The public is welcome to the Saturday, February 16, meeting of the AAUW Port Townsend Branch. Current and prospective members will hear Wesley Cecil of Peninsula College present Women and Culture; Where Have We Been? Where Are We Going? Dr. Cecil will review the dramatic changes in the status of women over the last century and the potential impact these changes will have in the future.
Cecil is a student of language and literature. He has been reading, writing, and studying for most of his life. He received a B.A. in English from Fresno State and then went on to receive an M.A. and Ph.D. in English at Indiana University. He is interested in literature, philosophy, history and gardening. For the last 16 years, he has been a teacher at Peninsula College.
In addition to Dr. Cecil’s presentation, members and guests will have the opportunity to participate in the Port Townsend Branch’s annual Silent Auction. The auction offers a variety of items and experiences ranging from dishes, glassware and hand knitted items to a luncheon cruise, a catered dinner and a garden consultation. The auction will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and again from 11:15 to 11:30.
From 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., concurrent with the auction, refreshments will be served. The presentation and meeting are from 10:00 to 11:15 a.m. The event is at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Avenue, Port Townsend.
AAUW membership is open to women who hold an associate degree or higher from a qualified educational institution. For more information, call 360-390-5693 or access www.aauwpt.org.