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Why bother with education?! Education is a powerful passport to your future.

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.     Malcolm X

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.     Nelson Mandela

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.   Victor Hugo

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.     Benjamin Franklin

Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.     George Washington Carver

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.     William Butler Yeats

Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you … grow.     Anthony J D’Angelo

 

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.     Maimonides

Education is not preparation for life; it is life itself.     John Dewey

The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values.    William S. Burroughs

A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read.     Mark Twain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lubbock & Hill Country AAUW Members, 9-’17

Lubbock

JoyPenVann@SuddenLink.Net; TheRealMrG1029@GMail.com; AMontemayor4@SBCGlobal.Net; Alice.Young@TTU.edu; Alice.White @GMail.com; Anna ANadineWinkewink@Yahoo.com; PolySFState@SBCGlobalNnet; Eichler.Carla@GMail.com; Carol.Korzeniewski@TTU.edu; CarmelChai@Aol.com; CYsasaga@HotMail.com; CFMoore01@GMail.com; Cathy.George@ATT.Net; t.net>; Charlotte.Dunham@TTU.edu; Dee.Thomas@TTU.edu; TDKTBear@Yahoo.com>; Denyce45@ATT.Net; DiaCole1@Aol.com; DGwenYoungRogers@GMail.com; ElcidMancini123@Yahoo.com; HFA_MEA@MSN.com; Ellene3075@SPTC.Net; EABDavis@SBCGlobal.Net; Frances.Lowe@TTU.edu; GBoverie@SuddenLink.Net; GerreSears@GMail.com; Hillary.Sanchez@TTU.edu; BellaPetite33@GMail.com; JennyLehman96@GMail.com; JessIMCute@Aol.com; Kathleen.Darcy@TTU.edu; LKBarrington@ARN.Net; MSeymour9@SuddenLink.Net; BuhnMarg@WorldNet.ATT.Net; Marsha.Sharp@TTU.edu; MMRamsey2000@Yahoo.com; Melanie.Barnes@TTU.edu; MMcDonald@EpiqTruestee.com; Robert.Bethea@TTU.edu; NehemiahG23@GMail.com; Hollabaugh@SBCGlobal.Net; RNSCarroll@SBCGlobal.Net; SellieS@SBCGlobal.Net; Russell.Shelby@Yahoo.com; Stephanie@SecondB.org; Sue/Couch@YYI.edu;

Hill Country AAUW members

CraneA@KTC.com; NaWB@ATT.Net; BradleyChris74@GMail.com; GraceBreeze34@GMail.com; PChastain@STX.RR.com; LGCDoover@HotMail.com; M99Collins@Aol.com; Comuzzie@Schreiner.edu; CookPegM2@Aol.com; deWolf@KTC.com; Dunnahoo@KTC.com; JBFerg61@GMail.com; Jill123Furse@GMail.com; InkDot@Cebridge.Net; FreemnWC@KTC.com; LynRon@GMail.com; TracyHuntt@HCTC.Net; BJHaden@GMail.com; PHainey@HOT.RR..com; DebbHarr@Yahoo.com; PHartee@STx.RR.com; CHarwell@WindStream.Net; FloFan1975@Indian-Creek.Net; JoyHumbird@Aol.com; Huzz@WindStream.Net; MegDScott@EarthLink.Net; SKutach63@WindStream.Net; VBLuther@STx.RR.com; D3Martin@MSN.com; McCoyMs@Yahoo.com; AnneSew@GMail.com; FMurley@STx.RR.com; LPesez@STx.RR.com; Platte@KTC.com; Toots10@KTC.com; PaulineRoll@GMail.com; CSandusky@STx.RR.com; OSatterwhite@GMail.com; VSawin@CTESC.Net; Roxann78028@Yahoo.com; JSentell@HotMail.com; BlueBonnet.1@Live.com; RRSCES@KTC.com; Charlee@KTC.com; Spurlock@KTC.com; LindaStegall@HotMail.com; KVilleRuth@WindStream.Net; MCcts@KTC.com; SwansonCarole@GMail.com; EWTackaberry@Yahoo.com; HyJean@KTC.com; BWarnock@STx.RR.com; CWever@KTC.com; CWichman95@GMail.com; JBWinzinger@FastMail.FM; WNina106@GMail.com; Theresa.Crawford@TPWD.Texas.Gov; LFrancisco@STx.RR.com; MMiller24@STx.RR.com; BeckBob@Yahoo.com; DoctorCarol.Llark6@GMail.com; MarieUU34@GMail.com; JaUhle@HotMail.com; MarinaRivers@GMail.com; TLJimenez@Schreiner.edu; AlaskaMD@Yahoo.com; Leuchtag@KTC.com; MLGren@OmniGlobal.Net; DJohn1RN@STx.RR.com; BlueBonnet05@GMail.com; VMOstarch@Aol.com; CindyDix@KTC.com; CDFox@Schreiner.edu; Sherry.Rhoten@GMail.com; LDeaderick@HOT.RR.com; CJMLJM1992@GMail.com; SBurdett@ATT.Net; Gims12@iCloud.com; CBarlow@Schreiner.edu; KarenSides@GMail.com; KEMuskievicz@Schreiner.edu;

