Green Valley Branch Green Valley, Arizona
April 2013 Co-Presidents
Vol. 39 Issue 8 Judy Thut and Lorna Kitchak
President’s Message: What Kind of Imprint Have We Left On The Community?
Now that it is April and branch activities are winding the money go? All members of AAUW Green Valley are
down, it's a good time to give ourselves a vigorous pat on members of our national association. $49 of your $72
our collective back as we consider the "flowering" that dues, wherever paid, go to the Association. Per person,
our AAUW year has encouraged. We've enjoyed our $43 of those dues go to the Association's 501(c)(3) funds.
Book, Border Issues, Bridge, Hablamos Espanol, Lunch, We currently have 157 members. Considering that some
Needles, Newcomer and Travel groups. We've even been of our members are Life Members, not required to pay
On the Road Again. We've made friends, had interesting association dues, and that others have joined under
discussions and become better special membership offers, a ballpark
informed about many topics; but what We have contributed more estimate of the funds we contributed to
kind of imprint have we left on our financially to more philanthropic AAUW causes through our dues is
community? Have we lived up to our $5,600. This year, as a branch, we are
causes than you may realize!
mission statement to increase equity? I able to set aside an additional $2,000
So, where did y/our money go? for local scholarships and $2,000 to the
think we have in many ways.
AAUW funds that will be chosen by our 2012-2013
Our Border Issues group - well, the name says most
Honored Member (s). Individual members responded
of it - has been publicizing and educating the wider
magnificently to the presentation about EMERGE by
community about social and financial issues associated
directly donating $1,440 to that organization.
with living on the border. Hablamos Espanol has enabled
Individually, members gave $685 directly to AAUW
some of us to speak more fluently with our neighbors,
funds. The grand total of these philanthropic amounts is
always a good practice. The new St. Andrew's Clinic
$11,725. Way to go Green Valley Branch members!
project provides packed lunches so that parents and
children have food to eat on their long journeys home In many ways your AAUW membership is a great
following treatment at the free clinic. To round off our investment and a personal pleasure.
outreach for the year, we'll be helping Green Valley and For a detailed account of the various AAUW national
Sahuarita middle school girls explore careers in the funding targets check the listing at http://www.aauw.org/
STEM fields through the Expanding Your Horizons resource/support-aauw-programs-faq-2/
Judy Thut, Co-President
We have contributed more financially to more
philanthropic causes than you may realize! So, where did
2013-2014 DUES Are DUE!!
We are collecting 2013-2014 dues. Renewing now assures your entry into our 2013-2014 Directory.
Payments are accepted in person or by mail to:
Treasurer AAUW-GV Branch P.O. Box 178, Green Valley, AZ 85622
A reminder to our Dual Members: We recommend that you pay your dual dues to us before you leave.
Questions? Call Irene Sullivan, Treasurer 520-399-0414
Board Meeting 10:00 a.m. Presby. Church Monday April 1
Program & April Brunch 9:30 a.m. Desert Hills Tuesday April 16
April 16 Program: First Student to Register at the University of Arizona
Actually, that's not quite right. Karen Board Morgan of Tucson, but formerly of
Massachusetts, where she served as AAUW state president, is presenting the program at our
Spring Brunch and Annual Meeting. She is portraying Clara Fish Roberts, who was the first
U of A registrant and the founder of the Collegiate Club of Tucson. She has many stories to
share about the community, education, and suffrage as the daughter of a pioneer Arizona family
in the years 1909 - 1913.
Karen moved to Tucson eight years ago after a 32-year career in public and community
education. An avid researcher, she was an American Society Teacher Fellow and a National
Endowment of the Humanities Scholar at Harvard on New Scholarship on Women, which helps
her portray and relate the stories of interesting women of the past.
Be sure to bring your friends to hear this interesting story.
Eloise Fredrickson, Program Vice President
One third of our members (51) renewed at our March meeting and are eligible for the drawing of one free national
membership at our April meeting. Plan to renew now or at the beginning of our April meeting and you too might win
the national membership worth $ 49.00.
New members Kathy Davisson, Karen Lueck, and Pam Wiggington-Fee each won a free national membership at
the March general meeting.
We have six new members…. Please be sure to add them to your Directory.
