Community Bulletin: AAUW | faith and community

ROOT – As the 2021-2022 program year drew to a close, the American Association of University Women Racine (AAUW) Program Committee prepared for the 2022-2023 program year.

Although all the programs have not yet been finalized, the committee has designated Miss Racine Maria Castillo to speak. She is a formula chemist at SC Johnson. Also on the program, Nikki Fisher talks about lead contamination in Racine, a speaker on Shakespeare and the prison population, and a show on diversity. Once the list is finalized, it will be posted on the AAUW Racine website,

Thank you book sale

A big “thank you” to everyone who shopped at the huge used book sale in May. The proceeds from the sale are used for the higher education of women. The next sale is scheduled for November. Information will be available on the AAUW Racine website and Facebook page.

Donations of books, puzzles, games, CDs, and DVDs can be brought to the lower level of CVS Pharmacy, 1122 West Blvd., and left in the carts or box at the bottom of the interior stairs whenever CVS is open. An elevator is available in the CVS lobby.

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Recognized scholarship recipients

And, speaking of higher education, 10 Racine County women who received AAUW Racine Scholarships this year were recognized at a reception in their honor in early June. Over $21,000 in scholarships were awarded.

Applications for 2023 will be released this fall. Applicants must be Racine County women entering the first or second semester of their junior or senior year at an accredited degree-granting institution or entering the second year of a two-year program.

Information meeting

An information meeting for new and prospective members will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23. If interested, email [email protected] Membership requirements can be found on the AAUW website.

5 star status

AAUW Racine again this year received 5-star status from the National AAUW. National looks at advancement, public policy and research, governance and sustainability, programs, communications and external relations.

AAUW’s mission is to advance gender equity for all women and girls through research, education, and advocacy. AAUW members belong to a community that breaks down educational and economic barriers to give all women a fair chance.

Membership is open to women and men with an associate’s, bachelor’s, or graduate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning. More information about AAUW Root can be found on its website.

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