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Women’s History Month Fundraiser in OKC to Benefit SWOSU’s Tech Trek

Alumnae of Alpha Gamma Delta and Gamma Phi Beta are co-hosting a novel, growing fundraising event for National Women's History Month at the Samis Education Center, Children’s Hospital, on Thursday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m.

Following the national theme of "Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business," Jenny Love Meyer, vice president of communications for Love’s Travel Stops, will be the keynote speaker.

Alumnae provide food and drink without charge to pre-registered attendees. This year a cash wine bar will be available. Hostesses, however, request donations for one or both targeted charities—the AAUW Tech Trek Summer STEM Camp for girls at Southwestern Oklahoma State University and Children’s Hospital Foundation. All donations are made directly to the charities.

Prior to the event, Kathy McCracken, executive director of Children's Hospital Foundation, will give an optional 30-minute tour of Children’s Hospital.

Tech Trek at SWOSU is a week-long, STEM camp planned July 16-22 on the Weatherford campus. Campers select study tracks in science (biology, chemistry, geology), technology (app inventor course), engineering (hydraulics and pneumatics), and math. Campers also have field trips.

To pre-register for the tour and/or the event, contact Mary Pearson at 405-721-8086 or mcpearson@cox.net. For those not able to attend the fundraiser, donations can also be made directly to Tech Trek via the SWOSU Foundation, located in the Burton House on the Weatherford campus.