AAUW Escondido-San Marcos’ January Program

AAUW January Meeting
10 a.m., January 17
Redwood Terrace
713 West 13th Avenue (crosses South Redwood St.), Escondido
Final count for the luncheon is due Monday, Jan. 12th.

“The Lure of Ivory”
Godfrey Harris, speaker


Since the beginning of time, men have been fascinated with ivory.  Its polished beauty has drawn collectors all over the world. However, the source of ivory has led to the destruction of thousands of elephants and thousands of lives have been lost — both animal and human.  Godfrey Harris is a collector, and principal representative of the political action network of the International Ivory Society. He is very familiar with all aspects of this controversial subject and will bring some fresh perspectives on ivory.

December Spirit of Giving

Our members demonstrated wonderful philanthropic spirits during the holiday season.

  • During our meeting, when Ginny Abushanab reported the postage cost to send Meg Barnett’s International Federation of University Women quilt to the IFUW archives at the Institute for Women’s History in the Netherlands, our membership spontaneously collected $72 – enough to cover mailing and insurance costs.
  • In addition to canned goods we contributed to Interfaith Community Services, several members delivered spiral cut hams to ICS for their Christmas dinner.
  • Through the silent auction Ways & Means netted $131 for scholarships.
  • In addition, we received a $240 addition to the scholarships fund from an anonymous source.

These monies add up, whether we are doing something special, such as sending the quilt to a lasting home or filling requests for Interfaith Community Services; replenishing funds for Tech Trek scholarships or a university scholarship; or contributing to our February AAUW National funds drive.

Thank you for your generosity!

Marion Reid