OCTOBER 10-11, 2018

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AAUWGP  is holding its first Bake Sale fund raiser at the Defer Elementary on Kercheval  in Grosse Pointe Park on Wed. evening October 10 from 5-8 and on October 11 from 1-8 p.m. We will need assistance in two areas. Supplying baked goods for the sale, and assisting during the above hours  of the sale. Remember, if you wish to you can also purchase some of the items.

At this point we will need the following 3 people for each of the following time frames

October 10  3 from 5-8

October 11  3 people from 1-3, and 3-6, and 6-8.

If you are willing to provide baked goods, please fill out the form below and send it to Joanne Johnson 9444 Camley, Detroit, MI 48224. Questions:  Call Joanne at 313-443-1844 ( please note  I will be out of the country from Sept. 28 to Oct.8)


Name____________________  Item you are bringing to the sale______________

Please note you will need to bring the items to the school already prepackaged and ready to be priced.  AAUWGP has paper plates to assist you in your prepackaging of items, please plan on contacting Joanne to get the plates.


I am willing to assist by working a shift at the event.   Date____________ Time_______________.

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We’re here!! We have arrived and are living in 2018. In our previous posting, we stated “In Michigan, it is predicted that by 2018, there will be a need for 274,000 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) trained job candidates.” According to a Georgetown University study, that figure reflects a 4% increase in STEM jobs; 94% of which will require postsecondary education and training. Females are still very underrepresented in the STEM fields in Michigan as well as across the nation and also in the international community. We continue to focus on the AAUW mission which is:

Advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research

Our commitment to the First Lego League team at Defer Elementary School continues, thanks to you and your contributions to our fundraising efforts. Again this year, we sent five (5) fourth and fifth grade girls to a summer mindcrafts class at The Robot Garage located in Grosse Pointe Park. The Robot Garage, thanks to a grant from Ford Motor Company, sponsored an additional five (5) girls and the ten (10) girls together make up the Defer Gears Girlz First Lego League Team for 2017-2018.

Defer principal, Lisa Rheaume, who is in her first year as principal, is an enthusiastic supporter of the team as is their coach, Mark Ezop. The girls practice weekly at the schools and will be competing this spring in the First Lego League competitions. Joanne Johnson and Sandy Stanley are filling in as AAUWGP administrative liaisons while member, Ellen Chapin, is away.

Thank you for your continued support for this very important STEM project as well as for our other scholarship projects. Our fundraising efforts for the year 2018 are getting into full gear. Please read about the efforts here and support them with your presence, help and contributions.