Interest Groups—Learning and Exploring Together

August 2023, Interest Group leaders, past & present, were treated to a lunch at the Holbrooke by Coordinator Susie Monary-Wilson; not all could make it, but those who did had a wonderful time: front, L-R, Teri McConell, Deb York, Susie, Jane Winter, Diane Kellegrew, Janine Martin, Robin Laverty-Reves; back row: Cece Royal (guest) and Deb Cubberley

Interest Groups offer an avenue to join in the branch activities, to collaborate with members, participate in activities, and become an advocate for AAUW.
Arts and Crafts   Sometimes called the Crafties, the group meets on the first Thursday of each month usually in the morning.   Contact Stephanie Norton for the meeting and project schedule.

Book Discussions
Mostly fiction: Meets on the second Thursday at 1pm.   Contact Robin Laverty-Reves.
Non-fiction: Meets on third Tuesday, at 1pm.  Contact Diane Kellegrew.

Gardening   Meets on third Thursday of each month. Contact Janine Martin.

Gnaw & Jaw This group is undergoing planning and sign-ups for a a new format to socialize with dinners, both in members’ homes and at restaurants. Stay tuned. Led by Deb Cubberley and Chris Boykin

Great Decisions   Runs from February through September. Great Decisions helps us understand current events and issues. The Foreign Policy Association study guide provides the background. Our members provide the lively interpretation, insights and discussion. Contact Susie Monary-Wilson.

Gracious Helpers  is a branch interest group that provides meals and support to members who are ill, recovering from surgery, or caring for a family member.  Contact Pat Pedersen, who is also Friendship Liaison, and in this position will send letters of condolence and support to any member who has experienced or is in the midst of an upsetting life event.

 Hikers set their schedule on a month by month basis, mainly due to weather.   Click here  for more information and see the Lodestone for the current month’s schedule.

IDEAS Group (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity Action Squad)

The IDEAS (formerly DEI) group’s aim is to promote equity, inclusion and diversity for women and girls in Nevada County. The group will strive to engage in volunteering in our community, our schools and whatever ways that they can find to support ALL students. 
Contact Lisa Turlo for more information.

Writing Group (new group!) meets monthly for 1.5 hours on Zoom (for now) to support and encourage each other, identify topics we would like to learn more about, and provide feedback on written materials as requested. Contact Deb York for information.