AAUW’s April Guest speaker

FRANCIS BALDWIN will be  joining the ladies of AAUW as a new member and as our guest speaker.  She will be speaking to us about Conversational Leadership: Turning Everyday Conversation into Actions.

HoustonPeach AAUW meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Trinity United Methodist Church at the corner of Watson and Houston Road in Warner Robins.  We have a meet and greet half hour beginning at 6:30 followed by our program, which this month is Francis Baldwin.  We conclude each evening with a short business meeting. If you would like more information, please contact our president, Laurie Shaw, at 971-4354.

Sherri Goss AAUW’s November Guest Speaker



Ms. Sherri Goss of Rosenberg Financial Group

Join the members of the Houston-Peach Branch of AAUW Tuesday, November 8 as they welcome Sherri Goss, CFP, Rosenberg Financial Group as their guest speaker.  Sherri is currently serving on the steering committee of a new United Way initiative titled “Women United.”  Her topic for the evening is “when women are united, we can achieve unlimited possibilities.”  

The meeting, held at Trinity United Methodist Church, 129 S. Houston Road, Warner Robins, begins at 6:30 with refreshments and networking followed by Ms. Goss speaking to the group at 7:00 pm.  Guests are invited.  Please call 478-971-4354 for further information. 

AAUW 2017 Book Sale

Mark your calendars for our annual book sale which will be held at the Galleria Mall in Centerville, GA. The dates are Thursday, October 26 from noon – 9, Friday, October 27 from 9 am to 9 pm, and Saturday, October 28 from 9 am to 2 pm. Proceeds from our annual book sales go to support AAUW’s mission which is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education,philanthropic and research.

October 26: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

October 27:  9:00 am to 9:00 pm       

October 28: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm  ***Half price 9 until noon, bag sale noon until 2***



October 11 – Dr. Sheree Keith of Middle GA State University

Dr. Sheree Keith, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, MGA, will speak on “gender roles, domestic violence, and resources and outlets for women who have been victims of domestic abuse.”
sheree-keithDr. Keith has been a member of the MGA faculty since 2009 and was their “Above and Beyond” recipient May 2015. 

Social hour and networking from 6:30 to 7:00 with the program to follow.  Trinity United Methodist Church, 129 S. Houston Road, Warner Robins, GA.  Guests welcome.  For more information call 478-971-4353.  Like us on Facebook. 

Not peach sorting…book sorting!

I am aware that you are seeing peach boxes which might lead you to think the ladies are sorting peaches, but no!  The ladies of AAUW are using discarded peach boxes for their books once they have been priced!  Book sale at the Galleria October 26-28.                                                        Come shop till you drop!book sorting booksorting

AAUW New Officers

Below are the new officers for the coming year.  From left to right:
Sharon Dawson, treasurer; Susan Blair, membership; Laurie Shaw, president;  Jane Winston, corresponding secretary, and Gul Celkan, programs.
Susan Jolly, recording secretary, was not present for the picture.

the officers

AAUW 8th Grade Girl Writing Contest Winner Honored

Rylee Hancock, a 14-year old young lady living in Warner Robins and being home-schooled, was declared the winner of AAUW’s first writing contest for 8th grade girls. The entries were phenomenal and determining the winner was difficult, but Rylee’s essay on what she wants to do in her professional life and how she plans to get there won the top price….an IPad!!

Below are photos of Rylee only and also with her family: sister, Haven; parents, Sharon and Tommy Hancock, and grandparents, Donnie and Delores Powell.


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AAUW Eleanor Granum Award Winner, 2016

Cynthia Parker, founding member and chairman of The Soup Kitchen at the Methodist Church on Davis Drive in Warner Robins, seen here holding her clock which is the traditional gift for our yearly winner.  To her right is Eleanor Granum, for whom the volunteer honor is named, and joining them is Sharon Waugh who nominatedsharon, eleanor and winner CynthiaFullSizeRender for the honor.

Here is another photo of Eleanor Granum and Cynthia Parker, our 2016 Eleanor Granum Volunteer winner.

AAUW Members At Work

As usual, we of AAUW helped out with the Cherished Children’s Golf Tournament the end of April. And we also began the gathering of books for our fall 2016 book sale.  Thanks to all who turned out to help. book sale 2016 1 book sale 2016

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