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 Carolyn Lunstrum or Kathy Reavy.
**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
2017-2018 calendar year begins September 2017
General branch meetings are open to the public – please check back for new events this fall
Our NEW meeting venue is
Wyndham Garden Hotel Conference Center (Boise Airport)
3300 South Vista Avenue, Boise
Food service requires reservation and pre-payment; please click the button below to register.
June 14—17, 2017
49th AAUW National Convention
September 23 & 24, 2017
AAUW Idaho Summer Board Meeting
Details TBA; all AAUW Idaho members are welcome.
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
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).