Upcoming Branch Activities

Most in-person AAUW meetings have been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. 

An Urgent Message from our Board

National Election-2021
April 7-May 17, 2021

During the National Election-2021, all AAUW members will vote on three issues:
(1) Approval of the Open Membership Bylaws Amendment which eliminates the degree requirement for membership.
(2) Support of the Public Policy Priorities for 2021-2023.
(3) Election of Candidates to the National Board of Directors.
On the AAUW National Website you can explore the issues in depth please; go to aauw.org/membership, scroll down the page and click on Open Membership Toolkit.

The Open Membership Bylaws Amendment proposes the elimination of the degree requirement for membership. Our branch Board of Directors unanimously supports passage of this amendment.  To further inform and explain the issues surrounding this proposed amendment, read articles in our April and May branch newsletters.

You should have received your unique personalized ballot to vote on the Open Membership Requirement Amendment to the AAUW Bylaws in an email message on April 7. Paper ballots have been mailed to those without email addresses on file. The sender is “AAUW Shannon Wolfe.” If you did not receive this message or if you have questions, please contact AAUW at connect@aauw.org. You can also request a paper ballot from this same email address, connect@aauw.org. The deadline for this request is April 16.


Guests are always welcome at our programs. To get the Zoom link please email info@aauwelmhurst.org. A link will be sent several days before the meeting.

 Wednesday, April 14, 7 pm

Laughing, Loving, Living a Stress-Free Life

Dr Jeffrey Smith will teach us how to increase the body’s ability to fight off disease and stress. Dr. Jeffrey SmithLearn how to prevent injuries through all the latest and greatest on wellness and humor. Be prepared to laugh.

Dr. Smith, DC, is currently chairman of the Doctor’s Speakers Bureau and is an active member of the Professional Speakers of Illinois, The American Association for Therapeutic Humor, The National Speakers Association, and the American Heart Association. He has trained at Chicago’s renowned Second City. His studies have included specialized training to teach motivation and successful living.

Please join us for this enlightening and entertaining program. A ZOOM invitation will be emailed to each member about a week before the program. If you are new to ZOOM and need assistance, log in around 6:45 pm. Someone will help you get started.



Thursday, April 22, 1 pm

The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar
Hostess: Darlene VanMeir
Discussion Leader: Adrienne Curiale


Tuesday, April 27, 7 pm via Zoom

Information about the April meeting will be posted soon. To learn more about this dynamic study group, click here.

if you are not on the Half the Sky email notification, and you would like to attend, please email Betty Laliberte



Returning Student Scholarships for 2021

2021 scholarship flyerApplication Deadline: May 1, 2021

The AAUW Elmhurst Area Branch is offering two grants of $2,500 each in 2021 to local women who need financial assistance to continue their education at the undergraduate or graduate level. To learn more and find the application for these two scholarships, click here.

Used Book Sale

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Elmhurst Area AAUW Branch canceled the Used Book Sale 2020 summer.The safety of our community and the safety of our dedicated members who collect, sort, and sell these books are our primary concerns. 

We hope to host the Used Book Sale again this year. However, because this decision has not yet been made, we are NOT currently collecting or storing books.