INTEREST GROUPS

Currently there are eleven interest groups that meet September through May (and some in the summer). There are also a STEM Task Force and a Traveling Library. Since meeting locations may vary, please check the listing in our Newsletter or e-mail: aauw.abqnm@yahoo.com using the name of the interest group in the Subject header.

Groups will be announcing meeting plans for fall 2021 by end of September.
Many in-person meetings remain cancelled until further notice. Some are meeting with Zoom.

Morning Meetiings

Art, Drawing, and Fabric ArtsNOT CURRENTLY MEETING Most Friday mornings, 10 a.m.- 12:00 noon. We meet at Monte Vista Christian Church.  We do individual art projects, and enjoy the fellowship of others interested in art.  We generally go out to lunch together after working.  There are occasional field trips.   Chair: Chris Hill, 505-828-3926.

Fourth Tuesday –  4th Tuesdays Place TBD  This group provides an opportunity for members and potential members to get to know each other and have interesting conversations. This is a “drop-in” affair! Chair: Janet Matwiyoff, 505-821-0418

International RelationsNOT CURRENTLY MEETING  Great Decisions is a national, grassroots foreign policy discussion program of the Foreign Policy Association.  The program book, Great Decisions 2022 Edition provides background information and policy options for eight most critical issues facing America.  We have stimulating discussions with well-informed members on Great Decisions topics.  Members select one of the topics found in the Great Decisions program book. Chair: VACANT

Morning Cuisine – 3rd Tuesdays, October 19th 11:30 a.m. the group will meet at an ethnic restaurant. Group members will be called with information. Chair: Marilyn Dunn, 505-299-5487

STEM Task Force –  third Thursday 11:30 to 1:30 at Lescombe’s Winery, 901 Rio Grande Blvd. NW Next meeting October 21st. If you’d like to join us, send us an email at aauw.stem.abq@gmail.com   The Branch STEM Task Force has or will “table,” present programs, plan or coordinate for various events, and represent AAUW at STEM networking events with other organizations in the Albuquerque area. Typically we participate in The Boys and Girls Club “Discovery Festival” in October, a Branch program in October, Tech Trek Reunions, essay reading for Tech Trek in March, the STEM Symposium [sponsored by Dept. of Ed.] early June, and possible other events to be announced. We welcome your attendance. Chair: Cheri Burch, 505-2869674

Afternoon Meetings

Antiques and CollectiblesNOT CURRENTLY MEETING 1st Tuesdays, 1:00 p.m. In September we plan our programs for the entire year. At each meeting, a member or a guest speaker presents information about an antique or a collectible followed by a “Show and Tell” by the attendees. We meet in member’s homes. Sometimes we go on a field trip.  Location of meetings can be found in the newsletter. Feel free to contact either the chair or the hostess to join us for a meeting that catches your eye. Chair: Claudia Poglitsch, 505-797-4381.

Current Literature2nd Tuesdays, 1:00 – 3:00 October 12th rescheduled from September. 4059 Dietz Farm Circle, NW Review Remember: the Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting by Lisa Genova. Chair: Liz Gordon, 505-344-7842

Mystery – 1st Thursdays at 7:00 pm On October 7th Meet in small living room at La Vida Llena’s Nueva Vista Building, Juan Tabo at Lagrima de Oro. Read The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman. Hostess: Linda McDowell. Chair: Diane Vadnais, 505-323-1924.

Travel3rd Mondays at 1:30. NOT CURRENTLY MEETING The Travel group will not meet in October or November. Chair: Ted Cooley, 255-3720.

Evening Meetings

Evening Cuisine – NOT CURRENTLY MEETING 2nd Thursdays. 5:30. The group cooks together or assigns dishes to bring, emphasizing international cuisine, and searches for new and interesting food trends to try.  Chair: Marianne Helgeson. 505-286-8956.

Evening Literature –  3rd Mondays, 7:30 pm. The group will meet on October 18 at Sheila Marek’s home at 152 Juniper Hill Rd. NE. Please read The Survivors by Jane Harper. Chair: Sheila Richmond, 505-856-0245 or sdrich111@comcast.net.

Investigating Games – 4th Thursdays, 6:00-9:00 p.m.  On October 28th the group will meet at O”Neills on Central.    Spouses and guests are welcome.  Contact Chair: Cheri Burch, ctburch@aol.com for further information.

Variable Schedule

Traveling Library –  Current Literature sponsors the Traveling Library, started in 1926, through which current fiction and non-fiction is circulated and costs participating $20.  No meetings to attend, just good reading.  Sign up for the Traveling Library in December.  Books are selected in January and begin circulation in April.  Chair: Sheila Richmond, 505-856-0245.

 

 

8/29/2021