1. Pamela Boehms 4. Kathy Davisson
1107 W Calle Artistica 564 N Mazatzal Dr.
Green Valley, AZ 85614 Green Valley, AZ 45614
2. Betsy Hansen 5. Karen Lueck
676 N. Cedar Bend Ave 849 W Golf Course Pl.
Green Valley, AZ 85614 Green Valley, AZ 85622
3. Patricia Fina Weaver 6. Pam Wigginton-Fee
2500 E. Skywalker Way 1860 W Camino del Zanco
Green Valley, AZ 85614 Green Valley, AZ 85622
No Email submitted firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol Bowley, Membership Vice president
Annual Spring Brunch April 16
Pre-registration is required $13 per person
Contact Pat Young
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Expanding Your Horizons
You still have a chance to help with our first Expanding Your Horizons event on April 6. The committee
chairs would be very pleased to hear from you, even at this late date. Contact Susan Kirk to hostess, Carol
Rueckert to help with the Presenters' Lunch, Carol Bowley or Linda Enterline for assisting with registration or
Lorna Kitchak to serve the snacks. They will appreciate your willingness to help.
All the sixth to eighth grade girls in the Continental and Sahuarita School Districts, as well as those
attending Great Expectations Academy, have been contacted. Six hundred registration forms have been
distributed. Interest is high. The staff members in all the schools have all been most cooperative. We're looking
forward to a very successful event.
If you are helping, please wear your AAUW name tag to distinguish us from the presenters, parents,
Sharon Lyons, Community Outreach Chair
Out to Lunch Bunch April 19
We will stay local this month. We will meet at the new Grill at San Ignacio, in the private dining room.
A new chef and menu make this a spot to enjoy.
New members are welcome to join the group.
Contact email@example.com to make your reservation.
On The Road Again Friday, April 19: Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory
All AAUW members and their guests are invited.
There will be uphill walking, stair climbing, and standing.
8:15 a.m. Depart the West Center parking lot. Please have $2 for the drivers. They will have directions.
9:00 a.m. The tour begins with an orientation at the Visitor Center on Elephant Head Road, where there
are exhibits on astronomy, astrophysics, natural science, and cultural history.
9:30 a.m. A bus with a tour guide takes us up the 10-mile, single-lane mountain road (with few guard rails!)
to the summit of Mount Hopkins (8,550 feet).
En route, there are several stops, including a stop at a picnic area for lunch -- BYOL
Then vans take the group up the steepest part of the mountain to the observatory.
3:00 p.m. The bus returns the group to the Visitor Center.
Prior reservations are required. The cost for the tour is $7 per person. Mail payment to Jo Ann Wilson at
2181 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Green Valley, AZ 85622 by April 12. Contact her at 207-6870 or
For more information and "virtual" touring, search online for Whipple Observatory, or http://
Jo Ann Wilson, New Members Committee
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Pat Burgess: Recording Secretary
Pat received a Master of Arts degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana, She has 73
additional graduate hours.
She is another AAUW member who is a passionate supporter of the League of Women Voters.
Ragdoll cat “Muffin” lives with Pat who finds her to be a “constant companion, very loving, and entertaining.” In
addition to enjoying her cat, Pat likes to read, take daily walks and visit with people as she strolls through her
Her favorite role in life was being a wife to “my wonderful husband, Gordon. That was the absolute best role for the
almost forty years before he passed away.” Pat and Gordon enjoyed traveling in the U.S. and Europe during their
Pat taught high school history and economics. After moving to Arizona, she attended the University of Arizona to
earn a certificate in elementary education and then taught primary grades which were “fun and rewarding.” She also
received a library certificate and for a few years was the school librarian as well as the kindergarten teacher. She loved
“choosing and sharing books” with students.
You may not know that although Pat was born in Illinois, she was raised in Gallup, New Mexico. Another couple of
interesting facts about her: she played drums in the school band and was a majorette. (Ed. Note: hmm… I recall that
Suzan Van Thul played the steel drums in school —- is there a drumming program in our future? Wouldn’t that be
Her grandmother frequently repeated the saying, “Act in haste; repent in leisure” and it became a favorite of Pat’s.
Pat Danloe and Susan Kirk each won $30.50 in the March raffle.
The “50-25-25 Raffle” is your chance to win money and support our GV Branch! The cost of one ticket is $1.00
and the cost of six tickets is $5.00. All the money collected is divided in half. One half will go to two lucky
members with the winning tickets and one half goes into the branch treasury to support our operating fund.
I am still open for any suggestions
you may have for speakers. Thanks to
those who have already given me ideas.
