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.

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, 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

Monday, April 16, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Project Recognition Awards

Saturday, May 12, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Spring Luncheon and Silent Auction

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

 **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.