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March 19th Meeting

AAUW’s Raleigh-Wake Branch

is proud to present the speaker for our

March 19th Meeting

Rep. Cynthia Ball of the North Carolina House of Representatives

Presenting

Our Children’s Public School Education DOES Matter!

Rep. Cynthia Ball.  North Carolina House of Representatives, District 49 – Wake County (Parts of Raleigh, Cary, Morrisville)

In her second term in the NC House, Rep. Ball places as her top legislative priority strengthening public education in North Carolina.  To connect with her constituents on important issues, she has hosted Town Hall Forums on topics including public education, healthcare, and nonpartisan redistricting.

Since she began serving, Rep. Ball has sponsored or cosponsored 93 pieces of legislation including one signed into law by Governor Roy Cooper after passing both the House and Senate unanimously. In recognition of her leadership skills, she was elected by her peers to serve as a Democratic Whip in the 2019-20 Session. In her first term in 2017-18, she was one of the first two freshman legislators to ever receive the Legislative Excellence Award from the NC Police Benevolent Association, their highest award. Also in her first term, the NC League of Conservation Voters recognized her voting record on protecting our environment with their “Green Tie Award”.

Her parents instilled in her the importance of education and hard work. She attended NC public schools in Franklin County, and then went on to UNC-Greensboro on a full academic scholarship, graduating with a BA in Psychology, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Rep. Ball also earned an MBA at Virginia Commonwealth University and pursued doctoral coursework in Human Resources and Organizational Development at NC State University.

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When:   Tuesday, March 19
  5:15 pm – 5:30 pm     Network
  5:30 pm – 7:00 pm     Program
  7:00 pm – 7:30 pm     Business Meeting
Where:  Chavis Heights site, Communities in Schools of Wake County
Duke Energy Learning Center, 781 Bright Creek Way (near Ligon Middle School)

January 15 Meeting

AAUW’s Raleigh-Wake Branch

is proud to present the

Planning Staff for the City of Raleigh

for our January 15th Meeting

Presenters will be members of the Raleigh City Planning staff, who are busy anticipating details of the likely Impact of Demographic Change in our Region. 

Who are we and who are we becoming? How will resource allocation change? Is there good news or bad–or both?

Currently, our city’s planners are focused on annexation programs, demographic data and their impact on the City of Raleigh as the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census approaches. 

WHEN

Tuesday, January 15th, join members of the branch:

5:15 pm         Networking and Hospitality

5:30 pm        Program

6:30 pm       Business meeting of the AAUW’s Raleigh-Wake County branch

WHERE

Junior League Center 711 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh 27603

Parking available behind Center & on the street

QUESTIONS

Please contact Terry Wall, Membership VP

December 18th Meeting

AAUW’s Raleigh-Wake Branch

is proud to present the speaker for our

December 18th Meeting

Denny McGuire

 

Q: Who knows what midterm election outcomes mean for women?
A: Our Public Policy Chair and Political Junkie–Denny McGuire!

Join us on December 18th at 5:15 for networking and a post-election analysis of what the outcomes will mean for women. As Public Policy Chair for AAUW-NC, Denny will also assess the alignment of NC with public policy priorities as outlined by our state and national organizations.

Who? Introducing our Speaker:
Denny McGuire long ago made NC her adoptive home. A career in state government gives her the perspective our state and local organizations have banked on to give direction to our public policy initiatives. She expends her energy as a volunteer to passing the ERA in NC, registering and educating voters and ending discrimination against women by insisting that our nation (one of the last in the world) pass CEDAW.

