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 Pat Alpine and Wendy Rancourt.

 Boise Area Branch Meetings and Special Events


Tuesday, April 19, 2022, 5:00 p.m.
No host bar at 5:00 pm in the Ponderosa Room
Dinner served at 5:45 p.m.
Annual meeting begins at 6:15 p.m.
Speaker presentation begins at 6:30 p.m.
Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Blvd.

Food service and attendance require reservation and pre-payment by April 13th; register here prior to the next meeting


Annual Meeting and Speaker

The annual meeting will include the election of officers for the coming year and other branch business. Next year’s nominated officers are listed in the April 2022 branch newsletter.

Our speaker will be Dr. JoAnn Lighty, Dean of the College of Engineering at Boise State University.  She earned her Ph.D. in chemical engineering at the University of Utah, where she subsequently became a professor and taught for 29 years.  Dr. Lighty has deep experience in her field, including working at the National Science Foundation where she was director of the Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems and oversaw 16 programs with an aggregate budget of $184 million.  Dr. Lighty will talk about engineering at BSU and the opportunities for women and underrepresented groups, as well as higher ed funding.

This meeting will be in person only.

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 2021 – 2022 meetings have been scheduled.

April 19, 2022 – dinner
May 7, 2022 – lunch