Meetings & Activities

Guests are always welcome!!! 

Monday, April 24, 2017

Film Group:  “Hello, My Name is Doris” starring Tyne Daly & Sally Field
With help from her best friend’s (Tyne Daly) granddaughter (Isabella Acres), a smitten woman (Sally Field) concocts schemes to get the attention of a younger co-worker (Max Greenfield) in her office.
Location:  207 S. 8th St., Monmouth
Time:  6:30 pm

Saturday, April 29, 2017

“GEMS” Workshop #2 (Girls Excelling in Math and Science)
Location: Warren Co. Public Library, 62 Public Square, Monmouth
Time: 9:30 – 11:30 am

Friday & Saturday, May 5-6, 2017

AAUW-IL State Convention
Location: I Hotel and Conference Center, Champaign, IL

Monday, May 15, 2017

Program: Branch Potluck & Warren Co. History Museum Presentation
Speaker: Kellen Hinrichsen, History Museum Director
Location: Warren Co. History Museum, 238 S. Sunny Lane, Monmouth
Time: 6 pm

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Book Group – Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
The novel begins with an illicit kiss that leads to an affair that destroys two marriages and creates a reluctantly blended family.
Location:  1101 E. Broadway, Monmouth
Time:  1 pm

TBA Branch Planning for 2017 – 2018

June 14 – 17, 2017

AAUW National Convention, Renaissance, Washington D.C.

 

Past Meeting & Activity Glimpses:

Monday, August 29, 2016

Program Year Kickoff and Potluck
Location: 405 N. 10th St., Monmouth, 6 pm

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Voter Registration
Location: Monmouth College Stockdale Center, 11 am – 1 pm

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Book Group – My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
A memoir written by Sotomayor, the first Hispanic justice on the United States Supreme Court, about her childhood, education, and life through 1992.
Location:  1101 E. Broadway, Monmouth
Time:  1 pm

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Voter Registration
Location: Jamieson Comm. Center, 1025 S. 2nd St., Monmouth, 4-6 pm

Monday, September 26, 2016

Program:  “What’s it all about?  What Monmouth College is Doing about Discrimination and Sexual Harassment on and off Campus”
Speaker: Stephanie Kinkaid, Title IX Coordinator, Monmouth College
Location: Monmouth College Center for Science & Business, Room 273
Time: 6:30 pm

Saturday, October 15, 2016

AAUW-IL Southern Fall Conference
Location:
 Lincoln Public Library, 326 S. 7th St., Springfield, IL
Time: 11:00 am – 2:30 pm

Monday, October 17, 2016

Book Group: Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan
The powerful account of one woman’s struggle to recapture her identity.
Location:  161 – 210th Ave., Monmouth
Time:  1 pm

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Program:  “Trends in Women’s Health”
Speaker:  Jenna Link, Administrator, Warren Co. Health Department
Location:  Warren Co. Health Dept., 240 S. Main St., Monmouth
Time:  6:30 pm

Monday, October 24, 2016

Film Group:  “Suffragette”
written by Abi Morgan and directed by Sarah Gavron
This film shows a fictional adaptation of the Suffragette movement in the UK in the years 1912 and 1913. Full women’s suffrage was not achieved in the UK until 1928.
Location:  207 S. 8th St., Monmouth
Time:  6:30 pm

Saturday, November 5, 2016

“GEMS” Workshop (Girls Excelling in Math and Science)
Location: Warren Co. Public Library, 62 Public Square, Monmouth
Time: 9:30 – 11:30 am

Monday, November 21, 2016

Program:  “The Governing Challenge: Policy and Politics after the 2016 Elections
Speaker: Janna Deitz, Professor of Political Science, WIU
Location: Monmouth College Center for Science & Business, Room 273
Time: 7 pm

Monday, November 28, 2016

Book Group – The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
The story follows Hetty “Handful” Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family.
Location:  5 Edwardian Ct., Monmouth
Time:  1 pm

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Holiday Brunch
Come enjoy brunch and social time with branch members and guests before the holiday rush begins.  Cost is $10.  Net proceeds will go to AAUW’s Legal Advocacy Fund.
Location: Holt House, 402 E. 1st Ave., Monmouth
Time: 9:30 am

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Program:  Book Signing & Talk, Marry In Haste (Endurance Series #2)
Speaker: Susan Van Kirk, Local Author and Branch Member
Location: Warren County Public Library, 62 Public Square
Time: 6:30 pm

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Saturday Morning Coffee with Members and Guests
Location: Seagram’s Brew Coffee House, 120 South A, Monmouth
Time: 9:30 am

Monday, January 16, 2017

Book Group – The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day’s journey from the coast. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby’s cries on the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby.
Location:  861 – 210th Ave., Monmouth
Time:  1 pm

Saturday, January 21, 2017

WOMEN’S MARCH ON WASHINGTON
AND HUNDREDS OF OTHER SISTER MARCHES AROUND THE WORLD.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Film Group:  “Grandma” directed by Paul Weitz
A misanthropic poet (Lily Tomlin) takes her granddaughter (Julia Garner) across Los Angeles in search of the money she needs to terminate her unwanted pregnancy.
Location:  207 S. 8th St., Monmouth
Time:  6:30 pm

Monday, February 13, 2017

Program: “AAUW Research Overview and What the Research Reveals            About Gender Bias”
Speaker: Donna Sproston, Co-President Monmouth Area Branch
Location: Buchanan Center for the Arts, 64 Public Square, Monmouth
Time: 7 pm

Monday, February 27, 2017

Book Group – The Round House by Louise Erdrich
“…an exquisitely told story of a boy on the cusp of manhood who seeks justice and understanding in the wake of a terrible crime that upends and forever transforms his family.”
Location:  103 Lake Warren Dr, Monmouth
Time:  1 pm

Film Group – “The Innocents” directed by Anne Fontaine
“Warsaw, December 1945: the second World War is finally over and Mathilde is treating the last of the French survivors of the German camps. When a panicked Benedictine nun appears at the clinic one night begging Mathilde to follow her back to the convent, what she finds there is shocking: a holy sister about to give birth and several more in advanced stages of pregnancy.”
Location:  207 S. 8th St., Monmouth
Time: 6:30 pm

 Saturday, March 11, 2017

Town & Country Art Exhibit Opening Reception
Presentation: “AAUW Best of Show Award”
Location: Buchanan Center for the Arts, 64 Public Square, Monmouth
Time: 2-4 pm

Monday, March 20, 2017

Program: “Barriers and Opportunities: Women, Education, and Global Food Security”
Speaker: Megan Hinrichsen, M.C. Asst. Prof Sociology & Anthropology
Location: Monmouth College Center for Science & Business, Room 273
Time: 7 pm

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Program:  “Art: The Heart of the Matter”
Speaker:  Lobie Stone, First Lady of Monmouth College
Location:  Buchanan Center for the Arts, 64 Public Square, Monmouth
Time:  7 pm

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Book Group – Profound by Accident: Galesburg Reads Emily Dickinson
(Contains 30 of Dickinson’s Poems)
Discussion Leader: Lauren Pierce, Galesburg Big Read Coordinator
Location:  Warren Co. Public Library, 62 Public Square, Monmouth
Time:  6:30 pm