Viticulture program at TX Tech Univ./ Fredericksburg, TX: http://GrapesAndWine.TTU.edu

 

Ed Hellman, Professor of Viticulture, Department of Plant and Soil Science:  http://GrapesAndWine.TTU.edu    Ed.Hellman@TTU.edu   806-746-6101

Fredericksburg-area Alpaca Farm! — near Wolf Creek Camp

To visit Beth & Don Weeks’ Fredericksburg, TX-area alpaca farm, call 830-990-9125 & ask about feeding times.  They provide no-charge tours as a gift to kids & adults.

The Weeks’ sell beautiful & soft alpaca wool products in a small, gift shop:  elegant gloves, muffs, scarves & more.

The farm is a commercial operation.  They sell to buyers worldwide.

600M stray dogs need you: www.600Million.org & 954-933-6066 & Alex@600MillionDogs.org

600 MILLION Stray Dogs Need You:  www.600Million.org; 954-933-6066 & Alex@600MillionDogs.org

Global project to end animal suffering & death.

The animal over-population challenge & solutions … by the numbers:

3 billion = estimated number of street puppies born each year.

600 million = estimated number of adult street dogs who struggle to survive every day

55,000 = number of people who die each year form rabies, mostly from stray dogs

100 = number of birth-control pills, drugs & formulas that already exist

50 = number of years that killing & surgery have been the main methods used to control global dog populations.

30 = number of years that birth-control pills for dogs have existed but not been made available.

20 = number of years that commercially produced birth-control dog food has existed but not been made available.

10 = Number of years a single birth-control injection can work in an animal.

8 = Number of animal species the contraceptive GonaCon is already known to work on.

2 = Number of methods used to control street dog populations:  killing & surgery.

ONE! = The number that really counts … the number of people it takes to change the world:  YOU!

What are you waiting for?  It’s time to get the job done!

Alex@600MillionDogs.org & 954-933-6066

OUR MISSION    Our mission is to use science to end the killing of homeless dogs and cats by ending the overpopulation problem, by developing Spay and Neuter Cookies … food that will only need to be eaten one time to spay a stray.  Our approach … Read more

 

 

 

 

Inspiring Websites from “The Passion Test” by Attwood & Attwood

Take what you like & leave the rest (copy & paste into your browser, if any links, below, don’t instantly connect to the your chosen Website; or use “Google” to find most up-to-date links):

http://www.ThePassionTest.com & to take the Passion Test:  www.PassionTestOnLine.com & to access the e-book:  www.ThePassionTest.com/fromsadtoglad or become a certified Passion Test facilitator:  www.ThePassionTest.com/cert

