Events

Meetings & Events 

March 16th General Meeting will take place in the Sun City Center community. We will be honoring Joan Kramer – a compassionate lady who’s an activist and volunteer.


April 2024 -General Meeting TBA (tentative)

May 2024 – General Meeting TBA (tentative) 

June 2024  – July 2024 TBA ( tentative) summer break for the branch. Membership Renewal time.

August 2024 –Women’s Equality Day TBA (tentative)

September 2024  –TBA ( tentative) General Meeting

If you have questions at our next meeting please contact us at AAUWSCCSouthShore@gmail.com

 

February 4, 2024 – instead of a regular meeting we held a fundraiser with the Pelican Players. “Scorned in SouthShore a Murder Mystery”. This event raised money for our HCC and Tech Trek Scholarships awarded to girls and women in our community.


January 13, 2024
, was a special program featuring  Rukmini Potdar, Guardian Ad Litem for Children.
pictures coming soon.

On December 14, 2023, Angie Maze President of the Sun City Center Branch of the American Association of University Women presented a $100 donation for the purchase of book(s) to the Sun City Center Library – In memoriam for AAUW member Beverly Fletchall.

General Meeting December 9, 2023, Tech Trek campers, now 8th graders, told us about their camp experiences. The Meeting was be held in the Florida Room of the Atrium Building.

AAUWSCCSouthShore@gmail.com

General Meeting  Saturday, November 11, 2023. Author Pam Varcony discussed her book “Arrows of Light, the Journeys of Afghan Women.

Pamela Varkony

Writer, speaker, women’s advocate, and “global citizen”, Pamela Varkony has worked on four continents. She has been published in major U.S. newspapers and magazines and heard on NPR and PBS.

Pamela has twice traveled to Afghanistan as a writer and advocate.

The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in August of 2021 brought her other projects to a halt as she focused on chronicling the stories of her Afghan friends and doing what she could to assist in their escape.

Pamela has won numerous awards and recognition for her writing and humanitarian work including AAUW’s Gateway Award, and an Excellence in Journalism award from the Pennsylvania Women’s Press Association. In 2017 she was named a Pearl S. Buck International Woman of Influence.

AAUW Presents: Motivational Speaker

October 2023

AAUW members and guests on Saturday, October 14, 2023, were wrapped in positivity specifically regarding body image issues!  No body-shaming allowed in the vicinity of SCC after hearing this motivational speaker tell her life story!  Cheyenne Olson is currently the Student Activities Coordinator of the HCC/Ruskin campus planning over 100 events annually in her quest to spread positivity and compassion to all students.  Cheyenne will share her story on overcoming body image issues and a childhood of being bullied into confidence, self-love, and what she calls the ‘Girl Boss State of Mind’.  Cheyenne graduated from the University of Tampa with a BA in Business Management and is pursuing her Master’s in Social Media Management at St Leo University.  She blogs daily and in 2020 received over 1.2 million visits on Instagram videos.  She is also a plus-size fashion and body-positive influencer with many followers.

    This is the first program for the 23/24 year for the local American Association of University Women branch.  To further the cause of success in education for local women this branch raises money to give a minimum of two scholarships a year to mature women (age 24 or older) to be able to attend Hillsborough Community College at Ruskin.  Most years the scholarships range from 3 to 5 and many times it is awarded to someone who is the first in their family to attend college of any kind.   The Branch also sponsors 2-5 middle school girls who have been nominated by a math or science teacher to attend a STEM summer camp called Tech Trek.  The camp is a week on a college campus with intensive workshops and hands-on activities as well as mentoring from women who succeed in STEM fields.
   Anyone interested in attending the program on October 14 should RSVP to AAUWSCCSouthShore@gmail.com.   or Margie Castiglia at 813-633-8253.  Arrive by 9:30 am to socialize and partake in Brunch food items; the program and speaker begin around 10 am and is over well before noon.   To cover the cost of food an offering of $10 will be requested as you enter.  The meeting is in the Florida Room of the Atrium on the North Campus of Sun City Center.  Anyone interested in AAUW or membership is encouraged to call President Susan Nasrani at 570-401-5346./ AAUWSCCSouthShore@

Summer 2023  Saturday, August 26

We will have lunch at Renaissance on August 26 to celebrate Women’s Equality Day when the Nineteenth Amendment was adopted on August 26, 1920, guaranteeing women’s right to vote.  More information to come. 

Summer 2023 New Member Meeting

Get together with board members will be June 20 at 1:30 p.m. at Susan’s home, 373 Club Manor Drive, Sun City Center.  For more information contact 570-401-5346 or AAUWSCCSouthShore@gmail.com. 

