2023-2024

Program Calendar

July, 2023

Saturday, July 15, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Annual Edmonds SnoKing Branch Retreat, Edmonds Waterfront Center, Group Room B, 220 Railroad Road, Edmonds 98020.  Potluck lunch.  All members invited.

August, 2023

Saturday, August 59:30am – 1:30pm.  AAUW Washington State Annual Summer Leadership Meeting via Zoom.  Check the AAUW WA website for registration and program details.

September, 2023

Saturday, September 9, 10:00 a.m. – Noon.  AAUW Edmonds SnoKing (WA) Branch – 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!  Hazel Miller Hall, Edmonds College, 20020 68th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036.

October, 2023

Thursday, October 5, 2023, 11am-1pm.  “Meet Your Candidates” picnic event!  Open to public.  Bring your own lunch.  Edmonds City Park *picnic shelter*, 600 3rd Ave South, Edmonds 98020.  Check the AAUW Edmonds Snoking website for details.

Friday, October 6, 1:30 pm at Edmonds Waterfront Center.  Initial meeting of Sharing and Caring – a newly sanctioned interest group.  If you would like to be involved this year, please send Ann McNulty an email or call her.

Saturday, October 14, 10:00 a.m. – Noon.  Edmonds College Snohomish Hall, Room 338.  Our October meeting will feature Roxana Gomez of the Washington ACLU speaking on issues facing school boards in Washington .

Roxana Gomez is the Youth Policy Program Director at the ACLU of Washington, where she advocates on education equity, school to prison pipeline, classroom censorship and juvenile justice issues statewide. She most recently served as ACLU-WA’s lobbyist in Olympia. Prior to joining ACLU-WA staff, Roxana worked as a Legislative Aide on the Seattle City Council. Roxana earned her BA in Public Health from the University of Washington and is a lifelong Washingtonian.

Thursday, October 19th, 11 a.m.  Coffee and Conversation at Third Place Books Commons, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park.  Third Place Commons is located on the upper level of the Town Center at Lake Forest Park.  Even if you’re not a member, you’re welcome to join us to learn more about who we are and what we do.

November, 2023

Wednesday, November 15, 11 a.m – Noon.  Coffee and Conversation at Cafe Louvre, 210 5th Ave S, Edmonds.  Even if you’re not a member, you’re welcome to join us to learn more about who we are and what we do.

Sunday, November 19, 2023, 2:00PM – 3:00PM, on Zoom.  Registration is free but required.   Our November meeting will be a joint meeting with the Seattle branch. They are hosting via Zoom and features Patricia “Patsy” Whitefoot.

Patricia ‘Patsy’ L. Whitefoot is a member of Yakama Nation, an Indigenous elder, activist and professional educator along with being the traditional food gatherer for the Toppenish Creek Longhouse. She served as the President of the National Indian Education Association and President Obama appointed her as a member of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education. She is a prominent advocate for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, and Indigenous rights.

December, 2023

Saturday, December 9, 2023.  11AM.  Holiday Potluck Luncheon and Gift Auction.  Ann McNulty’s house.   Thank you, Ann, for offering your home to us again this year!

Back by popular demand, the “Auction” Gift Exchange. Please bring a wrapped gift of around $20 value to be auctioned off to the highest bidder. You will be giving clues to the contents prior to bidding. Bids will begin at $5.

Items can be from a trip, event, made by you, or even a regift of an item – no white elephants, please. Have fun thinking of what to bring and the clues you can give!

There will also be a raffle, donated by Pat Hooper.

All money received will be added to the Branch funds for operations during the current year. Contact:  Linda Clay

Wednesday, December 20, 2023.  11AM – Noon.  Coffee & Conversations at Third Place Books Commons, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park.  Third Place Commons is located on the upper level of the Town Center at Lake Forest Park.  Even if you’re not a member, you’re welcome to join us to learn more about who we are and what we do.

January 2024

Saturday, January 13, 2024.  10 a.m. to noon, Edmonds College Snohomish Hall, Room 338. Branch meeting.  Our own Sandra Distlehorst will give us an update on the AAUW-related public policy issues facing Washington and any related legislation to be introduced into the legislature. We’ll also talk about lobby week and how to prepare.

Wednesday, January 17, 2024.  11 a.m – Noon.  Coffee and Conversation at Cafe Louvre, 210 5th Ave S, Edmonds.  Even if you’re not a member, you’re welcome to join us to learn more about who we are and what we do.

February 2024

Diane Johnston

Saturday, February 10, 2024.  10 a.m. to noon, Edmonds College Snohomish Hall, Room 338. Branch meeting.  Costume designer Diane Johnson will speak on, “And It Has Pockets! The Battle for Women’s Clothing Equality.”  Join Diane to dig into pockets to determine if the battle for equality may still be decided by a few inches of extremely influential fabric.

Diane Johnston is a theatrical costume designer who has spent the past 33 years creating costumes for productions large and small throughout the region. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Costume Design and is a member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. She is currently the Theater Teacher at Snohomish High School.

Also, there will be a Professional Clothing Drive at the February meeting.  Bring your freshly laundered, gently used, business professional clothing to the February meeting, and help stock the WSU Everett Business Professional Clothing Closet.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024.  11AM – Noon.  Coffee & Conversations at FROST, 15217 Main Street, Mill Creek, WA 98012.  Even if you’re not a member, you’re welcome to join us to learn more about who we are and what we do.

March 2024

Debbie Dimitre

Saturday, March 9, 2024.  10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Branch meeting.  Location Mountlake Terrace Large Meeting Room, Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave W, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043 . Debbie Dimitre will give a performance as Rachel Carson – American scientist, marine biologist and author of SILENT SPRING, the book many believe started the environmental movement!  https://www.debbiedimitre.com/

April 2024

Saturday, April 13, 2024.  10 a.m. to noon, Edmonds College Snohomish Hall, Room 338. Branch meeting.  This is our business meeting, election of officers, and we will also take an opportunity to socialize with brunch on the agenda!

May 2024.  TBD

June 2024.  Scholarship Awards

Details TBD.  Stay tuned!