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

New branch officers begin their term and the new calendar year begins on July 1, 2018; regular branch meetings will resume in the fall. The 2018-19 general meeting calendar dates are listed below.  Speakers and further details, including registration links, will be added as information becomes available.


 Boise Area Branch Meetings and Special Events
General meetings are held at:
The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W Chinden Blvd, Boise
Food service and attendance require reservation and pre-payment; register here prior to the next meeting

Thursday, April 18, 2019
No-host bar at 5:00 p.m. Dinner at 5:45 pm.
Aspen Room, Riverside Hotel
Health and Exercise

One of my gym teachers always says, “As we grow up,” instead of “As we grow older,” when she recommends a certain exercise. Well, since most of us are indeed growing up, Dr. Matthew Nelson will fill us in on the health benefits of different types of exercise, the importance of reasonable goals, and balancing physical activity with nutrition. Dr. Nelson practices cardiology at St. Alphonsus Hospital, having received his M.D. from the University of Iowa and his fellowship in cardiology from the Mayo Clinic, Phoenix. Join us to be inspired to follow the doctor’s orders!

The branch’s annual business meeting will precede the speaker.


Saturday, May 11, 11:00 a.m.  1:00 p.m.
Luncheon, Silent Auction, Officer Installation

NOTE: Members looking for more specific Interest Group meeting information should check the Members Only page for the current month’s calendar and newsletter. Members may contact any board member for the Members Only password.

Mark your calendar, the 2019 – 2020 meetings have been scheduled.

Sep 10, 2019 – 5 p.m.
Oct 8, 2019 – 5 p.m.
Nov 12, 2019 – 5 p.m.
Dec 7, 2019 – 11 a.m.
Jan 14, 2020 – 11 a.m.
Feb 11, 2020 – 11 a.m.
Mar 10, 2020 – 5 p.m.
Apr 14, 2020 – 5 p.m.
May 9, 2020 – 11 a.m.

2018-19 meetings that have taken place are listed below for reference.

Thursday, March 14, 2019 N 5:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m.
Faces of Hope Victims’ Center
Dina Denney, a crisis counselor Faces of hope Victims’ Center, discussed how the center meets the medical, legal, safety, educational, and basic needs of individuals and families affected by domestic violence in the Treasure Valley.

Thursday, February 15, 2019 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Workforce Development in Idaho: Connecting Education to Careers
Wendy Secrist, executive director, discussed the challenges facing Idaho’s economy from a workforce and education perspective and presented the opportunities to better connect education to careers in Idaho.

Thursday, January 10, 2019 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Big Brothers, Big Sisters of SW Idaho

Emily Johnson, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters, shared how this high impact program works and filled us in on both school and community based programs.


Saturday, December 8, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Holiday Luncheon

A festive holiday luncheon and Artisans for Hope holiday market was held to celebrate the holidays.


Wednesday, November 7, 5:30 p.m. — 7:00 p.m.
Suicide Prevention

Come hear Shannon Decker, the executive director of the Speedy Foundation, speak about the resources available in Idaho for suicide prevention.


Wednesday, October 17, 5:00 p.m. — 7:00 p.m.
Ada County Commissioner Candidate Forum
Meet the candidates: Kendra Kenyon, District 3; Diana Lachiondo, District 1; Jim Tibbs, District 1 (pending); Sharon Ullman, District 3

Saturday, September 8, 2018 – 11 a.m.  — 1 p.m.
Welcome Back Luncheon

Enjoy a special visit with Amelia Jenks Bloomer as portrayed by Janet Worthington.