Welcome to the Wheaton-Glen Ellyn Branch of AAUW!

Next Branch Meeting:

Our next Branch Meeting will be in September and will be announced in mid-August. Planning for Branch programs is now underway. Click here if you have ideas for future programs or speakers.

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Summer Calendar

June 4 – AM Lit, Book Selection, 9:30 am. See Twigs for meeting location.
June 9 – Board Meeting, 7:00 pm. Location TBD.
June 11 – Film Group, 6 :00 pm. See Twigs for meeting location.
June 21 – PM Lit,  Book Selection and Pot Luck Dinner, 6 :00 pm. See Twigs for meeting location.
June 23 – AM Non-Fiction, Book Selection, 10:00 am. See Twigs for meeting location.
July 2 – AM Lit, 9:30 am. The Nix by Nathan Hill. Location TBD.
July 4 – All-Branch event: Glen Ellyn 4th of July Parade, 10:30 am to Noon. Sign up by June 21. See Twigs for further details.
July 17 – Film Group, 6:00 pm. See Twigs for meeting location.
July 19 – PM Lit, 7:00 pm. Book will be determined at June 21 meeting. Location TBD.
July 28 – PM Non-Fiction, 7:00 pm. The King of Confidence by Miles Harvey. Location TBD.
August 6 – AM Lit, 9:30 am. Book will be determined at June 4 meeting. Location TBD.
August 13 – Film Group, 6:00 pm. See Twigs for meeting location.
August 16 – PM Lit, 7:00 pm. Book will be determined at June 21 meeting. Location TBD
August 25 – AM Non-Fiction, Book will be determined at June 23 meeting, 10:00 am.  Location TBD.

* Members: Click here to access Twigs. Password required. Click here for assistance.

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.

  • The Lunafest Film Festival has been rescheduled for September, 2021.

  • The Used Book Sale previously planned for May 2021 has been cancelled due to COVID concerns. The Branch is no longer collecting books. 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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Members: Sign Up for 2020-21 Interest Groups

This year, many Branch Interest Groups are meeting by Zoom or in small groups until pandemic restrictions are lifted. Keep up to date on Branch events and meetings by receiving email updates from group leaders and committee chairs:

The Branch’s Public Policy Committee has been very active this year. Click here for more information or to join the email list. No meetings are involved but being on the email list will keep you informed of action items in state legislature or Congress related to AAUW’s public policy positions.

Book Groups:

  • AM Lit meets the first Friday of each month by Zoom at 9:30 AM. Click here to add your name to the email updates. Click here for this year’s reading list.
  • AM Non-fiction meets October, December, February, April and June by Zoom at 10:00 AM. Click here to add your name to the email updates. Click here for this year’s reading list.
  • PM Lit meets the third Monday of each month in a small group outdoors (weather permitting) or by Zoom at 7:00 PM. Click here to add your name to the email updates. Click here for this year’s reading list.
  • PM Non-fiction meets September, November, January, March, May and July by Zoom at 7:00 PM. Click here to add your name to the email updates. Click here for this year’s reading list.

Film Group — We will meet in an open air setting on October 11. (Sunday instead of Saturday due the Saturday Branch meeting.) In November and thereafter (until further notice), we will meet on Zoom on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Click here to add your name to email updates, receive notice of the film to be discussed and other details.

The Spice Routes Dinners are currently on hiatus due to the pandemic. Click here to add your name to the group email list so that you will be notified when dinners resume.

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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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