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.

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

Special Event
Saturday, July 28, 5–9 p.m. at Marianne Williams Park (E. Parkcenter Blvd./E. Barber Valley Dr.)

AAUW Boise Summer Family Picnic

AAUW will provide beer, wine, water, lemonade, chicken and table service.  Please bring a side dish to share. There is plenty of space for outdoor games.  Feel free to bring your own. Picnic tables are provided.  Bring your own other seating, such as a camping chair, if you would like. This is a great occasion to invite potential new members to get to know our group. There is a small parking lot near the pavilion.  Additional on street parking is available as well.

Please RSVP to by Friday, July 20 with the following information:
Number of adults: ___
Number of children: ___
Lawn games I will provide: ___

NOTE: 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.


2017-18 events & meetings that have taken place are listed below for reference

Wednesday, September 20, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Welcome Back and Gratitude Dinner
Featuring: Interest Groups, Inez Robb Scholarship (Nancy Otterness), Girl Scout STEM Camp Scholarship (Joanne Taylor)

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

AAUW Garage Sale
First Congregational United Church of Christ parking lot, 2201 Woodlawn Ave., Boise

Special Event
September 23 & 24, 2017 

AAUW Idaho Summer Board Meeting
IEA Building, 620 N Sixth Street, Boise; all AAUW Idaho members are welcome.

Monday, October 16, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Focus on City Council Candidates
Join us at the Riverside Hotel for our October meeting in the North Star Room (Conference Center).  A social half-hour with a no-host bar will begin at 5:30 in the North Star Room of the Conference Center. At 6:00 dinner will be served, followed by the general meeting featuring the Boise City Council Seat 2 candidates: Paul E. Fortin, Logan Kimball, Rachel Misnick, Lisa Sanchez, and Frank Walker.

Tuesday, November 14, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Truth in Teaching Science: Climate Change in Science Curriculum Standards
Join us at the Riverside Hotel for our November meeting in the Aspen Room (Conference Center).  There is a newly instituted fee of $5 to cover meeting costs should you choose not to dine. Reservations must be received by Friday, November 10, 2017.

A social hour with a no-host bar will begin at 5:00 in the Aspen Room of the Conference Center. At 5:45 dinner will be served, followed by the general meeting featuring three perspectives on climate change and how climate change should be reflected in Idaho’s Science Curriculum Standards. Our speakers include:

  • Bill Kaage,  National Park Service
  • Erin Stutzman, Timberline High School
  • Ilana Rubel, Idaho House of Representatives

Saturday, December 2, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1088 E. Fleetwood Ct., Boise
AAUW Boise Area Branch Christmas Decorations Sale to benefit the Inez Robb Scholarship Fund

Saturday, December 9, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Holiday Brunch
Shopping with Artisans for Hope
Entertainment was by harpist Matthew Tutsky. Artisans for Hope offered unique handcrafted wares. Speakers were two outstanding AAUW women: Ana Costa from Brazil, who received an AAUW International Fellowship for her Masters of Public Administration at Boise State University, and Eva Rodriguez, who has been appointed as a delegate to the AAUW Student Advisory Council. Eva is also a BSU student.

Special Event: Friday, January 5, 2018, 9 a.m. to Noon
AAUW Idaho Statehouse Lobby Corps Meeting
IEA Building, 620 N. 6th St.

Linda ClarkTuesday, January 16, 2018, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Changes and Challenges in Public Schools in the 21st Century
Linda Clark, President, Idaho State Board of Education

Special Event: Sunday, January 21, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., meet on Capitol steps
Women’s March on Idaho Anniversary Rally, sponsored by People for Unity

Special Event: Tuesday, January 23, 11 a.m. at the Capitol
STEM Action Center (SAC)  STEM Matters event.
The AAUW Boise Area Branch is in its second year of partnering with the STEM Action Center (SAC) to provide more opportunities for young girls to learn about STEM. We encourage you to attend and see how students, community members, and companies are making a positive impact on STEM education in Idaho. Bring friends and family members and join in the fun!

Special Event: Saturday, February 17 and Sunday, February 18
AAUW Idaho Winter Board Member Meeting (Saturday) and State Board Meeting (Sunday)
View agenda here

Tuesday, February 20, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Women’s Health Care Today
Speaker’s: Sara Thomson, M.D., Martha Lund, M.D.


Thursday, March 8, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Annual business meeting: branch officer elections and dues vote
Program: Opportunities for Women in the Military
Speaker: Lieutenant Colonel Rhonda House, US Army Reserve

Special Event: Saturday, March 24
March for Our Lives
Join members to support Idaho students on the Statehouse steps at 10 a.m.

Special Event: Tuesday, April 10
Equal Pay Day
April 10 is the day when women’s pay “catches up” to what men were paid by December 31.

Monday, April 16, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Focus on STEM and Project Recognition Awards (Registration deadline is April 11.)

Saturday, May 12, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Spring Luncheon and Silent Auction
Join branch members in Margaritaville for the party of the year!  Reserve your spot by May 8.

Special Event: Friday, June 225:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
An Evening with AAUW CEO Kim Churches
Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, 1800 Fairview Ave., Boise

We hope you can join us on Friday evening, June 22, to welcome AAUW CEO Kim Churches to Idaho. This event is sponsored by AAUW Idaho and hosted by the AAUW Boise Area Branch.
The evening will begin at 5:30pm with a no-host Social Hour. This will give you an opportunity to meet and chat with Kim. Dinner will be served at 6:30pm. At 7:00pm Kim will share some prepared remarks then respond to your questions. You don’t want to miss this unique opportunity.

Special Event: Saturday, June 23, and Sunday, June 24
AAUW Idaho Biennial State Convention and State Board Meeting