Programs

2018-2019 Program Information 

All programs begin at 7 pm and are held at the Elmhust Public Library in the Kossmann room on the first floor unless otherwise noted in the program description.

Visitors are welcome at all Branch programs!

 

September 13
September Supper
Diplomat West Banquets, 681 W North Ave, Elmhurst, 5:30 pm
Renew old friendships and meet new members at our 80th annual September Supper “Get together.” Branch Presidents, Interest Group Leaders, and Program Directors will give an overview of the exciting year ahead.

October 10
AAUW Elmhurst Branch History (1948-2018)
Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave, Elmhurst
The Elmhurst History Museum will host this evening as we continue to celebrate AAUW’s 80 years of accomplishments in the community. We’ll have the rare opportunity to look through our old Branch scrapbooks and see our original Branch banner. Past members are invited. Refreshments will be served.

November 14
Women in the Elmhurst Business Community
Chamber of Commerce & Industry CEO John Quigley will highlight their 100 year history and the Chamber’s Internship Program at Elmhurst College. Branch member Jennifer Jordan/Jordan Daily Money Management will discuss steps she took to start her successful local business.

December 12
Annual Holiday Party
Marcia Goltermann, 295 Prospect Ave, Elmhurst
We’ve been graciously invited to gather and celebrate the season together at Marcia’s home! Members with last names A-L bring an appetizer/ Members M-Z bring a dessert. A $10 fee collected that evening covers beverages and incidentals.

January 9
STEM Careers
Bring your daughters, granddaughters, and any interested high school or college student to hear women in the STEM fields (such as CFA, actuary, and scientific/quality of life research) share their experiences. Learn about the difficulties and successes they have encountered as women. YES, girls can do math!
Moderator: Suzanne Stock, PhD, Mathematics

February 13
Half the Sky
Our own Half the Sky study group will showcase international women and programs that have an impact on the lives of women in several countries beyond our borders. Learn about the efforts of Half the Sky members and women in our community to address women’s issues in various parts of the world.

March 13
Women’s History Month
Author Pamela Toler will review her novel, Heroines of Mercy Street, a fascinating true story of nurses in the Civil War who ushered in a new era for medicine in the midst of tremendous hardship. The Elmhurst Public Library will cosponsor this program.

April 10
Public Policy Update
Our own Branch members Denise Dean and Jane Jegerski will give us the latest AAUW political information on both the national front and the local scene. Their presentation will be followed by a Q & A session.

May 4
Spring Luncheon 11:30 a.m.
River Forest Country Club, 15 W 468 Grand Ave, Elmhurst
Come enjoy the conclusion of a busy branch year with conversation and a luncheon. We’ll greet our Returning Scholarship Winner who will be presented with our annual branch award.