Vol. 42 No. 1 North Hills–McKnight Branch Newsletter September 2010
North Hills – McKnight AAUW invites you to our
“Meet, Greet, and Eat”
Saturday, September 25th at 9:30 AM
Ryan Room, La Roche College
If you’ve ever wondered about AAUW, wanted to know more about AAUW, or just
spend a morning with good friends, this is the place to be!
Our menu includes fresh fruit, muffins and Danish, Spinach and Bacon Quiche and
Broccoli and Cheese Quiche,
Orange juice, coffee and hot tea
Our special price for guests is $5.00
Members’ price is $10.00
Please join us for this special morning!
We offer you a wealth of education, service opportunities, and friendship!
Please let Anita Wurthner know if you are coming and the number of guests
firstname.lastname@example.org, 412-486-5161, 2545 Red Oak Ct., Allison Park PA 15101
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work on the Martin Luther King Breakfast event.
From the President Joanne we thank you for all your hard work which
has resulted in a good event each year. Please
Greetings to all of you after a very busy, fun, and consider and if you are able call me. Barbara
warm summer. Matthews would love a co-chair with whom to
Programming for this coming year is, in my
humble opinion, varied and should prove to be The final budget report for 2009-2010 shows that
thought provoking so please join us at our branch the Flea Fest in June raised $1105.47. Great work
meetings as we learn together. Peggy by many people. The budget for 2010-2011 will
Garbooshian and her cast of many have put be presented at the September meeting for
together a program year which will inform us, membership approval.
challenge us, and perhaps give us a new direction
to move as a branch. I am very grateful for all of We wait to welcome you in September.
her hard work. Irene Lietz and Peggy have created -Sylvia
a refrigerator paper for us with all of our programs
and activities so don’t forget to pick one up at the
Our summer was busy and flew by with changes
for many of us in the branch; moves, illness, loss September Happenings
of loved ones, trips, reunions, and many very
9/14/2010 Morning Book Group
warm days. Sarah’s Key
At our September meeting we will make sure there by Tatiana de Rosnay
is time for us to catch up with each other’s Reviewer: Mary Eury
Hostess: Linda Joy, 9:30 a.m.
activities. Plan to join us for conversation, a really
good program, a time to honor our La Roche 9/20/2010 Evening Book Group
Scholarship recipient and enjoy a tasty brunch. The Bolter
by Frances Osborne
Anita Wurthner is taking reservations Reviewer: Casey Smiley
email@example.com. Cost is $10.00 for Hostess: Irene Lietz, 7:30 p.m.
members and $5.00 for a guest.
9/25/2010 Branch Meeting and Program
“Meet, Greet, and Eat”
Our branch was chartered by AAUW in Brunch, 9:30 a.m., La Roche College, Ryan Room
November 1971 which makes us 40 years old this
year. Plans for our 40th a birthday party, to be October Happenings
held at the November meeting are well underway. 10/6//2010 Board Meeting
We hope to celebrate with our members and Hostess: Sina Murphy, 7 p.m.
AAUW members from other branches.
10/12/2010 Morning Book Group
This year as in the past we are selling Green’s for by Roger Rosenblatt
Christmas decorating. It has been suggested that Reviewer: Suzann Frishkorn
if you are unable to use pine or are not here during Hostess: Judy Matheny, 9:30 a.m.
the season would you consider making a donation 10/18/2010 Evening Book Group
to the La Roche Scholarship in lieu of a purchase? The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
This would help the fund and assure that we by Jacqueline Kelly
Reviewer: Julie DeMoss Makuta
continue offering scholarships. Hostess: Shirley Peetz, 7:30 p.m.
After many years of work on the Multicultural 10/27/10 Branch Meeting and Program
“The Project to End Human Trafficking”
Committee Joanne Ahlstrom has stepped down Speaker: Dr. Mary Burke
and we are looking for someone who is willing to A joint program with Zonta
La Roche College, Ryan Room, 6:45 p.m.
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Please make the following changes in your
ENGAGING BIOGRAPHY yearbook.
By Sina Murphy
The Bookers of the Evening will be kicking off firstname.lastname@example.org
their 2010-2011 season with the biography Julie DeMoss Makuta:
of a “naughty” lady as told by her great- 150 Skylark Dr. Glenshaw, PA 15116
granddaughter, Frances Osborne. “The Bolter” Roberta Smiley-Betzler:
is the story of Idina Sackville who was passionate email@example.com
and headstrong about her freedom,
even as she made a habit of marrying, five
husbands in all and lovers without number.
