General and committee meetings, fundraisers and other upcoming events are posted here. For more information about a particular meeting or event, please consult the person named, your current newsletter (see sidebar), or contact Program VPs Norma Lloyd and Carolyn Moore.

**Members looking for more specific Interest Group meeting information should check the Members Only page for the current month’s calendar. The branch membership directory, calendar and newsletter archives are also found there. Members may contact any board member for the Members Only password.


Boise Area Branch Meetings and Special Events

General branch meetings are open to the public

Our NEW meeting venue is

The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W Chinden Blvd, Boise
Food service requires reservation and pre-payment; please click the button below upcoming meetings to register

Special Event
Saturday, September 9, 2017  8 a.m.—1 p.m.

AAUW Garage Sale
Details TBA

Special Event
September 23 & 24, 2017 

AAUW Idaho Summer Board Meeting
Details TBA; all AAUW Idaho members are welcome.

Scheduled General Branch Meetings: Event Details TBA

      • Wednesday, September 20, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
      • Monday, October 16, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
      • Tuesday, November 14, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
      • Saturday, December 9, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
      • Tuesday, January 16, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
      • Tuesday, February 20, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
      • Thursday, March 8, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
      • Monday, April 16, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
      • Saturday, May 12, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

2016-17 meetings that have taken place are listed below for reference

Saturday, September 17, 2016  11 a.m. —  1 p.m.
Welcome Back Brunch
Special Guest:  AAUW Vice President of Government Relations, Lisa Maatz

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Panel discussion with incumbent legislators

Tuesday, November 15, 2016  11:30 a.m. — 1 p.m.
Speakers: Geriatric specialists Claudia Hambacker, Sarah Haynes, and Penelope Smith discussed the importance of preparing NOW for end-of-life choices.

Saturday, December 3, 2016  11 a.m. — 2 p.m.
Holiday Celebration and Artisans For Hope Bazaar
Buffet brunch served at 11:30.  Cost is $18 for brunch, tax and tip included. Pre-registration is required.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
AAUW Idaho Lobby Corps Training in Boise
Members should contact Idaho Co-president Kathy Scott or VP Public Policy Gayle Wilde for information

Monday, January 9, 2017
Idaho Legislature Convenes

Saturday, January 14
Special Event: BSU Women’s Basketball

Tuesday, January 17, 11:30 a.m.  — 1 p.m.
Speakers: Rod Gramer, President and CEO, Idaho Business for Education and Beth Oppenheimer, Executive Director, Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children

img_0471Saturday, January 21, 10 a.m.–Noon
Special Event: Women’s March on Idaho, State Capitol to City Hall
Join AAUW Idaho members as we join allies to support equality

Saturday and Sunday, February 18 & 19
Special Event: AAUW Idaho Winter Board Meeting (2017 Winter Board Agenda)
Events around the weekend meetings are as follows:

Friday, February 17, 5—7 p.m.AAUW Boise Area Branch Happy Hour, Wyndham Garden at the Airport, 3300 S Vista, Boise
Saturday, February 18, Noon to 4:30 p.m.:  Meeting includes a STEM panel. Join the group for dinner at 5:30 pm
Sunday, February 19, 9 a.m. to Noon

Tuesday, February 21, 11 a.m. —  1 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Lisa McClain, Professor of History and Gender Studies, Boise State University
Topic:  Gender Equality: A Necessity for All
Lunch buffet is $15, including tax and tip, or register to attend the presentation only, at no cost. Arrive by 10:45 if paying onsite.

Tuesday, March 14
Special Election, Boise School Bond; support the levy if you live in district. There is also a West Ada School District election; support the plant facility levy if you live in district.

Tuesday, March 21, 11:30 a.m. —  1 p.m. (Reminder: NEW MEETING LOCATION, see above)
Made in Idaho: The Next Generation of Artists
Speaker: Terra Feast, Curator of Education, Boise Art Museum

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Idaho Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

Tuesday, April 4 is EQUAL PAY DAY (to be recognized at (un)Happy Hour on April 12, 5 p.m., Chili’s on Broadway)

Tuesday, April 18, 5 p.m. — 7 p.m.
Speaker: Bea Black, Executive Director, Women’s and Children’s Alliance
Registration is due by Wednesday, April 12.

Saturday, May 6, 11 a.m. —  1:30 p.m.
Luncheon, Silent Auction/Officer Installation

In addition to our traditional silent auction, we welcome auctioneer Mike Roth for a live auction!  This is  our big fundraiser to fund STEM activities and branch operational funds, so bring your checkbook or credit card and be ready to bid on some fabulous items.

We now have two auction item catalogs for you to peruse and make some bidding decisions!

Reservations are due May 2; payment must be received by May 3 (payment will not be accepted at the meeting).

June 14—17, 2017
49th AAUW National Convention
Washington, D.C.