2021-2022

Program Calendar

July, 2021

Saturday, July 24, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Branch Retreat, Coho Room, Northwest Stream Center.

August, 2021

August 7, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stronger Together, Effective Leaders, Healthy Branches.  AAUW-WA State Leadership Meeting online. Programs include: current status of Title IX, public policy skill development, membership strategies, communications and social media.

September, 2021

Rep. April Berg, D-44

Saturday, September 11, 10 a.m. to noon, Branch meeting, via Zoom.  “Women as Leaders: How and Why They Take the Reins,” featuring April Berg, WA State legislator for the 44th District.

View the recording of Rep. Berg’s presentation.

Thursday, September 16, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Branch Board meeting.

Tuesday, September 28, National Voter Registration Day. Join our partners at the League of Women Voters and volunteer to do voter registration at local public libraries. Contact Shirley Buono for locations and times to volunteer.

October, 2021

Wednesday, October 27, 10 a.m., via Zoom. Coffee and Conversation sponsored by the Membership Team. Topic: “What other clubs or organizations do you belong to, and why?” C&C is a fun way to get to know your fellow AAUW branch members. Non-members can join in this conversation by using the Contact Us form to get the Zoom link.

November, 2021

Saturday, November 13, 10:30 a.m., Branch meeting and program. “American Democracy’s Indigenous Roots and Future,” Fern Naomi Renville, Humanities WA Speaker.  Via ZOOM.  “History books teach us that the Founding Fathers birthed American Democracy but do not reveal the indigenous sources of their inspiration nor the matriarchal nature of these societies.”  Co-sponsored with AAUW Seattle.

December, 2021

Wednesday, December 1, 10 a.m., online via Zoom Coffee and Conversation sponsored by the Membership Team. Interested in the work of our AAUW branch? Join us for some lively discussion.

Saturday, December 11, 10 a.m. to noon. Branch Holiday Party, via Zoom. Music by pianist David Little, games, prizes, holiday memories and more.

January, 2022

Wednesday, January 5, 5 p.m. Keep Our CARE Act, (SB5335) a free webinar hosted by ACLU Washington and AAUW-WA State.

Leah Rutman, ACLU-WA Health Care Counsel, facilitates a conversation around access to health care. Mergers and acquisitions between health care entities like hospitals, hospital systems, and provider organizations are prolific in Washington state and can negatively impact cost, quality, and access to necessary health care services. Yet in Washington, these health entity consolidations receive minimal oversight, allowing large health care systems to dictate patients’ access to care including reproductive, end-of-life, and gender-affirming care.

Saturday, January 8, 10 a.m. to noon, Branch meeting. Focus of the meeting will be public policy and preparation for Lobby Day. Sandra Distelhorst, our Public Policy Team leader and AAUW-WA State Public Policy Chair, will update us on AAUW-WA priorities and the upcoming legislative session.

Dr. Fran Solomon

Tuesdays, January 11, 18, 25, and February 1, 7 to 8:30 p.m., online seminar on “Hormone Disrupting Chemicals in Everyday Products,” presented by Dr. Fran Solomon.

Learn more about proposed legislation in our state and nationally, on the use and disclosure of toxic chemicals in beauty and personal care products. Along with attending the seminar, you can add your voice in support of this legislation.

Monday, January 24, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Lobby Day, sponsored by AAUW WA State. A full day of statewide and local advocacy for AAUW legislative priorities.

Lobbyist Nancy Sapiro will provide updates on the 2022 legislative session and a panel of public policy leaders will discuss the bills we are supporting. Meet with local legislators during the week of January 24-28.

February, 2022

Wednesday, February 16, 10 a.m. Coffee & Conversation, sponsored by the Membership Team.

Sunday, February 20, 1 p.m.  Field trip to Cascadia Art Museum for Day of Remembrance celebration and Kenjiro Nomura exhibit. Contact Marianne North for more information.

March, 2022

Saturday, March 5, Edmonds Waterfront Center. Edmonds International Women’s Day.

Friday, March 25, 5 to 8 p.m., “An Evening of Art for STEM,” Edmonds  Center for the Arts. Fundraiser, curated art show, silent auction, raffles. Money raised will support our scholarships.

April 2022

Saturday, April 9, AAUW-WA State Annual Conference, more information at https://aauw-wa.aauw.net/2021/12/14/2022-state-conference/

Focus is on strengthening public education and making it more equitable for girls, students of color and LGBTQ students. Keynote speakers is Jennifer Berkshire, author of A Wolf at the Schoolhouse Door.

Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m. to noon, Edmonds Waterfront Center. Branch Annual Meeting.

May, 2022

Wednesday, May 18, 10 a.m. to noon, branch meeting and program, online via Zoom. Guest presenter is Dr. Michelle Reid, superintendent of Northshore School District.

May 24-26, National Conference for College Women Student Leaders

June, 2022

Thursday, June 2, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Edmonds College, STEM Scholarships Award event, “Create the Future.” Keynote speaker is astronomer Emily Levesque.

Meet our 2022 scholarship recipients and their families. Contact Us for more information.

Saturday, June 11, 9 a.m. to noon, “The Economy Matters: What We Need to Do to Provide Financial Stability and Prosperity for Women and Girls in the Post-Pandemic Era.” A webinar hosted by AAUW Washington State. Free, register using this link.

Friday, June 24, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Edmonds Waterfront Center, Branch Retreat