Interest groups are just that: they are primarily social in nature and bring members who have a similar interest together to enjoy an activity. These groups reflect the diverse interests of our members. Some groups, such as bridge, must limit their numbers, but others are open and people come as often as they can. Try one! See the interest groups listing and contact a sponsor today!* Barb Jowett coordinates all interest groups and can help you with information you need.
* CLICK HERE to download a complete chart of interest groups. Scroll down to see/download book lists for our various Literature Groups .
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MUNCHING MATTERS, LUNCH WITH FOOD FOR THOUGHT
This is a new interest group that launched Wednesday, November 8, 2017.
Members met at the Walnut Grill.
The focus of the 4 planned meetings is on topics that relate to our AAUW mission and feature B-C members who have stories to tell about their lives. This first meeting featured Co-president Sandra Murdock who spoke about her experiences as a black woman in a white dominated world.
Julia Triplett and Karen Francis organized the event.
Bridge is a very popular activity; there are 9 regular and 3 duplicate groups which meet at local restaurants or at members’ homes.
Book groups are a popular activity. These meet monthly to discuss books the members choose. Literature I and Literature II read fiction and occasional non-fiction, and Reading Reality reads non-fiction, In addition to branch groups, “Adelante” is a book discussion group sponsored by the St. Louis InterBranch Council.
The Movie Group is rather like a book group, but reviews and discusses different movies that members first see on their own before the scheduled meeting. This group meets at members’ homes each month. The hostess recommends the movies.
Out-To-Lunch (left) is organized by Harriett Hirschfeld (3rd from top) and invites members to visit a different local restaurant each month. This group is a great way for new members to get to know more people from the branch in a relaxed social setting
Our Golf group plays 9 holes every Monday at different courses around the area during the season, April through October. All skill levels above beginner are welcome.
GENEALOGY is our most recently formed group. From beginners to advanced researchers, members enjoy working together to trace their roots. Below is a picture taken at lunch at Bixby’s after visiting the Missouri History Museum Research Center.
EXPRESSIONS is a group for all kinds of creative activity. The group sponsor is Rosann Swaringim, and at each meeting a different member leads various creative activities and crafts. At the November meeting,. members learned an old art of “tea bag folding” first done in England. English tea bags were available in decorated paper squares, and an art developed around them.