Community Involvement

Our members are involved in all parts of the community including church, politics, charities, education, non-profits, outdoor fitness, nature preservation, arts and culture, and the Chamber of Commerce.

Alice Lee Main was honored by the Aurora Symphony April 24, 2016 for her vision and dedication in founding the symphony in 1978, and for her contributions to the arts in Aurora.  AAUW had a great turn out for this symphony fundraiser.

Symphony fundraiser attendees:  Ingrid Lindemann, Cheryl Wilderman,  Joan Peterson, Linda Berry, Sue Bodis, Alice Lee Main, Peggy Kerns, Ray Bodis, Laura Noe, Pam Jones, Jane McGrath, Julie Patterson

Symphony fundraiser attendees: Ingrid Lindemann, Cheryl Wilderman, Joan Peterson, Linda Berry, Sue Bodis, Alice Lee Main, Peggy Kerns, Ray Bodis, Laura Noe, Pam Jones, Jane McGrath, Julie Patterson

For several years AAUW members have purchased and decorated holiday wreaths for the Aurora History Museum. This is a major fundraising activity for the museum that we are proud to support. Our monthly Branch meetings are held at the museum, and we are very aware of the fine work the museum does. Thanks to all who decorate and buy these beautiful wreaths.

Nancy Slinkard and Willi Tebow

Nancy Slinkard and Willi Tebow 2015

Jeannine Villars and Judy DeTar

Jeannine Villars and Judy DeTar 2015

Cheryl Wilderman and Donna Corriveau

Cheryl Wilderman and Donna Corriveau 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

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President Elect Pam Jones honored our newest 50 year members, Donnie Wise and Ruth Whitmore at our September 2015 Branch meeting

Pam Jones, Donnie Wise, and Ruth Whitmore

Pam Jones, Donnie Wise, and Ruth Whitmore

Jo Murphy introduced AAUW members to Fitness Camp in Rocky Mountain National Park’s YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch. At the five day camp, our members experienced yoga and healthy back, canoeing, hiking, fit ball, water aerobics, T’ai Chi, circuit, and great story telling. August 21-26, 2015

Terry Campbell Caron, Judy DeTar, Jo Murphy, Pam Jones, Nancy Slinkard, Carol Tobiassen on a wildflower stroll in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Terry Campbell Caron, Judy DeTar, Jo Murphy, Pam Jones, Nancy Slinkard, Carol Tobiassen on a wildflower stroll in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Donna Corriveau won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards at the 2015 Colorado State Fair for her computer design wine labels on their Summer Pleasures Strawberry Mead, their Apricot Wine and their Que Sera Shiraz.

It’s a family affair with Donna, husband Jean and their son Jean-Paul. The Corriveaus also earned 1 gold medal, 5 silver medals and 1 bronze medal for their hobby wines.

Corriveau Winning Wines Labels

Corriveau Winning Wines Labels

 

Corriveau Winning Wines

Corriveau Winning Wines

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 21, 2015 two AAUW members were inducted into the Aurora Women’s Hall of Fame, Sue Bodis and Edna Mosley (posthumously). The Hall of Fame was established in 2011 to recognize and celebrate the city’s foremothers and contemporary women for their sustaining commitment to the community demonstrated through leadership in activities that improve life in Aurora. AAUW members were well represented at the induction.

Terry Campbell Caron, Nancy Jackson, Jane McGrath, Nancy Todd, Linda Berry, Sue Bodis, Alice Lee Main, Chrissy Bodis Schilken,Cheryl Wilderman, Peggy Kerns, Margee Cannon, Ingrid Lindemann, Ruth Fountain, Betsy Oudenhoven, Laura Noe, Su Ryden

Terry Campbell Caron, Nancy Jackson, Jane McGrath, Nancy Todd, Linda Berry, Sue Bodis, Alice Lee Main, Chrissy Bodis Schilken,Cheryl Wilderman, Peggy Kerns, Margee Cannon, Ingrid Lindemann, Ruth Fountain, Betsy Oudenhoven, Laura Noe, Su Ryden

Two Aurora AAUW members, Nancy Jackson and Jane McGrath, were honored at the Annual Aurora Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner March 6, 2015.

Nancy Jackson

Nancy Jackson, Aurora Chamber of Commerce 2014 Woman of the Year

Jane McGrath

Jane McGrath, Aurora Chamber of Commerce 2014 Community Leadership Award

Jane McGrath and Lynne Evans, Women Making a Difference Honorees 2015

Jane McGrath and Lynne Evans, Women Making a Difference Honorees 2015

 

The Aurora Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Committee honored “Unsung Heroes” at their annual Women Making a Difference Luncheon February 13, 2015. AAUW member Lynne Evans received the award for her contributions to the Aurora Historical Society. Jane McGrath was recognized for her work with Aurora Sister Cities, Visit Aurora, Leadership Aurora, and the Art in Public Places Commission.

