AAUW Fairfax City Branch
Virtual Holiday Party on Zoom
Thursday, December 17, 7:00 p.m.

Let’s have some holiday fun and togetherness! Join us for a Virtual Holiday Party on Zoom on Thursday, December 17 at 7:00 p.m.
For a festive occasion, we need You to participate. Here are some ideas for entertainment and
enlightenment, but, of course, you can come up with your own.
Can you contribute a poem, story, or music? Would you tell us about a good TV series, a book or an article you’ve read, a new hobby or collection, or experiences prompted by the pandemic? How about sharing reflections on holidays past or your family’s traditions? A favorite recipe?
Kitty Lou Smith will phone members after Thanksgiving to line up some volunteers and their
contributions. Of course, we want you to attend our party, even if you don’t volunteer to participate. This will be a time to give our friends our holiday greetings.
You are welcome to email Kitty Lou, if you haven’t talked her, if you have an idea for what you’ll contribute. She’ll add you to her list of participants. Anita Light will email the link for the Zoom meeting to all branch members the Monday preceding the meeting, so you don’t need to register.
Come help us spread holiday cheer!
AAUW Fairfax City Branch Board

The Fairfax City Branch of AAUW
A Virtual Book & Author Event
Saturday, November 14, 2020 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Registration must be made by October 31, 2020

This year, the Fairfax City Branch of AAUW is excited to announce that the Book and Author Event will be presented in a virtual platform. It is more than just an opportunity to learn about authors and their works. It is, and has been for 27 years, the primary fundraiser for the Fairfax City AAUW Branch by which we create undergraduate scholarships for deserving women who are returning to George Mason University after a break in their education.
We are also excited to announce that this year, the event is FREE.
While we are not charging for the Book and Author Zoom event, we hope you will join us in making a contribution to the Scholarship Fund by going to our website at and then click on the Go Fund Me link: Any amount will be appreciated, and all donations will go to our scholarship winner at George Mason University.
Now for the details of the Virtual Book and Author Event. Women in varying roles are in the spotlight for our program. The following authors will provide an overview of their books and background on what brought their ideas to fruition.
Mary Jo Binker, Editor, If You Ask Me: Essential Advice from Eleanor Roosevelt. Experience the timeless wit, warmth, and wisdom of Eleanor Roosevelt in this annotated collection of candid advice columns that she wrote more than twenty years.
Angie Kim, Miracle Creek: A Novel. In a Virginia small town, a group of people are part of a special treatment center with a hyperbaric chamber that may cure a range of conditions. But when the chamber explodes, two people die, and it’s clear the explosion was no accident.
Aimee Hix, What Doesn’t Kill You. A favor for a friend turns into a murder investigation, drawing our heroine, apprentice PI Willa Pennington, into a labyrinth of lies and deception in the shadows of Washington, D.C.
Cindi Gueli, The Lipstick Brigade: The Untold True Story of Washington’s World War II Government Girls. Thousands of women came to the capital to staff government offices during World War II. Their skills earned them a wide variety of jobs, while their personalities enlivened the city and provided life-changing adventures.
To register for this event, email Paulette Miller at and provide your full name and email address. You will then receive information on how to connect to the event from Anita Light.

You may also contribute by check made out to AAUW Fairfax City Branch and mail to Dottie Joslin, 11110 Del Rio Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030-5339.