Officers for 2019 – 2020
Co-Presidents: Pam Powers. & Mary Jane Ryan
Program VP: Jill Marsilio-Colonna & Deb Mangelli
Membership VP: Sharon Nerone
Secretary: Helen Bloom & Dorothy Holtzman
Financial Officer: Nancy Mahosky
AAUW BEAVER VALLEY BRANCH “All about us”
The Beaver Valley Branch hosts an annual fundraiser, “Touring and Tasting Delights,” (the Kitchen Tour) in the early fall. Patrons tour fabulous kitchens and taste some excellent cuisine from our local chefs in homes in the Beaver area. Tickets to this event are $15, and each member is expected to sell or purchase at least two. This event, our only fundraiser, raises over $10,000 for scholarships and for our mission based programs. With the money raised, we award traditional scholarships to graduating female high school seniors and nontraditional scholarships to women who have decided to return to or continue their college education.
We also host a “Marketplace” the day of the tour at Beaver Area High School. At the Marketplace, patrons can visit vendors selling a variety of items, enjoy a catered lunch (tickets sold separately in advance), browse our gently used handbag and accessory table, purchase delicious baked goods at the bake sale, and participate in a basket raffle. All bake sale items are provided by our members. See KITCHEN TOUR
The Beaver Valley Branch Community Committee hosts a Girls’ Recognition Night in partnership with the Beaver County Community College to recognize eighth grade girls from Beaver County for their abilities in math and/or science. The girls are recommended by their teacher for this award and are presented with certificates and a copy of the teacher’s recommendation which is read at the ceremony. All Beaver County Middle Schools are invited to submit their nominees. A panel of women whose careers involve STEM speak at this event to inspire these young ladies.
The Community Committee also organizes a local bingo and board game night at local nursing and personal care homes.
We also publish a monthly newsletter to keep members up to date on what’s happening in the branch. See MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
In addition to committees, the Beaver Valley Branch has Interest Groups to involve our membership. Please see the individual Interest Group pages for more information.
AAUW Beaver Valley Branch invites you to join us if you hold an Associate Degree or higher from qualified institutions. RNs also qualify for membership. Our Membership Vice President, Sharon Nerone, may be reached at email@example.com, and will be happy to answer any of your questions and help you with your application.
“AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.” We are a “powerful advocate and visible leader in critical areas impacting the lives of women and girls.” AAUW “values and seeks a diverse membership.” There are “no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or class.”