Meetings

Upcoming Event:  AUGUST Salad Luncheon – Saturday August 19, 2017, 11:30 AM –   At Milly’s home  –  Watch your newsletter or contact a branch leader here

Fort Bend Branch Programs and Events – 2017-2018

Most evening meetings are at Kelley’s Restaurant in Meadows Place (Stafford), 11555 W Airport Blvd, Meadows Place, TX 77477…GOOGLE MAP LINK   all members and interested guests invited. 7:00 PM for meeting and discussion, 5:30 PM for dinner.   Contact Membership VP Norma Mitsakis, to arrange a carpool.

Aug 19, 2017 Saturday at Milly’s 11:30 am – Annual Salad Luncheon – welcome back to AAUW – Milly is hosting our Branch welcome back from summer
Sep 14 Thursday at Kelley’s coming soon…..

Fort Bend Branch Programs and Events -through May 2017

Aug 20, 2016 Saturday 11:30 am – Annual Salad Luncheon – welcome back to AAUW – Milly hosted our Branch 40th Anniversary celebration and welcome back from summer
Sep 15 Thursday Hydraulic fracturing (good or bad?)  Jan Sherman, petroleum engineer
Oct 13 Thursday Human Trafficking Intervention –  Constance Rossiter, YMCA International Services
Nov 10 Thursday Cultural Arts in Fort Bend County –  Lindsay Davis, Director of Art League of Fort Bend
Dec 3  Saturday, 2 to 4 PM Holiday Party  – See significant others, sample tasty hors d’oeuvres, in the Silent Auction bid in friendly competition for treats and white elephants, benefiting the Branch and AAUW Funds, including the Ann Richards fellowship.
Dec 15 Thursday Poinsettia Pick up – member home (Jane Stilley)–after 12 noon. Coffee early, sangria later (Cocktails and Convos!) Poinsettia sales in support of the Brookwood Community. and our Branch
Jan 12, 2017 Thursday Refugee Experiences & Assimilation –  Roxanne Paiva,  Executive Director Our Global Village this was an amazing, eye-opening meeting….hope everyone got to shop at The Community Cloth, a microenterprise initiative empowering refugee women in Houston
Jan 24 mostly Tuesday’s, 10 AM order your Great Decisions discussion book NOW–starts  January 24, 2017 and will run for 8 weekly Tuesday mornings starting at Sugar Land library, Eldridge Road, and perhaps other Fort Bend library locations (Barnes & Noble kicked us out). Watch the newsletter.
Feb 9 Thursday, 7 PM .The Power of SurvivalLilas Tiha, author, AAUW member
Feb 25 , 2017 Saturday W. Harris AAUW Expanding Your Horizons – Fort Bend Branch has supplied volunteers for the past several years, and is working to recruit engineering and design presenters this year.
Mar 4 , 2017 Saturday N. Harris AAUW Outstanding Women Awards Luncheon – Reservations for Garden Room at Shirley Acres 217 Woerner Road, 77090 – Contact: Brenda Moss
Mar 9 Thursday What is the Purpose in My Lifetime? –  Mona Fogt, Retired Psychotherapist, AAUW member
Mar 18 Saturday, 4:00 PM Eleanor Roosevelt BBQ & Picnic hosted by Barbara & Tom Pickthall & Betsy Nock – in support of AAUW research projects
7 Facts You Didn’t Know about Eleanor Roosevelt and AAUW
Apr 13 Thursday My Personal Story as an American Immigrant – Pearl Lam, AAUW member
May 7 Sunday Brunch Annual Recognition and Installation event, 12:30 PM to meet and greet.  Brunch at Tradicao Brazilian Steakhouse, 12000 Southwest Fwy, Stafford, TX 77477.  $30 with reservation. Meet our Educator of the Year and the 2017 recipient of the Mary Frierson scholarship to Wharton County Junior College.
Jun 14-17 Wed – Sat

2017: See you in Washington, D.C.!

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The “AAUW Juggernaut” will take our nation’s capital by storm June 14–17, 2017. Don’t miss out — save the date now!

