Prior Meetings

DC BRANCH OPEN HOUSE NETWORKING EVENT

This open house like event will take place in downtown DC and sponsored by the branch. This event is open to everyone!

Event Summary
DATE: Thursday, August 5, 2021
TIME: 6-9pm
LOCATION: Busboys & Poets – 2021 14th St, NW (14th & V Street)
METRO: U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo (green line)
PARKING: Street Parking
WHAT TO BRING: A guest (not required – suggested).
To RSVP: Click RSVP.

AGENDA:
6:00 – 7:00pm: Branch Meeting (open meeting- all are welcomed)
7:00pm – 9:00pm: Open House
Branch Meeting Details
Welcome
Update from the program committee
Update from the book club chair
Update from statehood initiatives
Update from president
Open discussion
Open House Details
Networking & Refreshments
Special Guest Welcome Remarks (Mayor’s Office on Women’s Policy & Initiatives – invited)
Overview on AAUW
Overview & History of AAUW-DC branch (report outs from program members and book club chair)
Networking & Refreshments
Please RSVP no later than August 2, 2021. We want to have badges and need a head count for food. If you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to ask. Working together is the key to a successful branch.
Our last branch meeting was September 2019! Looking forward to see all of you in person
If you have any questions, please contact Kim at http://aauwdcbranchpresident@outlook.com.

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 , 2021 – AMERICAN HISTORY MUSEUM “GIRLHOOD IN AMERICA” DETAILS TO COME

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2021 12 NOON LUNCH AT UNION MARKET – CAR POOLING TO ARBORETUM DETAILS TO COME

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2021 ARTECHOUSE is a first-of-its-kind innovative art space dedicated to showcasing experiential and immersive large scale installations by artists who are forerunners of the new age in arts and technology. 1238 MARYLAND AVE SW (EXHIBITION TBD) 6:30 PM DETAILS TO COME

 

RACE AND GENDER DISCUSSIONS – 2020

Every 3rd Friday at 1pm EST
Event: Racism & Gender: Exploring the Relationship Between African American & White Women
Lunch & Learn Monthly Zoom Conversations (every third Friday of the month)
Location: Virtual

Join us as we have several open and honest conversation about the relationship between African American & White Women. Where did it start? What fueled the division and what we can do to repair the relationship and work together for human, racial, and gender equality.

Grab your lunch and gather your friends and colleagues for this unique lunch hosted by AAUW-DC branch. Our first conversation will be on June 19, 2020 1pm – 2pm EST and will continue through December.

 

Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 12:30 p.m.
Event: Annual Potluck Luncheon and Branch Meeting
Location: 3001 Veazey Terrace NW, Community Room

Join us for our annual potluck luncheon. We will discuss our new program initiatives, provide an update on the Nancy Grace Roman tribute and the Mary Church Terrell Foundation, and a new AAUW-DC Branch and TEDx opportunity.

 

Thursday, Sept., 19, 2019 at 10 a.m.
Event: House Oversight Committee HR:51 DC Statehood
Location: Rayburn House Office Building 45 Independence Ave SW Room 2154
RSVP: None needed. Just show up.

 

Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 at 12 Noon Lunch
Event: Networking Lunch
Location: Union Market – car pooling to Arboretum
RSVP: aauwdc@gmail.com

 

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 from 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Event: Networking
Location: Alice’s Jazz & Cultural Society 2813 12 St NE
RSVP: aauwdc@gmail.com

 

Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019 at 1 p.m.
Event: Holiday Party/White Elephant exchange
Location: Linda French’s home
RSVP: aauwdc@gmail.com

 

Monday, Jan. 20, 2020
Event: Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Day
Location: TBD

 

Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020
Event: Movie and Lunch
Location: TBD

 

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 6:30 P.M.
Event: Game Night – Try your luck at the sophisticated gaming casino
Location: Harriet Madan’s home
RSVP: aauwdc@gmail.com

 

April, 2020 at 12 Noon
Event: Networking Lunch
Location: Linda French’s home – across the street view cherry blossoms at the Dumbarton Gardens
RSVP: aauwdc@gmail.com

 

Friday, May 1, 2020 at 5:30 pm.
Event: Happy Hour at Chiko on P street – First Friday Art walk
Location: Dupont Circle
RSVP: aauwdc@gmail.com

 

Saturday, June 6, 2020 11 a.m.
Event: Brunch/ morning walk
Location: Roosevelt Island
RSVP: aauwdc@gmail.com

 

PRIOR BRANCH PROGRAMS

Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.
Event: Annual Potluck Luncheon
Location: Alberta’s place (more to come)

Join us for our annual potluck luncheon. Our speakers are: Claudia Richards, AAUW Deputy Director, Member Experience and Caroline Short, Generation Hope. Claudia will update the branch on some very important changes to AAUW and its direction for the next year. Caroline will talk about Generation Hope and how our branch can volunteer with Generation Hope mentoring teenage mothers.

Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 1 p.m.
Event: Holiday party, cookie exchange and gift collection for children at House of Ruth
Location: Linda’s place (see email for details)

We plan to celebrate the holiday season with lunch, a cookie exchange, and a gift collection in support of House of Ruth’s holiday drive to collect presents for kids in need. House of Ruth is a local DC shelter for women and children in need.

Monday, January 21, 2019
Event: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
Location: TBD

Join branch members volunteering in a local community service project.

Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 2 p.m.
Event: Brunch and a movie
Location: Brunch at Clyde’s of Gallery Place (707 7th St NW); movie at Regal Gallery Place (701 7th Street NW)

We’re planning to eat brunch at Clyde’s and then walk next door for a movie at Regal Gallery Place.

Saturday, March 16, 2109
Event: Tour of Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
Location: 2522 W St SE

The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site preserves and interprets Cedar Hill, where Frederick Douglass lived from 1877 until his death in 1895. The centerpiece of the site is the historic house, which sits on top of a 50-foot hill and eight acres of the original estate. Restored to its 1895 appearance, the house is furnished with original objects that belonged to Frederick Douglass and other household members.

Saturday, April 7, 2019
Event: Service Day
Location: TBD

Join branch members volunteering in a local community service project.

Saturday May 18, 2019 at 2 p.m.
Event: Afternoon at the Arboretum
Location: Visitors’ Center, US National Arboretum, 3501 New York Ave SE

The U.S. National Arboretum is a public garden, research facility, and urban green space located in Northeast DC. Comprised of 446 acres, the Arboretum is a place of research, education, and discovery as well as an oasis of open space in the Nation’s capital. The Arboretum’s iconic Azalea Collection is a Washington favorite with 10,000 azalea planted throughout Mt. Hamilton’s hillsides. The Arboretum is also the site of the National Capitol Columns — an arrangement of twenty-two Corinthian columns, originally from the United States Capitol, placed amid 20 acres of open meadow, known as the Ellipse Meadow.

