UABWC March-April 2014 Newsletter  
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  March-April 2014  Newsletter
 
 
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UABWC Members Enjoy Tour of
Comprehensive Cancer Center


    After the snow cancelled the January visit to Edge of Chaos, it was good to join other members for a delicious lunch at the Comprehensive Cancer Center.  Thanks to member Beena Thannickal for arranging this interesting event.  We heard from two surgeons on staff about their research in breast and gynelogical cancers. Blank led an informative tour of the space including labs the public does not normally get to see.

President's message
    I truly believe that Spring is just around the corner and along with it the end of this incredibly cold winter we've experienced!  This brings us to the time of year where we have our important club activities before us.  
    First, our nominating committee, headed by Annie Cornwall has selected a slate of officers for 2014-2015:
                            President, Valerie Thomas
                            Vice President, Victoria Allen
                            Recording Secretary, Amanda Erba
                            Corresponding  Secretary, Lynne Faulstich
                            Treasurer, Melissa Yen

Please mark your calendar for our Election of Officers luncheon on Friday, March 28th at the UAB Alumni House, 11 am to 1 pm.
    This is a great time to visit with UABWC friends while we conduct an important part of our business for next year.  Since the meeting is in a couple of weeks please RSVP to the invitation in this newsletter!!
    We now have the dates for our final two programs for this year:
Monday, April 15 – The Edge of Chaos – 11:00 to 1:00 –
Installation of New Officers Luncheon
    And, since we had to cancel in January we are adding a program on
Thursday, May 22 at the new Abroms Engel Institute for the Visual Arts,
a Tea & Champagne Reception from 4:00 to 6:00 .  
We'll include spouses, other friends, and our Scholarship Recipients.  I think this will be a great way to celebrate all we have accomplished this year!!!
    Many thanks to Kim Brunsting & Victoria Allen for putting together such an interesting program schedule for us!!!
I look forward to seeing you Very Soon!!!!    Valerie Thomas, President

Announcements:
    If you have ever had a friend or family member diagnosed by AIDS, or if the expense and hassles of every day medical treatment from a slight case of the flu to a hospital visit have you saying you’re “mad as hell and not going to take it any more”, then please do yourself a favor aand read a new book, Positive, by  Dr. Michael Saag. The subtitle of his book is One Doctor’s Personal Encounters with Death, Life and the U.S. Healthcare System, which should give you an insight into some of the areas Dr. Saag exposes. Signed copies are available at Alabama Booksmith.
Interest Groups
Daytime book group:  Will meet Monday April 12, 9:45, at the home of  Elaine Noe, 1665 Warren Lane, 35243, 822-5044, Pam Thompson will review The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe. 
On May 12, 9:45,  at the home of Gerda Carmichael, 302 Crest Drive, 35209, 871-9861, Judy Cullinan will review Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
Evening Book Group:  Meets the fourth Wednesday of the month.  Contact Naomi Buklad for books and locations. 

Travel Group - will not be organizing a trip until May.
Birmingham Museum of Art: 
Be sure to see the newest exhibit at the Birmingham Museum of Art - Delacroix:  A Matter of Finish.  The exhibit is free to members, or $15 for non-members, and runs until May 19.  You will enjoy these fabulous painting by the French Romantic Painter.  Judith Hand will do a tour at 1:30 pm on April 10 for another organization, but you may join in, if you wish.  Let her know at jhand@bsc.edu
UAB Women's Sports:  Mark your calendars for 
Belles & Whistles, a celebration and fundraiser for UAB Women’s Athletics
with keynote address by Olympic Gold Medalist Jennifer Chandler
Thursday, April 17th at 5:30pm, UAB National Alumni Society House
Alys Stephens Center:  Check out upcoming events

In This Issue
  • Slate of Officers
  • President's Message
  • Upcoming Events

































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Officers 2013-2014

President
Valerie Thomas  
Vice President
Kim Brunsting
Recording Secretary
Melissa Yen
Treasurer Claudine Ali
Corresponding
Secretary
Lynne Faulstich
Parliamentarian
Fran Nagy



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Pam  Thompson, Editor
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