Welcome to the Venice Branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW).
The AAUW meetings will be at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church at 790 S. Tamiami Trail. The map shows the location of the building at the south end of the complex where we will hold the AAUW meeting. There is parking all around the complex. Handicap parking is in front of the church. There is paved parking in the rear. There is grass parking on the south end. The Hall where we meet has entry doors at the four corners of the building.
The lunch starts at 11:45. Members will provide some of their favorite buffet foods and desserts. The meeting will start at 12:30.
The new directories will be available at the Membership Table. Don’t forget to wear your name tag.
VENICE BRANCH SPONSORS STEM EVENT
Thanks to planning by Suzanne Costa, Pat Weber and Ellen Franck, girls who were nominated by their teachers and applied but were not selected to attend Florida Tech Trek 2017 got to participate in a local STEM event on June 13. Of the 18 girls invited to visit Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota for a day of planned STEM activities under the guidance of one of Mote’s Education Staff, six accepted and three came: Tia Laforet from Imagine School in North Port, Victoria Haranda from Sky Academy in Englewood and Kylie Robbins from Sky Academy. Pat Weber and Marge Ostrom chaperoned. The girls started in the morning with a guided tour, learning about the many marine species at Mote. Their favorites were the river otters, the sharks and the large preserved squid, Molly the Mollusk. After lunch instructor Eilene Todd engaged the girls in several science experiments. Ms. Todd’s enthusiasm for her work was
contagious and soon the girls were busily testing water samples to determine if the amounts of acidity, turbidity and salinity would support scallops living in the estuary. Using microscopes, they explored microorganisms in samples of gulf water. A discussion of possible careers in science followed with Kylie and Victoria wanting to be engineers and Tia, a gaming programmer. The day ended with the girls searching for sea creatures in the nearby estuary. They were delighted to find shrimp, crabs and a small flounder, all of which were returned safely to their habitats in the sea grass. Hopefully, as we go forward, we can expand interest in a STEM program for those girls not selected from the pool of nominees who apply to Florida Tech Trek.
Please take a moment to
- Look at the summary calendar of events on the right side of this page.
- Read a letter from the president of AAUW Venice.
- Learn more about our Home Tour.
- Donate to Tech Trek.
If you are a member of the branch, you can use your password to enter the Members Only section of the web page. In this section you will find the current membership directory, branch bylaws, branch policies, and other information.
You can read more about current events in the branch in the Newsletter tab at the top of the page.
Our branch meetings are held monthly, September through May, on the second Thursday of the month. Information about the 2017-2018 branch meetings will appear below and under General Meetings in the Activities tab.