Branch Programs 2019-2020

All programs begin at 7:00 pm at Elmhurst Public Library,
125 S Prospect Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126,
unless otherwise noted.
Guests are welcome at all our programs.

September 11
September Supper
Livia Italian Eatery, 116 E. Schiller, Elmhurst, 5:30 pm
Renew old friendships and meet new members at our annual September Supper. Following dinner, we will have a short program, “Getting to Know You.” Two women—one Christian and one Muslim—meet and discover all that they have in common. Branch officers give an overview of the exciting year ahead.

October 9
DuPage Pads
The VP of Programs provides an overview of all the services offered by DuPage Pads: It offers much more than a pad on the floor and temporary shelter. DuPage Pads is about the journey home for many in our community. Members are requested to bring in-kind donations for the organization; look for the list in the next newsletter.

November 13
Read My Pins
Based on the book, Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat’s Jewel Box, gemologist Marti Tracy tells the story of Madeline Albright and her use of pins to deliver a message in a visual way and to make diplomatic history. Members are encouraged to read the book.

December 11
Annual Holiday Party
Sally Schuster’s home
We’ve been graciously invited to gather and celebrate the season together at Sally’s home! Members with last names M-Z bring an appetizer; members A-L bring a dessert. A $10 fee collected that evening covers beverages and incidentals.

Check the current Directory or the  About Us, Members Only, Membership 2019-20 page on the Website for Sally’s address.

January 8
An Overview of Presidential Candidates—Platforms and Issues
Our very own members present the candidates, their positions on key issues, central platforms, and signature issues. In conjunction with the League of Women Voters learn about these candidates at this critical time in the pending election cycle.

January 26
Local Candidates Forum
Elmhurst City Hall, 209 North York, Elmhurst, Noon-5 pm
Our branch members assist the League of Women Voters in introducing those running for local offices. Sign up to help at the January 8 meeting.

February 12
Solving Climate Change with a Solution We Can All Like
Climate Change has been called the BIGGEST challenge of ALL time. Often, there is uncertainty of what Climate Change is, what are its effects and what can be done about it. Mike Zanillo, Volunteer and Illinois State Co-Coordinator, Citizens Climate Lobby presents a simple, comprehensive climate solution.

March 11
Democracy in America: A Tea at Hull House with Jane Addams
Jane Addams, portrayed by Betsey Means, was a crusader for social justice. She established Hull House in Chicago, where she could put her principles into action. Considered by many a pioneer in the field of modern social work, she was co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931. The Elmhurst Public Library cosponsors this program.

April 8
Free the Girls
We’ve been collecting bras for two years; now we get to hear from the local arm of this impressive charity. Through training and charity, Free the Girls is taking young women caught in sex trafficking and giving them the means to self-reliance through starting their own businesses.

May 13
Spring Supper
River Forest Country Club, 15 W 468 Grand Ave, Elmhurst, 5:30 pm
Enjoy the conclusion of a busy branch year with conversation and dinner. Our Returning Scholarship Winners will presented.