AAUW-HARRISONBURG BRANCH PROGRAMS — 2017-2018
(Most programs meet from 10am to 12 noon on Saturdays)
Most programs are open to the public
August 25, Friday, 4pm to 6pm – “New Season/New Member Open House” Social for members and prospective members. Hosted by Sylvia Rogers at her home (see your Yearbook for her address). Our Branch’s traditional opening event of the new season, this warm and welcoming Reception is a wonderful way to introduce potential new members, catch up with old friends, learn about our plans for the year, and learn more about our mission and goals as an organization that has been empowering women and girls since 1881. All members, newcomers, and interested persons are invited! Members, please bring your friends who might be potential members. Each one, bring one! To be eligible for membership requires a minimum of a two-year associate degree, or equivalent (RN). RSVP to Sylvia at firstname.lastname@example.org by August 22
September 23, Saturday, 10am to 1pm. NW District Annual Meeting at Harrisonburg City Hall, 409 S. Main St. Program: “New Creations”, a way to combat sex trafficking, by Sabrina Dorman-Andrew. State Co-President Sandy Lawrence and Caroline Pickens will provide updates on legislation & Lobby Corps. Catered lunch by Bowl of Good ($10/person). RSVP to Susan Wheaton by September 20.
October 14, Saturday, 10am to 12noon, at Simms Continuing Education Center, Room 101. Program: Dr. Louise Loe, JMU History Professor Emerita, “Russia Today”. Bring a friend.
October 25, Wednesday, 1:30pm to 3:30pm, at the home of Pem Liskey. GREAT DECISIONS Book Discussion Group. Topic: United Nations
GREAT DECISIONS Book Group will not meet in November or December. Call Laura Zarrugh for the next book, as well as the next meeting time and place.
November 9, Thursday, 11:30 to 1:30. Speaker/Lunch at Taste of Thai (private room). Dutch Treat. Program: Dr. Jayne Docherty, Program Director of the Center for Justice & Peacebuilding at EMU, “Leading a Pracademic Justice & Peacebuilding Program During an Era of Political Crisis”. Bring a friend. RSVP to Susan Wheaton.
November 16 at 2pm. Book Club will meet at the home of Marilyn Brook. Book to be discussed: BEHOLD THE DREAMERS by Imbolo Mbue. RSVP to Marilyn. Book Club will not meet in December.
November 25 through December 9. Shop at Ten Thousand Villages and mention our Branch. We will get a percentage of their sales during this period.
December 2, Saturday 10am to 12noon. “Holiday Tea” & LAF Fund-raiser at the home of Susan Wheaton. Bring a finger food, bid on gift baskets, or make a donation to LAF. Program: Linda Dinsmore, “My Grandmother, a Pioneer Woman in Montana”. Invite a prospective member guest or two.
January 13, Saturday, 10am to 12noon (snow date January 21), at Simms Continuing Education Center, Room 101. Program: Dr. Emily Westkaemper, JMU History Professor, will discuss her new book, Selling Womens History: Packaging Feminism in 20th Century Popular Culture. Bring a friend.
February 14, Wednesday, 11:30 to 1:30 (snow date February 21).
Casual Lunch at Golden China, 1005 E. Market St. (entrance beside KFC on MLK Blvd). Dutch Treat. Bring a friend. RSVP to Rosemarie Palmer
March 13, Tuesday, 11:30 to 1:30
Casual Lunch at Rocktown Kitchen (in the private dining room), 217 S. Liberty St. (parking in the Municipal Lot across the street) Dutch treat. Bring a friend. RSVP to Susan Wheaton.
March 17, Saturday AM – Volunteer for “Expanding Your Horizons STEM Conference” at JMU Memorial Hall.
Note: Our Branch is a co-sponsor of this event.
April 7, Saturday 10am to 1pm, “Annual Brunch & Business Meeting” at Maple Terrace, Bridgewater Retirement Community. Program: “Local Women in Politics, A Panel” with Mayor Deanna Reed, Deb Fitzgerald, Carolyn Frank, & Agnes Weaver (Mail your check for $15 to Rosemarie Palmer by April 1.) Guests are welcome!
April 11, Wednesday, 11:30 to 1:30
Casual Lunch at O’Charley’s (in glass house area), in the Burgess Road Shopping Center, near Home Depot (free pie on Wednesday’s!)
Dutch treat. Bring a friend. RSVP to Susan Wheaton.
April 20-22, Thursday-Saturday
State AAUW Conference in Portsmouth, VA
May 8, Tuesday, 5pm to 6:30pm, “Social Wine & Cheese”, at Eagle Carpet (upstairs) on Neff Avenue & Port Republic Road
Program: Tara Vetting, “I Was an Army Nurse in Viet Nam”
RSVP to Rosemarie Palmer
NOTE: This is our last meeting of the academic year.