Prior Events and Programs

Seattle Branch Programs 2017-2018

  • September 16, 2017 – 9:30am – Alison McCaffree, a King County League member, will talk about the book she has written about her mother, Mary Ellen McCaffree,
  • October 21, 2017 – 9:30am – Annie Blackledge, Executive Director of The Mockingbird Society
  • November 28, 2017 – Dress For Success at Dress For Success Seattle
  • December 16, 2017 – 9:30 am – Holiday Program at Seattle Yacht Club with the Endolyne Children’s Choir of West Seattle
  • January 20, 2018 – 9:30am -Branch Meeting at Best Western Plus Executive Inn with Eve Riskin &Sonya Cunningham on “Diversifying the Engineering Workforce”
  • January 29, 2018 – 8:30am – AAUW Lobby Day at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Olympia, WA
  • February 10, 2018 – Dr. Devon Atchison on “A Crash Course on the History of Intersectionality: When White Privilege and Sexism Collide” at Best Western Plus Executive Inn
  • March 10, 2018 – UW Women’s Center Annual Gala at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel
  • March 17, 2018 – 9:30am -Branch Meeting with Barbara Spraker on “Where We Are Now and How to Move Forward” at Best Western Plus Executive Inn
  • April 18, 2018 – 7:00pm – Scholar Recognition Reception at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn
  • April 27-29, 2018 – WA AAUW State Convention at the Davenport Hotel, Spokane, WA
  • May 19 2018 – 9:30am – Annual Meeting & Elections with Mary Lou Sanelli on “Among Friends”

Seattle Branch Programs 2016-2017

  • September 17, 2016 – 9:30am-noon – Michelle LaRue on “Gettysburg: One Woman’s War” at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn, Seattle, WA.
  • October 22, 2016 – 9:30am-noon – Amy Rubin on “Women Composers: Their Music and Their Stories” at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn, Seattle, WA.
  • November 19, 2016 – 9:30am-noon – Jeanne Kohl-Welles on “Human Trafficking in Washington” at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn, Seattle, WA.
  • December 2016 – 9:30am-noon – Holiday Program at the Seattle Yacht Club, Seattle, WA.
  • January 2017 – 9:30am-noon – Carolyn Koehnline on “Confronting Clutter” at the Seattle Yacht Club, Seattle, WA.
  • January 30, 2017 – Lobby Day, Olympia, WA
  • February 18, 2017 – Lorena Gonzalez, Seattle City Councilmember, “Representation Matters: One Woman’s Story, From Fieldwork to Full Council“, at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn, Seattle.
  • March 22, 2017 -Leigh McMillan, winemaker & co-owner of Welcome Road Winery, at the Welcome Road Winery, 3804 California Avenue Southwest, Seattle, WA
  • April 19, 2017, Scholar Recognition Event, at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn, Seattle, WA
  • April 22, 2017, AAUW WA Annual Meeting, Cedar River Watershed Educational Center, North Bend, WA
  • May 20, 2017, Annual Meeting and Elections with Mary Ann Gwinn on “Closing One Book and Opening Others” at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn, Seattle, WA
  • June 15, 2017 – Last day to vote in AAUW National Election
  • June 14-17, 2017, National AAUW Convention, Washington, D.C.

Seattle Branch Programs 2015-2016

  • September 19, 2015 – 9:30 am – noon – Theresa McCormick, Seattle Branch member, will speak about her book, “A Far Cry From Here”May 21, 2016 – 9:30 am – noon – Annual Meeting with Dana Twight on the 2016 elections at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn, Seattle, WA
  • October 24, 2015 – 9:30 am – noon – Pam Crone, Seattle Branch member and AAUW Washington State lobbyist
  • November 21, 2015 – 9:30 am – noon – UW Women’s Center update and presentation from our NCCWSL students
  • December 19, 2015 – Holiday Meeting with quartet Vivacé
  • January 16, 2016 – 9:30 am – noon – speakers from Real Change on homelessness
  • February 20, 2016 -Jerry Large, Seattle Times columnist, on “Race and the Power of Stories”.
  • March 19, 2016 – Alice Rothchild on her documentary of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn, Seattle, WA
  • April 27, 2016 – 7pm – Scholars Recognition Evening Reception at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn, Seattle, WA

