Interest Groups

In these days of COVID, many interest groups are finding ways to meet safely!  Check the current Newsletter for meeting arrangements.

Interest groups gather members who have a shared interest to enjoy their interest together. Interest groups mirror the diverse interests of our members. The groups are primarily social in nature–yet even more interesting. ūüôā Some groups, such as bridge, must limit their numbers, but others are open and people come as often as they wish. Try one! See all interest groups here.

Please RSVP to group hostesses by the Friday before a meeting.

Munching Matters: Lunch, With Food For Thought – will resume when we can safely gather!

This is a new interest group that launched Wednesday, November 8, 2017, when members first met at the Walnut Grill.

Not “just lunch.” The focus of this group’s four (4) planned meetings is topics that relate to our AAUW mission and spotlight individual Ballwin-Chesterfield Branch members who have stories to tell about their lives.¬† At the first meeting (photos below) co-president Sandra Murdock spoke about her experiences as a black woman in a white dominated world.
– Julia Triplett and Karen Francis organized the event.

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This is a very popular activity; there are 8 regular and 3 duplicate groups, which meet¬† at local restaurants or at members’ homes.

Play Readers’ Group

In this group the hostess chooses a play and members give a dramatic reading.

Book Groups

Book groups are a popular activity. These meet monthly(on ZOOM these days!)  to discuss books the members choose. Literature I and Literature II groups read fiction, and occasionally non-fiction. Reading Reality reads non-fiction. In addition to branch groups, ¡Adelante! is a book discussion group sponsored by the AAUW St. Louis InterBranch Council.

Current Book Lists

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Literature I Book List Reading Reality Book List
Literature II Book List ¬°Adelante! Book List

         * ¡Adelante! Book Group Рsponsored by the AAUW Interbranch Council 

Movie Group

The Movie Group is rather like a book group, yet reviews & discusses different movies that members first see on their own before the scheduled meeting. This group currently meets via Zoom, but is looking forward to normal times where the group meets at members’ homes each month. The hostess recommends the movies.

Out-To-Lunch – still meeting; mostly gathering on patios these days!

Try a new restaurant or enjoy an old favorite.

 Out-To-Lunch (left) 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



Golf has suspended play until the 2021 season!

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.

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A group for all kinds of creative expression. ¬†The group sponsors areCarol Derington and Nance Roth. 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.¬†