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Musings Newsletter

As we move into another month of isolation, Bonnie wants to reach out to all of you (branch members and visitors to our website) with good wishes for continued health and happiness.  She hopes you are reasonably comfortable as you make your way through these “new normal” times.  So far we in Oregon seem to be lots better off than some of our fellow Americans and people in other countries.  We can only hope our good fortune continues.
She plans to publish a Musings newsletter for May , but because much of its usual content will not be available, She is asking for your participation.  We can share some of our individual ideas, experiences and activities with each other in little vignettes based on the questions below (or on anything else you’d like to share).
Please send your responses directly to her at: b.goldfein10@gmail. com.  She hopes to collect these 25-150 word vignettes by May 16th for inclusion in the June Musings.
Questions to consider:
1.  What favorite activities have you been able to enjoy without alteration during isolation?
2.  How have you had to alter or adapt some of your usual habits or activities?
3.  What people, activities or parts of your usual lifestyle have you missed the most and why?
4.  What new things/activities have you made part of your days?
5.  How have you kept in touch with friends and family?
6.  Have you experienced anything in your life that has prepared you for going through this pandemic?  Explain.
7.  What advice do you have for others who are going through these strange times?
Include a photo that goes with your comments, if you like!☺  (It can be of you, of others or of objects or scenes.  Include a caption, please.)


2020 Annual Garden Tour Postponed – Save the date: June 12, 2021

The 2020 Garden Tour Steering Committee regretfully announces the postponement of the June 13, 2020 Tour due to COVID-19.  This was a difficult decision but we believe  necessary as there are so many unknowns as to the impact on our nation, the status of the virus in June, and the concern on asking garden owners and volunteers to take unnecessary health risks for the Tour.

We acknowledge the work given on the 2020 Tour by many of our branch members.  Accolades to Carol Koszyk,  Sandy Heath & Liz Caldwell  in locating  the  gardens, Barbara Basden, Gail Etchie, Marcia Simon, & Diane Reiling in producing the booklet and collaterals, Patty Finch & Mary Fowler in securing coordinators and greeters, Carol Koszyk, Gail Etchie, & Judy Blue in obtaining and communicating with vendors,  Paulette Avery and Glenda Sims in working on publicity, and Jackie Baker for enabling our branch to participate in  the  Master Gardener Spring Fair (also unfortunately canceled).

We have rescheduled the Tour for June 12, 2021.  The wonderful news is that the garden owners (including three of our members: Yvette McCulley, Trudy Bridgers & Carolyn Chamberlin) have agreed to display their gardens in 2021.   We will be in communication with coordinators, greeters and all volunteers closer to the 2021 Tour  to check on their availability.

Marlene Olson.  2020-2021 Garden Tour Chair

Recent Meetings

March meeting: Centennial of Suffrage

March 7, 2020, Featured Program: COLLEGE DREAMS

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For more information click on this link: College Dreams Presenters

What We Do

Since the 1930s, the Medford, Oregon branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) has served our community, advancing advocacy, education and equity for women. Our Branch, together with other community organizations, has helped to establish and further some of the most esteemed institutions and cultural events in Jackson County. We offer fellowship, networking, leadership training and lifelong friends. Our members enjoy opportunities to meet and have fun with others of like interests from antiques to books to international cuisine and much more through our interest groups. From working to improve the lives of thousands to helping one homeless teen, this is what we do.

Nationally Networked

Nationally, AAUW has been empowering women as individuals and as a community since 1881. For more than 130 years, it has worked as a national grassroots organization to improve the lives of millions of women and their families. Our nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has more than 170,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and 800 college and university partners.

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AAUW membership is open to any graduate who holds an associate or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution. By joining AAUW, you belong to a community with strong local roots as well as statewide and national reach to break through educational and economic barriers for women and girls.  Click here for information.