Saturday, October 28 – Tour of National Museum of American History
Location: National Museum of American History, 1300 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC
Time: 1 p.m. ET
RSVP here

Wednesday, November 1 – Title IX: It’s Much More Than Just Sports
Location: 440 First St NW Suite 820
Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
RSVP here

UPDATED DATE: Saturday, December 16- Holiday lunch and cookie exchange
Location: Linda’s place (RSVP for details)
Time: 1 p.m. ET
RSVP: aauwdc@gmail.com

Tuesday, February 27- Game night with breakfast for dinner
Location: Harriet’s place (RSVP for details)
Time: TBD
RSVP: coming soon

Saturday, March 24- Tour of National Museum of Women in the Arts
Location: 1250 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC
Time: 11 a.m. ET
RSVP: coming soon

Saturday, April 21- High tea
Location: Linda’s place (RSVP for details)
Time: TBD
RSVP: coming soon

Saturday, May 19- Picnic at the Arboretum
Location: 3501 New York Ave NE, Washington, D
Time: 2 p.m.
RSVP

Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 11 a.m.
Event: Free tour at the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument
Location: 144 Constitution Ave NE

The Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument is a historic house and museum of the U.S. women’s suffrage and equal rights movements located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The monument is named after suffragists and National Woman’s Party leaders Alva Belmont and Alice Paul. The museum additionally has exhibits about suffrage activists Mary Church Terrell, Ida Wells, and others. Additional details can be found at the museum website.

After the tour, we plan to eat lunch at a nearby taqueria.

Saturday, February 4, 2017
Interactive Self-Care Workshop

DuPont Circle Yoga LLC
2032 P St NW, Washington, DC 20007
Time: Noon – 2:00pm
Cost: $10/person to be paid the day of event
PLEASE RSVP to Skyler.Heimark@Raymondjames.com as space is limited.

As we’re now officially experiencing dark, cold winter weather, which impacts us physically and emotionally (whether we know it or not), our next program is an interactive encore featuring Manisha Tare, OTR/L, MPH, RYT of Falling Leaf Wellness!

Back by popular demand this ALL AGE and ALL LEVEL workshop will focus on self-care at a time when we need it most! As a special Valentines treat and thank you to our members, we’ve rented the DuPont Circle Yoga studio and asked Manisha to lead us through a full, guided mediation and gentle and restorative yoga practice meant to restore and energize your spirit. This practice will be modified for all levels and you will have the option to use lots of props in your practice to help your nervous system move into a highly relaxed state. We will also have some time for discussion and reflection on how to build more self care into our busy lives.

Manisha is an occupational decades therapist and yoga teacher focused on healing and wellness. She specializes in CranioSacral Therapy and therapeutic yoga as her primary modalities to help people align their minds and bodies. In addition to having more than than two of experience, Manisha has a master’s in Public Health and she continues to pursue advanced level training in CranioSacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release through the Upledger Institute. She has also completed two 200 hour yoga teacher trainings in the hatha and vinyasa methods, as well as a prenatal yoga teacher training with Yoga For Two AND she is a Certified Infant Touch and Massage Instructor! To learn more, visit http://fallingleafwellness.net/.

About Manisha Tare, OTR/L, MPH, RYT of Falling Leaf Wellness: http://fallingleafwellness.net/

Manisha is an occupational therapist and yoga teacher focused on healing and wellness. She specializes in CranioSacral Therapy and therapeutic yoga as her primary modalities to help people align their minds and bodies.

She has come to this work after a long road of exploring many modalities while on her own path of learning and working. She has witnessed its therapeutic power in how it helps people connect to their bodies as a gateway to access the answers that lie within. Ultimately, this is what leads to profound and permanent shifts in their lives. In her own life, she has experienced the benefits of bodywork, yoga, and meditation to address and deal with injuries, identify and release limiting beliefs, find more clarity, and experience a more balanced state of mind.

Manisha is a licensed occupational therapist with a life long interest in health and wellness. She studied occupational therapy at New York University and holds a Master’s in Public Health from Columbia University. She has extensive experience working with children with developmental delays and their families to facilitate growth and development. She also works with adults who present with symptoms such as headaches, pain, sleep issues, and anxiety as a result of stress and lack of balance in their lives.

She continues to pursue advanced level training in CranioSacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release through the Upledger Institute. She has completed two 200 hour yoga teacher trainings in the hatha and vinyasa methods as well as a prenatal yoga teacher training with Yoga For Two. Manisha is also a Certified Infant Touch and Massage Instructor. She studies, practices, and teaches in Washington DC.

Saturday, December 10, 2016
Holiday Brunch

Linda French’s Home
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm

cookie-clipartYou’re invited to join the AAUW Washington DC Chapter for our Holiday Brunch, program and cookie exchange this Saturday, December 10th from 1 -4pm at Linda French’s home! The brunch menu is below. We kindly ask that all attendees RSVP to Skyler @ Skyler.Heimark@Raymondjames.com so we can prepare enough food and that attendees contribute $10 for the cost of the meal, as well as to help fund future programs. If you’d like to participate in the cookie exchange please bring roughly 2 dozen cookies of any kind.

Alejandra Santaolalla, creator of an affordable coloring book that empowers young girls, will join us Saturday and plans to speak with us briefly about her project to change the world, one girl at a time! We will also be recognizing the following members of our board for their continued dedication to the advancement of AAUW. Kim Hinton our Board President will present them with an honorary AAUW Anniversary Pin from Nationals. Kim will also present an overview of the work our branch has been doing with the National office and other community partners around statehood in DC.

  • Gretchen Goodrich – 5 years as a member
  • Harriet Madan – 5 years as a member
  • Laura Golberg – 20 years as a member
  • Alberta Brasfield – 20 years as a member

For those driving to the brunch, there should be plenty of street parking on R St.  For those taking public transportation, it’s a 25 minute walk from the Dupont or Foggy Bottom metro stations.  There also are several bus lines that run along Wisconsin Ave, and Linda’s condo is one block from the bus stop on Wisconsin.  Please let Linda or Skyler know if you have any questions about the best way to get here.

Our lunch menu:

Appetizers:

  • Cheese and charcuterie
  • Smoked salmon blinis with crème fraiche
  • Vegetable crudité with hummus

Main:

  • Onion, pancetta, gruyere quiche
  • Leek, mushroom, gruyere quiche
  • Pesto gnocchi
  • Roasted sweet potato salad with spiced pecans, goat cheese, avocado, and balsamic vinegar
  • Farro with radish, mint, and parmesan

Dessert:

  • Fabio Trabocchi’s Almond Cookies

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
The State of Maternity and Paternity Leave in the US

Raymond James & Associates
1717 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 1050, Washington, DC 20006
*Please Bring ID for Building Security*
Time: 5:30pm Social, Program from 6:00 – 7:30pm

What does a baby mean for you, your family and your finances? Is 6 weeks of paid time off enough? Are there options for unpaid time off? Are these laws all company specific only? What about the new DC laws mandating time off for families and do they impact only businesses in DC or residents in DC? Do any laws apply for families that adopt?

