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Branch Meetings


West Freehold Elementary School

100 Castronova Way, Freehold Township, NJ 07728

September 8, 2016   –  Awarding of the Lew Williams and Leila Sulkes Scholarships. Kelsey Frenkiel, Maizie’s granddaughter, addressed the group on her experience with the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (more commonly known as NCCWSL), and how this experience impacted her life.  Our members tested their knowledge of culture, literature, history, science, as we played a game called: “Significant & Silly Facts”.

October 13, 2016  –  ”Health Issues for Women” by medical professionals from CentraState Medical Center – Heart Disease and Stress Management. Tricia Marceante, RN, MSN, APN-BC, nurse practitioner, presented a power point presentation on the prevalence of cardiac disease in women, with special attention to risk factors and prevention.  Shelley Botwinick, MA, gave a power point presentation on stress management.  Various modalities to prevent and cope with stress were discussed and demonstrated, including sound healing and Donna Eden Energy.  See our Tools page for her presentation, and a Stress Quiz.

November 17, 2016 (Note: Date Change due to availability of school) – “Oldies But Goodies”: Relive the beginning of the turbulent 1960’s, a time of massive social upheaval, often reflected in its music. The discussion will include America’s emphasis on its youth through the music of The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, (who just today awarded a Noble Prize in Literature), James Brown and others.  Included in this exciting and informative presentation by Dr. Stephen F. Marcone will be audio and video examples of the performers.  Dr. Marcone has been on the faculty of the School of Music at Syracuse University as well as the William Patterson University of New Jersey, where he was chairperson of the Music Department for 15 years, and Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Communication for two.  Author of “Managing Your Band” he is a sought out speaker for the NJ Council on the Humanities.

December 8, 2016  – Replaced by Holiday Open House at The Yorktowne Club

January 19, 2017  – Drug Court: New and innovative ways of dealing with drug abuse offenders; speaker: Ms. Melissa Garrett, Drug Court Coordinator (Note: Date Change due to availability of school)

February 9, 2017   (Replaced by Potluck Dinner at Members’ homes)

March 9, 2017 –  Dr. Stacy Gallin, medical ethicist and founder of the Maimonides Institute for Medical Ethics and the Holocaust. will present on the topic of “medical ethics”. Starting with the Nazi era and continuing to present times, the talk will include a range of current subjects, including end of life issues. A “question and answer” session will follow the presentation.

See Pictures and Videos from the meeting!

April, 20, 2017 – Trish Chambers Productions: First Ladies of the United States (Note: Date Change due to Holidays)

May 11, 2017  –  Awarding of Rose Fishkin Scholarships (Outstanding High School Students’ Award) & visit from a few 2016 AAUW NJ Tech Trek campers – See Pictures!

June 2017  – Replaced by Recognition Dinner (See Below)



AAUW Meetings at Other Venues

September 22, 2016 – Hindu Temple (the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir) in Robinsville, NJ 

October 19, 2016       – Cedar Lane Alpaca Farm in Howell, NJ

November 16, 2016   – Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

December 8, 2016       –  Holiday Open House (Replaces Regular Branch Meeting)

February 9, 2017       – Pot Luck Dinner (5:30 – 6:00 PM start times)  at Members’ homes –

March 1, 2017 –  Inter-Branch meeting with Central Districts (Northern Monmouth Northern Ocean County  and Trenton Branches) 

March 23, 2017 – Lunch at The Barge & Trip to  The Proprietary House, Perth Amboy, NJ

April 19, 2017 – Trip to Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms in Morris Plains, NJ & Lunch at Lemongrass Viet-Thai Restaurant  

April 30 to May 1, 2017 – AAUW of New Jersey Annual Meeting

May 3, 2017                 – 1:00 PM – New Member Tea (by invitation)

May 17, 2017                – A tour of Washington Crossing Park 

June 1, 2017                   – Recognition Dinner at Christie’s Italian Seafood Grill, – 2420 Rte 9 So (HOWELL CENTER) – Howell. NJ 07731 – Replaces regular Branch  Meeting for June

June 8, 2017                    – Docent-led tour by Joan Carroll of Monmouth County gardens: Monmouth County Agriculture Building & Deep Cut Gardens

June 21 – 24, 2017      – Book Sale (First United Methodist Church 91 West Main St, Freehold)

July 13, 2017          – Trip to Bryn Athyn, PA Historic District

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