Sedona AZ (October 17, 2018) – The University Women of Sedona will hold their November 5th meeting at Christ Lutheran Church, 25 Chapel Road, Sedona.
Almost 30% of area children live in poverty. 63% of third graders do not pass the Arizona Department of Education’s AzMerit Literacy Exam. Verde Valley First Books believes that by promoting an enthusiasm for books in young children, we can also encourage literacy and a love of reading later in their lives.
Peg Schlichtemeier, founder of Verde Valley First Books, will join us to share information about her organization’s mission to ensure that 4 year-olds living in poverty in Sedona and the Verde Valley have age appropriate books in their homes.
The University Women of Sedona meet the first Monday of each month October through May. Members and visitors are invited to come at 9:30 to socialize and share books. A special presentation and a brief business meeting follow.
All women holding an associate’s, RN, bachelor’s or higher degree from an accredited institution of higher education are invited to join University Women of Sedona.
Founded over 40 years ago, the primary purpose of the University Women of Sedona is to develop a fund to provide financial scholarships and support to women in furthering their educational opportunities to an accredited local college or university. They also provide educational, inspirational and/or entertaining programs at monthly meetings and social events that build relationships with other members and the community.
For more information about University Women of Sedona, or to apply for a scholarship, go to: