"Working together for a Healthier Wisconsin" was the subject discussed presented October 14 by Karen Timberlake, the Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, who spoke to members of AAUW at the Sunset Playhouse.
Timberlake discussed Health Care Reform, H1N1 and the importance of implementing the clean indoor air (smoking ban) law.
The program was sponsoed by the West Suburban-Milwaukee Branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW).
Other programs for the year have been announced by Program Chair Kathleen O'Brien:
November 14 (Saturday) 11 a.m.: Tea With Milwaukee’s Poet Laureate. Susan Firer will read her poetry at the New Berlin Public Library
December 9: Brass quintet Esprit d’Brass. will perform. The ensemble consists of two trumpets, a trombone, a French horn and tuba.
January 9, 2010 (Saturday) 8:30 a.m.: Laurie Horbas, columnist for Outpost will speak on the topic Food and Where it Comes From.
February 10: NORMAL in Schools: Tackling Eating Disorders through an Award-Winning Musical. Robyn Hussa, founder and president of NORMAL in Schools will discuss a program raising awareness about eating disorders. Several local actors will perform.
March 10: Just in time for Women’s History Month, Robin Mello will take us back in time, spinning tales of women’s work while showing us her skill with a spinning wheel.
April 14: Rebecca Klaper of the Great Lakes Water Institute will speak on their mission to promote, sustain, and protect our freshwater systems.
May 12: Concert pianist Maryann Landa will perform works by Amy Beach and also by Brahms at the Steinway Gallery.
For information about any of these programs or membership in the organization, please contact Linda Babcock, Vice President of Membership, 262-784-1297.
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