If like us you feel like you have more questions than answers on your rights as a potential parent, please join us on November 29th to hear from a panel of professionals who can help! Our panel on the current state of Maternity and Paternity Leave in the US will feature the following three speakers:edgarndjatou

Edgar Ndjatou, Managing Partner at McCree Ndjatou, PLLC, who specializes in employment law primarily representing employees as well as small businesses. Edgar practices law with the belief that establishing clients’ trust is the only measure of success and is one of the most compassionate attorneys we have ever met. You can read more about Edgar here: www.mnlawyerspllc.com/.

tomspiggleTom Spiggle of the Spiggle Law Firm https://www.spigglelaw.com/. Tom founded Spiggle Law to help individuals facing difficult workplace issues. Although Spiggle Law represents employees in many different matters, Tom has a soft spot for those who suffer from discrimination solely because they are pregnant or have family-care issues, like caring for a sick child or an elderly parent. As a former prosecutor with significant experience in high-level criminal cases, Tom is also uniquely qualified to represent individuals subject to workplace investigations and criminal prosecutions.

timothyhowellTimothy D. Howell, aka the DMV BowTie Guy, an Independent HR Consultant and father to two smart, wonderful daughters, Alexis and Khrystiana. Timothy has held Director Level roles in the private and public sector for over 15 years, including State Farm Insurance, Inc., Tyson Foods, Inc., Walmart Stores, Inc. and several State & Local Governments.

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Finding Balance with Manisha Tare

Raymond James & Associates
1717 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 1050, Washington, DC 20006
*Please Bring ID for Building Security*
Time: 5:30pm Social, Program from 6:00 – 7:00pm

Our next program will feature Manisha Tare, OTR/L, MPH, RYT of Falling Leaf Wellness. To learn more, visit http://fallingleafwellness.net/.

Manisha is an occupational therapist and yoga teacher focused on healing and wellness. She specializes in CranioSacral Therapy and therapeutic yoga as her primary modalities to help people align their minds and bodies. In addition to having more than than two decades of experience, Manisha has a master’s in Public Health and she continues to pursue advanced level training in CranioSacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release through the Upledger Institute. She has also completed two 200 hour yoga teacher trainings in the hatha and vinyasa methods, as well as a prenatal yoga teacher training with Yoga For Two AND she is a Certified Infant Touch and Massage Instructor!

If you’ve experienced reoccurring headaches, pain, sleep issues, and anxiety you don’t want to miss this event! Particularly in DC, Manisha finds that these symptoms are often the result of stress and a lack of balance. As we’ve been fortunate to do with other fascinating guests during past programs, we’ll be able to speak with Manisha about her work, as well as her life and how she came to start her business, Falling Leaf Wellness. More event details, as well as Manisha’s biography and information on our upcoming programs, are below!

About Manisha Tare, OTR/L, MPH, RYT of Falling Leaf Wellness: http://fallingleafwellness.net

manishatareManisha is an occupational therapist and yoga teacher focused on healing and wellness. She specializes in CranioSacral Therapy and therapeutic yoga as her primary modalities to help people align their minds and bodies.

She has come to this work after a long road of exploring many modalities while on her own path of learning and working. She has witnessed its therapeutic power in how it helps people connect to their bodies as a gateway to access the answers that lie within. Ultimately, this is what leads to profound and permanent shifts in their lives. In her own life, she has experienced the benefits of bodywork, yoga, and meditation to address and deal with injuries, identify and release limiting beliefs, find more clarity, and experience a more balanced state of mind.

Manisha is a licensed occupational therapist with a life long interest in health and wellness. She studied occupational therapy at New York University and holds a Master’s in Public Health from Columbia University. She has extensive experience working with children with developmental delays and their families to facilitate growth and development. She also works with adults who present with symptoms such as headaches, pain, sleep issues, and anxiety as a result of stress and lack of balance in their lives.

She continues to pursue advanced level training in CranioSacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release  through the Upledger Institute. She has completed two 200 hour yoga teacher trainings in the hatha and vinyasa methods as well as a prenatal yoga teacher training with Yoga For Two. Manisha is also a Certified Infant Touch and Massage Instructor. She studies, practices, and teaches in Washington DC.

paragraph_separatorSaturday, September 10, 2016
Potluck & Speaker Lyzette Wallace re Embracing Change!

  • easter-potluck-clip-art-1210752LOCATION: 3001 Veazey Terrace NW, Bombay Room.
  • METRO: Van Ness (red line)
  • PARKING: Free valet parking in the building or park in Giant at Connecticut Ave and Veazey Terrace.
  • WHAT TO BRING: Please bring a side dish or dessert for the potluck lunch, plus $5 to cover miscellaneous items and the cost of the event space.

AGENDA:
1:00 – 1:30 pm: Social
1:30 – 2:30 pm: Speaker
2:30 – 3:30 pm: Potluck Buffet Lunch

Are you familiar with the expression, “When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills”? Said more directly by Charles Darwin, “It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who can survive but those who can best manage change”. “Change can be scary, but you know what’s scarier? Allowing fear to stop you from growing, evolving and progressing” – Mandy Hale.

We’re excited to share that Lyzette Wallace will be joining us for our annual pot luck on Saturday, September 10th to speak with us on the topic of Embracing Change! Lyzette spoke with our group in February 2016 with huge success. As an attorney, strategist, and executive coach, she coaches, trains and mentors for results. Driven by her passion to unleash the potential in people, Lyzette’s work helps clients aggressively embrace their personal and professional challenges to uncover and develop the leaders they are destined to be!

This is great opportunity to meet new faces so feel free to bring friends and please share this with your networks!

Speaker’s Bio

LyzetteWallaceAs an attorney, strategist, and executive coach, Lyzette Wallace coaches, trains and mentors for results. Driven by her passion to unleash the potential in people, Lyzette’s work helps clients aggressively embrace their personal and professional challenges to uncover and develop the leaders they are destined to be. Lyzette believes everyone’s unique path to success is paved with clear goals, a commitment to excellence and a conscious decision to get there.

A natural problem solver, Lyzette has an ear for hidden issues, listening between the lines to get to the heart of the matter and identify fundamental impediments to success. She has an eye for solutions – developing strategies that help clients realize measurable outcomes in their lives and careers.

Over 20 years as a corporate executive and litigator have honed Lyzette’s ability to lead with laser-sharp focus. She specializes in developing innovative solutions that align leadership development with business strategies and results. Her exceptional ability to drive organizational and individual change is facilitated by her candidness, attentive listening, strategic questioning skills, and aptitude for motivating for peak performance.

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Hear about AAUW’s Salary Negotiation Programs
(StartSmart & WorkSmart)

1111 Sixteenth St. NW
Washington, DC 20036

*Please Bring ID for Building Security*
Time: 5:30pm Social, Program from 6:00 – 7:00pm

StartSmart_logo_horizontalWith so many graduations this time of year we’ve arranged to hear this month from Jesse Rauch, the senior program manager for AAUW’s salary negotiation workshop programs, AAUW Start Smart and AAUW Work Smart. AAUW’s Start Smart and Work Smart programs are designed to empower women with the skills and confidence to successfully negotiate their salary and benefits packages.