Seattle Branch Programs 2014-2015

  • September 20, 2014 – “GambiaHelp” with Shelby Tarutis
  • October 14, 2014 – Megan McCloskey of Lotus Circle will speak about women’s rights in Viet Nam
  • November 15, 2014 – “Fisher women of Iceland:  Gender, Quotas, Crashes, and the International Fisheries ‘Crisis’” with Margret Willson, AAUW Award recipient at UW
  • December 20, 2014- Holiday Program at The Seattle Yacht Club
  • January 17, 2015 – “The Health of Seattle…What’s Coming in 2015″ with Hyeok Kim Deputy Mayor, City of Seattle
  • February 21, 2015 – “Slavery in Washington” with Eva Abram, Storyteller.
  • April 22, 2015 – 7-9pm – with Renee Agatsuma, AAUW-Seattle Branch member, as our Keynote Speaker.
  • May 16, 2015 – Annual Meeting & “Trip to Madagascar” with Tonna Kutner, Seattle-AAUW Branch member
  • July 18, 2015 – 1pm.  Annual Garden Tour at the Bellevue Botanical Gardens Fundraiser for Mary Lou Hughes R&P Grant Fund

Seattle Branch Programs 2013-2014

  • January 18, 2014 – Nicole Brodeur, Seattle Times Columnist, “Who is Practicing the AAUW Mission in Our Community?”
  • February 15, 2014 – David Ward of Legal Voice to speak about PayEquity
  • March 15, 2014 – Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) at Seattle University
  • April 9, 2014 – Scholar Recognition Reception, speaker Deborah Jensen, CEO Woodland Park Zoo
  • May 17, 2014 – “Garden Color…It’s Not Just About the Flowers” with Victoria Gilleland, Garden Designer at Cottage Garden Designs & Annual Meeting
  • July 12, 2014 – Annual Garden Party at Chase Gardens in Orting with Highline Branch to benefit the Mary Lou Hughes R & P Grant

Seattle Branch Programs 2012-2013

  • September 22, 2012 – Key November Election Issues – A Forum
  • October 13, 2012 –  Welcoming AAUW-Seattle to the Women’s Center at the University of Washington Women’s Center
  • October 24, 2012 – Networking Reception
  • November 17, 2012 – “Elles” Docent Lecture & Exhibit Tour at the Seattle Art Museum
  • December 15, 2012 – Sweet Adelines Pacific Sound Chorus, Appletini’s Quarter at the Seattle Yacht Club
  • January 19, 2013 – “A Community Where All Women Have the Opportunity to Live, Lead and Thrive” with  Liz Vivian from Women’s Funding Alliance
  • January 28, 2013 AAUW-WA Lobby Day
  • February 16, 2013 – A Visit to the new MOHAI at South Lake Union
  • March 16, 2013 – Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) volunteering at Seattle University
  • April 10, 2013 – Scholar’s Recognition with Karen Troianello
  • May 18, 2013 – Annual Meeting & Women Finding their Voices: How the United Nations Facilitates Gender Equality and Empowerment for Women with Kathy Adler
  • July 13, 2013 – Highline & Seattle AAUW Summer Garden Tour at Soos Creek Botanical Garden and Hertitage Center

Seattle Branch Programs 2011-2012

  • September 2011 – Winning the West for Women: The Life of Suffragist Emma Smith DeVoe with Dr. Jennifer Ross-Nazzal
  • October 2011- Legislative Session 2012: A Preview with AAUW-WA Lobbyist Pam Crone
  • November 2011- The Male Essence: How Natural Ability is Perceived in Different fields of Study by Sarah Grover
  • December 2011 – Holiday Brunch with Performance by Senisble Shoes
  • January 2012 – A Front Row Seat to Advocating with Tracy Sherman
  • February 2012 – Speak Out! Addressing Sexual Harrassment in the School and on the Street with Holly Kearl
  • March 2012 – EYH (Expaning Your Horizons) volunteering
  • April 2012 – Seattle Branch Scholars Recognition with Dr. Lovejoy Conquest
  • May 2012 –  Ethnic Minority Girls and the Science Lunchroom with Jessica Thompson, PhD
  • July 2012 – Garden Party at Lakewold Gardens

Seattle Branch Programs 2010-2011

  • September 2010 – Women’s Votes, Women’s Voices at MOHAI Women’s Suffrage exhibit with Shanna Stevenson
  • October 2010 – Debunking Stereotypes: Explaining Women’s Under representation in Computer Science with Sapna Cheryan, Ph.D.
  • November 2010 – GambiaHELP Project 2010 with Shelby Tarutis
  • December 2010 – Holiday brunch at the home of Susan Moen in Kenmore – with silent auction benefiting our Scholars Recognition Program, entertainment by Cornish students soprano Jamie Foster and piano major Rebekah Wagner, and collection of items for Mary’s Place Women’s Shelter.
  • January 2011 – Theresa Diekhans’ One-Woman Show on Mother Jones
  • February 2011 – Reel Grrls with Malory Graham
  • March 2011–Joint Meeting with Highline Branch at the Burien Community Center with Maha Jahshan, MA, speaker from OneAmerica, on immigration issues for families, women and girls
  • March 2011–volunteered at the Expanding Your Horizons conference for middle school girls at Seattle University
  • April 2011 – Evening Dessert Reception for Scholars Recognition Honorees and their parents with speaker Heather Dohan
  • May 2011 – Aviation High School, the Big Vision, with Reba Gilman
  • July 2011 – Tour of Chinese Garden at South Seattle Community College benefiting AAUW Funds