I participated in two “Money & You” 3-day, intensive experiences & highly recommend the wisdom, focus & power of the dynamic learning:  www.ThePassionTest.com/moneyandyou;

Additional resources for your consideration:  www.ThePassionTest.com/perfectcustomers; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/detinytraining; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/jamesray; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/jimbunch; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/creatingpower; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/eker; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/alexm; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/emi; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/aaron; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/onecoach;  www.ThePassionTest.com/bni; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/pierce; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/successu; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/wildlywealthy; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/healingcode; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/stephenco; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/sunildas;  www.ThePassionTest.com/amazon; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/marsvenus; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/hendricks; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/teens; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/supercamp; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/selfgrowth; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/scc; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/lefkoe; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/coachville; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/doinglife

from “Passion Test” contributor-authors:  www.JanetAttwood.com; http://www.StayinInLove.com; http://www.EnlightenedAlliances.com

Read interviews of folks, whose remarks are included in “The Passion Test” book:

http://www.DebbieFord.com; http://www.BestYearOfYourLife.com; http://www.RichardPaulEvans.com; http://www.TheChristmasBoxHouse.org; http://www.CoveyLink.com; http://www.Abraham.com; http://www.MarciShimoff.com; http://www.HappyForNoReason.com; http://www.ISTPP.org; http://www.TM.org; http://www.PermanentPeace.org; http://www.Hagelin.org

More resources:  www.ThePassionTest.com/thework; http://www.PassionTest.com/sedona; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/centerpointe; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/canfield; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/bustingloose;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

at-large Rotary Peace Fellow: annually at no cost to Rotary District(s)

“at-large” Peace scholar @ no cost to your Rotary District:  LynKenney4@GMail.com

If you are interested in your Rotary district’s sponsoring a Peace Fellow scholar or if you are interested in applying to become a Rotary Peace Scholar yourself:  contact The Peace Center at Rotary International:  Laureen Pugliese   #847 424-5364 or Laureen.Pugliese@Rotary.org

If your Rotary District is willing to sponsor Peace Fellow(s) at no cost to your district, tell Laureen that your Rotary district is interested in accepting “At large” Rotary Peace Fellow candidate(s).  All-applicants’ deadline is July 1.  They then will send you e-mails (usually late May & June) asking if you will take a particular candidate as each Peace Fellow applicant needs a Rotary District endorsement.  At that time, you start “mentoring” the candidate in preparation for an interview (usually done by Skype) & endorsement by your Rotary District.   All the information you need is online & there are a number of Rotary Webinars (I will send you the links) about how to handle this.  Google:  Rotary Peace Fellow applicant information, & it will call up all sorts of things.  The supplement is full of information.

I need to warn you that this is a LOT of work.  It took me all of May & June working many hours (even with a committee to help) to get through 5 applicants.  They come from all over the world.  Some have never received any help in doing their resume or writing essays.  Some have limited English which is why they have to take the TOEFL or IELTS exam to test their English:  they must have a certain score to be accepted at the Rotary Peace Centers.

Rotary International does an initial screening to see if they have 5 years of work or volunteer work in Peace & Conflict before sending them on.  We in the district really have most of the work to make sure they have all application materials in order & all the district endorsements (for or against) are in by July 1. After you read everything & take the Webinars, contact LynKenney4@GMail.com & she will be glad to discuss & respond to questions you may have.

TX Tech “Forging Futures” advocates

Karl Ransleben:  KAlbertRan@GMail.com; PO Box 910; FBG 78624; 830-997-9267

Case.Fischer@Jelly.com;

Leadership Kerr & Leadership Gillespie County

Ask Blake.Laird@BankOnCB.com about applying for Leadership Kerr &/or for being a Leadership Kerr presenter (about the Community Foundation) for “Community Infrastructure Day” or some other related topics.

And here’s the Website for Leadership Gillespie with application deadline:  Leadership Gillespie County:  www.Fredericksburg-Texas.com/Gillespie/Gillespie_County_Leadership_Program.aspx    During my LGC year (ending May 2016), Paul & I co-presented via a taped interview – about the Community Foundation … during our all-day Community Infrastructure Day.

