American Association of University Women

Valparaiso IN Affiliate

Upcoming Events



      Wednesday, June 7th at 9:00 am

      Trip to Fernwood Gardens

      Niles, Michigan

      Reserve and transport details:

         Sandy Holt by May 29


      Thursday, June 8th at 6:30 pm


      Mtg. by Zoom

      Film: A Hero

      (Note: Iranian film)

      Leader: Anita Quinlan


      Monday, June 26th at 4:00 pm

      Book Group

      Location: Home of Renee Caprile

      Book: The Seed Keeper

      Author:  Diane Wilson

      Leader: Renee Caprile


      Thursday, July 13th at 6:30 pm


      Mtg. by Zoom

      Film: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

      Leader: Sandy Holt


      Monday, July 24th at 4:00 pm

      Book Group

      Location:  Porter County Community Fndn.

      Book: Carnegie’s Maid

      Author:  Marie Benedict

      Leader: Anita Quinlan


AAUW takes a vacation on some

Programs, but ArtFlix and Book

Group continue through June, July

and August.

Recent Affiliate Events Include:

Program Planning Meeting

Board and committee chairs met to plan the AAUW calendar for 2023-2024.  Members suggestions led to a variety of speakers and programs for the coming year.  Lots of things to look forward to!

Art Barn Tour

On May 8, nine of the art lovers enjoyed a morning at the Art Barn. Amy Navardauska gave us a very interesting and informative talk on the history and mission of the Art Barn and the process that goes into curating a juried art exhibit while snacking on muffins and coffee she graciously provided. Then we were able to take time to view all the wonderful paintings, photographs and ceramics on display. We thank her for taking the time to host us at this gem we have in Porter County.


AAUW May Banquet

The “May Banquet,” our annual business meeting, was held on May 3rd at The Dish restaurant. New president, Cindy was installed, along with other new officers. Speaker, Nitha, described the values and joys of greater diversity. Annette and Susan were “Persons of the Year.”

State Convention

The AAUW Indiana State Convention was held at Fair Oaks Farms on April 15th. The featured speaker was Lisa Maatz who presented a legislative update with interesting detail. Our national AAUW CEO, Gloria Blackwell, spoke by video

Brauer Art Museum Tour

Dr. John Ruff led our group on an amazing tour at the Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University. In addition to a discussion of the controversy ( over the sale of three treasured pieces, Dr. Ruff, who is an amazing storyteller, encouraged us to see details, techniques, intentions, and the obvious and hidden beauty in the collection.