Welcome to the Wheaton-Glen Ellyn Branch of AAUW!

Celebrating 65 Years of Empowering Women and Girls!

Upcoming Events:  

BOOK SALE- JUNE 23, 24, and 25:  We’re BACK and Better Than Ever!

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Please continue to solicit book donations from family, friends and neighbors! 

Book Collection Locations:
• May 1 to 31: Wheaton Sports Center, Health Track in Glen Ellyn and Wheaton Park District Community Center on Blanchard St.– any time during open hours.

All of the following activities will take place at Briar Glen Elementary School:
• June 1 to 17: Book Collection and Sorting
• June 20 to 22: Final Sale Set Up
(Take Down afternoon of June 25)

We want the following types of books:
• Fiction – including Popular Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Westerns and Classics
• Non-Fiction – including Biographies, Autobiographies, History, Politics and Current Events
• Mystery
• Children and Young Adult

BOOK SALE PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE WHEATON-GLEN ELLYN AAUW BRANCH SCHOLARSHIP FUND!

Click here for the Book Sale flyer.

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Summer Calendar

 

June 1-22 Book Sale Collection, Sort, & Set-Up, times will vary; Briar Glen Elementary School, 1800 Briarcliffe Blvd., Wheaton
June 3 –  AM Lit, Book Selection & Potluck, 9:30 a.m.  Phyllis Fogel’s home
June 8–  Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m.  Carolyn Oesterle’s home
June 10–  Film Group, 7:00 p.m.  Anne Hanley’s home
June 20–  PM Lit, Book Selection & Potluck,  6:00 p.m.  Bonnie Wheaton’s home
June 23 & 24Used Book Sale, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Briar Glen Elementary School, 1800 Briarcliffe Blvd., Wheaton
June 25–  Used Book Sale, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Briar Glen Elementary School, 1800 Briarcliffe Blvd., Wheaton
June 25–  Book Sale Clean-Up, 12:00 p.m.  Briar Glen Elementary School, 1800 Briarcliffe Blvd., Wheaton
June 29AM Non-Fiction, Book Selection, 10:00 a.m. Peggy Connolly’s home
July 4Glen Ellyn Fourth of July Parade, 12:00 p.m.  Arrive at Carolyn Oesterle’s home at 10:00 a.m.;  leave for parade at 11:00 a.m.
July 8AM Lit, 9:30 a.m.  Wheaton Public Library, Basement Room 2C, 225 N. Cross St., Wheaton
July 9Film Group, 6:00 p.m.  Patio between Wheaton Public Library and Adams Park
July 13Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m.  TBD
July 18PM Lit, 7:00 p.m.  Carole Yesensky’s home
July 27PM Non-Fiction, 7:00 p.m.  Jean Lindsey’s home
Aug. 5AM Lit, 9:30 p.m.  Wheaton Public Library, Basement Room 2C, 225 N. Cross St., Wheaton
Aug. 10Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m.  TBD
Aug. 12Film Group, 6:00 p.m.  Patio between Wheaton Public Library and Adams Park
Aug. 15PM Lit, 7:00 p.m.  TBD
Aug. 24 AM Non-Fiction, 10:00 a.m.  Sue Herrmann’s home

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Other Branch Activity Updates:

  • Our new Branch initiative, Science Girls on the Go©, is reaching parents looking for at home STEM activities during the pandemic. Click here for more information.

  • Plans are underway for a June 2022 Book Sale. Please save your used books for us. We are looking for recent Fiction, Biography, History, and popular Non-fiction. Members: If you can help, click here.

  • Click here if you would like to donate to the Branch’s Educational Opportunities Fund. This fund annually provides Higher Education Incentive Awards to girls from local high schools who are continuing their education at the College of DuPage. 

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What is AAUW?

AAUW’s Mission:
To advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since our founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. Click here for more information on AAUW’s Mission, Vision and Values.  Join us!

As AAUW continues to move forward in a changing world, so have our Strategic Plan and our Vision Statement. Click here to read the complete plan.

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