 As I understand it – because you / the Community Foundation have offices in Kerrville & in FBG:  you are eligible to apply for each of the year-long Leadership-training classes.  Even though one or both programs may say that successful applicants must have lived in the county for at least 12 mos., I’ve seen selection committees make exceptions … based on individual applicants’ pervasive community-wide job relevance.

 

Shipping Books for Africa to Atlanta, GA, USA: 404-603-8680. End book famine in Africa!

e-mail me w/ any questions about donating books. Let me know how many books, &  I can guide you in the right direction for moving them:  Sldr99MPLS@Yahoo.com or Brad Mattson, Director Of Atlanta Operations, Books For Africa 3655 Atlanta Ind. Dr., Atlanta, GA 30331  404-603-8680 ATL.    www.BooksForAfrica.org

Help End the Book Famine in Africa!   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPeYHHQWdK0&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygGqW1v2sTk&feature=youtu.be   

How to take on-line Rotary D5840 grant-management training: https://lc.itslearning.com/

How to take on-line Rotary D5840 grant-management training @$20 per year: https://lc.itslearning.com/ & use your e-address as Username

via Chad Bayard, Course Development & Client Support, EdTek Services, Inc.;  800-827-1593 x 5   https://files.itslearning.com/help/en-US/ApplicationHelp.htm 

Alice.White@TTU.edu     Alice.White.7616

Southwest Collections at TX Tech Univ. in Lubbock, TX

Southwest Collections / TX Tech Archives at TX Tech Univ. in Lubbock, TX:  SWC / SCL, TTU, 2805 15th St., Lubbock, TX  79409-1041

Lubbock Rotarians Dr. Monte Monroe & Dr. Jennifer Spurrier

Please call your TX Representative on Tues., April 25 about TX House bill #743: social-work services in public schools beginning 2017-2018 school year.

Please call your TX Representative on Tues., April 25 about TX House bill #743social-work services in public schools beginning 2017-2018 school year.  Costs nothing & supports children & schools.  For your TX representative’s phone number, please visit www.fyi.legis.state.tx.us/Home.aspx

Talking Points, below, for your conversation with your TX legislator.  For more information, contact SchoolSocialWork2017@GMail.com     HB 743 – We Need Your Help!     GREAT news!! HB 743 will be heard on the floor of the Texas House of Representatives on Wednesday, April 26th! Your help is needed now more than ever! Please help by calling your Texas State Representative.       You can find out who represents you here    http://www.fyi.legis.state.tx.us/Home.aspx         HB 743 – We Need Your Help!

Please let your Texas State House Representative know that you support HB 743 and would like for him/her to support HB 743. Let them know that it is a good bill, it costs nothing, and it supports children and schools. I have attached a copy of HB 743 and I have included below some information/talking points. If you need any additional information, please let me know.

Thank you for your advocacy. Please contact your Representative as soon as you can. You can also ask as many people as you know to do the same. We need people from all over Texas to call!  We can’t do this without you!     Thank you,     Lara

 

INFORMATION/TALKING POINTS

Purpose      The goal of HB 743 is to adequately recognize and address the psychosocial and basic needs of children in Texas schools so they are able to achieve academic success. Many Texas school children are faced with significant obstacles to learning, such as: as bullying, child abuse, substance abuse, gang violence, teen pregnancy, domestic violence, suicide, and other personal crises. Social work services are specialized to meet the needs of these students. A social worker is uniquely trained to provide social work services that identify and address these complex problems.  Adding social work services to schools and school districts allows teachers and administrators to focus on their work yet still provides valuable assistance and support to students thereby meeting the needs of the whole child.     Currently, there is not a definition in the Texas Education Code for social work services or school social workers.  HB 743 provides a definition of social work services.