Casey Smiley will be doing the review at the
home of Irene Lietz at 7:30 pm on Monday,
September 20. All members are welcome.
For a look at the program for the year, please see
the list of books which is included in
this Viewpoints. Great Decisions 2011 Topics
By Linda Loewer
MORNING BOOK GROUP
By Mary Eury The Foreign Policy Association has just
announced the topics for Great Decisions
On Tuesday, September 14, the Morning Book Discussion Series 2011! They are:
Group will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the home of Linda Rebuilding Haiti
Joy. Review of Sarah’s Key, by Mary Eury will U.S. National Security
provoke discussion of history and mystery in this Horn of Africa
work of fiction by Tatiana de Rosnay. Responding to the Financial Crisis
In the book, New York born Julia Jarmond loves Sanctions and Nonproliferation
her life, husband, family, and friends in France The Caucasus
but, as a journalist who has been asked to research Global Governance
and write about the World War II era treatment of The topics look very interesting and touch on
the Jews in France, she discovers information and topics that, in the past, we thought we’d like to
emotions that will change her life. This is a book discuss. It looks to be an exciting discussion
of mystery, joy, sadness, and perhaps a lesson to series!
all to “Never Forget”. More information to follow! Any questions, please
contact Linda Loewer at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Please let Mary Ann Betush or Linda Joy know if 412-364-9427.
you plan to attend.
THANKS from N.H. COMMUNITY OUTREACH
NORTHLAND LIBRARY NEWS By Jan Peischl
Mary Cassatt: Pittsburgh’s Famous Impressionist
By Jan Peischl Our branch rang the Salvation Army bells on
Thursday, July 8 at the Duncan Manor Shopping
During the week of September 13 through 18,
Center. Because they are a service unit of the
Northland Library will host a beautiful traveling
Salvation Army, NHCO will receive 90% of
display of Mary Cassatt’s works and information
$221.52, bettering $179.12, our day's total last
about this well-loved artist. On Thursday evening,
July's. Thanks to Peggy Garbooshian, Marge
Sept. 16, at 7 p.m., Amanda Zehnder, Associate
Backus, Sigrid King, Irene Lietz, Shirley Peetz,
Curator of Fine Arts at the Carnegie Museum of
Linda Tozier, Joanne Ahlstrom, and Jan PeischI
Art will speak about Mary Cassatt and her wide
who volunteered for the 2 hour shifts with the "red
influence in the world of art.
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Rosemary Murphy To Receive Sister Matilda Kelly Incentive Grant
by Jane Depee
Rosemary Murphy is currently enrolled in La Roche College’s RN to BSN program and is this year’s
recipient of our Sister Matilda Kelly Incentive Grant. She plans to graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in
Nursing in December, after completing six credits during the summer term and nine credits this fall.
After graduating from UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing, Rosemary immediately began working in a
medical intensive care unit. It took her only a few months to realize that in order to advance in the nursing
profession, she would need at least a bachelor’s degree. Therefore in the fall of 2008, she enrolled in La
Roche College and transferred her nursing skills to the UPMC Passavant Cardio-Thoracic Intensive Care
At our September branch meeting, we will present Rosemary with a check for $1500, which she says will be
used for tuition and book expenses. She has often had to work two and three jobs throughout her pursuit of
further education after finishing high school. In addition to school expenses, she has helped family
members both financially and personally when devastating events have occurred in their lives.
The money for this grant was raised by our annual sale of the Greens. Thanks very much to all of you who
generously support this effort. The profit we make goes to the good cause of helping a very deserving
female student at La Roche obtain her degree.
We received several applications for the grant this year. Sister Rita Yeasted deserves much credit for
giving this AAUW award the publicity it needs and deserves with the faculty and students. Many thanks for
all your help, Sister Rita.
Thank you also to Ann Carlson, Pauline Edison, and Barbara Matthews for serving on the selection
committee. Their time was invaluable in reading each application thoroughly and helping to choose our
winner. It will truly be a pleasure to present this award to such a deserving candidate.
Guess Who’s Coming for Dinner?
By Clare Hoke
Another year of fun-filled international dinners has been planned for this year.