This free program will be held on Monday, May 16th from 5:30 – 7pm, with a social from 5:30 – 6pm and Jesse speaking with us from 6-7pm. It will be held at AAUW’s headquarters in downtown DC, located at 1111 Sixteenth St. NW Washington, DC 20036. The security guard will point you to the conference room when you arrive. It’s very accessible using either the Farragut North or Farragut West metros stops.

AAUW’s groundbreaking research on the gender pay gap shows that one year out of college, women are already earning significantly less than their male counterparts do. Even after controlling for all major factors normally associated with pay, 7 percent of this gap remains unexplained. Women who negotiate can earn higher salaries and better benefits, and these advantages add up over time. Negotiation ensures that women put a fair price on the quality of their work and sets a benchmark for future salary increases. And with fair and equitable salaries, women have an easier time paying off student loans and saving for retirement — both factors that lead to greater economic security.

This is a great opportunity to hear about the work that AAUW is doing to help women negotiate fair salaries at any point in their career. Jesse will also talk about volunteer opportunities with AAUW Start Smart and AAUW Work Smart. Two of our branch members, Linda and Carolyn French, have served as volunteer facilitators for AAUW Start Smart workshops over the last 3 years.

Here in Washington, DC, AAUW, Mayor Muriel Bowser, the Mayor’s Office on Women’s Policy and Initiatives, and the Younger Women’s Task Force Washington (DC) Chapter recently joined forces in an initiative to train women to confidently and successfully negotiate salary and benefits packages. To help accomplish this, AAUW is implementing a large-scale, grassroots program to provide AAUW Work Smart salary negotiation workshops to more than 15,000 women in Washington, DC over the next five years.

Jesse arrived at AAUW with over 10 years of experience in education policy and is ecstatic to continue building community, bringing people together, and empowering others to lead successful lives. When Jesse is not fighting for pay equity, you can find him on stage singing karaoke in a social, team-based karaoke league. More information on AAUW’s Start Smart and Work Smart programs can be found here: https://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/salary-negotiation-workshops/.

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Personal Branding Workshop

1111 Sixteenth St. NW
Washington, DC 20036

*Please Bring ID for Building Security*
Time: 5:30pm Social, Program from 6:00 – 8:00pm

JenniferRansawSmithMark your calendar for our program “Personal Branding Workshop” from 5:30 – 8pm presented by Jennifer Ransaw Smith. Jennifer is the co-founder of Brand ID Strategic Partners: A Personal Elevation Agency who you can read about here: http://www.personalelevation.com/ Past clients include The George Washington University, Duke Energy, Magellan Health Services, 40 Plus of Greater Washington, Spellman College and many more! After all…. “If You Are So Great… How Come Nobody Knows Who You Are?”

How to Step into the Role of Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of the Brand Called You, Inc. and Guide Your Career Toward Success

Now, more than ever before, it is imperative for you to become the CMO of your career. Your #1 job is to tell the world, who you are, what you do and what separates you from everyone else. If you can’t, who will? Savvy professionals understand the importance of strategic positioning. They know how to leverage their skills and talents and strategically position themselves within their organization and industry as leading expert and sought after thought leaders. This workshop will equip you with the skills necessary to “make a name for yourself.”

Imagine:

  • Developing a reputation as the “person to know and work with, ” both within your organization and industry
  • Being a sought after thought leader who is frequently quoted in national publications and on network and cable television because of your reputation as the best
  • Being able to command more money as an industry “heavy hitter.”
  • Being invited to keynote at conferences and sit on high-profile panels
  • Being featured in top industry and business publications

Walk away with:

  • Personal Elevation Toolkit
  • Thought Leadership Development Audit
  • Savvy strategies for expanding your circle of influence

PLEASE RSVP to Skyler at Skyler.Heimark@Raymondjames.com so she can let building security know to expect you.

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Conflict in the Workplace: Fostering Effective Communication & Building Healthy Working Relationships between Women & Type-A, Male Colleagues

Raymond James & Associates
1717 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 1050, Washington, DC 20006
*Please Bring ID for Building Security*
Time: 5:30pm Social, Program from 6:00 – 7:30pm

Happy New Year! We’re hosting a program on Tuesday 2/9/16 called, “Conflict in the Workplace: Fostering Effective Communication & Building Healthy Working Relationships between Women & Type-A, Male Colleagues” from 5:30 -7:30pm. The program is being presented by Lyzette Wallace of C3 Coaching: Clarify, Commit, Create.

Have you ever felt bullied, attacked or completely misunderstood by a driven male colleague or associate? Please join us for a frank conversation about how to build healthy, thriving professional relationships with alpha males. Patterns of animal conflict can reveal important insights into the evolution of behavior and the influence of behavior on relationships that develop in our professional environment. Much like animals in the wild, individuals with successful agonistic behaviors often achieve dominance in their group.

Given the composition of today’s white collar workforce, such individuals are most often male. Attempting to communicate and build healthy, thriving relationships with these Type-A males is stressful to many women and can impede their professional growth and forward career momentum. This discussion will identify problematic behaviors of Type-A men and offer strategies that will allow professional women to establish healthy, professional relationships and productive communication with such men.

Top 5 Reasons to Attend

  1. To understand it’s not just you.
  2. To gain an empowered outlook that causes you to believe that you have the authority to change the dynamic.
  3. To add additional tools to your tool belt and learn tactics that will cause your Type-A, male colleague to communicate with you differently.
  4. To be better equipped at building rapport with domineering male colleagues who may not have the skill or desire to work with others, particularly women, without creating a hostile working atmosphere or professional relationship.
  5. To learn how to make your “Worst Nightmare” your “Biggest Champion.”

Speaker’s Bio

LyzetteWallaceAs an attorney, strategist, and executive coach, Lyzette Wallace coaches, trains and mentors for results. Driven by her passion to unleash the potential in people, Lyzette’s work helps clients aggressively embrace their personal and professional challenges to uncover and develop the leaders they are destined to be. Lyzette believes everyone’s unique path to success is paved with clear goals, a commitment to excellence and a conscious decision to get there.

A natural problem solver, Lyzette has an ear for hidden issues, listening between the lines to get to the heart of the matter and identify fundamental impediments to success. She has an eye for solutions – developing strategies that help clients realize measurable outcomes in their lives and careers.

Over 20 years as a corporate executive and litigator have honed Lyzette’s ability to lead with laser-sharp focus. She specializes in developing innovative solutions that align leadership development with business strategies and results. Her exceptional ability to drive organizational and individual change is facilitated by her candidness, attentive listening, strategic questioning skills, and aptitude for motivating for peak performance.

paragraph_separatorSaturday, December 12, 2015
Holiday Lunch and Cookie Exchange

Linda French’s Home,
near Foggy Bottom metro
.
Street parking available
and we can arrange rides for anyone that needs one!
Time: 12:00 – 3:00 PM

cookie-clipartWe have planned a Cuban themed holiday lunch and cookie exchange (any kind you want, no Cuban theme required) at Linda French’s home on Saturday, December 12th, 2015 from 12- 3pm. The December luncheon will cost $10 and will include a discussion on Gretchen’s recent trip to Cuba!

