Branch Meetings

Monthly Branch Meetings are usually held on the first Wednesday evening of each month (except June, July, August and January) at 7:00 PM, but there are exceptions.  Check each month’s Twigs for further details.  All meetings are open to visitors.

The dates and topics of Branch meetings, the Holiday Dinner, May Banquet and AAUW Conferences and Convention for 2018-2019  are listed below.  For further information, email either of the Co-Vice Presidents, Program,  Janet or Donna Jean.

Branch Meetings and Programs

Saturday, September 8 — Kick-off: Let’s talk about it!
We begin the 2018-19 program year with small, roundtable conversations centered on topics related to current AAUW initiatives: Education and Training, Economic Security, and Leadership. Each conversation will have a leader and attendees will break into small groups. We look forward to hearing what you have to say and how we can act on these initiatives.
9:00 AM, The Glen Ellyn History Center, 800 N. Main Street, Glen Ellyn

Wednesday, October 10 — Dr. Ann Rondeau, President, College of DuPage
We are excited to welcome Dr. Ann Rondeau, sixth president of the College of DuPage. Many of us have been actively engaged as students, employees, and members of the community COD serves. The branch provides scholarships to young women planning to attend COD. We are anxious to hear Dr. Rondeau’s thoughts as she begins her third year at the college.
7:00 PM, The Glen Ellyn History Center, 800 N. Main Street, Glen Ellyn

Saturday, October 13, ELEANOR ROOSEVELT WALK OR RUN.
Meet in Glen Ellyn and walk or run the Prairie Path to Wheaton.  9:00 a.m., Glen Ellyn Public Library (Parking Lot) 400 Duane Street, Glen Ellyn

 Wednesday, November 7 — Dr. Megan Bang
Dr. Bang grew up in the Chicago Indian Community. She received her Ph.D. in Learning Sciences, College of Education, Northwestern University.  She is formerly associate professor of educational psychology and affiliated faculty in American Indian Studies, University of Washington. 7:00 PM, The Glen Ellyn History Center, 800 N. Main Street, Glen Ellyn

December 5, 2017 — WINTER BANQUET. Our speaker will be a recent recipient of an AAUW Fellowship or Research Grant. 6.00 PM, Reserve 22, 485 Winchell Way, Glen Ellyn (at the Glen Ellyn Village Links Golf Course). Watch for further details in Twigs.

January — No Meeting

Wednesday, February 6 — Title IX
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 was the first comprehensive federal law to prohibit sex discrimination in education. Unfortunately, its work is not done; in fact, many of its provisions are currently threatened. Join us for this all-important look at one of our country’s most important legislative efforts.
7:00 PM, The Glen Ellyn History Center, 800 N. Main Street, Glen Ellyn

Saturday, March 2 — Resources from the Morton Arboretum Library
This month we return for a Saturday morning event at the Morton Arboretum led by librarian Rita Hastett. Our previous program at the Arboretum was a member favorite. Don’t miss this opportunity to tap into the riches of a local resource and enjoy AAUW networking.  This is also our annual meeting for election of Branch Officers.  9:00 AM, The Morton Arboretum

Saturday, March 30 — Lunafest
In lieu of our usual April meeting, the Wheaton-Glen Ellyn AAUW is hosting LunaFest, a brand new cultural event/fundraiser featuring award-winning documentaries by women filmmakers. 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Center Stage Theater, 1665 Quincy Avenue, Suite 131, Naperville

Monday, May 20, 2019 — Spring Banquet. At this event, we will celebrate our achievements for the year (especially, Book Sale results) and install new officers. The 2019 COD scholarship recipients will also be announced. 6:00 PM, Adelle’s, 535 W. Liberty Drive, Wheaton. Watch for further details in Twigs.