WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
DATES TO PUT ON YOUR CALENDAR –
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 Branch Program- Canceled due to school closing under icy weather conditions
Rescheduled: Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 5:30 pm, AAUW Br.Mtg. Program:Teck Trek from Students and Leaders
Astoria Middle School Library
Saturday & Sunday, April 14,15, 2018
Oregon State AAUW Convention, Beaverton, OR
Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 5:30pm, Astoria AAUW Branch Mtg
Program: Oregon Leaders & Challenges
Astor Public Library, Flag Room
Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 5:30pm, Astoria AAUW Branch Mtg
Program: Astoria Arts & Artists, Part 1
Astor Public Library, Flag Room
Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 5:30pm, Astoria Branch Mtg
Program: Astoria Arts & Artists, Part 2
at the Nybakke home: 1320 15th St, Astoria
Thursday, February 15, 2018 Business Meeting
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Learning about Career Paths
The panel on alternative careers. Their jobs were construction boss, engineer, window restoration, and mechanic. In front is an AAUW member, Mindy Stokes. She is also the LIT (Lives In Transition) instructor.
Clatsop Community College representative Troy Henri and AAUW Astoria’s Sara Meyer and Oregon State AAUW representative, Mardy Stevens, off to the side taking, more photos for our National AAUW President, Kim Churches. Also present, put not in the photo, was Kathi Dew, our Oregon State AAUW President!
WE WERE INVITED TO JOIN AN INCO GET INVOLVED SUMMIT!
TURN THE TIDE 2018 REGIONAL SUMMIT
January 20, 2018 marks one year since more than four million of us worldwide – including 1300+ in Astoria – marched to show that we’re stronger than the forces that threaten democracy. In this election year, we have a chance to turn the tide for good.
Turn the Tide 2018 was a regional summit hosted by Indivisible North Coast Oregon (INCO) in January. It aimed to empower all who want to work toward a brighter future. Knowing that AAUW shares this vision, All members were invited to join us. From guest speakers, workshops, and conversations, Summit participants explored ways to cultivate resilience, reframe the debate, get good people elected, and sustain one another in activism.
Best wishes for 2018!
Lovell Showroom, (Fort George Brewery and Public House)
AAUW Astoria Hosted a Discussion on Ballot Measure 101 Healthcare, 1/10/2018, 7:00PM at the Astor Library.
The Public was encouraged to attend and hear why the passage of Ballot Measure 101 Healthcare is so important to Clatsop County. Astoria AAUW hosts presenters Erik Thorsen and Andy Davis beginning at 7:00PM in the Flag Room of the Astor Library, 10th & Exchange St., Astoria.
The audience learned about the landscape of healthcare in Clatsop County and the effects of this election. There will be time for audience questions, and brochures will be available.
Erik Thorsen is the CEO for Columbia Memorial Hospital and has worked in healthcare for more than 25 years, with 15 at CMH. He had input in the extensive legislative work that passed with bi-partisan support. He is a graduate of Warrenton High and has extensive involvement with the community.
Andy Davis is a Data Analyst for Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc, providing service to OHP/Medicaid clients in Clatsop County and throughout rural Oregon. He has 3 years of special services in Clatsop County. He is also a member of the Democratic Party of Oregon’s Healthcare Caucus. He lives in Astoria with his wife Melissa.
A Wonderful Discussion of the Upcoming Ballot Measure 101 at our Library
Erik Thorsen(center) with Sara Meyer(Left) and Co-President Astoria AAUW Jan Horning (right)
January 10, 2018
Showing how Measure 101 has helped hard-working families like the Loucks family who lost their medical coverage when Matt was unexpectedly diagnosed with cancer and lost his job as a warehouse foreman. He went without treatment until Medicaid became available in 2014. His cancer is in remission today but Medicaid pays for ongoing treatment and tests to keep the cancer at bay. Without Medicaid he would not be able to afford this treatment.
Joanne Rideout, the News Director at KMUN taped the discussion for future radio broadcast!
What does Measure 101 look like in Clatsop County?
12,000 people in Clatsop County were served by the Oregon Health Plan/Medicaid in 2017
32 % of Clatsop County’s Population! Of those 35% were children.
Ballot Measure 101 Passed!
Juanita, Sara and Pam Wev shared their insights in support of BM 101 with residents of Clatsop Retirement Village, January 9th, 1:30PM. It is very important to get out the vote for this election and your ballots were due by January 23rd!
Our January Branch Meeting 2017
16 January 2018: Astoria Branch Meeting
5:30 PM Astoria Library Flag Room, 1010 Exchange Street
Theme: Voices of Leadership
Five Women in leadership roles
Left to right: Kathleen Sullivan, Janice Horning, Joanne Rideout, Tiffiny Mitchell and Leanne Donavan
The incomparable Jan Nybakke, our program chair.
Co-president AAUW Astoria, Jan Horning(left) with Ellen Silverman, Astoria’s AAUW Columns Newsletter editor.
Our December Branch Meeting 2017
Music, Lights, Action at the Nybakke’s
The holiday AAUW meeting highlights included the sharing of holiday memories, the singing of Christmas carols, and hymns played by violinists Angela Calvin, Mona Foss, Julie Foss, and Maddie Miner, and the lighting of the Hanukkah candles for the 8th night and singing of Hanukkah songs by Roz, Carol, and Ellen.
And we ate delicious foods and holiday beverages, all in the lovely holiday-decorated Nybakke home.
We raised $287 during the Silent Auction.
From Sara Meyer we learned more about upcoming WINGS |
(Women Interested In Going Back to School)
We also learned about Measure 101 from Trish Garner. More talk about hosting an informational forum in January ensued. Sara is working with Pam Wev on that possibility with possible locations being Clatsop Community College or the Astor Library.
Astoria’s Mayor Arline LaMear in discussion with Jan Nybakke
On January 10th, the public is invited to a presentation on why the passage of Ballot Measure 101 Healthcare is so important to Clatsop County. The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Astoria hosts presenters Erik Thorsen and Andy Davis beginning at 7:00 PM in the Flag Room of the Astor Library, 10th & Exchange St., Astoria.
The presentation will focus on the landscape of healthcare in Clatsop County and the effects of this election on healthcare. A question and answer period will follow. Brochures will be available.
Erik is the CEO for Columbia Memorial Hospital (CMH) and has worked in healthcare for more than twenty-five years, with fifteen at CMH. He had input in the extensive legislative work that passed with bi-partisan support. He received his BA from the University of Puget Sound and his MBA in healthcare and administration from Marylhurst University. Becker’s Hospital Review named Thorsen as one of 50 rural hospital CEOs to know and was also named a 2017 community star by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health.
Andy is a Data Analyst for Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc., which provides services to Oregon Health Plan (OHP) Medicaid clients in Clatsop County and throughout rural Oregon. He is a member of the Democratic Party of Oregon’s Healthcare Caucus. He lives in Astoria with his wife Melissa.