Roxy, who we awarded the MCT scholarship in years past, and her cousin Nancy, who is also at school at UDC, will be joining us. We are also asking folks to make a contribution to the MCT scholarship fund if they’re interested.

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Branch Meeting

Gretchen Goodrich’s Home,
in
front of the 52, 53 and 54 bus lines.
We may be able to find visitor parking
and can arrange rides for anyone that needs one!
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Tea_Party_around_table_clip_art-295x216This Fall has flown by! In hopes of simply enjoying what’s left of 2015 we’ve planned an event to reflect and relax with friends over tea at Gretchen Goodrich’s home on Saturday, November 14th, from 1-3pm. If you can make the tea please bring some kind of appetizer or dessert. You’re also invited to dress up in whatever finery or vintage clothes you rarely get the chance to wear and want to break out for a fun afternoon with friends!

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Branch Meeting

Raymond James & Associates
1717 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 1050, Washington, DC 20006
*Please Bring ID for Building Security*
Time: 5:30pm Social, Program from 6:00 – 7:00pm

srayYou may have recently heard one or two things in the news about China… Yes, we’re joking, you’ve likely heard hundreds of things! In the spirit of timely and engaging discussion, we’re excited to announce that we’re having an expert on China, Sheldon Ray, speak at our next program on Tuesday, October 13th!

Sheldon Ray, a portfolio manager who focuses exclusively on global investment management, has been described by others as, “one of the sharpest analysts of markets and companies I know. He’s been a great source of stories …. and has a particular specialism for digging out facts that corporate leaderships would rather keep hidden.” In his work Sheldon studies numerous aspects of China’s emergence and assesses their impact. He conducts his own research and maintains regular contact with senior government officials, diplomats, regulators and journalists.

As a result of the expertise he’s developed, Sheldon regularly speaks to various groups on China, international financial markets and global corporate governance issues. Audiences have included the National Defense University, Foreign Service Institute of the US State Department, Fudan University, alumni groups of the University of Chicago and Harvard, Nordea Bank, and CCTV. During the creation of Sarbanes/Oxley, he advised SEC commissioners on non-US securities regulation and also advised UBS equity analysts on upcoming governance changes. You can read more about Sheldon here: http://www.raymondjames.com/rrglobalassetmanagement/AboutUs.aspx.

The evening will begin with refreshments at 5:30pm and Sheldon will speak with us from 6-7pm. After the meeting we’ll get dinner at a restaurant nearby. We will be meeting at Raymond James & Associates, which is located at 1717 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 1050, Washington, DC 20006.

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Branch Annual Potluck

3001 Veazey Terrace NW, Bombay Room
Free valet parking in the building
or park in Giant at Connecticut Ave and Veazey Terrace
Metro: Van Ness (red line)
1:00 – 1:30 pm: social and branch meeting
1:30 – 2:30 pm: speaker
2:30 – 3:30 pm: potluck buffet lunch

easter-potluck-clip-art-1210752Please join us on Sunday, September 13th from 1 – 4 pm for our ANNUAL POTLUCK & INSIGHT FROM AREA TEACHERS on our current education system. These folks will share their opinions on increasing class size, the impact of charter schools and the DC “lottery” system for schools, budget cuts, testing etc…We will also allow plenty of time for questions. Feel free to bring guests and potential AAUW members. This is a great opportunity for us to welcome new women into the AAUW.

Please bring a side dish or dessert for the potluck lunch, plus $5 to cover miscellaneous items and the cost of the event space.

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Branch Annual Business Meeting

Alfio’s, 4514 Willard Ave, Chevy Chase, MD
Metro Friendship Heights or free valet parking
11:30 AM coffee/lunch orders right before the program
12:00 program
1:00 – 1:30 lunch
1:30 – 2:00 PM business meeting and election

Our DC Branch of AAUW will be holding our annual meeting next Saturday, May 9th at Alfio’s restaurant in Chevy Chase from 11:30am – 2:00pm. We will have two School Counselors joining us for the meeting to discuss their thoughts on our local schools, one of whom works at DC’s School Without Walls, a magnet school with a GREAT reputation! They will share with us their opinions on increasing class size, the impact of charter schools/ the DC “lottery” system for schools, budget cuts, testing etc…

You will have a choice of 5 lunch items (veal (2 options), fish, chicken or vegetarian). The price of $23.00 (please bring cash or a check) includes drink (coffee or tea), lunch, dessert, tax and tip.

As a reminder Alfio’s is located at 4515 Willard Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 and they have valet parking.

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Branch Meeting

Raymond James & Associates
1717 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 1050, Washington, DC 20006
*Please Bring ID for Building Security*
Time: 5:30pm Social, Program from 6:00 – 7:00pm

SkylerHeimarkFor the April Program an AAUW member and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner, Skyler Heimark, will be leading a discussion on some of the most common financial mistakes she sees women make. Skyler’s passionate about empowering others to accomplish what matters most to them financially. While planning can be very complex, she aims to keep things simple.

Skyler entered the financial world in 2008, initially working in compliance before moving to work one-on-one with the advisor of a personal financial planning practice that mainly consulted with executives, business owners and attorneys. In 2013 she began her own practice with the goal of making planning easier and more accessible those that want and value it. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

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Branch Meeting

Gretchen’s Home, in front of the 52, 53 and 54 bus lines.
We may be able to find visitor parking
and can arrange rides for anyone that needs one!
Time: 2:00 – 5:00 PM

Tea_Party_around_table_clip_art-295x216Our March event will take place on Saturday, March 14th, approximately 6 weeks after Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow. We thought…. why don’t we have an EARLY SPRING FLING! Let’s get out of the dreary weather and have a good time! Gretchen will be hosting us for afternoon tea at her home. Please dress in your finest FUN attire. No need to break out your Sunday best, unless of course you want to. Hats, boas, scarves, furs and any other outrageous clothes you love are highly encouraged! I’ve personally already picked out a “Kentucky Derby” hat and gloves for the affair.

We’ll break out the china and an assortment of teas if everyone could please bring a dessert or something to contribute to the tea. Be creative, feel free to invite your friends and get ready to have some fun!

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Branch Meeting

Raymond James & Associates
1717 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 1050, WDC 20006
*Please Bring ID for Building Security*
Time: 5:30pm Social, Program from 6:00 – 7:00pm
(Followed by dinner in the area if desired)

TiffanyRichardsonWe are excited to announce that we have a great program lined up for this coming Tuesday, February 10th from 5:30 – 7pm. Violist Tiffany Richardson will be speaking to us about her life as professional musician (as well as hopefully playing), who made her solo debut in St. Petersburg, Russia, at age seventeen! She’s performed with the St. Louis Symphony, Richmond Symphony, Harrisburg Symphony, Wolf Trap Opera, National Philharmonic Orchestra and the Washington National Opera. In addition, Ms. Richardson has attended prestigious festivals in Aspen and Breckenridge, Colorado, IMS Prussia Cove in the UK, and Festival Mozaic in San Luis Obispo, California! Winter can be dreary so we’ll provide some wine and cheese in addition to this great program. Get outside your routine schedule and please come enjoy this wonderful evening with us!