Key Elements of a School Social Worker

  • Work to enhance a school district’s academic mission by addressing social, emotional or societal factors that impact a student’s success.
  • Part of the collaborative mental health care team that provide high-quality, evidence-based practice for a wide range of mental health services.
  • They match their skills to the requests and concerns of schools, which are as diverse as the people of the State of Texas.
  • Utilize a strengths-based approach which views students and communities as parts of systems. When relationships within these systems are cultivated, the opportunity for student achievement is maximized.
  • Activities include: crisis intervention, child abuse prevention and reporting, consultation with school personnel, counseling, linkage to resources, community collaboration, school improvement planning, and policy and program development in the areas of bullying, substance abuse, teen pregnancy, etc.
  • School social workers are licensed by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners and are bound by a professional Code of Ethics.

 

Commonly Asked Questions:

Will there be a cost if the bill is passed?    No. There is no cost attached to this bill.

Does this language mandate a school to hire a social worker?   No. School administrators will not be forced to have a social worker on their campuses.

How do students benefit from social work services?     Social workers pick up where teachers and other school staff leave off. They are equipped to address the social and psychological issues that can block academic progress. Through counseling, crisis intervention and prevention programs, and referral/resource provision and linkage, they help young people overcome the difficulties in their lives, and as a result, give them a better chance at succeeding in school.

Will adding this language take jobs away from existing school personnel or other licensed counselors?     No, the role of school social workers is unique because of their training and the nature of their function at the school. Every campus needs teachers, guidance counselors, grant coordinators and other existing staff. Adding this language is only intended to include social work services among the services available to schools and children.

 

 

Money — financial aid — for college

Individuals & organizations that may have scholarship &/or grant money &/or paid internships or jobs – to help with college expenses.   And if you’re thinking, “What do I do & say if someone contacts me?” then feel free to e-mail (Alice.White@TTU.edu) &/or call 830-990-8101 … to brainstorm-for-fun about additional tips that may effectively guide you in being an even more powerful advocate for yourself.

In the meantime, there are some proactive steps that you may want to consider doing right now:

  1.  EVERY YEAR, Oct. 1:  You’ll need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, to apply for federal and state grants, loans & work-study programs.  Yes,  every 1:  complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid):  https://studentaid.ed.gov/about/announcements/fafsa-changes & https://studentaid.ed.gov/about
  2. Contact community foundations in your geographical area (e.g., Austin Community Foundation & San Antonio Area Foundation) & local service organizations (Rotary, Lions, Kiwanis clubs) & find out their deadlines (& if there’s still time to apply for scholarships, then offer to e-send all of your academic information & scholarship application & inquire when & how to apply for scholarships & grants – to help you fund your college expenses … & when would be a convenient day, date & time for you to call her/ him/or the assistant in person);
  3. Contact the college / university where you have been accepted  to get the names, e-addresses, phone #s & Website addresses of folks who have the following kinds of job roles:
    1. Director of Financial Aid (& proactively e-send all of your academic information & scholarship application & inquire when & how to apply for scholarships, grants & work-study opportunities – to help you fund your college expenses … & when would be a convenient day, date & time for you to call her/him/or the assistant in person);
    2. Director of Work-Study Program: proactively e-send all of your academic information & scholarship application & inquire when & how to apply for on- or off-campus jobs during college …– to help you fund your college expenses … & when would be a convenient day, date & time for you to call her/him/or the assistant in person
    3. Assistant(s) in the College of _____ – or whatever your university calls its respective college that houses the academic courses for your chosen area of study (& proactively e-send all of your academic information & scholarship application & inquire when & how to apply for scholarships, grants & work-study opportunities – to help you fund your college expenses); – to help you fund your college expenses … & when would be a convenient day, date & time for you to call her/him/or the assistant in person
    4. Assistant(s) in the Department of _____ – or whatever your chosen college of university calls its respective college that houses the academic courses for your chosen area of study (& proactively e-send all of your academic information & scholarship application & inquire when & how to apply for scholarships, grants & work-study opportunities – to help you fund your college expenses); – to help you fund your college expenses … & when would be a convenient day, date & time for you to call her/him/or the assistant in person
    5. Director of the Career Center to inquire about job &/or paid internship opportunities for current students – especially opportunities with local professionals in your chosen area of study  (& proactively e-send all of your academic information & scholarship application & inquire when & how to apply for scholarships, grants & work-study opportunities – to help you fund your college expenses); – to help you fund your college expenses … & when would be a convenient day, date & time for you to call her/him/or the assistant in person
    6. Sponsor &/or Pres. of the Student Government / Student Council organization – that oversees all student organizations & on- & off-campus activities (& proactively e-send all of your academic information & scholarship application & inquire when & how to apply for scholarships, grants & work-study opportunities – to help you fund your college expenses); – to help you fund your college expenses … & when would be a convenient day, date & time for you to call her/him/or the assistant in person

