AAUW Cortland’s Next Branch Meeting
Monday, December 4, 2017
@ the YWCA Osborn Room
Social time starts at 5:30 pm, dinner at 6:00 pm, auction to follow
Our December 4th holiday celebration is at the YWCA beginning at 5:30pm with punch and small bites followed by dinner at 6pm catered by M&D Deli. Please let Maryann know by Wednesday, November 29th, if you will be attending (firstname.lastname@example.org; 607-423-8356).
We will have heavy hors d’oeuvres similar to what we’ve had in the past for this event: finger sandwiches, salads, Swedish meatballs, dessert and beverages. There will be a very short meeting. Remember to bring items to auction and books to sell that would make good holiday gifts for yourself and others; bring your wallet to purchase some of those items. Proceeds to fund youth summer camp scholarships.
Speaking of gifts –We will have some surprise guests. Jennifer Jones and Jane O’Shea will join us to talk about their books, especially their most recent. Jennifer and Jane are local authors who met while working for the Homer School District. Jennifer has written several children’s realistic fiction chapter books geared for upper elementary readers including Rocky Road and Mrs. Ryan You’re Ruining My Life. Jane’s book, Westcott’s Tale, revisits life in 19th century Central New York State by examining the bestselling novel David Harum. Recently they both ventured into a new area. Jennifer has written the text for their children’s picture book, Forest Feast, An Adirondack Mystery, and Jane has illustrated it. Their books will be available for purchase and signing.
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