Saturday, March 12, 2023 at 9:30 am, General Meeting – Woman of Distinction

Mark your calendar for our meeting on March 18 in the Florida Room for our honoring this year’s Woman of Distinction, Janet Smith who has helped and supported women discharged from prison and who also helped Ukrainian refugees in Poland last summer.

Doors open at the Florida Room at the Sun City Center Atrium at 9:30 am. Socialize and enjoy a light brunch then listen to Lou Anne at 10 am. The offering of $10 at the door is requested to cover the cost of food. Call Margie at 813-633-8253 for reservations so we know how much food to prepare. Any general questions regarding AAUW please call President Susan Nasrani at 570-401-5346.

Sunday, February 5, 2023, at 1:00 pm, Murder at Flontrachet Vineyard

Enjoy the Pelican Players’ mystery play and guess who the murderer is in Murder at Flontrachet Vineyard on Sunday, February 5, starting at 1 p.m. at Community Hall. BYOB and snacks. If you have not bought a ticket, you can buy it in the Atrium tomorrow, Friday, January 27 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Angie Maze will be selling them. This is your last chance. Tickets have sold well. We have reached almost twenty-five tables. It will be a fun event. Remember to bring money to purchase a chance for our raffle baskets – they are beautiful and full of good things! As always, proceeds go for scholarships for women and girls.

Saturday, January 14, 2023, at 9:30 am, General Meeting – Lou Anne Rossdeutscher, President of the Campaign Against Human Trafficking

Lou Anne Rossdeutscher, President of the Campaign Against Human Trafficking, will explain how her organization helps save women from sex exploitation and actual slavery, which is unfortunately prevalent in the Tampa area. If you plan to come, please reply to this email or call Margi Castiglia at 813-633-8253 by this Friday, January 6.

Doors open at the Florida Room at the Sun City Center Atrium at 9:30 am. Socialize and enjoy a light brunch then listen to Lou Anne at 10 am. The offering of $10 at the door is requested to cover the cost of food. Call Margie at 813-633-8253 for reservations so we know how much food to prepare. Any general questions regarding AAUW please call President Susan Nasrani at 570-401-5346.

Saturday, December 10, 2022, at 9:30 am, General Meeting – Sue Selbin, a member and a comedian

The December meeting of AAUW Sun City Center SouthShore will be listening and laughing with comedian Sue Selbin. Join us as a respite from Holiday Shopping and Stress! “Never forget that one laugh is better than 3 tablespoons of bran flakes”. “Mom turned upside down spells WOW!” These are only a few samples from the brochure offering AAUW member Sue Selbin to groups as a comedian who hits home with stories from home that we can all relate to.

Doors open at the Florida Room at the Sun City Center Atrium at 9:30 am. Socialize and enjoy a light brunch then listen to the comedian at 10 am. The offering of $5 at the door is requested to cover the cost of food. Call Margie at 813-633-8253 for reservations so we know how much food to prepare. Any general questions regarding AAUW please call President Susan Nasrani at 570-401-5346.

Saturday, November 12, 2022, at 9:30 am, Fund Raiser – Janet Carr’s Accessories & More Fashion Show and Brunch

AAUW Sun City Center SouthShore is having a fashion Show by Accessories and More on Saturday, November 12 in the Florida Room, Atrium Building, on North Course Lane, Sun City Center. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for early shopping in the adjacent Armstrong Room. A Full Buffet Brunch by Banquet Masters is at 10:00 a.m. followed by the Fashion Show. More browsing and shopping are available after the show. Come join us for a morning of fun, food, and fashion.

Tickets are $30 and are on sale now! Call Patsie Ginley at (954) 258-5714 or come to the Atrium ticket booth on 10/26, 10/28, 11/2 or 11/4 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

This local branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) uses the proceeds from this event to help fund scholarships for area women to attend Hillsborough Community College and to encourage 7th-grade girls to go into math and science careers by sending a couple of girls each year to Florida AAUW’s Tech Trek camp at a Florida university.

Saturday, October 9, 2022, at 9:30 am, General Meeting – Girls of the World Inc. in Apollo Beach

This will be an exciting meeting with Lea Manningham, director of Girls of the World Inc. in Apollo Beach, telling us about her program of mentoring girls through elementary and high school to encourage them to continue their education. Three of our Tech Trek Committee members, Beverly Moody, Grace Friedman (a brand-new member), and Angela Maze went to a mentoring session at Girls of the World Inc. There Lea helped 5th and 6th grade girls learn the importance of body language in dealing with others and as a sign of respect. The girls were delightful, and Lea may bring a couple with her. She will also be recommending some girls for our Tech Trek camp for next summer. Our AAUW branch in the Florida Room of Sun City Community Center starts at 9:30 a.m. with a brunch followed by the program at 10 a.m.

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