AAUW holds annual Fundraising Holiday Luncheon

Barbara Stewart

The Southwest Branch Chapter of The American Association of University Women (AAUW) will hold its annual Fundraising Holiday Luncheon on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, at 11 a.m. in the Saguaro Room at Cottonwood Country Club. This “Red Envelope” event is held every year to collect funds to present grants to women in graduate and post-graduate work for research and community action.

The menu will consist of a Greek salad with a choice of salmon or chicken, along with a chocolate layer cake for dessert. Sharon Gale plans to decorate the tables with large nutcrackers surrounded by a lantern and fresh pine. Several Christmas baskets will be raffled. Entertainment will be provided by We Three, a trio of Sun Lakes women who love music and love to entertain.

Nicole Watson, who is of the Navajo tribe, will be our guest speaker.  Nicole is a community-health nutritionist with the Gila River Indian Community. Her professional experience includes diabetes prevention and nutrition education. She has focused her efforts in helping others live healthy lives through the revitalization of indigenous foods and culture. She received her bachelor’s degree in health sciences from Arizona State University and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in public health from Grand Canyon University.

Since 1881, The American Association of University Women (AAUW) advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. AAUW has a nationwide network of more than 100,000 members and donors, 1,000 branches, and 600 college/university institutional partners. AAUW is one of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women. The AAUW invites all who hold an associate or higher degree from an accredited college or university to join.

For further information on this program or membership, go to http://southeastvalley-az.aauw.net.