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American Association of University Women
Lake/Sumter Branch, Inc.

Latest News

The 2024 Tech Trek Season is in the Books!

  • 169 students nominated by their teachers from across Florida

  • 108 students applied

  • 95 attended camp (1 no show)

  • 13 AAUW Florida branches were represented

  • 2 camps produced (Stetson University and FAU-Jupiter)

 

And 13 girls sent to Tech Trek this summer by our Lake/Sumter Branch!

By all accounts, the camper's had a week filled with exciting STEM learning, new friendships and creating fun memories. The morning Core Classes this year included Marine Biology, Forensic Science, Anatomy of Weather, QualComm-Think A Bit, Neuroscience, and Structural Engineering.

 

The camper's kept busy in the afternoons with interesting workshops. Among them were Chemistry is Fun, Robots, Passive Solar Houses, Stomp Rockets, Rube Goldberg, and Mico.bit Coding, just to name a few.

 

As usual, Professional Women's Night was the highlight of the week. Introducing the camper's to women in STEM fields who they may not normally be exposed to and inspired by. Quite a fascinating night!

 

This camp continues to impact girls who may otherwise not be exposed to this type of opportunity or see the possibilities that their future can hold. 

 

Come to our January 2025 General Meeting to meet this year's campers and hear their stories.

 

2024-25 General Meeting Programs

Lake/Sumter Branch Program Directors have announced the schedule of General Meeting programs for the 2024-25 program year.

September 28: Rich Killion, Beacon College

October 26: League of Women Voters, Constitutional Amendments

November 23: Beverly Steele, Royal History​

December 7: Holiday Luncheon​

January 25: STEM: Our Tech Trek Campers​

February 22: Rosie the Riveter, WWII Women on the Home Front​

March 22: DEI Committee, topic TBD​

April 26: Florida Poison Control​

May, date TBD: Spring Luncheon, Presentation of Scholarship Recipients, Installation of New Officers

Planning is still in process, so check back often for the locations of each meeting and details about programs.

Archive Project Update

The Archives Project continues to make progress.

 

All visitors to our site have been able for some time to access our Newsletter Archives but they can now view newsletters dating back to the beginning of our Branch. 

Most of our current work is posting archival materials to the Members' Pages in preparation for the new Board of Directors in the upcoming program year.

 

And soon there will be a new landing page for the Members' Pages.

 

As usual, stay tuned as we finish posting archival documents and begin working on our digital scrapbook.

Summer Breakfasts:
Camaraderie and Conversation

Summer Breakfasts are in full swing and will continue throughout the summer every Wednesday morning at 9:00 a.m. at Panera Bread in Lake Sumter Landing.

 

Join Us This Wednesday!

We welcome all visitors.

2024-25 Book Club Selections

Book Club is on hiatus for the summer, but they have released the reading selections for the 2024-25 program year. Visit our Learning Programs page to see the list and download descriptions of each selection.

Book Club will resume meetings at 10:30 a.m. on September 18 at the Sheriff's Annex on 466 with a discussion of Ordinary Grace by William Krueger.

For more information, contact our Book Club Coordinator.

Click HERE for the May newsletter

This is the final newsletter for the 2023-24 program year. Our next newsletter will be published in September 2024.

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