DATE THEME HEAD HOSTESS
October 2, 2010 Greece Maryann Anderson
November 13, 2010 Gulf of Mexico States Jan Peischl
February 12, 2011 Brazil Heather Dills
April 23, 2011 Lobster Fest/Feast Janette Kohr
June 25, 2011 Texas BarBQ Audrey Parobeck
With 50 persons involved and one substitute couple, logistics were a challenge and members have
been very patient as changes were made. Likely there will be more and some last minute changes to
accommodate our every busy schedules. Since everyone has email, this is accomplished rather easily!
If you are interested in joining this group, please let me know (email@example.com or 724-
553-5401), and I will make every effort to include you as needed this year BUT definitely next
year you will be on the regular schedule. Very simply each member will host a dinner once a year and be a head
hostess about once in 4 years. The costs of the dinner are shared by those attending. I extend a special thanks to the
head hostess this year and to Jan and Ernie Meade who have agreed to host the year end dinner in June.
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FEDERAL POLICY AGENDA
AAUW's Federal Policy Agenda lists three ways the organization strives to make a difference in the lives of
women and girls. They include expanding educational opportunities, promoting women's economic security,
and promoting and defending civil rights.
Expanding Educational Opportunities
Increasing access to higher education has been a goal of AAUW since its existence and recently, the
organization decided to focus specifically on nontraditional college students. More than half of college
students are considered nontraditional and the majority of this group are women. Although this past year
AAUW has made great strides to make higher education more accessible to nontraditional students, there is
much to be accomplished.
Promoting Women's Economic Security
AAUW recognizes that it needs to continue to improve and advance equal opportunity in the workplace. This
is a broad topic and encompasses affirmative action, access to the Labor Department's data, funding for
federal programs, and the creation of task forces which would encourage and aid the federal government in
Promoting and Defending Civil Rights
On page 17, the Public Policy Agenda states that "Basic to all of AAUW's public policy efforts is the
understanding that true equity requires a balance between the rights of the individual and the needs of the
community." Under this topic, there is a focus on legislation, hate crimes, and women's reproductive rights.
The information given above is just a small fraction of what is discussed in the Federal Policy Agenda. If
you would like to read more details about the topics listed above or get involved, please visit
HOLIDAY GREENS SALE - 2010
It is hard to believe, but the Holidays will soon be here. We hope this year’s Holiday Greens Sale will help
simplify your decorating ideas and gift giving. Good News - There has been no increase in the price of items
this year. This traditional fundraiser is the perfect opportunity to purchase quality wreaths and other greens,
fresh from the Pacific Northwest. If you truly do not need or want to purchase any greenery, we encourage
you to contribute to this fundraiser by sending in a donation. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of the profits go
to our annual La Roche scholarship.
An order form is included in this month’s Viewpoints. Additional order forms, as well as glossy/colored
fliers, will be available at the September and October branch meetings. All orders must be received by
Thursday, October 28.
You may bring your completed order form to the branch meeting or send it to Joan Killinger, 2611
Autumnwood Drive, Glenshaw, PA 15116. Payment may be made when you pick up your order, except for
Gift Items. Please include payment for all Gift Items with your order. All checks should be made payable to
North Hills-McKnight AAUW. If you have any questions, please call Sina Murphy at 724-443-9163 or Joan
Killinger at 412-486-2919.