Fort Bend Branch Programs and Events -through May 2016

Aug 15 Saturday 11:30 am – Annual Salad Luncheon – welcome back to AAUW – Milly hosted a fantastic red, white & blue feast. Two new members have joined. WELCOME!!
Sep 10 Thursday CAST THEATRICAL COMPANY celebrates 25 years of community theater
Oct 8 Thursday  Volunteer Opportunities in Fort Bend County
Nov 12 Thursday VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN our own Dr. Anita Kalunta-Crumpton presents
Dec 5 Saturday – 2-4 PM Holiday Party Home of Judy & Mark Cenkus – See significant others, sample tasty hors d’oeuvres and in the Silent Auction bid in friendly competition for white elephants, benefiting the Branch and AAUW Funds, including the Ann Richards fellowship.
Dec 17 Thursday Poinsettia Pick up – member home (Jane Stilley)–after 11 AM. Coffee early, sangria later (Cocktails and Convos!) Poinsettia sales in support of the Brookwood Community.
Jan 14, 2016 Thursday  The Art of Writing Pysanka , presented by Olia & Bill Palmer
Feb 4 – Mar 22 mostly Tuesday’s, 10 AM order your Great Decisions discussion book–starts in early February and will run for 8 weekly Tuesday mornings at various Fort Bend library locations (Barnes & Noble kicked us out).  Watch the newsletter.
Feb 11 Thursday, 7 PM .Cancer Treatments and Cures, presented by Daryl Moss, Besides the standard treatments including tumor targeted therapy,  he will discuss virotherapy (using modified viruses, e.g., HIV and polio) and adoptive T-cell therapy (using genetically modified T-cells) to recognize and cure blood cancers, like leukemia.
Feb 20, 2016 Saturday W. Harris AAUW Expanding Your Horizons – Fort Bend Branch supplied 5 volunteers in 2015, and is working to recruit engineering and design presenters this year.
Mar 5, 2016 Saturday N. Harris AAUW Outstanding Women Awards Luncheon
Mar 10 Thursday  Service Dogs presented by Olia & Bill Palmer
Apr 14 Thursday Birding our East Texas Hot Spots by Bill Johnson, Coastal Prairie Chapter, Texas Master Naturalists

Bill Johnson, a Texas Master Naturalist and Birding Enthusiast will take your on a tour of our greater Houston area birding sites.  With learning opportunities for novice birders, a day trip plan for more serious birders and photographers, and some just fun places to see a colorful bird or two up close. You are guaranteed to see at least one alligator, and who knows what wild flora or fauna as well.   With tips and trips and places to eat (and where there are none) along the way.  Including information on

pr 16 Saturday, 11:30 AM Eleanor Roosevelt Luncheon, theme: Women Whistleblowers – in support of AAUW research projects  
7 Facts You Didn’t Know about Eleanor Roosevelt and AAUW
Apr 29/30-May 1 Thurs – Sun  STEP INTO ACTION with AAUW Texas Biennial 2016 Convention, San Antonio.  more….
May 12 Thursday Annual Recognition and Installation dinner at Sweetwater Country Club, 6 PM to meet and greet.

