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!

Munching Matters: Lunch, With Food For Thought

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.   We meet at Mimi’s Café 17240 Chesterfield Airport Rd. Chesterfield, MO 63017.  There is no charge to attend, but lunch will be on your own.  

Sign up at branch meetings for November 9, and January 11, February 8, and March 8, 2023.  Sign-up sheets will be available at the AAUW B-C branch meetings.  You must register to attend.  Contact Pat Shores or Judy Stagoski

Groups meet  at local restaurants.  If you would like to play bridge, contact the chairperson of the group of interest.  Some groups need players and subs.

    • Duplicate Bridge I  1st Tuesday, 11 a.m. – Contact Chris Magilligan or Elaine Frost
    • Duplicate Bridge II  4th Tuesday, 11 a.m. – Contact Alice Crippen or Elaine Frost
    • Social Bridge  3rd Monday, 10 a.m. – Contact Ellen Friedman or Jean Light

Play Readers’ Group, 3rd Monday, 12:30 p.m.

In this group the hostess chooses a play and members give a dramatic reading.  The group meets once a month.  Members will be contacted with meeting details. Contact Marilyn Fletcher for more details.

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.

    • Literature I  3rd Thursday, 9:30 a.m.  Contact Alice Crippen
    • Literature II  4th Monday 11:00 AM. Contact Joyce Katz or Erlaine Eltomi
    • Reading Reality  2nd Tuesday, 1:00 p.m.  Contact Marcia Block or Mary Kay Wolfe
    • AAUW ¡Adelante!  4th Thursday, 1:30 p.m. January, February, March, April, May.  Contact Deb McWard or Teri Brecht


      2022-23 Book Lists
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Movie Group, 4th Thursday, 11 a.m.  

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.  Monthly in-person meetings will resume in September, 2022.  Meetings are held at a local restaurant private room.  Contact Ann Riley or Mersine Kallaos for more details.

Out-To-Lunch, 3rd Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.

“it’s just lunch” met during COVID outdoors or on patios, and now we are able to gather together once again.  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.  Contact Jean Light or Teri Steinberg for more details.

 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.  Contact Bev Wait or Elaine Frost for information.

Genealogy, 3rd Thursday, 1 p.m.

Genealogy is our most recently formed group. From beginners to advanced researchers, members enjoy working together to trace their roots.  See St. Louis County Library free access to  Contact Roz Marx for more information.

Expressions, First Tuesday, 1 p.m.,  Holy Cross Lutheran Church

A group for all kinds of creative expression.  The group sponsors are Pat White and Nance Roth.  At each meeting a different member leads various creative activities and crafts.