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2018 SCHOLARSHIPS WINNERS!
AAUW Tillamook awarded five scholarships totaling $10,300. The winner of a scholarship for a high school senior is Baelie Werner from Tillamook High School. She will be attending Oregon Institute of Technology. Students already attending college received a scholarship to continue their education. Those winners are Rebekah Hopkins who will be attending Linfield College, Luisa Hernandez who will be going to Western Oregon University and Kestral Bailey who is a student at Oregon State University. Both Rebekeh and Luisa are transferring from TBCC. Thelma Chavarin received the AAUW TBCC Scholarship. They were honored at an AAUW dinner held on June 14th. Congratulations!
AAUW Tillamook Celebrates 80 Years!
Tillamook Branch’s 80th birthday was celebrated by having Claire Peterson (pictured with her husband, Roy and Kelly Benson) cut the cake. Claire has belonged to AAUW for 72 years! Scholarship recipients and their families were honored and new officers installed by Susan Wahlke, our NW DIstrict Director. Andrea Goss remains as President, Nancy Kershaw as Secretary and Kathy Gervasi as Communications VP. Susan Pierce is the new Program VP and Kelly Benson is the new Treasurer.
2018-19 BUSINESS MEETINGS WILL BE HELD AT PACIFIC RESTAURANT ON MAIN STREET 11:30-1:00 (Sept. 13, Oct. 11, NOV. 8, DEC. 13, JAN. 10, FEB. 14. MARCH 14, APRIL 11, MAY 9)
2018 Chocolate/Wine Fundraiser Raised $14,000 for Scholarships.
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Tillamook and Bend Branches Honored by OSU Extension Service for Tech Trek STEM Camps
Tillamook and Bend AAUW Branches received a OSUEA Cooperator Award at the December 9th Dinner for bringing educational opportunities to girls around the state. Tech Trek, offered through a partnership between AAUW and OSU Open Campus, provides a STEM week-long summer camp for 8th grade girls . 160 girls have participated in the Coastal and Central Oregon camps. Bend is in their second year of providing the camp and Tillamook is in their 5th year of camp at TBCC. Both camps will be held the last week of June 2018. Camp Director Emily Henry and Camp Family/School Coordinator Kathy Gervasi (second from the left) represented Tillamook’s Branch at the Awards Dinner.
5th Year of TECH TREK Camp at TBCC
Thirty-one young women going to 8th grade spent a busy and full week learning about STEM. This the 5th year of camp in Tillamook with girls coming from Astoria, Warrenton, Seaside, Neahkanie, Tillamook, Newport, McMinnville and Nestucca schools. Core Classes App creation and Cyber Security were taught by local teachers each morning. Workshops and field trips cover a variety of opportunities in many of the sciences, math and technology. Professional women, who work in STEM careers, were interviewed by the girls at an evening dinner. TBCC provided the campus space for classes and the girls stayed in the 4-H dorm next door. Campers are nominated by their STEM teachers in January and interviewed/selected by AAUW members in March. This National Program is held at Universities in eleven States and Tillamook’s camp is the only one held at a Community College. AAUW Bend complete their 2nd year of camp.
About TILLAMOOK Branch
The Tillamook branch of AAUW works together to promote the welfare, education, and rights of all women and girls.
With these goals in mind, the branch works on fundraising projects and other programs that promote math, science, and technology (STEM) education for girls by honoring nine high school women each year for their excellence in these fields and by providing thousands of dollars worth of scholarships for local women attending 2-and 4-year higher educational institutions.
Our community education projects include co-sponsorship of county spelling bees and the hosting of political forums so that citizens can meet the candidates and hear their views.