 Fort Bend Branch Programs and Events -through May 2015

Aug 16 Saturday 11:30 am – Annual Salad Luncheon – welcome back to AAUW – Milly hosted a fantastic fiesta feast.  All four of our Shape the Future guests have now joined.  WELCOME!!
Sep 11 Thursday  I Am Malala discussion and special guest (who also joined) MORE on the subject of education, this of a Nigerian young woman, sponsored by AAUW
Oct 9 Thursday Coastal Prairie Master Naturalists – Bill Johnson describes how the Coastal Prairie Chapter made an old cotton farm into a beautiful blooming prairie, a wetlands full of Texas wading birds, and a riparian refuge for  fall and spring migratory birds, all at the Seabourne Creek Park in Rosenberg.  And last chance to enter your poinsettia order.
Nov 13 Thursday Fort Bend Habitat for Humanity presentation by Sandra Dodd, Board President/Acting Executive Director, along with Jan Sadler Gibbs, Director of Volunteer Services/Community Outreach.  This is your chance to learn what they are doing and how you can help.
Dec 6 Saturday – 3-5 PM Holiday Party – See significant others, sample tasty hors d’oeuvres and in the Silent Auction bid in friendly competition for white elephants, benefiting the Branch and AAUW Funds, including the Ann Richards fellowship.
Dec 11 Thursday Poinsettia Pick up – member home (Jane Stilley)–after 11 AM. Coffee early, sangria later (Cocktails and Convos!)  Poinsettia sales in support of the Brookwood Community.
Jan 8, 2015 Thursday Herb Society of America, Lois Sutton, PhD. past president, and former AAUW Fellow.  This was an AMAZING program!!
Jan/Feb/Mar tba order your Great Decisions discussion book–starts in early February and will run for 8 weekly Tuesday mornings at Barnes & Noble, Town Centre, Sugar Land
Feb 12 Thursday, 7 PM Medicine during the Civil War – Carl Driever, Houston Museum of Natural Science.At the conclusion of the American Civil War, former Union Surgeon General William A. Hammond stated that, “… the Civil War was fought at the end of the Medical Middle Ages.” At the beginning of the War, Union and Confederate Medical Departments performed miserably; however, they quickly improved and eventually delivered excellent medical care (at least for the time).Carl Driever PhD is Professor Emeritus at the University of Houston, College of Pharmacy. He is a volunteer at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Dr. Driever will be giving a power point presentation about Medicine during the Civil War.
Feb 21, 2015 Saturday W. Harris AAUW Expanding Your Horizons – Fort Bend Branch supplied 5 volunteers in 2014.
Feb 28, 2015 Saturday N. Harris AAUW Outstanding Women Awards Luncheon
Mar 7 Saturday Eleanor Roosevelt Luncheon – in support of AAUW research projects
Mar 12 Thursday Women and Social Media
Apr 9 Thursday The Role of Women in Preserving National Cultural Heritage –
The Muses of Cultural Heritage – Anthony Potoczniak, PhD.
Jun 18-21 Thurs – Sun AAUW National Convention, San Diego, CA.  Plan NOW to go!!
May 14 Thursday Annual Recognition and Installation dinner at Sweetwater Country Club, 6 PM to meet and greet.

Fort Bend Branch Programs and Events – Aug – May 2013-14

For our February meeting, we are moving to a new regular location:  Kelly’s Restaurant in Meadows Place (Stafford), 11555 W Airport Blvd, Meadows Place, TX 77477…GOOGLE MAP LINK

Aug 24 Saturday 11:30 am – Annual Salad Luncheon – welcome back to AAUW – member home–THANKS, Milly, it was GREAT. Charming decor, interesting guests, who ALL joined!
Sep 12 Thursday ABC Travels – Where to next?  Travelling and learning with Gwen & Jan Crockett, who go AMAZING places and bring back photo evidence.
Oct 10 Thursday Brazos Bend State Park – jewel in our own back yard.  Parks volunteer, Marilyn Vossler with friends and denizens.  How you, too, can get involved.  Alligators need love, too.
Nov 14 Thursday “What is THAT?!?” Exotic fruits and vegetables at specialty markets – Amelia Hung gave a WONDERFUL show of beautiful vegetables, fruits and seasonings, with explanations on how to cook and enjoy.   [Women in Art and Sculpture – at a later date – our resident artist off making ART]
Nov 25 Monday (before Thanksgiving) Poinsettia Pick up – member home (Jane Stilley)–after 11 AM.  Coffee early, sangria later (Cocktails and Convos!)
Dec 7 Saturday – 3-5 PM Holiday Party –

THANK  YOU, Judy and Mark!! 

Was great to see the significant others, sample the tasty hors d’oeuvres and bid in friendly competition for white elephants for the Silent Auction, benefiting the Branch and AAUW Funds.