Deeply committed to promoting arts-integrated education, Ms. Richardson was selected to participate in the 2013 Arts and Passion Driven Learning Institute at Harvard University, and is violist in the King String Quartet, a National Symphony Orchestra In-School Ensemble. Motivated to share music throughout her community, Ms. Richardson is a co-founder of Sound Impact (which you can read more about here: http://www.thesoundimpact.org/about-us.html), and coordinator of the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation Arts Initiative. A pupil of Daniel Foster, Michael Tree, Carol Rodland and Ralph Fielding, Ms. Richardson holds degrees from University of Maryland and the New England Conservatory of Music.

Please RSVP to Skyler Heimark as soon as possible if you can make it on the 10th and note the new address (17th & Pennsylvania NW DC) for our meeting location.

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Holiday Luncheon,
Speaker on “Negotiation Techniques and Mindsets”
and Cookie Exchange

McCormick & Schmick’s
901 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004
11:00 am 11:30 am (arrival & coffee);
11:30 am 12:30 pm (speaker);
12:30 pm 1:30 pm (lunch);
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm (cookie exchange/ dessert)

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Transportation: Please let Skyler know in your RSVP if you need a ride to the event and we will make arrangements.

Menu: Lunch will include coffee, caesar salad and an entrée for a fixed price of approximately $30 including tax and tip (may vary slightly on the day of depending on our final number of guests). Dessert will be a variety of cookies from our cookie exchange.

Speaker: Life Coach Alison Cardy will lead us on a discussion of successful negotiation techniques and mindsets for our everyday lives. She’ll describe circumstances where negotiating is feasible (purchase of goods or services, salary), cover core negotiation concepts, both conceptually and with stories, and share other negotiation strategies such as, putting more on the table, building rapport, listening for verbal leaks, asking if that’s the best they can do. Please come with questions and any successfully negotiation stories you’ve had from your past experiences (buying a car, getting a fair price from contractors, negotiating salary etc… You’re welcome to also provide a specific situation you may currently be in and would like some help on!

Cookie Exchange Details: Please bring a double batch of your favorite holiday cookie. We’ll have everyone display their cookies so that folks can sample them for dessert and pick a variety to take home. To avoid having all of the same type of cookie please let Skyler know what you’ll be baking when you RSVP. If you have a favorite recipe or already know what you’d like to make, claim it now before someone else does!

Please RSVP to Skyler Heimark and don’t forget to pick a favorite holiday cookie to make for the exchange!

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Guided Group Tour of Hillwood Mansion & Gardens

4155 Linnean Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008
(About 1 mile from the Van Ness- UDC Metro – red line)
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm (group tour);
3:00 pm (afternoon tea)

You are welcome to join us for either the tour or tea
if it’s better for your schedule.

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Welcome to the home of Marjorie Merriweather Post, a legendary hostess, pioneering businesswoman, diplomat, philanthropist, and distinguished collector!

Marjorie Merriweather Post bought Hillwood in 1955 and soon decided her home would be a museum that would inspire and educate the public. Her northwest Washington, D.C. estate endowed the country with the most comprehensive collection of Russian imperial art outside of Russia, a distinguished 18th-century French decorative art collection, and twenty-five acres of serene landscaped gardens and natural woodlands for all to enjoy. Opened as a public institution in 1977, today Hillwood’s allure stems from the equally fascinating parts that make up the whole. From the captivating life of Marjorie Post to the exquisitely maintained Mansion and Gardens, the experience of Hillwood outshines even the Fabergé Eggs.HillwoodMansion2

Hillwood has a suggested donation of $10/person for the tour and the tea is $20/person. Although the donation is suggested, Hillwood needs any donations to be prepaid for purposes of the tour, so please let us know in your RSVP if you do not plan to donate so that we can adjust our prepayment accordingly.HillwoodMansion3

Please RSVP to Skyler Heimark and indicate whether you are interested in the tea and/or tour (for reservation purposes) as well as if you don’t plan on making Hillwood’s suggested donation.

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Branch Annual Potluck Meeting

3001 Veazey Terrace NW, Bombay Room
10:00-11:00 am (social & branch meeting);
11:00-12:00 pm (program);
12:00pm Lunch (potluck buffet lunch)

Parking: Free valet parking in the building or park in Giant at Connecticut and Veazey
Metro: Van Ness (red line)

The speaker at our September annual potluck branch meeting will be Caroline Mays, a peace advocate and Middle East analyst specializing in Israeli-Palestinian society and conflict dynamics. Caroline has worked as an advisor to the Palestinian Ambassador at the General Delegation of the PLO to the United States in Washington, D.C. and as a consultant to American organizations working to remove landmines in Israel and the West Bank. Caroline holds a BA in Political Science and International Affairs from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and an MA in Middle East and Islamic Studies from the American University of Paris. Caroline is fluent in French and proficient in written and conversational Modern Standard and Palestinian colloquial Arabic.

Please bring a side dish or dessert for the potluck lunch, plus $5 to cover miscellaneous items and the cost of the event space. Main dishes and beverages will be provided.

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Branch Annual Business Meeting

Alfio’s, 4514 Willard Ave, Chevy Chase, MD
Metro Friendship Heights or free valet parking
11:30 AM coffee
12:00 lunch
1:00 – 1:30 program
1:30 – 2:00 PM business meeting and election
$20.00

NancyGraceRomanOn Saturday, May 10, our very own Dr. Nancy Grace Roman will speak at Annual Meeting. Dr. Roman is a distinguished American astronomer whose career has ranged from scientific research, to creating the first NASA astronomical program, to working with the teachers and students of today.

Her honors are many, some of which include: NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Award, NASA Outstanding Scientific Leadership Award, the American Astronautical Society’s William Randolf Lovelace II Award, American Astronomical Society Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow, and the Women in Aerospace’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dr. Roman is a true inspiration to the students of today. Raised in a time when women were discouraged from pursuing a science career, she not only succeeded in establishing herself in a scientific career, but she has left a legacy for the astronomers of today and tomorrow. Often called the “Mother of Hubble”, due to her efforts in making the Hubble Space Telescope a reality, Dr. Roman was instrumental in establishing the new era of space-based astronomical instrumentation.

You will have a choice of 5 lunch items (veal (2 options), fish, chicken or vegetarian). The price of $20.00 includes drink (coffee or tea), lunch, dessert, tax and tip.

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Branch Meeting

AAUW National Headquarters
1111 16th St NW
(Farragut North or Farragut West metro)
5:30–6 PM social
6–7 PM program
7:15 PM dinner with Gretchen

Patty Guzman will be the speaker for our April meeting. Patty moved to the U.S. as a child from El Salvador with her family. Her mother worked for a U.S. company and that company moved Patty’s family to the U.S.