Sandy Parker won a new
membership during the Comedy L to R: State President Claudette Haney who has been a
Night fundraiser in February. president and co-president of our branch; Elizabeth
“Libby” Beyrer, a past co-president and current Valley
View editor; and Co-President Judy Thut at the February
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Nominations for AZ AAUW 2013 Officers
The AZ AAUW Nominating Committee is pleased to present the following nominees
for election at the State Convention in Tucson, AZ on April 5 and 6, 2013:
President Elect Jane Adrian, Scottsdale Branch, for a one-year term, 2013-2014
Taking the office of State President, for a two year term, 2014-2016
Membership Vice President Sharon Groves, Prescott Branch, for a two year term, 2013-2015
Recording Secretary Rhysa Davis, East Valley Branch, for a two year term, 2013-2015
Program Vice President Harriet Young, Flagstaff Branch, for a one year term, 2013-2014
The committee was unable to locate a nominee for Nominating Committee Chair for a one year term, 2013-2014.
The business meeting at the AAUW State Convention on April 6, 2013 will be when officers are elected. Nominations
will be accepted from the floor with the nominee’s permission.
Elected officers who will continue to serve until June 30, 2014 are:
Corresponding Secretary Donna Haugland, Southeast Valley
Treasurer Susanne Burgess, West Valley.
Thanks go to Carolyn Maxon, Phoenix Branch and Geneva Rodriguez, West Valley Branch for serving on the committee
Barbara Neubert, Nominating Committee Chair
Gloria Thiele: Communications Chair
Gloria has two bachelors degrees, one in fine arts from Washington University in St. Louis
and one in communications/science at the University of Washington in Seattle.
She is an active volunteer for St. Andrew's Children's Clinic in Nogales, Ariz., she designs
clothing and is a newspaper reporter, but photography and travel are her favorite pastimes.
Her favorite role is grandmother to three “wonderful grandchildren.”
Many people do not know that she likes to scuba dive and snorkel. (Ed. Note: I think she and member Ronni Pine
have that in common!)
One of her favorite sayings is, "Love makes the world go round.”
In Remembrance The life of the dead is placed in the
memory of the living. ~~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
We say good-bye to our former member Sara “Sally” Dallas. Sally had been a member of both
Green Valley and Phoenix AAUW branches. She was a triad president from 2003-2004 and
she was very involved in organizing our Authorama fundraiser. In addition, she was a mentor
to students in the OASIS program at the Sahuarita Primary School.
Her abstract water colors were shown in the Tucson Botanical Gardens, at the Otero Art
Gallery in Tubac, at the Hillside Gallery in Nogales, and in Green Valley galleries.
She was a teacher, an artist, a mother, a volunteer and a life partner. Her spirit will live on in her work, her
children and our memories of her.
Green Valley Branch of AAUW April 2013 5
There was such a good response to the program presented by Kim Thompson from
Emerge! at our February meeting, we donated $1441 to Emerge!
Perhaps some of you would like to learn more about domestic abuse. I attended an Emerge!
workshop in 2011 and I found it to be informative, enlightening and very engaging.
As an AAUW GV member you may be interested in attending the Community Domestic
Abuse Workshop on April 15 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Emerge! administrative
from Emerge! headquarters in Tucson. It is an extended and in-depth training and it is free. If you would
like to participate call Sarah Jimenez-Valdez at 520.795.8001 to RSVP and to get driving
directions to the workshop.
Susan Kirk, Philanthropy Chair
Dr. Tom Purdon, Fundraising Chair
president of Friends of Carol Rueckert and
Madera Canyon and a Co-President Lorna
board member of Save Kitchak at the
the Scenic Santa Ritas, Comedy Night
presented stunning fundraiser in
photographs and February. The
pertinent information “Bottl e Raf f le”
about the canyon and portion of the event
the mountains during raised more than
our January meeting. $400.
“BITS AND PIECES… AAUW Washington Updates” (AAUW email notice on 3/15/13)
. . . the White House withdrew the nomination of Caitlin Halligan to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of
Columbia Circuit, at Halligan's request. A minority of senators blocked Halligan's confirmation vote earlier this month.
This is just one example of how the Senate's broken process for considering judicial nominees is threatening equal rights
for women and girls.
. . . two teens were found guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl and sentenced to serve time in a juvenile correctional
facility in the Steubenville, OH, case that has gained national attention. Read more on AAUW's blog.
In an effort to help student loan borrowers, the Obama administration announced cuts to the commissions paid to
private collection companies that chase students with overdue loans.
The largest federal employee union in the U.S. announced this week that the Equal Employment Opportunity Com-
mission, which focuses on ending workplace discrimination, might have to furlough its employees if the sequestration
cuts continue. The expected furloughs would increase the agency's backlog of discrimination cases, the union said.