More about Denny:

Raleigh-Wake County branch member Denny McGuire grew up in New Jersey and came to North Carolina to attend Elon College and like many others, stayed. Afterwards, she completed a Master’s Degree in Public Administration at UNC-Chapel Hill and accepted a position in state government, serving more than 40 years in inter-governmental relations, public policy and technology. She retired in 2015.
Denny has been involved with AAUW for approximately 15 years on both the local and state levels. Raleigh-Wake County is her primary branch and she is also a member of the Tar Heel Branch (a statewide virtual membership group).
Denny is one our esteemed Past Branch Presidents. Other leadership roles included her service as state AAUW Treasurer and now Co-Chair for State Public Policy. Her involvement with AAUW has led to collaborations with several other women’s organizations in NC. Representing AAUW NC, she served on the initial board of the ERA-NC Alliance. Recently she accepted a position on the board of that same alliance, worked on voter education and registration, and served on the coordinating Committee for Cities for CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women). Her public service also includes involvement with both Raleigh NOW and NC Women United.
When not doing volunteer work, Denny loves to read and travel. She has lived in Wake County for many years, residing first in Raleigh and now in Wake Forest, NC.

 

WHEN

Tuesday, December 18th, join members of the branch:

5:15 pm         Networking and Hospitality

5:30 pm        Post-election analysis and discussion of impact on women in NC

6:30 pm       Business meeting of the AAUW’s Raleigh-Wake County branch

WHERE

Junior League Center 711 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh 27603

Parking available behind Center & on the street

QUESTIONS

Please contact Terry Wall, Membership VP

October 16th, 2018 Meeting

AAUW’s Raleigh-Wake Branch

is proud to present the speakers for our

October 16th Meeting

Janine Kossen and Laura Bottomley

Janine Kossen , a lawyer and Associate Director the Women’s Center, will present an overview of their program under the auspices of the Office of Institutional Equality and Diversity  at the NC State University Women’s Center.  Dr. Laura Bottomley is the Director of Women in Engineering and directs The Engineering Place for K-20 Outreach at North Carolina State University, and she will speak about STEM.

As the Associate Director of the NCSU Women’s Center, Janine Kossen’s work focuses on interpersonal violence services, including prevention efforts, programming and outreach, student leadership development, partnership and collaboration, as well as direct advocacy services for students. As a lawyer and public health professional, Janine specializes in racial, social, and reproductive justice, sexual health, international human rights, and public policy and advocacy. A self-described political nerd and policy wonk, Janine is also known for her competitive spirit and her unquenchable thirst for travel and exploration.

 

In 2009 Dr. Bottomley was selected for a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics, Science and Engineering Mentoring by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and also by the Educational Activities Board of the IEEE for an Informal Education Award. She was also inducted into the YWCA Academy of Women in 2008 for her contributions to eliminating racism and empowering women. In 2014 she was named a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education and in 2015, a Fellow of the IEEE. She is featured in a Chevron commercial called Doing Good with STEM.  Bottomley received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech in 1984 and 1985, respectively. She received her Ph.D. in electrical engineering from NC State in 1992. She has previously worked at AT&T Bell Labs on ISDN standards and Duke University teaching classes and directing a lab in the electrical engineering department.

 

 

WHEN

Tuesday, October 16th, join members of the branch:

5:15 pm         Network and Socialize

5:30 – 7pm     Program and Business

WHERE

Junior League Center 711 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh 27603

Parking available behind Center & on the street

QUESTIONS

Please contact Terry Wall, Membership VP

June 19th, 2018 Meeting

AAUW’s Raleigh-Wake Branch

is proud to present as speaker at our

June 19th Meeting

    Lynn Edmonds

Lynn will present a legislative update on public education in NC. This will include a summary of changes made in recent years and a summary of what is being monitored during the short session which began on May 16th.

Lynn Edmonds is Outreach Coordinator for Public Schools First NC.  She has worked in public education advocacy for 9 years, first as a volunteer and then with Public Schools First NC beginning in 2013.  Lynn graduated with an associate’s degree from Peace College, now William Peace University in Raleigh.  She has served on multiple PTA and civic boards, including her current at-large position on the Wake County Board of Library Commissioners.  A native North Carolinian, Lynn and her husband attended and graduated from Durham Public Schools.  They have two children who both attended Wake County public schools.  For fun, she enjoys frequent trips to Ocean Isle Beach and knitting.

