Monona Branch Newsletter
APRIL SALAD SUPPER McCabe, Executive Director,
Tuesday, April 24 Wisconsin Democracy Campaign
6:30 p.m: Salad supper will speak at 8:30 p.m. His talk is
7:30 p.m.: Program: Recipients of open to the public, so you may want
AAUW fellowships to get a seat early. Our Branch will
If your last name begins with M-Z, please be hosting the hospitality room. If
bring a salad to serve about 10 people. We you would like to donate homemade
need all kinds: main dish, fruit, pasta, goodies let Carrie know.
vegetable. The other half of the alphabet
NOMINATIONS, Mary Pringle, Sue
will pay $7. Please bring your own plate
Richter, Gloria Simley
and silverware. Rolls will be provided. The AAUW nominating committee would
like to announce the following members
Hostesses: Martha Romstad, Lillian and the offices for the 2012-13 year:
Genskow, Helen Brown, Renata Lucht,
Mary Zins Dee Zimmerman as co-president
We meet in the lower level of the Sandy Knesting continuing as
Monona Community Center, 1011 membership vice president
Nichols Rd. Helen Brown as program vice
PRESIDENT'S CORNER, Carrie Wurz president
Seven names iced onto the "80 years Wanda Nelson as corresponding
and more" birthday celebration secretary
cake! YUM! If you want to add your
name to the cake, let Carrie know by BRIDGE MARATHON PLAYOFF
Wednesday, April 18. We will The play-off will be held at 6:30 p.m. on
celebrate at the salad supper, which Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at the Monona
will begin at 6:30 pm. Community Center. Note: This starting
AAUW State Convention in time is 1/2 an hour earleir than last year.
Janesville at the Holiday Inn One member of each couple should bring a
Express on April 27 (Friday) and snack and the other contributes $3.00.
April 28 (Saturday). Registration Please notify Betty Schmidt if you cannot
begins at 4pm of Friday. Mike come to this fun-filled event.
GAMES DAY 11:40 a.m."The Mysteries of Egypt"
Come join the fun as we gather to play will be presented at the IMAX
games again. It's only $5 per person and theatre (same location).
all the proceeds go directly to scholarship 1 p.m. Lunch at the Garden Gallery
funds. Bring your friends! Tuesday, April 1:45 p.m. A tour of the Milwaukee
10 at 1 at St. Stephen's in Monona. Hope Public Museum Cleopatra exhibit
to see you there! 3:30 p.m. Board the bus for home;
arrive between 5 and 5:30.
DUES ARE DUE, June Suhling
It's that time of year again to renew your SUMMER GET-TOGETHER, Tuesday,
dues for 2012-13. Please make out a July 31 at Goose Pond. Be there by 6:30
check to AAUW-Monona for $72 and send p.m. or earlier if you want to walk part or
to June Suhling. all of the 45 minute hiking trail through
NOTE: Part of your AAUW dues are tax the prairie. A social gathering with cookies
deductible, $46 of the $49 national dues. & coffee begins at 6:30 with a prairie talk
by Dorothy, followed by a glorious sunset
ODYSSEY GRADUATION, Judy Lund at 8:30 p.m. We will organize carpools for
The date is May 9. I'll let you know when this fun field trip to see the prairies in full
& where later. bloom. Bring your spouse, family, friends,
a camera and a folding chair, if you like.
BOOKSALE, Ellie Beck Goose Pond is about 1/2 half hour drive
Our book sale will be on May 5 from 9:00 from Madison, going north on hwy. 51.
a.m. until 3:00 p.m. It is one of our major Maps will be available before the trip.
fund raisers and members should try to be
part of it in some way. Collecting books AAUW MEETING TIME CHANGE?
for the sale, sorting the books before the
sale and working at the sale are ways to There has been some discussion about
contribute. Also important is advertising moving our meeting time to 6:30p.m. for
and if you could just hang a sign in a retail the social gathering with the program
establishment or post a sign in your yard it starting at 7:00p.m. to be able to end our
would contribute to a successful book sale. evening a little earlier. We will be
Remember, you get to buy books before discussing this proposal at the next
the general public! meeting with a possible vote on this issue
before the end of the fiscal year. Thank
FUNDRAISING, Georgene Vitense you for your consideration of this time
A reminder of the times for the Cleopatra change. Submitted by Dianne Whitaker
trip on Wednesday, April 18th. MARCH 27, 2012 MINUTES
9 a.m. BE SURE TO COME BY 9 President, Carrie Wurz called the meeting
Meet at Shopko to order. She thanked our speaker, Marty
10:30 a.m. Arrive at the planetarium Van Pelt, of the South Central Library
for "Cleopatra's Universe" System for her enlightening and
entertaining presentation. She also
thanked our hostesses for their hospitality. the hospitality room at times on Friday
Secretary’s Report: The February (3:30 p.m.—7:00 p.m. and 9:30—10:00
Secretary’s report was approved with the p.m.) and Saturday (7-8:15 a.m.; noon
addition of the slate of officers proposed hour; 5-6 p.m.) We need home baked
by the nominating committee. The items for Saturday morning. Please
election will occur at the April meeting. contact Carrie if you can help or provide
Installation of new officers will occur at treats.) Carrie indicated that we can
the May meeting. The slate of officers as qualify for discounted registrations if we
proposed by the nominating committee: provide workers for the convention.
