Activity and Interest Groups

Social Activities

Arts and Entertainment, etc.
Community events, music, live theatre, plays, sport, social & family functions are occasionally recommended in the branch’s monthly newsletter.

Bridge
The Bridge group meets in members homes one afternoon a month.

History Club
An informal group meets when the mood strikes or we have interesting topic to discuss.

Movie-Goers
Members meet on the 4th Monday of the month to watch and discuss movies.

Book Sorters
Members sort books donated to AAUW for our annual Used Book Sale in June. Sorting is done throughout the year.


Reading Groups

Evening Book Browsers
Members read and review fiction and nonfiction selected by the group. A great opportunity to meet new members, exchange opinions, share ideas, stimulate your brain, and socialize. Group meets in members’ homes the 2nd Tuesday at 7:30PM.

Lunch and Literature I & II
Fiction and nonfiction books are read and reviewed according to each group’s interest. Members take turns preparing lunch in their own homes. Lunch and Literature I meets the 2nd Thursday and Lunch and Literature II meets the 4th Monday of the month.

Lunch and Literature III
Members read and discuss fiction and nonfiction chosen by the group — a great way to share ideas, get acquainted with members and read those books you’ve been meaning to pull from the shelf. The group meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at members’ homes. Each member brings a brown-bag lunch.


Education and Activism

Great Decisions
World Cultures interest group utilizes the Great Decisions format. If you are interested in world affairs and discussion, please join us. Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of most months at 7:00PM in members’ homes.

Public Policy Committee
Members contact their legislators on policy issues endorsed by AAUW.


Open to AAUW Members

Helping Girls Navigate Adolescence
HGNA plans a variety of events for parents and teenage girls.

Dare to Dream : Get Educated!
Dare to Dream is an all day conference for Latina middle school girls. The speakers are Latina women who have been successful in their careers and will inspire the girls to stay in school to reach their dreams. This will be the eighth conference supported by four local AAUW branches.

Voter Registars
Interested members can be certified to be voter registrars through AAUW membership. Certification is for 2 years after your name is sent to the DuPage Board of Elections and you have completed training. Many of our efforts are coordinated through the League of Women Voters.

Pri-Merry Players
Participants perform a readers theater style play from an original script written by Joyce Tumea. Audiences include our branch, other AAUW branches, and libraries. Members decide which engagement they can schedule.