Seattle Branch Programs 2009-2010

  • September 2009 – Alaska Yukon Exhibition. Historian and storyteller Alan J. Stein presented the story of the AYP Expo for us, using anecdotes and period photographs to bring the fair alive. AYP Curriculum project manager Patricia Filer added to our experience with a look at some Centennial activities from the AYP curriculum.
  • October 2009 – Dr. Andrea Trescot on Interventional Pain Treatments and Pain Management
  • November 2009-Lyanda Lyn Haupt author of “Crow Planet – Essential Wisdom from the Urban Wilderness”
  • December 2009-Scholars Dollars Silent Auction, and Performance by Live Wire, Women’s Quartet
  • January 2010- The Two Koreas and the US-Current Issues with Prof. Clark Sorensen
  • February 2010- Reaching for the Stars Brunch and Pink Tea at the Museum of Flight with Bonnie Dunbar
  • March 2010–volunteered at the Expanding Your Horizons conference for middle school girls at Seattle University
  • April 2010 – Scholars Recognition Evening Dessert Reception with Barbara Sando
  • May 2010 – Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math with Dixie Swenson
  • July 2010 – Kruckeberg Botanic Gardens Tour benefiting AAUW Funds

Seattle Branch Programs 2008-2009

  • September 2008 – Kelsey Whitcomb, Seattle Branch delegate to the June 2008 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders
  • October 2008 – Kathleen O’Connor, founder of “Code Blue Now!” on Take the Pulse of Healthcare Reform
  • November 2008 – Evening Networking Reception
  • November 2008 – Judy Pigott, co-author of “Personal Safety Nets”
  • December 2008 – Brunch and Holiday Party
  • January 2009 – Docent-Led Tour of the Northwest African-American Museum
  • February 2009 – Title IX and Sports with Linda Mangel
  • March 2009 – Expanding Your Horizons Conference, Members volunteered
  • April 2009 – Scholar’s Recognition Luncheon with Speaker Alice Rowe
  • May 2009 – Celebration Brunch & “Sensible Shoes” Ensemble
  • July 2009 – Educational Foundation Fundraiser: Tour of UW Center for Urban Horticulture

Seattle Branch Programs 2007-2008

  • September, 2007  – AAUW Washington State Public Policy Chair Dixie Swenson. She spoke about two topics – the vigorously debated recent transformation of our National organization and the immediate public policy issues facing voters in the November election.
  • October, 2007- Professor Laura Koutsky, PhD, of the University of Washington Epidemiology Department, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, spoke on The New HPV Vaccine and the research behind it  in our own back yard
  • In addition to our Saturday morning meeting, we held an evening Networking Reception in a member’s home, inviting members at large (MAL’s) to join our members in sharing experiences and learn more about Seattle Branch.
  • November 2007- Professor Theresa McCormick, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Iowa State University on “Peace Activists: An Historical View”
  • December 2007–Holiday Brunch, Scholars’ Dollars, and Sing-a-long- A Mini Auction to fund our High School Scholars’ Recognition Program plus donation of items and cash for Residence XII Women’s Shelter.
  • January 12, 2008–An EF fundraiser with Highline Branch AAUW: Rhinestone Rosie (featured on Antiques Roadshow) with an illustrated talk on costume jewelry and appraisal of antique or costume jewelry
  • January 19, 2008– UW professor and Jane Austen aficionado and expert Loveday Conquest on a tour to Regency England and the land and people of Pride and Prejudice
  • January 28, 2008–Lobby Day in Olympia
  • February 21, 2008–(6 PM) UW Associate professor Angela B. Ginorio on Stories and Numbers–of Love and Pain (on violence experienced by women)
  • March 15, 2008–Reel Girls: Young Filmmakers Making a Difference
  • March 15, 2008–Expanding Your Horizons Conference
  • April 19, 2008–Scholar’s Recognition Luncheon at the Hotel Deca  with speaker Dr. Judith Hall, faculty member of Holy Names Academy.
  • May 17, 2008–Election of officers
  • July 19, 2008–Powells Wood Garden Tour with Refreshments co-sponsored with Highline Branch benefiting AAUW Educational Foundation