Co-president: Dee Zimmerman Registration forms are on-line.
Program V.P.: Helen Brown Salad Supper: Carrie announced that the
Corresponding Secretary: Wanda annual Salad Supper would take place at
Nelson the April Meeting. Supper begins at 6:30
Membership V.P.: Sandy Knesting p.m.
Finance Report: June Suhling explained Excursion to Goose Pond: Instead of a
details of the finance report for March. It July picnic, there will be a car-pooled trip
was accepted as presented. June to Goose Pond Wildlife Center near
announced that a $25 memorial was sent Arlington on Tuesday, July 31st. Dorothy
to Olbrich Gardens in memory of Ann Haines will provide a program about the
Thurber who recently passed away. A $50 work of the Center and we will enjoy
honorarium was given to the South hospitality, treats and a walk through the
Central Library in recognition of Marty area. More information will be provided
Van Pelt’s program. later.
Membership: Dues are now due for 2012- Policy for Providing Honorariums:
2013. Total cost is $72. We are encouraged Carrie read a proposed policy concerning
to pay now. Checks can be made out to the awarding of honorariums for programs
AAUW-Monona and sent to June Suhling. at our meetings. The Board approved the
Trip to Milwaukee Public Museum— policy at its March 3rd meeting. A motion
Cleopatra Exhibit: Lynn Celley reported was made by Sally Lee, seconded by
that the bus has been filled and there is a Gloria Simley to approve the policy as
waiting list. The trip is on April 18th. presented. After discussion, the motion
Games Day: Sally Keyel announced that was approved.
the next Games Day will take place on Need new Recording Secretary for
Tuesday, April 10th—from 1-4 p.m. at St. 2012-2013: Carrie announced that Mary
Stephens Church in Monona. A variety of Ann Fahl is resigning as recording
board games will be played. A $5 fee will secretary effective at the end of May.
be charged since this is a fundraiser for Carrie asked for volunteers or ideas to fill
scholarships. She encouraged everyone to the position for the coming year.
attend for an enjoyable afternoon. Beaver Dam Production: Carrie
State Convention: The state convention announced that the Beaver Dam Branch is
will be on Saturday, April 28th with providing a production on domestic abuse
people coming in on Friday evening. Mike as part of a community project on April
McCabe of the Wisconsin Democracy 13, 14, and 15th. We are invited to attend.
Campaign. The Monona Branch is Meeting Time Proposal: Carrie explained
responsible for providing treats and a proposal to change our meeting start
hostesses for the hospitality room. We will time to half an hour earlier for next fall.
be reimbursed for expenses. Carrie asked More discussion will occur at the April
for volunteers to contact her to help be in and May meetings before a decision is
made. Supper, Program & General
Book Sale: June reminded the group that Meeting
this year’s book sale will be on Saturday,
April 25, Film Group: movie, time
May 5th from 9-3 p.m. She passed around
a sign up sheet to work starting on and place to be announced
Wednesday, May 2nd to sort the books April 26 at 9:30 a.m. Morning
and work the sale on Saturday. She passed Literature Host: Sandy Knesting;
out flyers and asked members to post them leader, June Suhling; Unbroken by
in grocery stores, libraries and other Laura Hillenbrand
bulletin board sites.
Book Clubs: As printed in the directory May 7 at 7 p.m. Evening
Bridge: The final group bridge party will Literature Host: Dee Zimmerman;
occur on May 8th at the Senior Center. leader: Helen Dyer; Caleb's
Movie Group: No movie was announced Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
for the month of March. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF
Meeting adjourned LOCATION
Submitted by Mary Boyd, Secretary Pro-tem
June 9, Luncheon at the Sheraton,
CALENDAR details later.
April 10, 1-4 p.m. Games Day, St.
Stephen's Lutheran Church Co-presidents: Carrie Wurz & Linda
April 19 at 1 p.m. Afternoon Hoelzel; Membership: Sandy Knesting &
Literature Host, Stephanie Jan Spowart; Newsletter: Sally Keyel
Sorensen; leader, Pat Williams;
Louisa May Alcott by Susan
April 24 at 6:30 p.m. Salad
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