Several eclectic interest groups meet monthly and offer a fun way to spend social time while learning and sharing. You are sure to find a group that interests you.
A very vibrant BOOK GROUP (Sunday) meets from 2-3:30 p.m. the third Sunday of each month (except December) downstairs at The Cabin (801 S. Capitol Blvd. in Boise). The group grew so large that a new BOOK GROUP (Thursday) will be meeting the second Thursday evening monthly from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Collister Library. A MYSTERY BOOK GROUP (Monday) has also been added and meets on the second Monday of the month at a member’s home.
The BOWLING GROUP meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month, Sept through May at 10:00 am at Westy’s Garden Lanes in Garden City. We bowl 2 games and are done by 11:30 am. Anyone can join! You don’t have to be a good bowler. We are all levels – good, bad, and much improved.
The BRIDGE GROUP meets the third Wednesday of each month at at 12:30 p.m. at alternating members’ homes.
The DAYTIMERS GROUP goes on monthly day-trip adventures in our area – each outing is organized by a different member. Where do you want to go?
GREAT DECISIONS continues to meet on eight Friday mornings in February and March to study and discuss Foreign Policy Association topics.
HAPPY HOUR is held once a month at various venues for guaranteed social stimulation and laughter.
HEALTHY LIVING GROUP
The HEALTHY LIVING GROUP is a new group to share information that will stimulate, motivate, and educate, helping members to incorporate healthy living practices into our everyday lives.
The MOVIE GROUP meets monthly at The Flicks for film viewing followed by lively discussion, September through May.
A group for new members, the NEWCOMERS GROUP will determine their own focus, whether it’s social, political, a combination of both, or something else all together. Of course, one priority will be getting to know other new members, but mainly we hope this group helps new members make AAUW their own.
PUBLIC POLICY/LOBBY CORPS
For those with a penchant for public policy, contact the Boise Area Branch PUBLIC POLICY chair. During the winter state legislative session, the Statehouse LOBBY CORPS meets to advance AAUW priority issues at the Capitol.
VOTER REGISTRATION GROUP
The VOTER REGISTRATION GROUP focuses on activities targeting students through the WTV! (What The Vote!) project. Volunteers from WTV and AAUW spend time in high school government classes and on college campuses to inspire students to engage in democracy. The community partner volunteers learn all the protocols of registering voters and use their communication skills to encourage students to vote. Our volunteers recognize that young people today have common sense and practical judgment, which will make a difference in our communities.
WINE TASTING GROUP
The two different WINE TASTING GROUPs explore the delicious world of wines. Each month, the groups meet at a member’s home to taste four selections, along with appetizers and dessert. Spouses or significant others are welcome.
**Members looking for specific Interest Group meeting dates: please check the Members Only page for the current month’s calendar. Contact the group leaders listed below to get more information and to get on their mailing list.