WHEN

Tuesday, June 19th, join members of the branch:

5:15 pm         Hospitality

5:30 – 7pm     Program & business session

WHERE

Junior League Center 711 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh 27603

Parking available behind Center & on the street

QUESTIONS

Please contact Terry Wall, Membership VP

May 15, 2018 Branch Meeting

AAUW’s Raleigh-Wake Branch

is proud to present as speaker at our

May 15th Meeting

    Howard Kallem

Director of Title IX Compliance for Duke University

Howard Kallem is the Associate Vice President and Director, Title IX Compliance, for Duke University. He had previously held a similar position as Title IX Compliance Coordinator at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before that, he was Chief Regional Attorney for the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, D.C. Enforcement Office for 16 years and in OCR’s policy office for 4 years. He took a year off from his position as Chief Regional Attorney to work as a Senior Equal Opportunity Specialist with the Office of Equity and Diversity Services at George Mason University in Virginia. Previously, he was with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for 14 years, and was in private legal practice before that. He has worked extensively with issues such as sexual and racial harassment, testing, and meeting the needs of students with disabilities. In his few spare moments, he was a co-chair of the Arlington (Virginia) Public Schools Minority Achievement Advisory Committee and served as a Commissioner and Vice Chair of the Arlington County Human Rights Commission. He received his law degree from Catholic University of America.

WHEN

Tuesday, May 15th, join members of the branch:

5:15 pm         Hospitality

5:30 – 7pm     Program & business session

WHERE

Junior League Center 711 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh 27603

Parking available behind Center & on the street

QUESTIONS

Please contact Terry Wall, Membership VP

April 17, 2018 Branch Meeting

AAUW’s Raleigh-Wake Branch

is proud to present as speaker at our

April 17th Meeting

    Helen Moses

https://www.command-communication.com

Women leaders need to communicate to their audience in effective and authentic ways. Often, we say we are impressed by a woman who “has found her voice.” As a communication consultant, Helen Moses has worked with women (and men) who have wanted to use their voice but did not know how.

Whether we are teaching, researching or speaking in public, AAUW Raleigh members would benefit from the presentations that Helen Moses gives.

Come and see how you can be an excellent communicator by finding “your voice.”  Helen Moses will be our speaker for April 17 at the Junior League in Raleigh from 5:30 to about 7 PM.

WHEN

Tuesday, April 17th, join members of the branch:

5:15 pm         Hospitality

5:30 – 7pm     Program & business session

WHERE

Junior League Center 711 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh 27603

Parking available behind Center & on the street

QUESTIONS

Please contact Terry Wall, Membership VP

Meeting March 20th, 2018

AAUW’s Raleigh-Wake Branch

is proud to present as speaker at our

March 20th Meeting

    Missy Hatley

CASA’s Resource Development Director

Local Non-Profit Action Addressing Homelessness as A Women’s Issue 

If women are to pursue education and join the workforce, they need affordable housing, especially in the Raleigh area where rent has greatly increased in the last few years.

CASA is a local nonprofit housing developer and property manager, offering affordable apartments to individuals and families with barriers to the conventional housing market – including income, poor or little credit, work history, history of homelessness, and the use of housing vouchers to name a few. CASA was created in Raleigh in 1992 and over the past 26 years has expanded to cover Wake, Durham and Orange counties. At CASA, tenants pay 30% of their income on housing, freeing up limited funds for other important needs, such as health care, groceries, transportation, and saving for emergencies. 43% of CASA’s renters are women, many of whom experienced homelessness.

Missy Hatley has served as CASA’s Resource Development Director since 2014 and is responsible for engaging people, businesses, foundations, and communities of faith in supporting CASA’s housing mission. Prior to joining CASA, Missy worked with Habitat for Humanity of Wake County and One80 Place, a shelter, soup kitchen and health clinic, in Charleston, S.C. Missy is a proud alum of NC State.

For more information on CASA and workforce housing, visit their website: https://www.casanc.org/populations-we-serve-housing-model/

WHEN

Tuesday, March 20th, join members of the branch:

5:15 pm         Hospitality

5:30 – 7pm     Program & business session

WHERE

Junior League Center 711 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh 27603

Parking available behind Center & on the street

QUESTIONS

Please contact Terry Wall, Membership VP