Happy 2016 from your friends at AAUW!
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Leveling the Playing Field for Women and Girls in Middle Tennessee Since 1913        January 2016

Happy New Year! 2016 is the year to make the AAUW difference.
Here are ten ways to do that:
10. Attend the Middle Tennessee Forum on Equal Pay – “Equal Dime for Equal Time: Building a Strong Economic Foundation for Tennessee Families”. March 24 at MTSU.
9. Sharpen your salary negotiation skills and enroll in one of the $tart $mart workshops scheduled for April and May.
8. Get the facts and help close the pay gap. Attend the pay gap advocacy training on February 11.
7. Buy a ticket to “Songs for Scholarships” on February 18 to support the Ruth Houston Memorial Scholarship.
6. Tweet in the Equal Pay Day Twitterstorm on April 12.
5. Participate in strategic planning for the branch on March 20. (Members only!)
4. Stop in at one of our branch meetings on February 11, April 14, or May 12.
3. Invite the branch to present on equal pay at other community meetings.
2. Speak to your state legislator about closing the pay gap.
1. Become a member or bring a friend to a branch meeting.

As always, if you know women and men who support our work and hold at least an Associate’s degree, please bring them to one of our programs or branch meetings. There is much to be done in the Boro and across the state regarding equity for women and girls. That’s the AAUW difference we make.

Join us to make that difference! I look forward to seeing you on Thursday, February 11 at 5pm.

Until then, please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

Yours in AAUW!
Dia Cirillo
President, AAUW-Murfreesboro

Songs for Scholarships
An evening of music by Nashville's Don Henry

Thursday, February 18, 2016
6:30 PM
The Miller Club
inside TN Miller Coliseum
304 B West Thompson Ln
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Save the date for AAUW-Murfreesboro's new fundraiser, Songs for Scholarships, featuring Nashville's Don Henry and a silent auction. All proceeds to benefit AAUW-Murfreesboro's Ruth Houston Memorial Scholarship fund.

Tickets will be on sale for $35 and must be purchased in advance. Purchase includes beer, wine, soft drinks and appetizers. Details on ticket reservation are forthcoming.

Event coordinators are looking for 5 additional branch volunteers to help staff the event. Please email Peggy Paulson,, to volunteer. All volunteers must purchase a ticket to this fun event!

February Branch Meeting
Advocacy Training for Closing the Gender Pay Gap

Thursday, February 11, 2016
5:00-7:00 PM
MTSU Sam Ingram Bldg., Room 101
2269 Middle Tennessee Blvd
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Our first branch meeting of 2016 will include an advocacy training program presented by branch members with years of experience in public policy. Don't miss this opportunity to gear up with the knowledge and skills you need to advocate for Equal Pay for Equal Work!

Guest are welcome to attend.

Dinner will be served for a $5 donation.

Donations of new bath towels will be collected for the Rutherford County Domestic Violence Program.
AAUW Murfreesboro Branch
11   BRANCH MEETING | Thursday, February 11 @ 5:00-7:00 PM Sam Ingram Bldg., Rm 101, MTSU | Dinner ($5), program, and business meeting | Guests welcome! | Program: Speak Up! A Training on Talking About and Closing the Pay Gap | Donations: Bath towels for the Domestic Violence Shelter
18   SONGS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS | Thursday, February 18 @ 6:30 PM PM | The Miller Club inside TN Miller Coliseum, 304B W Thompson Ln | Branch fundraiser: an evening of music and silent auction | Volunteers needed! | Tickets $35
20   STRATEGIC PLANNING | Sunday, March 20 @ 12:30-4:00 PM MTSU Room TBA | Branch meets to draft 2016-2018 Strategic Plan | Branch members encouraged to attend and participate | Please RSVP by email
24   MID-TN EQUAL PAY FORUM | Thursday, March 24 @ time TBA The MT Center at MTSU Sam Ingram Bldg. | AAUW-Murfreesboro and AAUW-Nashville cohost a moderated panel entitled Equal Dime for Equal Time: Building a Strong Economic Foundation for Tennessee Families | Reception to follow the panel
8   AAUW-TN STATE CONVENTION: DINNER AND BOARD MEETING | Friday, April 8 @ 6:00-9:00 PM Location TBA | All Members Welcome
9   AAUW-TN STATE CONVENTION | Friday, April 8 @ 6:00-9:00 PM Scaritt-Bennett Center, 1008 9th Ave S in Nashville | Examining Equity in Education and Employment | Registration details forthcoming
12   EQUAL PAY DAY | Tuesday, April 12 @ 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM MTSU Sam Ingram Bldg., Room 101 |Branch presents Equal Pay Day programming for MTSU graduate students as part of Tuesdays at Ingram program
14   BRANCH MEETING | Thursday, April 14 @ 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM MTSU Sam Ingram Bldg., Room 101 | Dinner ($5), program, and business meeting | Guests welcome! | Program: What You Need to Know About Title IX | Donations: Cleaning supplies for the Domestic Violence Shelter
28   ATHENA AWARDS | Thursday, April 28 @ 5:00 PM Stones River Country Club, 1830 NW Broad St | Ticket details forthcoming
TBD   $TART $MART | Time and Date TBA Location TBA | Branch hosts salary negotiation workshop for college students and young professionals
12   BRANCH MEETING | Thursday, May 12 @ 5:00-7:00 PM Forest Oaks I Clubhouse, 1002 E Northfield Blvd | Potluck dinner, buffalo raffle, and business meeting | Guests welcome! | Donations: Trash bags for the Domestic Violence Shelter
TBD   $TART $MART | Time and Date TBA Location TBA | Branch hosts salary negotiation workshop for college students and young professionals

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