American Association of University Women

Valparaiso IN Affiliate


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, May 1, 5:30pm

Annual Banquet  Pestos, 3123 Calumet Ave., Valapraiso 46383

Celebrate another great year with AAUW at our annual banquet.
The banquet will begin at 5:30 p.m.  Dr. Mary Jane Eisenhauer, director of First Things First Porter County, will speak about the collaboration of community partners creating a rich system of care, support, and services so that every Porter County baby is prepared for a strong start in life. Dr. Eisenhauer told me today that she will share some exciting news about First Things First Porter County with us at the banquet.
After our speaker, we will enjoy dinner before a short business meeting during which we induct a new secretary, Jacky Jacobs, and announce our scholarship winners and Person of the Year.
Thursday. May 9, 6:30pm

ArtFlix via Zoom

Film:  Descendant  (2022)

Leader:  Clare Pokorny

The award-winning filmmaker Margaret Brown returns to her home town of Mobile, Alabama, to document the search for and historic discovery of the Clotilda, the last known ship to arrive in the United States, illegally carrying 110 kidnapped Africans. She chronicles the descendants of the last known enslaved Africans brought to the US aboard this ship. (May be found on Netflix)


Thursday, May 16, 6:30 Great Decisions at PCCF and via Zoom

Topic:  China Trade Rivalry 

Leaders:  Martha Hoeppner and Ellyn Lovett

China’s economic rise and its current policies of increasing the role of the state in the economy have led some U.S. policymakers to seek to deny China access to U.S. technology and investment. This is seen as a necessary corrective to decades of predatory Chinese economic policies. Is this a wise strategy, and how effective can it be?

Wednesday, May 17, 10am

MAAC Tour (rescheduled)

MAAC Facility, 4203 Montdale Park Drive, Valparaiso

Join us as we tour the Multi Agency Academic Cooperative (MAAC) Foundation campus, a state-of-the-art facility that provides safety, emergency preparedness, and response training for law enforcement, firefighters, and EMS personnel. The 28 acre Valparaiso campus features 7000 square-foot indoor training area,  three 45 person classrooms, a tactical building, a 4-story drill tower, a live burn building, a flashover trainer, residential home training structures, a vehicle extrication area, and a virtual reality simulator.
Guests are encouraged to join us.

Wednesday, May 22, 4:00 (corrected)

All Member Business/Board Meeting, Walden Pavillion

This is the planning meeting for the coming year’s programs. Suggestions may be sent to Sandy Holt.


* rescheduled to Tuesday, May 28

Monday, May 27, 4:00,

Book Group

2302 Caspian Lane, Valparaiso,

TitleA Fever in the Heartland: The Ku Klux Klan’s Plot to Take Over America by Timothy Egan 

Leader:  Diane Woolever


Pulitzer and National Book award winning author, Timothy Egan, who recounts the rise of the 1920’s Ku Klux Klan in the midwest and particularly Indiana, Valparaiso, and the Klan’s near purchase of what is now Valparaiso University in 1923, exactly 100 years ago.  Egan tells the story of the KKK’s dominant growth in Indiana, led by a cunning con man who espoused hatred of Blacks, Jews, Catholics, immigrants, and the Indiana woman who brought him and the movement down.  The text is rich with facts., 

AAUW Scholarship

The American Association of University Women, Valparaiso Affiliate awarded scholarship(s) up to $4,000 for use in the school year 2024-2025. 


2024 Scholarship Winners



Donations to Hilltop Food Pantry

Kathy and Don Evans

Recipients of a Community Leadership Award by the NWI African American Alliance
for championing
equity, diversity, and inclusion of Porter County youth

2024 Annual Banquet

2024 Unhappy Cocktail Hour

Art Interest Group at the Lubeznik

Tour of the MAAC