Schedule of Programs for 2022-23

August 24, 2022, Wednesday, 4pm to 5:30pm
Wine & Cheese Kickoff Social.  Organized and hosted by members.
A perfect time to introduce a friend to AAUW!
Meadow Pointe Clubhouse, 491 Pointe Drive, Harrisonburg, VA

September 24, 2022, Saturday, 10am to noon
“Indigenous Populations”
Speaker:  Carole Nash, JMU Professor
Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society
Rocktown History Museum, 382 High Street, Dayton, VA 22821

October 15, 2022, Saturday, 10 am to noon
“Issues Facing School Boards”
Speaker:  Beau Dickenson, Social Studies Supervisor, Rockingham County Public Schools
Eagle Carpet Community Room, 1188 Port Republic Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22801

November 16, 2022, Saturday, 11:30 to 1:30
Casual Lunch – Dutch Treat.  Bring a friend.
Lorie Merrow will speak informally about “Valley Village”
Braithwaite Studio & Cafe, 415 Mason St., Dayton, VA 22821
RSVP to Mary Perramond

December 3, 2022, Saturday, 10am to noon
Holiday Tea at the home of Susan & Randall Wheaton
“Living Wage Campaign”
Speaker:  Ramona Sanders
Invite a friend.  Bring a finger food and some cheer!
RSVP to Mary Perramond

January 14, 2023, Saturday, 10am to noon
“The American Militia Movement:  Guerrillas in our Midst”
Speaker:  Benjamin Albers, Bridgewater College Professor
JMU College of Business – Hartman Hall
421 Bluestone Drive, Harrisonburg, VA
Parking is available across the street in P lot.  Park in any UNMARKED space.

February 18, 2023, Saturday, 10am to noon
“Remembering the African American Community of Newtown”
Speaker:  Karen Thomas, Director, Northeast Neighborhood Association
Bridgewater Retirement Community, Maple Terrace, Shenandoah Room
210 Virginia Avenue, Bridgewater, VA 22812

March 2023 – AAUW State Conference
Date & Place TBA

March 8, 2023, Wednesday
International Women’s Day
Parade & Program on Court Square in downtown Harrisonburg, VA (TBA)

March 14, 2023, Tuesday, 11:30 to 1:30
Casual Lunch – Dutch Treat.  Bring a Friend.
Mashita Korean Inspired Restaurant
105 N. Liberty St., Harrisonburg, VA 22802
RSVP to Mary Perramond

March 25, 2023, Saturday, 9am to 3:30pm
“MadiSTEM Girls Career Fair
JMU East Campus
Our Branch is a supporter and former co-sponsor.  Volunteers may be needed.

April 15, 2023, Saturday, 10am to noon
Annual Brunch & Business Meeting
Reservation required!  Mail check to Rosemarie Palmer (cost & menu TBA).
“Women’s Health:  An International Perspective”
Speaker:  Andrea Knopp, JMU Professor
Maple Terrace, Mack Room, at Bridgewater Retirement Community
210 Virginia Avenue, Bridgewater, VA 22812

May 8, 2023, Monday, 4pm to 5:30pm
“Affordable Housing Issues in the Valley”
Speakers:  Kim Haines, Harrisonburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority,
and Chris Hoover Seidel, Bridge of Hope
Eagle Carpet Community Room
1188 Port Republic Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22801

End of Programs for this academic year.  Programs & activities will resume in August 2023.