PattyGuzmanPatty Guzman currently serves as Branch Chief, Staff Acquisition, SEC. Prior to joining the SEC, Patty served as HR Director at HUD, OIG; as a Human Capital Officer at OPM and at the US Trade Representative. Patty has also worked at Treasury, OIG and at the Export Import Bank as HR Specialist where she performed in a generalist capacity.

Patty served 12 years active duty in the USAF and retired from the Air Force Reserves.

She has a Master’s degree in Human Resources and a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Management.

Following the program we will walk to Gretchen’s. She has graciously volunteered to host this dinner.

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Branch Meeting

Shakespeare Folger Library
201 East Capitol Street SE,
Washington, DC 20003
11:30-12:00 PM (meet at Exhibition);
12:00-1:00 PM (private tour of Reading Room);
1:00-2:30 PM (brunch/lunch)

Shakespeare signboard. late 1600s to early 1700s.The Shakespeare Folger Library is located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. and is home to the world’s largest and finest collection of Shakespeare materials and to major collections of other rare Renaissance books, manuscripts, and works of art. We’re going to check out the current exhibition and then take a private tour of the Folger’s historic Reading Rooms. The Reading Rooms have paintings from the Folger’s Shakespeare collection, a Nicola d’Ascenzo’s stained-glass window inspired by Jacques’s “Seven Ages of Man” speech from As You Like It, a bust of Shakespeare based on his memorial in Holy Trinity Church in Stratford, and sixteenth and seventeenth-century Flemish tapestries.

For those interested in brunch/lunch afterwards, there are plenty of options in the Eastern Market area, about a 10 minute walk from the Folger.

Directions to Shakespeare Folger Library: http://www.folger.edu/Content/About-Us/Plan-a-Visit/Directions-and-Parking.cfm.

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Branch Meeting

AAUW National Headquarters
1111 16th St NW
(Farragut North or Farragut West metro)
5:30–6 PM social
6–7 PM program
7:15 PM restaurant dinner for those interested

pieterDr. Kinga Dobolyi, professor of Computer Science at George Mason University, is going to speak to us about women and STEM education (computer science, specifically). She’s going to discuss her experience in computer science both as a student and a professor and will address some of the challenges facing women academically and professionally in STEM fields. Dr. Dobolyi is going to invite a few of her female students to attend as well.

Snacks and beverages will be provided.

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Branch Meeting and Holiday Party

Maggiano’s Little Italy
5333 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, D.C.
12-2 PM

The cost for the holiday lunch will be $38.00.
Please pay by check at the event. Seating is limited.

maggianosOn Saturday, December 14, Colonel Athena Jones, USAF, retired, will speak at our holiday event. The holiday meeting will be at 12:00 – 2:00 PM at Maggiano’s Little Italy, 5333 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, D.C.

Colonel Jones served as a JAG officer for over 26 years before retiring in the rank of Colonel. She will share her experiences and challenges while serving her country.

dessertIn addition to the program, we will have a cookie exchange for those wishing to participate, a cookie donation for those so inclined, and cookie care packages for those who desire to take a holiday treat home with them.

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Branch Meeting

AAUW National Headquarters
1111 16th St NW
(Farragut North or Farragut West metro)
5:30–6 PM social
6–7 PM program
7:15 PM restaurant dinner for those interested

On Tuesday, November 12, 2013, Ms. Margaret Wolfe, public health consultant and former Assistant Secretary for Health in Puerto Rico will speak to our group.

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AAUW National Headquarters
1111 16th St NW
(Farragut North or Farragut West metro)
5:30–6 PM social
6–7 PM program
7:15 PM restaurant dinner for those interested

ColonelMayberryWe have a very exciting program for our branch meeting at AAUW National Headquarters. We welcome Colonel Karen Mayberry, USAF to speak about her experiences as the Chief Defense Counsel for the Military Commission. This is the second time Colonel Mayberry is speaking to our group. We encourage everyone to invite friends and colleagues to join us for this exciting event.

Colonel Mayberry is responsible for overseeing the defense of all detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GTMO) accused of war crimes involving alleged terrorism against the U.S. under the Military Commissions Act (MCA) of 2009. She oversees a joint and total force staff of 95 military and civilian lawyers, paralegals, investigators, intelligence analysts, and administrative officers providing full spectrum trial defense services to GTMO detainees charged under the MCA.

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Branch Annual Potluck Meeting

Bombay Room
3001 Veazey Terrace NW
Metro: Van Ness (red line)
Free valet parking in the building or
Park in Giant at Connecticut and Veazey

10 – 11 am, social and branch meeting
11 am – 12 noon, program
12 noon, cold potluck buffet

$5 admission if you don’t bring a dish

MeredithHenneBakerMeredith Henne Baker will discuss her first book, The Richmond Theater Fire, Early America’s First Great Disaster, winner of the 2012 Jules and Frances F. Landry Award.

The day after Christmas in 1811, hundreds of Virginia’s most prominent citizens thronged into the rickety Richmond Theater. Among the holiday crowd of soldiers, slaves, statesmen, and debutantes were the families of Governor George Smith, Chief Justice John Marshall, and President James Madison. The audience prepared for an evening of comedy and merriment, little supposing when the play began that the evening would end in tragedy. During the second act of “The Bleeding Nun,” a tiny fire kindled behind the scenery, raced to the ceiling timbers, and swallowed the trapped audience in ravenous flames.

Book-Jacket-CoverIn The Richmond Theater Fire, the first book about the event and its aftermath, the curtain is pulled back on this forgotten catastrophe and its wide societal impact using private letters, personal diaries, rancorous newspaper articles, and a score of printed sermons, among other rare or never-before-published primary documents.

Meredith Henne Baker received her graduate degree in American History and a museum studies certificate from the College of William and Mary. She currently writes from Washington, D.C. where she lives with her husband and two children.

Meredith received her graduate degree in American History and a museum studies certificate from the College of William and Mary. She currently writes from Washington, D.C. where she lives with her husband and two children.

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Alfio’s, 4514 Willard Ave, Chevy Chase, MD
Metro Friendship Heights or free valet parking

11 AM coffee
11:15—12:15 PM program
12:15—12:30 PM business meeting and election
12:30 PM lunch
(A selection of five entrees)

Cost: $20 payable at door (checks preferred)

Erin Prangley is the Associate Director of Government Relations for the American Association of University Women. Ms. Prangley has also worked for senior members of Congress and the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues. She also practiced law for several years concentrating on immigration, employment law, business consulting and veterans benefits.

Ms. Prangley is a contributing author to the National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education (NCWGE) report “Title IX at 40: Working to Ensure Gender Equity in Education (2012).”

Ms. Prangley is a graduate of the University of Southern California (BA, Sociology) and American University’s Washington College of Law (JD).

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AAUW National Headquarters
1111 16th St NW
(Farragut North or Farragut West metro)
5:30–6 PM social
6–7 PM program
7:15 PM restaurant dinner for those interested

ColonelMayberryWe have a very exciting program for our branch meeting at AAUW National Headquarters. We welcome Colonel Karen Mayberry, USAF to speak about her experiences as the Chief Defense Counsel for the Military Commission.

