Annual Membership Appreciation & Community Open House

Fall into AAUW Jefferson County!

Come celebrate the exceptional women that have been falling for AAUW for over the past 30 years!

We will be honoring the following ladies for their many years of service and dedication to the mission of AAUW-promoting equity for women and girls through education, advocacy, research and philanthropy. These outstanding women include Lisa Weldon, Audrey Blackburn, Janet Summerville, Margaret Ryan, Eleanor Spink, Barbara Okvist, Sharon Martin, Elaina Marra, Danida Friedman-Baker, Susan Johnson, Sarah Hirshey, Tracy Gyoerkoe, Ruth Gibbs, Jane Gendron, Katherine Fitzgerald, Jeri Fairman, and Lynn Brown.

Thursday – November 6, 2014
5:00 to 7:00PM (social hour 5/5:30)
Trinity Church Parish Hall
227 Sherman St., Watertown NY

Bring a friend and a social spirit as we “fall” for AAUW and these ladies!
Appetizers will be served.

Click on the link below to view the flyer.
Open House Flyer 2014

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The 2014 Business of Women Networking Conference

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8:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Ladies of the North Country,

Here’s what you’ve all been waiting for!
REGISTER TODAY for the 11th annual Business of Women Networking Conference. It is going to be held on Wednesday, November 19 from 8:30 am to 4 pm at the Ramada, Arsenal Street in Watertown. If you register by November 5, you get the special Early Bird rate of only $30 which includes wonderful workshops, inspiring words of wisdom, a light breakfast and a yummy lunch, plus lots of opportunities to network and learn more about area businesses at our sponsor tables. After that date, you’ll pay $40 until the deadline of November 13.

We’re including plenty of networking time for you to chat with each other and to visit our sponsor tables. Come prepared with plenty of business cards!

We are going to kick off the event with what promises to be a very inspiring and fun experience with Joleene Moody ( Joleene is a former central New York television reporter turned transformational speaker, author and client-closing expert for women entrepreneurs who will be speaking on “From Desperation to Inspiration.” We’ve seen Joleene present on a number of topics before, and she’s fun and motivating!

When it comes to bringing someone on board or engaging with you, how they respond hinges on what you are really after in that moment. If you are coming from a place of desperation (“I need this to happen!” “I need this client!”), the transaction will fall apart quickly. This is because you are more concerned about how the outcome will affect you as opposed to how you can truly serve them. This happens when we operate from a place of lack. Our security is threatened, and so we respond from a place of desperation. And where we come from — is where we’ll go. Ask yourself, where are the representations of security showing up in your life? How does this hold you back in business? In your personal life? Joleene will share the difference between desperation and inspiration, and what it takes to make the mental shift so you close more sales, gain more sponsorships and engage more clients. And of course, live a more trusting, peaceful and surrendered life.

We’ll also have a workshop on how volunteering is great for your business; an intensive networking session, and two options for the final workshop, a goal setting (and achieving!) presentation OR a tutorial session on setting up a business Facebook page. Many of you have been asking for a hands-on workshop on this form of social media and we’ve listened! And did you know, using your personal page for business is not only frowned upon by Facebook but also turns off your FB friends!?! So be sure to let us know if you wish to participate in this session. You must be able to bring your own laptop or tablet and already have a personal Facebook page set up.

At lunchtime we’ll get to hear from Emily Herman who, with her mother Bonnie, opened The Scrub Hub in Watertown in 2013. Their shop sells all sorts of “stylish and flattering garb for every medical occasion” as Bonnie was quoted in the Watertown Daily Times last year.

Plus, did we mention networking? Gift basket and gift certificate giveaways? A chance to visit our sponsor tables? And chocolate?

As we have for the past few years, we’ll be accepting donations for the Urban Mission that day of food items and personal hygiene products (see the event registration form for a complete list). Donors will have a chance to win a gift basket from the Spicy Wench!

Click here for your registration information and flyer. And PLEASE feel free to pass them along to friends, co-workers, customers, and family members.

BOW Flyer and Registration Form

You can also register with a credit or debit card online!
Just go to

Sponsors: We’re also including details on how to become a sponsor of this event ; it’s a great opportunity for you to showcase your business in front of a phenomenal Roomful of Women.

You are also welcome – and encouraged – to contribute something for our gift basket or gift certificate giveaways!

Major sponsors ($500) get three free admissions; Gold sponsors ($250) get two free admissions, and Purple sponsors ($100) get one free admission. Sponsors who are also vendors are welcome to sell from their tables.

Remember, our Early Bird rate of only $30 ends November 5! Then it will go up to $40 until registration closes on November 13.

Ladies, we look forward to seeing you on November 19 for a great networking opportunity…and chocolate, of course!


The Business of Women Lead Team:
Sarah, Robin, Jennifer & Christine

Sarah O’Connell, Robin Stephenson, Jennifer Huttemann-Kall and Christine Hoffman

Sarah O’Connell
Business Advisor, NYS Small Business Development Center
Jefferson Community College, 1220 Coffeen Street Watertown, NY 13601

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Your Dream Boutique to Raise Funds For Urban Mission – Public Welcome!


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Don’t forget: AAUW movie is TODAY at 2pm at Ives Hill Retirement Center!

Our movie this month is “The Book Thief”.

The Book Thief

“The Book Thief” Based on the beloved international bestselling book, The Book Thief tells the story of an extraordinary, spirited young girl sent to live with a foster family in WWII Germany. Intrigued by the only book she brought with her, she begins collecting books as she finds them. With the help of her new parents and a secret guest under the stairs, she learns to read and creates a magical world that inspires them all.

Join us!
Refreshments will be on hand.

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Birth-Tea-Party to celebrate the life and legacy of Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt

AAUW Jefferson County Branch is hosting a Birth-Tea­‐Party to celebrate the life and legacy of one of America’s former First Lady, Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt!

Please, join us on Saturday, October 25 at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Watertown, NY from 9:00am-11:00am.

All guests are encouraged to wear semi formal/formal wear to include hats, gloves and the like thereof ranging from the 1950s to modern day semi formal/formal apparel.

Our Special Guest will be Mrs. Scarlett Sharkey.

For more information, click on the link below to view the flyer.
Tea-Party Flyer

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The Jefferson County AAUW Branch hosted representatives from the Sexual Harassment Assault Response Prevention or SHARP team at Fort Drum. We gathered at Flower Memorial Library in Watertown to learn about SHARP initiatives. SHARP educates Army families and Soldiers on how to prevent sexual harassment and sexual assaults. They also have teams of people who provide support to people who report abuse.

Learn more about SHARP at

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AAUW Jefferson County Newsletter – October/November 2014

If you have a moment, please click on the link below. Our Newsletter is full of really good information that supports the mission and vision of AAUW!
AAUW Jefferson County Newsletter Oct 2014

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