June Celebration Picnic – June 5

At the picnic we will also hold an awards ceremony for the 100 High School Girls scholarship recipients and the official installation of our 2018-2019 officers. Come learn about our accomplishments and exciting programs and events planned for the new year!

“The Best Democracy Money Can Buy” The Movie – June 12

Join us for a showing of “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: The Movie” on Tuesday, June 12 at 6:00 p.m. at Kauffman Foundation Conference Center – Town Square Meeting Room, 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110.  (Doors open at 5:30 p.m.)  

Rolling Stone Investigative Reporter Greg Palast busted Jeb Bush for stealing the 2000 election by purging black voters from Florida’s electoral rolls. Now Palast is back to take a deep dive into the Republicans’ dark operation, Crosscheck, the secret purge list that helped steal the 2016 election.

Sponsored by: AAUW-KC, League of Women Voters-KC, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.-Beta Omega and Mu Omega.

A short Q&A will follow the showing.

This is a free event.

For more information, contact Joanie Shores, 1-600-200-5809 or joanshores1010@gmail.com.

2018–2019 Slate of Officers

AAUW KC Nominating Committee members Carol Cowles, Sara Pedram, Hortense Burr, Nicky Stanke and Teri Wichman announce the following officers (2018–2019) elected at the Annual Meeting on May 15, 2018:

President(s) Elect – Wanda Perkins

Co-Presidents – Stefanie Hatfield and Ellen Johnson

Immediate Past President – Linda Berube

Co-Program Vice Presidents – Patty Cahill and Joanie Shores

Membership Vice President – Teri Wichman

Secretary – Corinne Mahaffey

Finance Officer – Jane Vincent

CALL to LOCAL AUTHORS

Thorpe Menn Literary Excellence Award nominations will be accepted until May 1, 2018. The award, presented by the American Association of University Women-Kansas City Branch and the Kansas City Public Library, is presented to a local author in recognition for their excellence in writing. The award will be presented at a luncheon in October 6, 2018 and includes a $500 check, certificate of recognition, and listing on the library’s website.

NOMINATION GUIDELINES:

• Nominated materials must be received no later than May 1, 2018.

•  Nominations may be published works of fiction, non-fiction, children’s books or poetry.Text books, guide books, and how-to manuals are not eligible. Blogs and compilations of blogs are considered pre-published and are not eligible to be considered for the Thorpe Menn Award. Previous first-place winners are not eligible.

•  Nominated authors must reside in the greater Kansas City area – Jackson, Cass, Clay, Lafayette and Platte counties in Missouri, and Johnson, Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties in Kansas. 

•  All nominations must be initially published in 2017.

• Two (2) copies of the nominated book must be submitted to the address below or an eBook must be submitted to the email below.

•  EBooks must be submitted in PDF (Portable Document Format) format only. (Judges must be able to view your eBook on any device, print it, and make a backup copy.) EBooks must not contain any DRM (Digital Rights Management) protection. If the eBook is sold in DRM format only, most publishers will be able to provide a non-DRM file for use in a judging competition. If the publisher is not able to provide a non-DRM format, many formats can be converted to a PDF using free conversion software available online.

• All submissions must include a contact name, mailing address, email, and telephone number. 

Two copies of the nominated printed book should be mailed to:

Thorpe Menn Nominations

Attn: Jane McClain

P.O. Box 8831

Kansas City, MO 64114

EBook nominated files should be emailed to: thorpemenn@gmail.com

For more information, please call Jane McClain at (816) 444-2152 or email thorpemenn@gmail.com.

2017 Wagy Awards Recap:

The Wagy Awards & Holiday Luncheon took place on  December 2 at the Grand Street Café.  This year’s event marked our 20th presentation of the Wagy Awards, which gives funding to local community organizations for their work in advancing education and equity for women and girls. A total of 85 awards have been presented and $225,575 in Wagy funds have been provided over the past two decades, including this year’s five recipients and awards totaling $10,000.

The 2017 Wagy award recipients and programs:

• Episcopal Community Services – Nourish: Turning the Tables Empowering Women through Culinary Training

• Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri – STEM Girls Outreach Program

• The Family Conservancy – Directors Leadership Academy

• Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City – The Appointment Project: Equitable Representation of Women on Civic Boards and Commissions

• Fractured Atlas – Rightfully Sewn Seamstress Program