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2017 Fall Used Book Sale

Find great bargains at the AAUW Midland Branch Fall Used Book Sale September 29, 30 and October 1, 2017 at the Midland Mall! (in the center court, between Younkers and Ruby Tuesday)

The Used Book Sale hours are 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Sunday hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday is “bag day”! 

Books are sorted into many categories including suspense, romance, westerns, fiction, nonfiction, cookbooks, collectibles and children’s books.

  • Most hardcover books are priced at $2
  • Paperbacks are $1 to $2
  • Others are priced as marked

Donate your books! Sale proceeds from your generous book donations help to fund our Scholarships!

Collection barrels are located at Family Fare, Kroger, Sanford Food Center  and at the Midland Mall (at the two main entrances: Food Court entrance and the entrance next to Ruby Tuesday). The last day to place books in the barrels is September 24, 2017Please, no encyclopedias or magazines.

For more information about the AAUW Midland Branch Used Book Sale or to donate a large quantity of books, please write to aauwmidland@gmail.com

Thank you for your continued support!

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 Make Friends and Make a Difference with AAUW!

Consider joining the Midland Branch of AAUW!   If you join at a public event (such as one of our general meetings or at our Used Book Sale) you will receive 50 percent off our national dues.  Enjoy this nice incentive as you become part of an organization that supports women and provides many opportunities for personal growth and camaraderie.

 

Annual Fall Open House

Thursday, September 21, 7:00 p.m.

Trinity Lutheran Church, 3710 Jefferson

Do you hear “What is AAUW?” and people say, “Oh, they are that group that sells used books for scholarships.” Yes, we are that, but we are MORE! Learn about how our AAUW Midland Branch contributes to the community in other ways, as well as contributing to women across the nation. We will hear a report from Carol Arnosky about her trip to AAUW National Convention. This meeting is a great time to bring potential new members.

Our program will take place in the lovely 1st floor Gathering Room. Scrumptious finger foods, both savory and sweet, and punch will be served. Cost is just $5 per person (no charge for your guests). Reservations must be in by September 18. Make checks payable to AAUW-Midland Branch and mail to P.O. Box 30, Midland, MI 48640-0030. For more information, please write to aauwmidland@gmail.com.

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Make Friends and Make a Difference with AAUW!

Consider joining the Midland Branch of AAUW!   If you join at a public event (such as one of our general meetings or at our Used Book Sale) you will receive 50 percent off our national dues.  Enjoy this nice incentive as you become part of an organization that supports women and provides many opportunities for personal growth and camaraderie.

Program Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Midland Area

Update on the environment

Suzanne Dixon, retiring LWVMI Natural Resources Chair and officer of the LWV Lake Michigan Region, will speak about Great Lakes Challenges and Solutions (protecting the Great Lakes). The event will take place at the Chippewa Nature Center (400 S Badour Rd, Midland, MI 48640) on September 19, 2017 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. This talk is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Midland Area. No reservations are needed and it is free to the public.  For more information, visit http://www.lwv-midland.org/

Spring Luncheon

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Midland Country Club, 1120 W. St. Andrews
Doors open at 11:30 am ~ Lunch at 12:00 pm

The date has been set, a place has been chosen, and a luncheon has been planned. Now all we need is you. A delightful spring luncheon awaits members and their guests at our general meeting. The menu includes a delicious Cobb Salad (chicken breast, bacon, avocado, tomato, egg, and scallions), Artisan breads, freshly brewed coffee, Tazo hot and cold tea, and soft drinks. Dessert will be a sensational Crème Brulée.

Elizabeth Lumbert, new Dow Gardens Director, will be our program speaker. Lumbert has a 24-year career in public gardens, operations, program management and business strategy. She will speak to us on how the Dow Gardens is undergoing immense growth with the Whiting Forest Canopy Walk and Connectivity.

Reservations are required by May 15. The cost of the luncheon is $20. Guests are welcomed. Make checks payable to AAUW – Midland Branch and send P.O. Box 30, Midland, MI, 48640-0030. For information, write to aauwmidland@gmail.com


Make Friends and Make a Difference with AAUW!

Consider joining the Midland Branch of AAUW!   If you join at a public event (such as one of our general meetings or at our Used Book Sale) you will receive 50 percent off our national dues.  Enjoy this nice incentive as you become part of an organization that supports women and provides many opportunities for personal growth and camaraderie.

Spring 2017 Used Book Sale

Find great bargains at the AAUW Midland Branch Used Book Sale April 28, 29, and 30  at the Midland Mall (in the center court, between Younkers and Ruby Tuesday)!

The Used Book Sale hours are 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Sunday hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday is “bag day”! 

Books are sorted into many categories including suspense, romance, westerns, fiction, nonfiction, cookbooks, collectibles and children’s books.

  • Most hardcover books are priced at $2
  • Paperbacks are $1 to $2
  • Children’s books start at 25¢
  • Others priced as marked

Donate your books! Sale proceeds from your generous book donations help to fund our Scholarships!

Collection barrels will be out starting April 1, 2017. They will be located at Family Fare, Kroger, Sanford Food Center  and at the Midland Mall (at the two main entrances: Food Court entrance and the entrance next to Barnes and Noble). The last day to place books in the barrels is April 23, 2017Please, no encyclopedias or magazines.

For more information about the AAUW Midland Branch Used Book Sale or to donate a large quantity of books, please write to aauwmidland@gmail.com

Thank you for your continued support!

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 Make Friends and Make a Difference with AAUW!