GTMOColonel Mayberry is responsible for overseeing the defense of all detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GTMO) accused of war crimes involving alleged terrorism against the U.S. under the Military Commissions Act (MCA) of 2009. She oversees a joint and total force staff of 95 military and civilian lawyers, paralegals, investigators, intelligence analysts, and administrative officers providing full spectrum trial defense services to GTMO detainees charged under the MCA.

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Branch Meeting

PortraitGallery

National Portrait Gallery
Conveniently located at Eighth and F Streets NW
(China Town/Gallery Place Metro)
11:30 Meet in G Street Lobby
11:45 Tour Begins
1:00 Lunch for those interested

We have a very exciting program for a Saturday branch meeting at the Portrait Gallery where we will be given a private tour by AAUW DC Branch member and Portrait Gallery Information Specialist, Gretchen Goodrich.

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery tells the history of America through individuals who have shaped its culture. Through the visual arts, performing arts and new media, the Portrait Gallery portrays poets and presidents, visionaries and villains, actors and activists whose lives tell the American story. Gretchen will tour us through her museum favorites.

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Branch Meeting

Our evening meetings at AAUW Headquarters continue on February 12, 2013.

LindaFrench

AAUW National Headquarters
1111 16th St NW
(Farragut North or Farragut West metro)
5:30–6 PM social
6–7 PM program
7:15 PM restaurant dinner for those interested

We have a very exciting program for our branch meeting at AAUW National Headquarters. We are honored to have as our speaker Linda French (sister of our very own Carolyn French). Linda currently works in the SEC enforcement branch and will describe some of her experiences working on Wall Street both in the investment industry and with the SEC enforcement division.

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Branch Meeting and Holiday Party

Hear our interesting guest speaker: Helen M. Albert, Deputy Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Meet this year’s Mary Church Terrell scholarship winner: Reina Pineda.

Participate in a drawing for a flag that has flown over the US Capitol.

Enjoy an excellent luncheon with fellow AAUW members and guests.

NOTE: We will NOT be collecting baked goods for our troops.

Maggiano’s – Chevy Chase
5333 Wisconsin Ave NW
(Friendship Heights metro)

11:30 AM–1:30 PM
$35.00 per person paid at door (checks preferred)
Guests welcome

Our guest speaker at the December 8 branch meeting and holiday party is Helen M. Albert, Deputy Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Inspector General, who will speak about “Investigating Fraud.”

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Branch Meeting
NEW Program – “The Art of the Apology”

Our evening meetings at AAUW Headquarters continue on November 13. Business ethics expert Lauren Bloom will speak to us about the “The Art of the Apology.”

AAUW National Headquarters
1111 16th St NW
(Farragut North or Farragut West metro)
5:306 PM social
6–7 PM program
7:15 PM restaurant dinner for those interested

Lauren Bloom is the founder and CEO of Elegant Solutions Consulting, a consulting firm dedicated to helping professionals, business and association management executives build trust with their clients, customers and members by “walking the ethics talk” in their daily practices. She is the author of the book, “The Art of the Apology“and the e-book, “Elegant Solutions: A Practical Guide to Resolving Dilemmas While Preserving Your Business Relationships.”

An internationally-recognized expert on professional ethics and governance, Lauren has appeared as a keynote speaker and on panels across North America and in Europe.

She brings a practical, humorous approach to the serious business of developing and maintaining high ethical standards in a post-Enron world.

Tuesday October 9, 2012
Branch Meeting

We have a very exciting program for our first branch meeting at AAUW National Headquarters. We are honored to have as our speaker Helen Kanovsky, the General Counsel of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). She will describe some of her experiences working in the Obama administration.

AAUW National Headquarters
1111 16th St NW
(Farragut North or Farragut West metro)
5:306 PM social
6–7 PM program
7:15 PM restaurant dinner for those interested

Helen Kanovsky, General Counsel, US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), believes that housing policy has the power to transform neighborhoods, encourage economic development and significantly improve lives. She has been interested and involved in housing since sitting through a hearing on mobile homes as a college Senate intern. She served as assistant to HUD Secretary Patricia Roberts Harris soon after graduating from law school and has been addressing a range of housing issues ever since. Helen supervised the AFL-CIO’s Housing Investment Trust (HIT), which invests union members’ pensions in home-building and preservation around the country, for more than a decade. In April 2009, she returned to HUD after being nominated by the Obama administration (and confirmed by the Senate) for the position of General Counsel.

Saturday, September 8, 2012
Branch Annual Potluck Meeting

Bombay Room
3001 Veazey Terrace NW
Metro: Van Ness (red line)
Free valet parking in the building or
Park in Giant at Connecticut and Veazey
10 – 11 am, social and branch meeting
11 am – 12 noon, program
12 noon, cold potluck buffet
$5 admission if you bring a dish
$10 if you don’t!

Kathleen Clark will share with us some of challenges she experienced during 2011-2012 when, serving as a Special Counsel to the Attorney General of the District of Columbia, she drafted the first ethics manual for the District of Columbia’s 32,000 employees. She also created in-person and web-based training modules about ethics standards and the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); provided legal advice about federal and DC ethics standards and transparency requirements and advised the DC Attorney General on ethics and campaign finance reforms. Kathleen is also an Associate Reporter for The American Law Institute’s Principles of Government Ethics.

Branch Annual Business Meeting

Saturday, May 12

Alfio’s, 4514 Willard Ave, Chevy Chase, MD
Metro Friendship Heights or free valet parking
10:30 AM coffee
1045 –1145 AM program
11:45-noon business meeting and election
12 noon lunch

Dr. Catherine Hill, AAUW Director of Research and co-author of
“Crossing the Line-Harassment at School”,
AAUW National’s latest research report.
A full page article about this report is in our February/March newsletter.

Catherine Hill is a Director of Research at the American Association of University Women, where she focuses on higher education policy and women’s economic security. Before coming to AAUW, Dr. Hill was a Study Director at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research and an assistant professor at the University of Virginia. She is an author of several AAUW reports including Crossing the Line: Sexual Harassment at School (2011); Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (2009) and Where the Girls Are: the Facts about Gender Equity in Education (2008). She has a bachelor and master’s degree from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in policy development and planning from Rutgers University.

Tuesday, April 10

Maude McGovern from the Montgomery County Historical Society “Stories from the Rockville Underground Railroad”

1020 19th Street NW, Suite 520
Farragut West Orange and Blue Lines
Farragut North Red Line
5:30-6 PM
Social 6-7 PM
Program 7 PM
Dinner for those interested

Find out about the young Ann Maria Weems who escaped slavery in Rockville dressed as a coachman and whose story vividly illustrates the twists and turns of ongoing research on the Underground Railroad. Learn about two sisters from a prominent Rockville family who exemplify the differences between slaveholders. Hear about Josiah Henson (the model for the title character of Uncle Tom’s Cabin) who risked all for freedom.