Bottom line:  there are probably money & jobs “out there … somewhere for YOU”  — to help with your college expenses … if you’re willing to politely & steadfastly pester others to help you find the money you need.  And as you can probably infer from the system (above), after you get your own basic steps done the first time … it’s simply a matter of replicating your steps & personalizing your message a bit … for the next resource-person on the list.

35 fascinating, trivia facts

Did you know?

1. A strawberry isn’t a berry but a banana is.
2. Avocados and watermelon are berries, too.
3. Cashews grow on trees like this:  Twitter: @emyswimy

4. And Brussels sprouts grow in long stalks like this:  Flickr / Creative Commons / Katy Stoddard / Via Flickr: 68067047@N00

5. Chocolate milk was invented in Ireland.
6. Ketchup used to be sold as medicine.
7. Carrots were originally purple.   Flickr: 61355725@N00  

8. McDonald’s sells 75 hamburgers every second of every day.
9. Yams and sweet potatoes are not the same thing.
10. Ripe cranberries will bounce like rubber balls.
11. An average ear of corn has an even number of rows, usually 16.

12. Betty White is actually older than sliced bread.   Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images for TV Land

13. Humans share 50% of their DNA with bananas.
14. Honey never spoils. You can eat 32,000-year-old honey.

15. Peanuts are not nuts. They grow in the ground like this, so they are legumes.  cropsinpots.blogspot.com

16. Vending machines are twice as likely to kill you than a shark is.
17. Coconuts kill more people than sharks every year. So do cows.

18. Pound cake got its name from its original recipe, which called for a pound each of butter, eggs, sugar, and flour.

19. The probability of you drinking a glass of water that contains a molecule of water that also passed through a dinosaur is almost 100%

20. Honey is made from nectar and bee vomit.     Flickr: sionakaren

21. Pineapples grow like this:  Flickr: hiyori13

22. Quinoa is the seeds of this plant:  en.wikipedia.org

23. Kiwis grow on vines:  Bignai / Getty Images

24. Ginger is the root of a plant:  youtube.com

25. And cinnamon is just the inner part of this tree:  Flickr / Creative Commons / Abby Flat-coat / / Via Flickr: 22912005@N06

26. And artichokes are flowers that are eaten as buds. This is what they look like when flowered:  Flickr / Creative Commons / Wayne Marshall

27. “Spam” is short for spiced ham
28. Popsicles were invented by an 11-year-old in 1905.
29. Apples, like pears and plums, belong to the rose family.
30. The official state VEGETABLE of Oklahoma is the watermelon.
31. Peas are one the most popular pizza toppings in Brazil:  Flickr: avlxyz

32. There are more than 7,500 varieties of apples throughout the world, and it would take you 20 years to try them all if you had one each day.

33. The twists in pretzels are made to look like arms crossed in prayer.

34. Canola oil was originally called rapeseed oil, but renamed by the Canadian oil industry in 1978 to avoid negative connotations. “Canola” is short for “Canadian oil.”

35. And no matter what color Froot Loop you eat, they all taste the same.