American Association of University Women

Grants Pass Branch ~ November 2018

Branch Meeting November 17th, 10 am Fruitdale Grange

Karen Caskey of Welcome Home Oregon, Inc., will be our guest speaker. Newly released from jail or prison, our community’s highest-risk law breakers come home after serving their sentence. In fact, 97% of people in prison and virtually all of those serving time in jail will re-enter our neighborhoods. With all that they own in a plastic bag, needing a place to live and a plan to build a new life for themselves, Welcome Home Oregon Inc offers hope and support. Our guest, co-founder Karen Caskey, has an inspiring story about how this local non-profit offers tools and opportunities to those who wish to stay out of the criminal justice system and begin a purposeful life as they transition to productive citizenship. With gumption, an attitude full of hope, and desire to seek resources, Karen will share her story and how this non-profit has been contributing to public safety in our community for over 12 years.

Upcoming Events:

Annual Holiday Brunch, December 1, 2018, 10:00

Countryside Village – RSVP to Nan Williamson, Program Chair by Sunday, November 25, 2018.

Grants Pass University Women Charitable Fund’s Fundraiser for College Scholarships

Our 14th Annual AAUW Kitchen Tour was held on October 20th. Many thanks to all who made it happen from home owners, tour goers, vendors, advertisers, local businesses – the list is large! You all helped make this day a huge success!

AAUW of Oregon Public Policy:

EQUAL PAY IS NOW THE LAW IN OREGON!      

Governor Kate Brown Signs the Equal Pay Bill.

OUR JOB NOW IS TO GET THE WORD OUT

Now that the Pay Equity bill has passed, it is up to all AAUW of OR Branches to let their communities know about what the bill says (planning events, writing letters to the editor, making flyers or posters, communicating with your community colleges…)                

For more info about Equal Pay check out:  https://www.aauw.org/research/the-simple-truth-about-the-gender-pay-gap/