Vero Beach Branch Meeting Salad Luncheon

Vol 44 #3
March 2015
Gail DeGioia, Editor
Vero Beach Branch Meeting
Salad Luncheon
Saturday, March 21st, 11:30
At Christ by the Sea United Methodist Church,
3755 Hwy A1A, Vero Beach,
The program will be Old Vero Ice Age Site
Please bring a salad to serve 6 and feel free to bring a friend.
Reminder- Book Author Luncheon Saturdy February 21st, 11:00 am at
Bent Pine Golf Club. Author Mary Alice Monroe
Please visit our website: VeroBeach-fl.aauw.net1 for information on the branch and our programs.
It’s hard to believe this is the March Newsletter. Our
branch has been busy and I hope you have all enjoyed the programs. On page one of this Newsletter
there is information about the next branch event, the
March salad lunch. A reminder: The Book Author
Luncheon with Mary Alice Monroe will take place on
February 21st at Bent Pine Golf Club. There is still
time to get a ticket and support the IRSC scholarship
fundraiser; the registration form is on page 5.
A few words on the January events: The Regional
Branch meeting on January 10th was an enjoyable
luncheon. I hope you all saw the wonderful press
coverage both in 32963 and Vero News. All of our
neighboring branches were represented – Melbourne,
Stuart, Port St. Lucie and St. Lucie County. We
shared information about our branches with a focus
on fundraising to support our mission causes. The
Co-President of AAUW Florida, Susan Berlin, gave us
an update on some the activities at State. A big
thank you to all our members who helped make it a
success. I want to especially thank Linda Barker who
reached out to our fellow branches and conducted the
business meeting; Becki Manning who publicized the
event, Sandra Lackas and Cindy Beres who handled
ticketing; Pat Blossom and Sylvia LaRocca for securing the venue and arranging for the Stein Mart fashion show; all our member models and Sandra Lackas
who clearly has a seconding calling as a delightful
master of ceremonies.
The play fundraiser “Tea for Three” was a huge success. Kudos to Linda Barker! She assumed the enormous task of making it happen from inviting Elaine
Bromka, booking the Emerson Center, securing sponsorship, working on staging with Carole Strauss, assisting Becki Manning with publicity, and writing the
playbill – let’s just say she produced the play! She
made us all proud and enhanced the reputation
AAUW in Vero Beach. Thank you also to Emerson
Center for helping us accomplish our goal.
My best to you all,
Directory Additions: A big welcome
to our new members!
Anne Canarie
3150 N A1A #102,
Fort Pierce FL 34949
Tel: 772-460-6960
E-mail: [email protected]
Susan Schmitke
3345 65th Street
Vero Beach, Fl 32966
Tel: 569-9368
Email: [email protected]
Jackea Andoniades
710 3rd Circle, Apt. 103
Vero Beach, FL 32962
Cell: 321-525-6012
Email: [email protected]
Rochelle (Shelly) Dewitt
6215 S. Mirror Lake Drive
Sebastian, FL 32958
Cell: 845-656-1089
Email: [email protected]
Sandra Keith
5582 57th Avenue
Vero Beach, FL 32967
Email: [email protected]
Flora Balu
5576 57th Avenue
Vero Beach, FL 32967
Tel: 217-2292
Email: [email protected]
Susan Grandpierre
Email: [email protected]
Leigh Hursh
Tel: 803-318-4759
Mary Gorman
950 Regency Square #33W
March 2nd Book Review Breakfast
Beyond the Beautiful Forevers, by Katherine Boo
In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of
families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the
shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport. As India starts to prosper, the residents of Annawadi are electric with hope. With intelligence, humor, and deep insight
into what connects people to one another in an era of tumultuous change, Behind
the Beautiful Forevers, based on years of uncompromising reporting, carries the
reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century’s hidden worlds—and into the
hearts of families impossible to forget.
“Reported like Watergate, written like Great Expectations, and handily the best international nonfiction in years.”—New York
“Inspiring, and irresistible . . . Boo’s extraordinary achievement is twofold. She shows
us how people in the most desperate circumstances can find the resilience to hang
on to their humanity. Just as important, she makes us care.”—People
Winner of the National Book Award | The PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award | The
Los Angeles Times Book Prize | the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award |
The New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Book Award
The reviewer, Dr. Jonna Mackin, teaches
American literature, identity studies and expository writing at Dartmouth College. Jonna received her BA at Coe College, her MA at the
University of Pennsylvania and her PhD at Rutgers University. Her thesis, called Subject to
laughter: Comedy and ethnicity in contemporary American fiction is based on the
premise that comedy arises out of social tensions and that comic pleasure has the power to
influence the politics of racial and ethnic collectives.
