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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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”. Speaker: Lana Heath de Martinez
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.
December 29, Saturday 12:30 to 1:30pm. “Legalize Equality”, a 30 minute film documenting the history of the ERA, followed by a panel discussion. FREE
Court Square Theater in downtown Harrisonburg.
January 26, Saturday, 1:30pm at Simms Center, Room 101. Speaker: Claudia Hanna Veysel. Topic: “Live Like a Goddess — Mediterranean Lifestyle Tips”. 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 (our branch is a co-sponsor)
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 Brian Cannon, Executive Director of 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 the Heritage Museum, 382 High St., Dayton, VA 22821. Program: “Celebrating the History of Women Artists” by Dr. Kay Arthur, JMU Professor Emeritus. ($17 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.
This is also a “celebration of the 90th anniversary” of our Harrisonburg Branch — from 1929 to 2019!
NOTE: This is our last meeting of the academic year.