Despite the Affordable Care Act’s goal of increasing women’s access to reproductive health services, a number of
state provisions passed since the law was signed in 2010 will end up restricting access by banning private insurance
companies from covering abortions.
After the Supreme Court's 2011 ruling in Wal-Mart v. Dukes obstructed a major class-action lawsuit by 1.5 million
current and former female Wal-Mart employees, smaller groups of women are coming forward alleging discrimination
and unequal pay from the company. Ladik v. Wal-Mart, filed by five women in Wisconsin, is the latest regional class
action suit against the company.
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April 2013 Study/Interest Group and Community Outreach Calendar
April 1 & 15 Needles+--Bring your current project: knitting, quilting, needlepoint (or whatever) to work on as you
1:30 p.m. enjoy the company of creative women. Contact Susan Kirk, firstname.lastname@example.org of 648-3189 for
location and to be added to the email list.
April 2 Book Discussion: Morning—We will be choosing books and hosts for next year. Please send
9:30 p.m. recommendations to Marilyn or bring books for final nominations. We will meet at La Posada in the
Men's Club on the third floor of La Vista next to the elevator. RSVP to Marilyn at 648-7956
April 3 Mystery Readers—We will discuss The Last Kashmiri Rose by Barbara Cleverly. We will meet at
1:30 p.m. Gloria Thiele’s home, 1077 W. Ashworth Rd in Green Valley. For more information or to RSVP, call
Gloria at 648-1590 or email her at email@example.com.
April 9 Book Discussion: Afternoon--We will discuss Madonnas of Leningrad, by Debra Dean. La Vern
1:30 p.m. Schroeder will be hostess and Joan DuDeVoire will be discussion leader. LaVern’s address is 635 S
Park Center Ave., Apt. 1211, at La Perla in La Posada. For more information and to RSVP phone
LaVern at 393-6585.
April 10 Non-Fiction Book Discussion—We will be selecting our books for next year. Coordinator: Frances
1 p.m. Farris-Bailey, firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. We meet at Friends-in-Deed.
April 11 & 25 Hablamos Español—Join us to practice speaking Spanish. We meet at Posada Java on Continental
1:30 Road. For more information and to RSVP, contact Susan Kirk, firstname.lastname@example.org or 648-3189.
April 18 Border Issues Study Group—We will meet at the Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, 17750 La
9:30 a.m. Cañada Dr. (north of Duvall Mine Road on La Cañada). The speaker will be Bobby Montiel, an
Operation Streamline attorney. The public is invited.
April 19 On the Road Again—We will tour the Whipple Observatory east of Amado. For more details see story
9 a.m. on page 3.
April 19 Out to Lunch Bunch—We will meet at the new Grill at San Ignacio, in the private dining room.
1 p.m. Contact Randy Westrope, email@example.com, to make your reservation. See page 3.
April 25 Travel Addicts—We will meet at the home of Dadee Reilly, 4171 S. Campina Ct. Gloria Thiele
9:30 a.m. will present a program on her recent and extensive trip to South America. Further details will be provided in an
e-mail reminder sent to members the prior week. Please call Dadee Reilly (648-0596) or Nancy Helgath (741-
2395) if you plan to attend. Visitors are welcome.
April 28 Singles—We will have lunch at Ragazzi, in Green Valley Village. For reservations contact Ginny
noon Seabrook 393-3386.
New Groups Will Be Formed If Members Are Interested: Contact Vickie Joy, firstname.lastname@example.org
Send Calendar Items to Sandra Rooney, email@example.com, by the 10th of each month.
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Green Valley Branch
PO Box 178
Green Valley, AZ 85622-0178
The Mission of AAUW
To advance equity for women and girls through
advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.
Valley View Notes Receive the Valley View by Mail
Deadlines for the May Valley View are April 10th for The $10.00 subscription fee covers issues mailed
the calendar and the 15th for everything else. September through May each season.
If you did not send this fee with your dues renewal
Editor: Libby Beyrer
and wish to receive the Valley View through the mail,
ElizabethBeyrer@cox.net please mail your $10 check to: AAUW-GV P.O. Box
Calendar: Sandra Rooney 178 Green Valley, AZ 85622
For Membership Information
Circulation: Kathy Gullen
Please contact Carol Bowley, vice president of
Proofreaders: Jan and Jim Diers Membership, at 648-0960 or Carolyn Morley, vice
president elect of Membership, at 393-0133.