New Members interested in joining ?
Please contact Linda Mattone at 564-7038
2ND 9:30, Book Review Breakfast at the Richardson Center on the Mueller
Campus of Indian River State College 6155 College Lane, Vero Beach
4TH11:00 pm Bridge 1, (1st Wednesday of month) Call Mary Gorman at 231-2200
10TH, 1:30 pm, Reading Group V, (2nd Tuesday of month) Hostess Mary Breglia,
425 West Forest Trail, VB, 32962, 516-642-4804
11TH, 1:30 pm, Reading Group II, (2nd Wednesday of Month) Hostess, Bruna Picco,
2350 Indian Creek Blvd. West, Apt. D221, VB, 32960, 559-3905
5TH &19TH, 12:30 pm, Bridge 2,(2nd and 4th Thursday of month) Call Eleanor Wade, 778-4605
13TH 10:00 am, Reading Group VI, (2nd Friday of month) Hostess Mary Mitchell,
601 Gardenia Lane, VB 32963, 321-0203
13TH, 1:30 pm, Reading Group IV, (2nd Friday of month) Hostess, Joann Milculinich,
4141 Ocean Drive, #309, 231-3105
13TH, 2:30 Public Policy Special Interest Group, ( 2nd Friday of each
month) Call Linda Barker 772-257-5275 for information on location.
16TH, 1:00 pm, Reading Group III,(3rd Monday of month) Hostess Kathy Braun,
3870 N A1A, #503, fort Pierce, 34949, 772-465-7385
17TH, 9:30 am, Reading Group I, (3rd Tuesday of month) Fireplace Library at Indian
River Estates West Building. Hostess Nora Smith, 7299-7255
17TH, 1:30 pm, Creative Writing, (3rd Tuesday of month), Paula Hardin, 9 Park View Terrace, VB,
21ST, SALAD LUNCHEON, Branch meeting at Christ by the Sea United Methodist Church,
3755 A1A, Vero Beach
23RD, 1:00 pm, International Relations Discussion Group (3rd Monday of the month)
call Barbara Mandell, 231-5052
All meetings held in the Citrus Room, East Building, Indian River Estates.
27th, 11:30 am, Lunch Bunch, Dario’s, 1558 Ocean Drive, VB, 231-1878 Bring a friend.
Contact Sylvia LaRocca 539-2172 or Birgitta Byers 231-1083
AAUW Scholarship Fundraiser
33rd Annual Book-Author Luncheon
All proceeds will support scholarships, grants and programs for women and girls in Indian River County.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Bent Pine Golf Club located at 58th Avenue and 57th Street in Vero Beach.
Complimentary Valet Parking
Book sales and signing at 11:00 and following the luncheon
Lunch at 12 noon
Price: $50.00
Reservation deadline – February 16, 2015
Featured Speaker: Mary Alice Monroe
Mary Alice Monroe is an award-winning author of nearly two dozen novels, several non-fiction titles, and children's
books. Her body of work reflects her commitment to the natural world through literature.
Please reserve _____tickets at $50.00 each. Make checks payable to AAUW Vero Beach Branch. Please include all
orders in one envelope if you wish to sit with friends. Tables seat eight or ten people.
I am unable to attend but wish to support the scholarship effort with a tax deductible donation.
Check one and indicate Luncheon Choice on check (vegetarian available on request):
_____ Tuna, Egg, Chicken Salads on baby greens with Fresh Fruit Garnish
_____ Chicken/Asparagus Crepes with Fruit Garnish
SEND CHECK TO: AAUW P.O. Box 2143 Vero Beach, FL 32961
TO PAY BY CREDIT CARD: $50.00 + $2.00 service charge click:
Here for Salad Trio:
Here for Chicken Crepes:
Purchased tickets and seating will be available for pick-up at the door.
For information, phone Paula Herbert (772-226-5380) or Linda Clerch (772-564-9297).
Vero Beach Branch
PO Box 2043
Vero Beach, FL 32961