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Sterling/Ashburn Area Membership

Engaging Sterling/Ashburn area residents/AAUW members, Jan. 27, 1 p.m.   Sheila’s home, 20893 Adams Mill Place, Ashburn, VA. Carpooling recommended as space is limited.

Meeting objectives include:
  1. Confirm what we have already done to engage those who were a part of the former Ashburn AAUW
  2. Determine if there are opportunities to further engage those women
  3. Determine if there are opportunities to engage others in the Sterling/Ashburn area that do not have another AAUW branch alternative

Contact Sheila, 703-713-6743.


Branch Meeting

Gretchen Borchelt, (see her bio and blog posts) Senior Counsel and Director of State Reproductive Health Policy at the National Women’s Law Center, will give a presentation focusing on her work with women’s reproductive rights on Saturday, March 14, 11 a.m.  The meeting will be held at Kalypso Restaurant in Lake Anne, beginning with Ms. Borchelt’s presentation at 11 a.m., and followed by lunch at this inviting, woman-owned restaurant.  See March 14 Kalypso Luncheon Menu. Luncheon cost is $17, all inclusive.

Among Ms. Borchelt’s notable cases is the Hobby Lobby case argued before the Supreme Court.  Who can forget the battle that went on in our own state Capital impacting the reproductive rights of every female citizen of Virginia?

Luncheon: Cost is $17, all inclusive. This promises to be a wonderful way to spend a Saturday afternoon, one relevant to women of all ages. It seems like it would be a perfect opportunity to share this event with a guest, enjoying a lovely luncheon overlooking Lake Anne after becoming more informed about a topic so important to each of us. Look for the Evite to appear towards the middle of February.

Kalypso is located at 1617 Washington Plaza N, Reston, VA. See driving directions provided by Kalypso.

Branch Meeting

brain post its cropped framed 66Branch Meeting,  February 21, 10 a.m. – noon,  at the Cornerstones facility, 11150 Sunset Hills Road, Reston, VA. Susan Wranik (see bio), a speech and language pathologist whose area of expertise is comprehensive communication skills enhancement, will speak on Save Your Memory and Your Mind:  7 Steps to Better Brain Health.

Although her presentation is based on the clinical protocol for treating short term memory issues and cognitive deficits related to stroke, traumatic brain injury and dementia, it can work for each of us, no matter our age! This program explains what’s happening to your memory, why and what you can do about it.  We will be introduced to seven helpful strategies for better brain health, including a 60-second trick for recall. We’ll learn the answers to these 3 questions:

    • What are the 3 things you should never say?
    • What are the 5 reasons you should never say them?
    • What do you say when the answer won’t come to you?

So, if you’ve ever had a thought evaporate in mid-sentence, had trouble finding the right word or recalling a name or gone from room to room in search of something but you can’t remember what–then this program is for you.  Please feel free to bring a guest to enjoy and benefit from this extremely relevant topic. Ms. Wranik will have her book for sale at this event.