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Branch Programs

September 14, 6 pm
September Supper
River Forest Country Club

We begin the 2016-17 year with a delicious meal, a chance to catch up with old friends, and an opportunity to meet new people. This fall the event will be held at Elmhurst’s beautiful country club, River Forest Country Club. A short talk will highlight the program schedule for the upcoming year. The cost is $30 per person including tax and gratuities. There will be a cash bar. Reservations are due by Wednesday, September 7. Check out the flyer (Fall supper) for all the details.

October 12, 7 pm
The Long Road to Victory
Elmhurst Public Library

BaldwinHistorian and actor Annette Baldwin recreates five leaders in the 72-year battle for women’s right to vote: Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Alice Paul, and Carrie Chapman Catt. Their passionate and inspiring stories are presented as a series of vignettes with the Woman Suffrage Leaders sharing their experiences and expressing their views. What these courageous, dedicated women have to say remind us that the social, political, educational, and professional freedom and advancement of women was a long and arduous commitment. Our branch is cosponsoring this fully-costumed and fast-paced production with the Elmhurst Public Library.


AAUW Elmhurst Area Branch is dedicated to the AAUW mission
of advancing equity for women and girls
through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.

Visitors and prospective members are welcome to all of our meetings.  If you are interested in joining our branch, please come to one of our meetings and ask for a membership application.

Elmhurst Branch Philanthropic Activities

For over 50 years, the Elmhurst Area Branch has sponsored an annual Used Book Sale. This is our primary fund raising activity. The sale is usually held the first Thursday-Sunday in August at an Elmhurst school. The proceeds from this sale are used to fund AAUW research and programs on the national level as well as scholarships at the local level. The 2015 Book Sale was another resounding success, raising funds for scholarships and providing an inexpensive place for the community to shop for a complete range of books.

Elmhurst Branch Activities

The Branch has general meetings on the second Wednesday of the month from September through May.  Programs begin at 7:00 p.m. and are usually held at the Elmhurst Public Library.  For details on this year’s program line up, see the Program page.

In the summer, our members are actively involved in preparing for the Annual Used Book Sale. Volunteers are always welcome.

The Branch also has a number of special study groups.  These currently include:

    • Book Discussion Group
    • Noontime Potpourri of  Ideas Discussion Group
    • Half the Sky

AAUW Value Promise

By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance.

AAUW Mission Statement

AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

Accepting members with Associates Degrees or higher.