Interest Groups

As our COVID cautions are eased,  groups are finding ways to meet in person safely!  

Interest groups attract members who have a shared interest to enjoy their activity together. These mirror the diverse interests of our members. The groups are primarily social in nature–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.  Want to know more?  Download the list and contact a sponsor today!


Munching Matters: Lunch, With Food For Thought resumes!

It’s not “just lunch.”  The focus of this group’s meetings spotlights individual Ballwin-Chesterfield Branch members who have stories to tell about their lives that mirror the AAUW Mission.  

New Season Features Exciting and Informative Speakers on Wednesday, November 10, 11 a.m.−1 p.m.  Carol Davis McDonald will be the speaker of the year.  Meet at the Walnut Grill on Clayton Rd., just west of Clarkson Road.  There is no charge to attend, but lunch will be on your own.  

Munching Matters dates in 2022 are January 12, February 9, and March 9.  Sign-up sheets will be available at the AAUW B-C branch meetings.  You MUST register with Doris Nistler (dnistler14@att.net) to attend.  Doris Nistler and Julie Triplett, Coordinators


Bridge

This is a  popular activity; there are 3 regular and 2 duplicate groups, which meet  at local restaurants.


Play Readers’ Group

In this group the hostess chooses a play and members give a dramatic reading.  The group meets once a month.


Book Groups

Book groups are a popular activity. These meet monthly  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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ADELANTE BOOK LIST

LITERATURE I BOOK LIST

LITERATURE II BOOK LIST

READING REALITY BOOK LIST

LITERATURE II met face to face for the first time in a year on May 24, 2021. 

Pat S. hosted the group, and also led the discussion.  We read Waking up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race, and I’m Still Here, Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness.   Pat was a marvelous discussion leader, and all had a deeper understanding of these books, their authors, and their topics.


Movie Group

The Movie Group is rather like a book group, reviewing and discussing different movies that members first see on their own before the scheduled meeting.  No meetings in July & August, 2021.  The Movie Group will resume in the Fall.  Contact Liz Maher.


Out-To-Lunch

“it’s just lunch” met during COVID outdoors or on patios, and now….we are able to gather together once again.  June saw the group at Addie’s Thai Restaurant in Chesterfield, and plans are in place for July and August.  This group 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 meets every Monday April through October

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

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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Expressions

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.