2016-2017 Program Dates

Be One, Bring One!”

Programs are subject to change. Watch for updated information, published in the“Highlights” newsletter and posted on Facebook at AAUW Aurora – IL Area Branch.
To RSVP for programs, contact Sandy at (630) 892-8396.

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016       12:30 p.m.          Double Yolk Pancake House, 1555 Butterfield Road in Aurora

Program:  Order from the menu and learn about the exciting events planned for this upcoming branch program year. The meeting also will include a report on happenings at the AAUW state convention and a review of the duties and purpose of election judges.

Friday, Oct. 7, 2016       5:30-7:30 p.m.          Elaine Parker Garden at the Santori Public Library, 101 S. River St. in downtown Aurora

Program:  Spend an evening sipping drinks and eating hors d’oeuvres in the garden (weather permitting). Tickets cost $30 per person. Proceeds will benefit the AAUW’s educational and legal advocacy funds. Be sure to RSVP by Saturday, Oct. 1.

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016      5:30 p.m.         Tap House Grill, 123 W. Washington in Oswego

Program:  Join us to discuss the book Hamilton by Ron Cherow. Member Jerre Henriksen will lead this discussion about the biography and explore the relationship to the hit musical while we enjoy a meal of our choice off the menu. Can’t read the book? Come anyway and enjoy the discussion.

Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016   4:30 p.m. Social/7:30 p.m.  Holiday Concert   The Lueth Home/Aurora University

Holiday Event: Come with goodies to share for a holiday party at a member’s home before going to the free Holiday Concert at 7:30 p.m. at Aurora University, 407 S. Calumet in Aurora, IL. Call (630) 844-4924 or visit to reserve your seat individually for the concert.

January 2017 – No Meeting

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017     5:30 p.m.         Member Gyda’s home.

Program:  Join us for our annual chili/spaghetti supper. Member Lina Seyler will speak about her time in the Peace Corps and her role as executive director of the Global Garden Refugee Training Farm in Chicago.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017    6 p.m.         Sugar Grove Library, 125 Municipal Drive in Sugar Grove

Program:  Speaker Alicia Schatteman will speak about Dr. Lillian Gilbreth, the wife and mother of “Cheaper by the Dozen.” Dr. Gilbreth was a prominent academic, a pioneer for women in science and a management consultant. Cost is $10. Dessert and coffee will be served.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017    Time TBD          Waubonsee Community College

Program:  Dr. Samantha Benesh will speak about her experience serving in the Army as a forensic psychologist.

May 2017     Time TBD        River View restaurant, 1420 River Road in Montgomery

Program: We will conduct our election and installation of officers. Cost is $18 for a brunch buffett