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MORNING BOOK GROUP 2010-2011
Date Reviewer Book & Author Hostess
September 14, 2010 Mary Eury Sarah’s Key Linda Joy
by Tatiana de Rosnay
October 12, 2010 Suzann Frishkorn Making Toast Judy Matheny
by Roger Rosenblatt
November 9, 2010 Sandy Brown Billy Budd & Other Stories Mary Ann Betush
by Herman Melville
December 14, 2010 Christmas Potpourri Cheryl Redmond
(Show and Tell)
January 11, 2011 Mary Ann Betush Lark & Termite Audrey Parobeck
by Jayne Ann Phillips
February 8, 2011 Marilyn Garrett The Great Gatsby Joanne Ahlstrom
by F. Scott Fitzgerald
March 8, 2011 Anita Fletcher & The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Marilyn Garrett
Dorothy Frayer by Rebecca Skloot
April 12, 2011 Planning Meeting & Luncheon Jan Peischl
May 10, 2011 Barb Matthews Picking Cotton: Sandy Brown
Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption
by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino
June 14, 2011 Joanne Ahlstrom The Circular Staircase Pauline Edison
by Mary Roberts Rinehart
BOOKERS OF THE EVENING 2010-2011
Date Reviewer Book & Author Hostess
September 20, 2010 Casey Smiley The Bolter Irene Lietz
by Frances Osborne
October 18, 2010 Julie DeMoss Makuta The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate Shirley Peetz
by Jacqueline Kelly
November 15, 2010 Peggy Garbooshian A Soft Place to Land Ann Carlson
by Susan Rebecca White
January 17, 2011 Sigrid King The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Joyce Ruzanic
By Stieg Larsson
February 21, 2011 Teneal Caw Hotel in the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Sina Murphy
by Jamie Ford
March 21, 2011 Sina Murphy Sarah’s Key Bunny Roessing
by Tatiana de Rosnay
April 18, 2011 Jane Depee The Help Julie DeMoss Makuta
by Kathryn Stockett
May 16, 2011 Irene Lietz The Girl Who Fell from the Sky Casey Smiley
by Heidi W. Durrow
June 20, 2011 Barbara Matthews The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story Kate Stuart
by Diane Ackerman
July 18, 2011 Planning Session Peggy Garbooshian
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2010 HOLIDAY GREENS SALE
Please use the order form below. You may bring your order to the September or October
Branch Meeting or send it to Joan Killinger, 2611 Autumnwood Drive, Glenshaw, PA
15116. All orders must be received by Thursday, October 28. Payment may be made when
you pick up your order, except for Gift Items. Please include payment for Gift Items with
your order. All checks should be made payable to North Hills-McKnight AAUW.
Name ____________________________ Telephone # ________________________
QUANTITY PRICE TOTAL
_______ 22” Noble Fir Wreath (W2) 18.50 _______
_______ 10 ft. Western Cedar Garland (G3) 19.50 _______
_______ Holiday Centerpiece (C5) 15.00 _______
_______ Holiday Door Sway (S4) 17.00 _______
_______ 28” Noble Fir Wreath (W3) 28.50 _______
_______ 22” Mixed Evergreen Wreath (W4) 19.50 _______
Individual Direct Delivery Gift Items:
_______ 22” Mixed Evergreen Gift Wreath (W4M) 35.50 _______
_______ Western Cedar Gift Garlands (G3M) 40.00 _______
_______ Holiday Gift Centerpiece (C5M) 32.00 _______
_______ Holiday Gift Door Swag (S4M) 33.00 _______
_______ 28” Mixed Evergreen Gift Wreath (W3M) 39.00 _______
_______ Cone Gift Basket (N7M) 29.00 _______
_______ Evergreen Gift Set (EGM) 68.50 _______
Please provide the following information for EACH of your Gift orders and staple it to the order form.
From: ____________________________________ Telephone:_______________
Send to: ___________________________________ Telephone:_______________
Message: __________________________________ Gift Item Sent:____________
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MISSION STATEMENT OF AAUW ASSOCIATION AND EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research.
MISSION STATEMENT OF AAUW LEGAL ADVOCACY FUND
LAF provides funding and a support system for women seeking judicial redress for sex discrimination.
AAUW, founded in 1881, is open to all graduates who hold an associate’s or higher degree from a
regionally accredited college or university.
AAUW DIVERSITY STATEMENT
In principle and practice AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to
full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation,
national origin, disability, or class.
BRANCH CONTACT INFORMATION
Branch President Sylvia Lynn: 412-486-0151 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Branch Program VP Peggy Garbooshian: 412-366-4227 or email@example.com
Branch Membership Co-VP Irene Lietz: 412-421-1952 or firstname.lastname@example.org
& Co-VP : Roberta Smiley-Betzler 724-443-1706 or Roberta.email@example.com
Viewpoints Editor Maryann Anderson: 412-486-3233 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Branch Website: www.microcomp.net/aauw-northhills-mcknight
AAUW MEMBER HELPLINE: 800-326-2289 or email@example.com
Association Website: www.aauw.org
State Website: www.aauwpa.org
North Hills-McKnight Branch
Janice Peischl, Distribution Manager
8244 Coach Court, Allison Park, PA 15101
because equity is still an issue