Newsletter

  • Note:  Unfortunately all Carole’s beautiful graphics  do not transfer,  however here are the “meat” of our newsletters.

January 2020

Jennifer Grenier, President

Carole Scofield, Editor

Briefly

“The night is darkening round me,
The wild winds coldly blow;
But a tyrant spell has bound me
And I cannot, cannot go.
The giant trees are bending
Their bare boughs weighed with snow.
And the storm is fast descending,
And yet I cannot go.
Clouds beyond clouds above me,
Wastes beyond wastes below;
But nothing dear can move me;
I will not, cannot go.”
–  Emily Bronte, Spellbound

January 14 at 2:00 PM – A number of members have expressed an interest in taking a River Cruise in the fall. Sue Dixon will be hosting a meeting to discuss different possibilities. Everyone who might like to go is welcome to attend and offer suggestions. Please contact Sue to let her know if you plan to attend.

January 18 at 12:00 noon – Janice Gowland  is graciously hosting our annual Brunch. Many members have already contacted her and let her know their food offerings. If you have not yet done so, please contact her ASAP to help her with the planning. Also, there will be a “Recycling Treasures” gift exchange following the business meeting.

January 24 – Although she cannot participate, Susan Quemore is organizing a day of browsing the Haddonfield sidewalk sales and having lunch. If the group is not too large, there should be no need for a lunch reservation. If you would like to go, please email Susan by Monday,January 20.

January 31 – Book Group. The book this month is Clover Blue by Eldonna Edwards. Janice Gowland is the facilitator. The hostess for the 1:00 PM group is Connie LaBelle. The hostess  for the 7:00 PM group is Susan Quemore. Please be sure to let the hostess of whichever group you plan to attend know that you will be there.

February 12 at 3:00 PM – Happy Birthday, President Lincoln!  To celebrate his birthday (not really), those who are interested  are invited to Susan Quemore’s to make an infinity scarf. You will need to bring an X-large men’s T-shirt and a pair of scissors sharp enough to cut the fabric. Thrift stores are the best bet for finding what you need for the color you want for your scarf. Some samples will be available at the Brunch.  After making the scarves, it will be time to move on to Scotland Run for Happy Hour, perhaps sporting the new creations. Please RSVP to Susan by February 9.

February 22 – Fourteen members responded that they would like to attend the Eagle Theater’s performance of Hair. Information will be coming shortly regarding the group rate, which will, hopefully, be available for this date.

February 28, 29 and March 1 – The Wilmington DE AAUW will be holding its annual book sale at theConcord Mall. There will be lots of books. Anyone interested in shopping and/or spying, please contact Jennifer Grenier.

March 19 – We will be going to the Brandywine River Museum for the “Votes for Women: A Visual History”  exhibit. If we have 15 people (17 have previously said yes) the cost will be $14 per person. Please send checks to Annie, made payable to AAUW of Gloucester County by March 9. No more checks will be accepted after that!  Arrangements for lunch following the museum visit will be made. Each person will be responsible for her own tab.

Several Reminders

Dorie will be reaching out with dates for collecting foods and supplies for the Rowan Food Bank.

Arrangements have been made for our End of Year Dinner. It will be held on June 5 at Mona Lisia’s in Williamstown. It might be a good idea to mark your calendar now.

 

November 2019

Jennifer Grenier, President

Carole Scofield, Editor

Briefly

“November always seemed to me the Norway of the year.”
–   Emily Dickinson

Forthcoming Events

November 11 – 1:00 PM meeting at Sue Dixon’s house to discuss and explore the concept of an afternoon book group. There are several reasons why such a group might be a good idea, including the hugely increased size of the group and the growing number of members whose night driving vision is not what it once was. Please let Sue know if you plan to attend. (suedixon1974@gmail.com or 589-4877)

November 19 – Outing to the Wharton Esherick Museum in Malvern, PA, followed by lunch at Cedar Hollow Inn. The fee for the museum is $13, payable in CASH upon arrival, so please have the correct change to give to either Sue or Annie that day. The restaurant is willing to provide individual checks, so lunch will not be a problem. Please note that this event will take place rain or shine. If you have any questions, contact Susan Quemore. (quemore@comcast.net)

November 22 – Book Group at Lauren Kaltwasser’s house. Under discussion will be John Grisham’s The Rooster Bar, facilitated by Susan Quemore. Also that evening, Dorie Gilchrist will be there with car open to accept items for the ROWAN FOOD BANK. Items particularly needed at this time include spaghetti or any dry pasta, spaghetti sauce, peanut butter, jelly, pancake mix, syrup, tuna, hot or cold cereal, toilet paper, toothpaste, and canned fruit.

December 14 – Holiday Party at Lauren Kaltwasser’s

January 18 – Brunch at Janice Gowland’s

Tech Trek – Sadly, no one has stepped forward to chair this committee. Therefore, we will not be participating this year.

Coming of Age – Honored this year for attaining a milestone birthday were Pam Buchanan and Chris Smith. Connie Bradley was named 2019 Grande Dame. What a fun evening it was!

Woodstock Fall Gathering – Sincere thanks and kudos to Connie and Joe Bradley for hosting this fabulous event. Thanks also to the committee members instrumental in the planning: Sue Dixon, Pam Buchanan, Connie Bradley, Annie Lovett, Pam Corrigan, Lauren Kaltwasser and Jennifer Grenier. Some members “dressed” for the occasion. Hurrah for them!  Winners for their costumes were Joe Bradley and Sara McClain.

Camping Anyone? –  On our fall AAUW walk through Parvin State Park we passed by some lovely cabins on the lake that are available for camping. Seeing them triggered the idea that it might be fun actually to rent some and go camping. As expected, the cabins are quite basic, but do offer bathrooms, kitchens, running water and sleeping accommodations for six people. The rent is $55 a night, or for six people $10 per night. They are available from April 1 until October 31. Those less adventurous members could go for a daytime of camping, returning to their own beds at night. There are already some “takers.” Give the idea some thought before the January meeting, at which time it can be discussed.

Reminders  Gloucester County AAUW website. In addition to the membership directory and book group information, it offers other interesting content. The password is Gloucester$1.

Phone number update – Please be advised that Jennifer Grenier longer has a landline. You can reach her on her cell phone: 856-308-2504.

 

June 2019

Jennifer Grenier, President

Carole Scofield, Editor

Briefly

“In these divine pleasures permitted to me of walks in the June night under moon and stars, I can put my life as a fact before me and stand aloof from its honor and shame.”
–  Ralph Waldo Emerson, Journals

June 14: End of Year Dinner

It would seem most members plan to attend this combined get-together and business meeting at Aurora’s Bistro. Not only is this always very pleasurable, but also very productive. If you have not yet contacted either Pam Buchanan or Sara, please do so ASAP, as the restaurant needs a final count.

June 28: Book Group

Jan Sanginiti, assisted by Kathleen Herbert will be hosting. Under discussion will be Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver .

August 24: Night in Suffrage White

This event recognizing Womens’ Suffrage is held at the Alice Paul Institute. You should already have received an email from Jennifer about it. Those attending last summer truly enjoyed it. If interested, contact Jennifer ASAP, so that tickets can be purchased and plans made.

Hope to see everyone at the End of Year Dinner!

Have a wonderful summer!

Post Script: Thanks Pam, for organizing the trip to the Art Museum to Impressionist’s Eye. Those going enjoyed both the art and the lunch at the new restaurant at the museum. You were missed.