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September 13, 2016 (Tuesday)
5:00 pm Social
Speakers: Jane Olsen, Director SCSU Women’s Center and Bre Moulder, Education & Outreach Coordinator for Central Minnesota Planned Parenthood
Topic: $tart $mart—Financial Education for Young Women
Learn about SCSU’s experience offering AAUW’s nationally recognized workshop promoting young women’s financial knowledge before they move forward in their careers.

October 18, 2016 (Tuesday)
An Evening of Inspiration and Empowerment
5:00-9:00; 5:00-7:00 Registration/Silent Auction; 7:00-7:45 Dinner; 7:45-8:30 Program; 8:30-9:00 Silent Auction Check Out; Held in the Courtyard Marriot; Tickets $55.00 ($20.00 tax deductible and a 10% discount for purchasing a table of ten).
The second annual Dinner/Silent Auction: Building Future Leaders One Student at a Time
Speaker: Lindsay Walz, Founder of Courageous heArts; a nonprofit community designed with and for youth.  She is also a survivor of the 35W Bridge Collapse, where her Volkswagen Passat plunged into the Mississippi River.  She has an inspirational and empowering story of leadership and courage to share at our 2016 NCCWSL Fundraiser.

November 8, 2016 (Tuesday)
5:00 pm Social
Speaker: Debra L. Schroeder, Manager of Communication Education & Outreach, Anna Marie’s Alliance
Topic: “Sexism in the Workplace”
Despite significant progress in workplace equality over the decades, in 2016 stories in press remind us that sexism in the workplace is still with us. Join us for to learn what’s current on this important topic.

December 10, 2016 (Saturday)
9:00 am Social
Make It–Bake It—Take It
Join us at our annual social for the holiday season. Bring something to sell and take home treats or a gift.

January 14, 2017 (Saturday
9:00 am (Social)
Speaker: Cathy Mehelich, Economic Development Director, City of St. Cloud
Topic: “Economic Development – Developing GREATER Cities to Live, Work and Play”
Learn about economic development plans for St. Cloud. Discuss the role women can play in it.

February 11, 2017 (Saturday)
9:00 am (Social)
Speaker: Dr. Mary Stenson Associate Professor Exercise Science and Sport Studies, College of St. Benedict
Topic: “Sit Less, Move More: Beyond Basic Exercise Guidelines”.
You’ve heard that sitting in the new smoking. Learn more about why it’s important to move.

March 14, 2017 (Tuesday)
5:00 pm (Social)
Speaker: Dr. Claire Haeg, Chair Department of Political Science, College of St. Benedict & St. John’s University
Topic: Gender and Politics
The US ranks 96th internationally in the percentage of women elected to national government, according to the Inter-Parliamentary Union ( With a woman nominated for president by a major political party, learn more about the role gender plays in politics today.

April 11, 2017 (Tuesday)
5:00 pm (Social)
Speaker: Betsey Lund Ross, Attorney, Lund Sauter PA, St. Cloud, MN
Topic: “Women, Social Media and the Law”
More women and girls use social media. Yet, many consider the internet a hostile place for women. Local attorney Betsey Lund Ross will present a legal perspective on women and social media.

May 9, 2017 (Tuesday
5:00 pm (Social)
Speakers: Central MN Women Shine–2016 Community Grant Recipients
Topic: “Immigrant Family Wellness Forums”
You are invited to hear the results of the 2016 Community Grant given by the St. Cloud AAUW branch.