EXPANDING YOUR HORIZONS 2017-2018
Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) will be held on February 24, 2018. This will be the 26th year that West Harris County Branch has put on this event. This is a one-day workshop for middle school girls where we encourage them to pursue studies or a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics.
EYH 2018 will take place on Saturday, February 24, 2018. We have openings on the current committee and invite anyone who is interested to sign up and help out.
2018 EYH Co-Chair – Open
Secretary – Open
Treasurer – Mary Kain
Audio-Visual – Open (lead Marty Daniel)
Badges – Carol Telfer
Brochure Editor & Distribution – Carolyn Morris
Data/Evaluation – Diana Guarniere
Facilitators – Jane Wood & Gail Rickey
Facilities – Mary Peterson
Folder Content – Pam Fuller & Sara Dalton
Folder Stuffing Coordinator – Pat Dach
Food Coordinator – Pat Farnell
Fund Raising Coordinator – Rose Ennis
Keynote Speaker Coordinator – Laura Cahill
Nurse – Open
Parking Coordinator- Diane Statham
Presenter Dinner Coordinator – Open
Presenter Training – Lisa Buckner
Presenter Recruitment – Diana Guarniere & Sharon Jorgeson
Publicity Coordinator – Karen North
Registrar – Hazel Chahar
Registration On Site – Pat Dach
Signs and Posters – Mary Andersen
Student Volunteers – Brenda Moss
Web Mistress – Susan Boone
Wranglers Coordinator – Debbie Campbell
At-Large Volunteer – Arlene Baker
Lilian Care, EYH Chair 2017-2018
EYH NEEDS YOUR HELP
Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) needs your help. We have over 400 middle school girls from throughout the Houston area attending this incredible program promoting science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). EYH costs approximately $25,000. a year. Students only pay $6.00, and that has remained the same for over 26 years. Presently it costs $39.00 per student to attend. We have over 100 AAUW members volunteer in a myriad of capacities so that also keeps the costs down.
However, this year we were unable to raise the money we needed and had to dip into our savings fund. Therefore, we are seeking some suggestions from our membership who might have direct contacts with foundations, companies, or employers in the area that could be contacted for sponsorship. It will also help if a personal introduction or name to contact can be given.
With so many layoffs in the energy field, it has impacted our fundraising efforts. Companies who we have depended on in the past have not been forthcoming so far this year. Please contact Rose Ennis, Fundraising Chair, at email@example.com with possible contacts. This is an amazing program that connects middle school girls with professional women in the STEM fields and deserves to be continued for many years in the future.
Rose Ennis, EYH Fundraising Chair
West Harris County Branch AAUW Expanding Your Horizons is now set up as a SmileAmazon charity. With every qualified purchase you make at Smile.Amazon.com, our Expanding Your Horizons will receive .05%. Prime members, no worries, you will continue to have the same benefits. All you need to do is logon to smile.amazon.com and get started. Here is a site that will answer all your questions about the program: http://smile.amazon.com/gp/chpf/about/.
Thanks for your support.
See EYH Website for more information…eyhhouston.org
Laura Cahill, 2016 EYH Chair