Board Meeting


Chick Flix

Afternoon Bridge 


Antiques & CollectiblesEvening Stitchery

Lunch Bunch

Afternoon Stitchery






PinochleWine Tastings
4thDiversity Book Group

Illinois Explorers


Globe Trotters

Member Interest Groups 
Whether you are interested in fine dining, international travel, playing cards, collecting antiques, reading, quilting, or just enjoying a movie with friends, the AAUW Springfield (IL) Branch has one or more interest groups for you.  Interest groups are open to all members. Please contact the group chair if you plan to join.

Antiques and Collectibles
This group meets each month to learn more about antiques and collectibles.
Co-Chairs: Caroline Nelson, Pat Veseling
Date and Time: Second Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.

Bridge - Afternoon
Chair: Dolores Farley
Date and Time: Second Monday, 1:00 p.m.

Bridge - Couples Marathon
The Couples Bridge Marathon was formed so couples could enjoy a good game of bridge and camaraderie with fellow AAUW members.  From October through April, the months' hostesses select a convenient time for the scheduled four couples to meet.  You should play with everyone during the year.  Scores are cumulative.  In May, we gather to distribute the prize money.  Additions to the sub list are welcomed during the year.
Co-Chairs: Marilyn Lawler and Lois Strom

Enjoy an evening of Bunco, Friends and Dessert!! Reservations required.

Chair: Joan McGrath
Date and Time: First Thursday, 7:00 p.m.

Chic Flix
Each month, we meet at a local theater to see a current film and then go to a nearby restaurant for dessert, coffee, and conversation after the movie.  The films selected usually feature strong female characters or stories of particular interest to women.
Chair: Amy Green
Date and Time: First Saturday afternoon (usually)
Contemporary Literature
Enjoy a monthly discussion of selected literary works to help expand understanding and appreciation for current literature.
Chair: Lynne Ewan
Date and Time: Third Monday, 7:00 p.m.

Couples Gourmet 

Couples dine together in groups of eight quarterly and twice as a full group.

Questions to Jane Brownback
Diversity Book Group
This group meets monthly to discuss book selections which encompass all the ways in which people differ, including gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, and disability.  A lively discussion encouraging personal growth always occurs!  New members are welcome at any meeting.
Co-Chairs: Pat Braun and Connie Frankenreld
Date and Time: Fourth Monday, 7:00 p.m.

Join a stimulating group offering armchair travel at its best!  Come along with us to exotic foreign destinations, as well as nearby attractions.  Natural wonders and cultural splendors abound, not to mention personal anecdotes ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous.
Chair: Sue Donels
Date and Time: Fourth Thursday, 7:15 p.m.

Illinois Explorers

There is a new Interest Group that will Explore within a 2 hour radius by Car or by Train.-Each month and each area Explored will have a “hostess planned itinerary.

Chair: Mary Lou McLaughlin
Date and Time: Fourth Tuesday, 9:30 am

International Cooking
Each monthly dinner has a theme representing a different type of cuisine.  Teams are formed at the September meeting: each team cooks once during the year.
Co-Chairs: Lynne Ewan and Jane Hughes-Jackson
Date and Time: Third Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.

Lunch Bunch
AAUW friends meet monthly for lively conversation and interesting food in a variety of area restaurants.
Co-Chairs: Sue Garland and Leah Duling
Date and Time: Second Thursday, 11:30 a.m.
Mystery Book Group
Whether you prefer cozies or hard-boiled, we are sure to have something to please you.
Chair: Sharon Ruda
Date and Time: Fourth Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.
Join us for a fun afternoon of Pinochle!  All skill levels are welcome.
Chair: Meise Fahsl
Date and Time: Third Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Learn how to quilt, expand your knowledge of this early American craft, share your personal expertise, and enjoy the company of AAUW friends while helping create a beautiful quilt to raffle for local scholarships.
Chair: Diana Stevens
Date and Time: First Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
Stitchery - Afternoon
A get-together for conversation and creativity following Lunch Bunch.  Members work on a current sewing or other creative projects.  Some do cross-stitch, knitting, needlepoint, embroidery, and scrapbooking.
Chair: Leah Duling
Date and Time: Second Thursday, 1:30 p.m.

Stitchery - Evening

Bring a craft or stitching project and enjoy an evening of socializing and fun.
Chair: Mary Ann Defend
Date and Time: Second Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.
Each month, the group researches and compares a category of food or beverage, such as apples, dark chocolates, vanilla, instant cocoa mixes, or wine.
Chair: Shari Stahl
Date and Time: Second Monday, 6:30 p.m.

Wine Tasting
Come enjoy different wines and learn all about them!

Chair: Paula Seifert
Date and Time: Third Friday, 7:00 p.m.