 

 

from left to right – Marlene McCracken, Sue Baker, Cheryl Wilderman, Jo Murphy, Jane McGrath, Carol Tobiassen, Debi Parcheta, Ruth Fountain, Terry Caron, Ingrid Lindemann, Don Lindemann, Terri Gehler, Margee Cannon, Gwen Thayer.

Attendees at the Ruth Fountain Gallery Fundraising Dinner…. From left to right – Marlene McCracken, Sue Baker, Cheryl Wilderman, Jo Murphy, Jane McGrath, Carol Tobiassen, Debi Parcheta, Ruth Fountain, Terry Caron, Ingrid Lindemann, Don Lindemann, Terri Gehler, Margee Cannon, Gwen Thayer. March 20, 2014

 

History Museum held a fund raising dinner at the Heritage Eagle Bend Clubhouse to raise money for the exhibits in the Ruth Fountain Gallery. Ruth became Director Emeritus of the Aurora Museum. Aurora AAUW members were big supporters of the event. It was a great evening!

 

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AAUW members attended the groundbreaking for the Ruth Fountain Gallery addition to the Aurora History Museum.
L to R Alice Lee Main, Patti Bateman, Joan Peterson, Terry Campbell Caron, Ingrid Lindemann, Ruth Fountain, Jane McGrath and Jennifer Kuehner. March 18, 2014

The new gallery addition to the Aurora History Museum will be named for Ruth Fountain, long time Aurora AAUW member. Ruth is being honored by the City of Aurora in appreciation of her extensive service to her community throughout her life. The addition will house Trolley Trailer # 610, an historic restoration to which Ruth devoted many hours.

Clare Pankratz celebrated 50 years as an AAUW member - January 2014.

Clare Pankratz celebrated 50 years as an AAUW member – January 2014.

AAUW members and Leadership Aurora graduates attended the June 2013 Leadership Aurora graduation ceremony.

AAUW LeadAurora Grads June 2013

L-R Terry Campbell Caron, Alice Lee Main, Laura Noe, Betsy Oudenhoven, Jane McGrath, and Michelle Wolfe.

Nicole Schimming, Denver Dumb Friends League Employee of the Year 2012

 

Nicole Schimming, Aurora Branch member and daughter of Alice Lee Main, received the Denver Dumb Friends League Employee of the Year award. She is the Humane Education Manager. The award was presented by Bob Rohde, CEO and President, at their Annual Awards Banquet on Friday, October 5, 2012.

 

Branch members Ruth Fountain (left) was a 2010 Rex Morgan Award nominee, and Sue Bodis (right) the 2011 Rex Morgan Award recipient.

 

The Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) Board of Directors bestows the Rex Morgan Award. The award honors a person residing within the boundaries of the SCFD seven-county district whose volunteer leadership has been of significant impact to the cultural community.

 

 

Ingrid and Don Lindemann

 

The Aurora History Museum honored two residents and Aurora Branch AAUW members for their work in preserving Aurora’s history and for their contributions toward the city’s quality of life and cultural heritage at a ceremony on December 4, 2011 at the Aurora History Museum. Those honored were:

    • Don Lindemann, for coordinating the successful Homestead City Project and providing years of assistance in preserving Aurora’s past.
    • Ingrid Lindemann, for her years of support of the Aurora Museum Foundation and the Aurora History Museum.

Nancy Todd, Aurora Chamber of Commerce’s 2011 Woman of the Year

 

The Aurora Chamber of Commerce named Representative and Aurora Branch member Nancy Todd (D-Aurora) Woman of the Year 2011 for her efforts in promoting job growth in the greater Aurora area. The Chamber announced the award at their annual dinner on April 8th. Representative Todd was recognized for her outstanding work in protecting and promoting business and job growth in her home district of Aurora.

2011 Colorado State Fair First Place
Award Winning Wine Makers Donna and Jean Corriveau

2012 Colorado State Fair Second Place
Award Winning Wine Makers Jean and Donna Corriveau

Aurora AAUW Program Vice President Carol Tobiassen was a named honoree at the Aurora Chamber of Commerce 2011 Women Making a Difference Luncheon.

Branch member and State Representative Su Ryden visiting National Guard armories.

Leslie Jenkins and Carol Tobiassen deliver the donated travel-sized toiletries to The Gathering Place in Denver for use by homeless women and children.

2008 Aurora Women Sculptor of our Community award winner Terry Campbell Caron on left.

Other members of Aurora AAUW who received the Aurora Women Sculptors of our Community Award include:

Shirley Bengtson 2007, Linda Bowman 2007, Marline McCracken 2006, Linda Berry 2005, Sue Bodis 2004, Anabelle Dunning 2004, Opal Rosenbach 2004, Suzanne Williams 2004, Alice Lee Main 2003, Arti Cowan 2002, Ruth Whitmore 2001, Pat Lord 2001, Ingrid Lindemann 2001, Ruth Fountain 2000, Debbie Lynch 2000, Edna Mosley 2000, Alice DeBoer 1999, Ellin Mracheck 1999, Peggy Kerns 1999