AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
Thank You for Supporting the
16th Annual AAUW Kitchen Tour
Because the owners of eight homes opened their unique kitchens to more than 400 people in the community, our Walla Walla affiliate of the American Association of University Women raised approximately $14,000 during its 16th annual Kitchen Tour on Oct. 7.
Proceeds will help fund scholarships for local women and support education projects throughout the community, said Cecile Ervin, Kitchen Tour committee chairwoman.
The homeowners who shared details of design and construction in their kitchens with ticket holders are Kelly and JJ Menozzi, Alison Kirby and Dan Calzaretta, Brenda Bernards and Dan Smith, Kelly Watson and Dan Beebe, Robert and Lura Hafen, Dierdre and Ki Bealey and Craig and Charlotte Roberts.
Sponsors that supported the event included Bunch Finnigan Appliances of Kennewick and from Walla Walla, Gary’s Paint and Decorating and t.h.e. Interior.
“The beautiful, designs, craftsmanship and products of these businesses were well represented in many of the homes on the tour,” Cecile said.
Proceeds were also raised from four raffle opportunities made possible by donations from local businesses and individuals: an assortment of gift certificates from local retailers and restaurants, and a Wine Country Picnic-themed gift basket donated by Sue Gillespie. Raffle winners were Joyce Afward, Lisa Johnson, Barbara Suzui and Corinna Whitehurst.
Additional support for the benefit came in the form of ads placed in the full-color Kitchen Tour guide. The 2019 tour is slated for Oct. 6. If you are interested in volunteering your time, or your kitchen, please contact Judy Peasley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
(originally published in the Walla Walla Union Bulletin 10/14/2018)
Big Idea Talks – 2018
Co-sponsored by AAUW Walla Walla
Walla Walla Public Library
Walla Walla Public Library, 238 E. Alder
“The Value of Bilingual Education.” Victor Vergara,
Director of Bilingual Education and Latino Outreach, Walla Walla Public Schools
“Climate Change 102: What We Can Do.”
Prof. Kirsten Nicolaysen, Whitman College
“What the Wine Industry Means to Walla Walla.”
Ashley Riggs, Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance;
and Ron Williams, Visit Walla Walla
The 44th AAUW BOOK SALE February 22-24, 2019
Applications are accepted starting in January 2019 for the AAUW-Walla Walla 2019 Educational Scholarships. These scholarships were established to provide assistance to women who have completed at minimum one year of college (30 semester or 45 quarter credits) and have a desire to complete their undergraduate or post-graduate education.
Please note that there must be a break of at least one year at some time during their college education process.
Please go to the Blue Mountain Community Foundation’s website for more information.