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Monona Branch Newsletter
April 2012

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
    Cheever
   April 24 at 6:30 p.m. Salad

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