Jan 9, 2014 Thursday – 6 – 8 PM Houston Museum of Natural ScienceMarce Stayer, 2014 HMNS Guild President, showed us the new paleo hall, preceeded by an excellent explanation of Texas geology and VERY early history—we looked for dinosaur feathers and many fascinating smaller creatures at the Sugar Land HMNS – 13016 University Blvd, Sugar Land, TX – GOOGLE MAP link n.b., 6 PM start.
Jan/Feb/Mar tba order your Great Decisions discussion book–started Tuesday, February 11 and will run for 8 weekly Tuesday mornings at Barnes & Noble, Town Centre
Feb 1 Saturday Eleanor Roosevelt Crêpes Luncheon at the home of Brenda Moss, co-hosted by Irene Potoczniak was FABULOUS!
Feb 13 Thursday, 7 PM Finding yourself, then and now – mapping from paper to your mobile device – Nancy Fischer.  For our February meeting, we are moving to a new regular location:  Kelly’s Restaurant in Meadows Place (Stafford), 11555 W Airport Blvd, Meadows Place, TX 77477…GOOGLE MAP LINK
Feb 22 Saturday W. Harris AAUW Expanding Your Horizons  Fort Bend Branch supplied 6 volunteers.
Mar 1 Saturday N. Harris AAUW Outstanding Women Awards Luncheon – make reservations now!
Mar 13 Thursday Women in Art – our own artist in residence, Tracey Meyer, who has TWO entries in the AAUW art contest.
Apr 10 Thursday Ashley Moorman from KIPP Academy Middle School, KIPP Academy
Apr 25-27 Fri – Sun AAUW Texas State Convention, Hurst – The BEST STUFF is in the Middle
May 8 Thursday Annual Recognition and Installation dinner at Sweetwater Country Club, 6 PM to meet and greet.

Fort Bend Branch Programs and Events – Jan – May 2013

Fort Bend Branch hosted the successful January 26, Interbranch Luncheon at the Sugar Creek Country Club! Outstandng Speaker The Honorable Dianne Wilson, Fort Bend County Clerk. More….

Jan 10, 2013 Thursday Houston Dress for Success – Suit Drive will continue through next meeting date – bring donations to Feb. Bookies and Feb. Meeting. Donation guidelines here…
Jan 26 Saturday Interbranch Luncheon at Sugar Creek Country Club – The Honorable Dianne Wilson
Feb 14 Thursday Sharing our Talents: Making Quick Jams with the Jelly Lady–our own Laurie Jenkins and crepes with Irene Potczniak at the home of Judy Cenkus
Feb/Mar tba Saturday Eleanor Roosevelt Luncheon at the home of Brenda Moss
Mar 14 Thursday Pat Sommers of CASA Fort Bend
Apr 11 Thursday Imperial Sugar tract development – Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce
May 2 Thursday Annual Recognition and Installation dinner – Sweetwater Country Club

Branch Programs and Activities – Jan 2012 – Nov 2012

Jan 12 Winning the West for Women – the Life of Suffragist Emma Smith Devoe – Dr. Jennifer Ross-Nazzal, author & historian ….more
Feb Sugar Land Museum of Natural Science. Adrienne Barker, museum presenter….more
Mar Betty McCutchan, Regional Director, Office of Foreign Missions at U.S. Department of State….more
Apr Farah Lalani, Outreach Speaker for the Ismaili Community is speaking for the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center ….more
Sep – 2012 Dianne Wilson, Fort Bend County Clerk, “Reflections on Life in Politics”
Oct Dr. Jennifer Reichek of Brookwood shares updates of the Brookwood Community Mission.
Nov Nurse Practicioner, Lisa Fuson, M.S., RN, ANP, CNOR of M.D.Anderson, Reduce Your Cancer Risks ….topic information

Branch Programs and Activities – Jan 2011 – Nov 2011

Jan 2011 Corundum: A Visual Experience – Will Heierman, mathematics instructor at Wharton Community Junior College and collector of gems and minerals
Feb Be Empowered! Eat Chocolate with Breakfast, Jan Bethancourt, local author and inspirational speaker
Mar Garden Ready for Spring, Enchanted Gardens
May Recognition Dinner at Quail Valley Country Club
Sep – 2011 at the Ridgemont Early Childhood Center with AAUW Fort Bend Educator of the Year 2011 – Nick Cantu, Director, to tour their wonderful facility. ….more about Nick Cantu and …more about Ridgemont Center
Oct Welcoming members and guests after a DRY summer, Captain Michael McLemore of the Sugar Land Fire Department has a special program for us. ….more about fire safety in Sugar Land
Nov 10 Bringing the Convention Home, Washington DC, June 2011! Mary Edwards, AAUW Texas Program VP – our BIG TEAL MACHINE in ACTION. ….more