Programs

AAUW-HARRISONBURG BRANCH PROGRAMS — 2018-2019
(Most programs meet from 10am to 12 noon on Saturdays)

                                          Most programs are open to the public

August 24, Friday, 4pm to 6pm – “New Season/New Member Open House” Social for members and prospective members.  Hosted by Sylvia Rogers at her home.  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 srogers1nm@aol.com by August 22

September 29, Saturday, 10am to 3pm.   NW District Annual Meeting hosted by the Winchester Branch.  At the Bowman Library, 871 Tasker Road, Stephens City.
Program TBA.  Lunch $10  (order form is forthcoming). 
 Plan to carpool.
Optional visit to nearby Belle Grove afterwards – $10 entrance fee.

October 13, Saturday, 11:30am to 1pm.  Lunch at “Taste of Thai” (Dutch Treat).
Program:   I was a Mennonite Girl in Harlem, by Melody Pannell, EMU Professor & Founder of Destiny’s Daughters.  Bring items for December’s LAF gift baskets.  Bring a friend.
RSVP to Beth Bodnar.

November 10, Saturday, 10am at Simms, Room 101.  Topic:  “Local Immigration Issues”.  Speakers:   Lana Heath de Martinez & Alina Fitzpatrick, Immigration Lawyer

December 1, 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.
Speaker:  Teresa Townsend.  Topic:  “Your Story, Your Legacy”.
Invite a prospective member guest or two.  RSVP to Susan.

January 12, Saturday, 10am, at Simms  Room 101.  Program:  Dr. Hope Rias, Professor at Bridgewater College.  Topic:  “Racial Diversity in Education”Bring a friend.

February 14, Thursday, 11:30am to 1:30pm
“Casual Lunch” at Union Station Restaurant on Liberty St. (in semi-private dining room).  Dutch Treat.  Bring a friend.  RSVP to Beth Bodnar

March 9, Saturday, in Downtown Harrisonburg
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY PARADE
Contact Sue Gier to participate

March 16, Saturday 9am to 3pm – “Expanding Your Horizons”  — STEM Workshops for Girls (grades 6-10).  JMU Memorial Hall on South High Street.  Free admission.  For details, see www.jmu.edu/mathstat/eyh.  To volunteer, contact Laura Zarrugh.
Note:  Our Branch is a co-sponsor of this event.

March 23, Saturday 10am at Simms, Room 101.  Topic:  “Gerrymandering”.
Presentation by a representative from One Virginia 2021.

April 6, Saturday – State Conference in Roanoke, at Vinton War Memorial

April 13, Saturday 10am to 1pm, “Annual Brunch & Business Meeting” at Maple Terrace, Bridgewater Retirement Community.  Program:  “Nuns in the Renaissance Had All the Fun” by Dr. Kay Arthur, JMU Professor Emeritus.($15 payable in advance.  Make your check out to “AAUW Harrisonburg” and mail to Rosemarie Palmer by April 1.)
Guests are welcome!

May 7, Tuesday, 4:30pm to 6:30pm, “Wine & Cheese Social”, at Grill Room, Spotswood Country Club.
Program:   “On the Road Collaborative Project” with Harrisonburg Mayor Deanna Reed.  RSVP to Beth Bodnar.

NOTE:  This is our last meeting of the academic year.