2020-2021 Programs and Minutes

May  17 AAUW-Loveland Scholarship Awards Celebration

Plan to attend this meeting to congratulate the 2021 Louise Stone Women’s Scholarship awardees and to learn from two past scholarship recipients who will speak about what they are doing now in their education and careers.

AAUW-Loveland is inviting you to the Scholarship Awards Meeting on Zoom.

Time: May 17, 2021 06:30 PM Mountain Time
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Fall Meeting Preview

Party (Kick the Heck out of Covid)

August 28th, 6pm at Teri Smith’s house

Potluck, BYOBeverage

Invite your spouse, partner, friend


New Member Get Together

Sept. 27th, 6pm at Claudia Ward’s house



Conversations with Authors (fundraiser)

Best Western  October 9    9:00-noon       breakfast

Plan to bring a friend or two!

April 19  Meeting Minutes

Apr 2021 AAUW Meeting minutes

March 15 Meeting Minutes

March 2021 AAUW Newsletter

January 18 Meeting Minutes

AAUW January 18, 2021 Minutes

December 2020 Meeting

Topic:  Our guest speaker will be Rebekah Shardy, a local writer and trainer who will present a program titled Dialog from Discord: A Process for the Peaceful Exchange of Ideas.  

December Holiday Giving
Every year we choose an organization that we would like to give to during the holidays. After the excellent program presented by Amanda Mitchell of Alternatives to Violence at our September program (see September meeting notes below), the board decided that this organization would benefit from our holiday giving this year.  The following is a list of items that clients would appreciate:
Face Cream (both male and female products)
Body Cream (both male and female products)
Toothpaste and toothbrushes
Hair Stylist items
Baby Lotion
Diaper Ointment Cream
Baby Bottle Cleaner
Baby Wash
Hair Ties
2021 Planners (any size)
Winter Socks (both male and female)
Please drop off items at either Claudia Ward’s house or Karla Marroquin’s house.  If you cannot drop items off, please call one of us and we will pick up your items.
Claudia Ward                723csw@gmail.com
615 W. Third St.            440-371-0910
Loveland, CO 80537
Karla Marroquin             Babieweemus@aol.com
4755 Ignacio Ave.           571-338-4922
Loveland, CO. 80538


December 7, 2020 Meeting Minutes

Loveland AAUW Dec Mtg minutes

reading list DISCORD TO DIALOG

AAUW – Loveland:  Meeting Notes from Sept. 21, 2020

Attendees: Kathy Wilson, Claudia, Linda French, Leni, Lori Bratton, Beth Franklin, Kari Gomez Smith, Jan Witt, Teri Smith, Karla Marroquin, Barbara Clark, Karolyn, Fran Feinerman, Martha DiCicco, Chris Wertheim, Beth Franklin, Karen Danbom, Di Worner, Wanda

Alternatives to Violence Guest speaker:  Alternatives to Violence – Amanda Michell, Volunteer to training manager

Mission: Alternatives to Violence provides shelter, advocacy, education and resources for people impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking.

Longstanding organization in the community since1982.

What do they do?  Safety: 24 hour crisis intervention, shelter, crisis hotline

Options: advocacy and support; adult and child programs

Stability: Community education; transitional living programing; support groups; non residential           support and advocacy; life skills training

1 in 3 women; 1 in 4 men will be a victim of DV in their lifetime.  Probably under reported. Women between 16-24 have the highest rate of DV. In 2019, ATV served 1397 individuals.  7 individuals received jail time.  194 were arrested.

Types of abuse: physical, mental/emotional, verbal, sexual, financial/economic, stalking; religious/cultural, systems (using government systems), digital, identity

Cycle of abuse:  Stage 1: tension builds, walking on eggshells;  Stage 2: release of tension, abuse occurs; Stage 3: promises that it will never happen again.

Power and Control Wheel: what is happening

Equality Wheel: what you deserve

Red flags: fast involvement, quick to anger, extreme jealousy, controlling behavior, isolation, blames others, no remorse for actions, Jekyll/Hyde personality, threats of violence, putting on pedestal, blurred boundaries, negative talk about past partners

What can we do to help?  Listen (having empathy, do not interrupt, let them tell their story, believe them). Educate and awareness (attend other trainings and educational events, tell others what you have learned)

Resources and referrals:  *know the resources in your community; *be a safe space for someone to talk; *expect the confidential conversations to be uncomfortable.

Northern CO has one of the highest human trafficking in the country and state.  (Greeley)

Volunteer Roles: non direct and direct; go out with the police; attend court; educational support.

Covid impact: calls greatly reduced in March (40%), calls up 60-70% over 2019 since April, skyrocketing number of calls; *unemployment, isolation driving increase; *underlying issues before Covid, Covid makes it worse.

For more information contact ATV regarding training availability.  amanda.mitchell@alternativestoviolence.org

Loveland AAUW has agreed to make ATV our charity for end of year.  Donations (personal care items) can be taken to Karla or Claudia houses.  Will get list from Amanda of items needed.  Suggestion to donate the $45 AAUW normally pays for meeting rent at the Art Space.