Consider joining the Midland Branch of AAUW!   If you join at a public event (such as one of our general meetings or at our Used Book Sale) you will receive 50 percent off our national dues.  Enjoy this nice incentive as you become part of an organization that supports women and provides many opportunities for personal growth and camaraderie.

Annual Dinner Meeting

Thursday, March 16, 6:00 p.m.
Grace A. Dow Library, Community Room, Lower Level

Our branch will celebrate Woman’s History Month with dinner and a presentation by delightful creative writer Lindsay Henry Rohde from St. Charles, MI. Ms. Rohde will tell us the trials and tribulations she went through writing her first young adult novel. Her writings have been featured on such sites as Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls at the Party and Huffington Post.  She signed with KT Literary Agency in June of 2016 and currently works at Rusted Rooster Media in Midland.

There will be a short business meeting including election of officers and delegates, summary reports of MI AAUW activities as well as branch activities for Equal Pay Day, Midland Women’s March and presentation of the Named Gift Honoree award. 

Dinner will be catered by Shier’s Deli & Catering. Dinner will include a choice of soups, wraps, coleslaw, fruit platter, desserts and beverages.

Pre-registration for dinner is required:  Dinner charge is $15. Deadline for reservations is March 13. Make checks payable to AAUW – Midland Branch.  Please send to P.O Box 30, Midland, MI  48640-0030.

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Make Friends and Make a Difference with AAUW!

Consider joining the Midland Branch of AAUW!   If you join at a public event (such as one of our general meetings or at our Used Book Sale) you will receive 50 percent off our national dues.  Enjoy this nice incentive as you become part of an organization that supports women and provides many opportunities for personal growth and camaraderie.

Valentine Tea

February 16, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at Creative 360,1517 Bayliss St., Midland, MI

Please join us for a special gathering to enjoy our speaker, tea aficionado Karen Gruber, who will talk about all things tea. We will learn about the origin of tea, tea customs, types of tea and much more. Karen loves the traditions of serving tea, especially the kindness and civility that accompanies it. Plan to bring a guest to enjoy tea, delicious treats (prepared by our favorite Branch bakers), camaraderie and Karen’s knowledgeable commentary.

There is no charge for the program but reservations are required. Please RSVP to aauwmidland@gmail.com. We must have a count so please RSVP by Monday, February 13.


Make Friends and Make a Difference with AAUW!

Consider joining the Midland Branch of AAUW!   If you join at a public event (such as one of our general meetings or at our Used Book Sale) you will receive 50 percent off our national dues.  Enjoy this nice incentive as you become part of an organization that supports women and provides many opportunities for personal growth and camaraderie.

Coffee and More – Branch General Meeting

Thursday, January 19, 10:00 a.m.

Grace A Dow Memorial Library, 1710 W. St. Andrews, Community Room, Lower Level

The January Coffee and More Series starts off the new year with speaker Dr. Mia Dvornic, a graduate of the University of Belgrade School of Philosophy. She holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology and has studied and traveled worldwide. She is the Director of Northwood Gallery and an Adjunct Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Northwood University. She will present a program on her journey from Belgrade to Midland. This meeting is open to the public. Members are encouraged to bring guests, perhaps from your church women’s groups or book groups for coffee and more to hear about her international journey.


Make Friends and Make a Difference with AAUW!

Consider joining the Midland Branch of AAUW!   If you join at a public event (such as one of our general meetings or at our Used Book Sale) you will receive 50 percent off our national dues.  Enjoy this nice incentive as you become part of an organization that supports women and provides many opportunities for personal growth and camaraderie.

‘Tis the Season for Sharing!

puddingThursday, December 8, 2016  ~ Windover High School, * 919 Smith Road

11:30 a.m., Punch Social ~ 12:00 noon, Holiday Luncheon

Every year our December General Meeting is dedicated to helping others. This year we invite you to a luncheon prepared by Chef Andy Bacigalupo and his Windover High School culinary students. Chef Andy will be our speaker, giving insight into his very successful culinary arts program. When asked how we could help his program, he expressed his dream for a walk-in freezer. We would like to help Chef Andy and his students with this worthwhile project. A suggested donation of at least $25.00 would be most appreciated. You may add your donation to the cost of lunch or write a separate check for your donation. The cost of lunch is $15.00. Make your check payable to AAUW – Midland Branch and in the memo line write “WHS Culinary Arts Program.” Mail yourholly check/reservation to P.O. Box 30, Midland, MI 48640-0030. (If you are unable to attend, a donation is most welcomed.) Deadline for reservations is Friday, December 2, 2016. Guests are welcomed.

* Directions to Windover High School: Take M20 west for one and a half miles. Just before the Lavender and Lace House turn right onto Smith Road. Windover High will be at the end of the road. Thank you for sharing this holiday season!

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Make Friends and Make a Difference with AAUW!

Consider joining the Midland Branch of AAUW!   If you join at a public event (such as one of our general meetings or at our Used Book Sale) you will receive 50 percent off our national dues.  Enjoy this nice incentive as you become part of an organization that supports women and provides many opportunities for personal growth and camaraderie.

November 2016 General Meeting

Leadership and Personality

Thursday, November 17, 7:00 p.m. Grace A. Dow Memorial Library, 1710 W. St Andrews, Midland, Community Room, Lower Level

Join us for a presentation by Dr. Todd Thomas, Associate Professor of Leadership at the DeVos Graduate School of Management, Northwood University. Learn how different personalities work in leadership positions in the workplace, the community and in our personal endeavors. What is your personal style as a leader or your manner of support for a leader?

Bring a guest. No reservations are required. A dessert social follows the program.