Meetings

We have nine monthly branch meetings each year, September through May. These branch meetings are normally held on
3rd Saturday of month, 9:30 am,  at Elks Lodge, 555 Otto St 
All meetings (except the December luncheon) are open to the public. If you’re curious about AAUW or just interested in the program, you’re very welcome to join us at a meeting.

Click here to download/print this year’s schedule.

THEME THIS YEAR: HEROES IN OUR MIDST

This is our branch’s 70th year.
September’s meeting kicked off our year. We gathered by neighborhood groups to discuss AAUW’s programs and history and meet new members. 

October 21

We help support heroes in our midst. We will honor our students returning from the summer Tech Trek. They will share their experiences with us. And we will have a presentation about Educating our Children for a Better Future.

November 18

Hosted by our Kala Point neighborhood. Program Stewards of Our Environment.

December 2 Holiday Affaire and Woman of Excellence Award

Catered luncheon, warm atmosphere, and presentation of the award to this year’s community Woman of Excellence.

January 20, 2018

Bears, Birds and the Politics of Conservation

February 17

Silent Auction; Branch 70th Birthday Month with Cake and History

March 17

Art as Transformation

April 21

Building a Better Community

May 12 UWF Annual Meeting and Scholars Recognition

Young Women Deserving our Recognition and Support. Please join us to honor our young heroes, our scholarship recipients for the school year 2018/19.

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January 2017
Women in Charge – Changing Your Life
Victoria Poling speaks about how she transformed her life after reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Youtube – Victoria Poling speaks to chapter Jan. 21, 2017

Also on this day, many AAUW members throughout the state  supported the women’s marches in Seattle and Port Townsend. Read more about this event on Facebook.

February 2017
Silent Auction fundraiser for scholarships

SPECIAL EVENT: Career Days 2017 – Chimacum Middle School on Tuesday, February 21, and Blue Heron Middle School on Thursday, March 2. Details

March 2017
Women in Charge – Women in Boats
One boat, eight fearless women — the 2016 Race to Alaska. Port Townsend resident Kim Carver was one of those women and she shares her experiences aboard the 23′ open dory in which they set off last summer

April 2017
Women in Charge – They Saw the Need and Stepped-up
April features Three Women In Charge who will discuss the beginnings and the work of organizations which contribute greatly to the local good. Martha Olbrych, Co-President of Working Image, Jean Camfield from Habitat for Humanity, Teresa Verraes one of the founders of The Boiler Room, now Executive Director of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce and has led the charge for the Young Professional Network in Port Townsend.

May 2017
UWF Annual meeting and Scholarship presentations. Details

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September 2016
Getting to know you… Getting to know us.  Meeting included a short video about the history of our branch.

October 2016
Women in Charge – The Washington Supreme Court
Washington Chief Justice Barbara Madsen spoke about the Supreme Court and her long legal career. Also we heard from our community’s young women who attended the state Tech Trek summer camp (more about our Tech Trek program). SEE THESE PRESENTATIONS – VIDEO OF JUSTICE MADSENVIDEO OF TECH TREKKERS

November 2016
Women in Charge – Women in Radio
At our November meeting we learned wisdom from Women in Radio: Dalana Lynwood, Maryanne McNellis, and Cris Wilson, all hosts on KPTZ, 91.9, our local radio station.

December 2016

Teri Nomura
Woman of Excellence 2017

Holiday luncheon at Fort Worden Commons. International  theme and special cookies (click here to read the recipes featured).  Read more about Woman of Excellence Award to Teri Nomura

 

 

 


Past Events: Branch Meetings in 2015-2016

Saturday, September 19
Women in History

Saturday, October 17
Caring for Aging

Saturday, November 14
Living & Writing the Heroine’s Story

Saturday, Dec. 12
Holiday Event At Ft. Worden & WOE Award

Saturday, January 16
Women in Maritime History

Saturday, February
 20
Silent Auction

Saturday, March 19
Women in Film

Saturday, April 16
Women in Today’s Politics

Saturday, May 14
UWF Annual Meeting/Scholars Recognition