30
(Doubletree by Hilton, 422 Monroe St., Jefferson City, MO)
Awards, news, and critical information are all part of the day, starting with a continental breakfast and registration at 8 a.m. Elizabeth Holden will be briefing us on national AAUW developments and issues. Most importantly, as the Grassroots Advocacy Manager, she will be advising us on the most effective activities for AAUW during this election year as part of “Advocacy as Mission.”
Outgoing and incoming Board members will be meeting for dinner prior to the Conference on Friday evening, April 29, also at the Doubletree.
For room reservations, please call 573-636-5101 and request a room in the AAUW block of rooms. (Double room/$104 per night.) Registration deadline for the conference and room reservations is April 13. For a schedule of events and registration form, go online to www.aauwmo.org.
Do you know of an extraordinary woman worthy of recognition?
Nominations are now being accepted for the Starr Women’s Hall of Fame, recognizing exceptional women, past and present, who have made their mark on the greater Kansas City community. Information on the Hall, the nomination criteria and nomination form are available at http://www.umkc.edu/starrhalloffame/. Deadline is June 30, so act now!
50 Women: A Celebration of Women’s Contribution to Ceramics
Make plans to visit the American Jazz Museum to view this new exhibit through May 13, 2016.
Kansas City Women’s Equality Week – August 21-27
August 26, 2016 is National Women’s Equality Day! Join many local organizations for special programs to support and promote women’s equality and celebrate women’s accomplishments. Check back here for posting of event details!
Grant Opportunities Available for Local Organizations who Support Kansas City Women and Girls
Each year the AAUW KC Branch awards several grants of $1,000 to $4,000 to local organizations that support our mission by promoting equity, education, intellectual growth, individual worth, and development of opportunities for Kansas City women and girls. These grants are made possible from a generous bequest from the estate of Irene Wagy, a branch member who passed away in 1996, plus donations from other branch members.
A committee of the branch reviews applications and decides on the recipient organizations. The awards are made at a holiday event in December. The Wagy grant application and awards process is managed by the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation. To learn more about the awards and how to apply, go to GKCCF’s website: www.growyourgiving.org.
A Call for Authors
Thorpe Menn Literary Excellence Award nominations will be accepted until May 1, 2016. The award, presented by AAUW-KC and the KC Public Library is given to a local author in recognition for their excellence in writing. The award will be presented at a luncheon in early October 2016 at the Central Library and includes a $500 check and a framed certificate of recognition. Click here or under the EVENTS tab for more information.