American Association of University Women

Valparaiso IN Affiliate

 

Upcoming Events

Thursday, June 13th ,6:30 pm.

ArtFlix via Zoom

Film: Women Talking 

Leader:   MaryAnn Thompson 

In 2010, the women and girls of an isolated Mennonite colony discover that the men have been using livestock tranquilizer to subdue and rape them. The attackers are arrested and imprisoned in a nearby city. Most of the men of the colony travel to oversee the bail, leaving the women by themselves for two days to determine how they will proceed. They hold a plebiscite  to decide whether to stay and do nothing, stay and fight, or leave.

 

Wednesday, June 19

Garden Interest Group

Hamstra Gardens Tour

Guests are welcome to join us as we tour the Hamstra Gardens in Wheatfield and for lunch at Industrial Revolution after      Cars will leave from the Industrial Revolution parking lot at 9:15 am.  Hamstra Gardens is private property, a garden built out of a love for the beauty of plants, design and construction by Wilbert and Peggy Hamstra. Hamstra Gardens is open to the public, but by appointment only.(Details can be found in Clare Pokorny’s email of May 22nd) 


Monday, June 24th 4pm

Book Group

In person at 2505 Caspian Lane, Valparasiso and by Zoom*

Title:  Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelly Van Pelt

Leader:  Renee Caprile

Please note:  Renee has room for the first 14 who respond to her.  Do so at felice7@gmail.com.

*Zoom participants please turn on your camera so you can be noticed when you want to join the conversation

Remarkably Bright Creatures is a novel by Shelby Van Pelt that tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a widow, a young man, and an intelligent octopus.  The novel is set in Sowell Bay, Washington and alternates between the perspectives of the human characters and Marcellus, the octopus, who is counting down his days in captivity.  The novel explores themes of grief, hope, and freedon, and the choices that can change one’s life.


Note to attendees of the May Banquet at Pesto’s on May 1st.  The flat rate for dinner did not include alcoholic beverages, and several people did not cover the cost of their drinks at the meeting.  They are asked to send their checks to Treasurer, Lida Williams, marked “May Banquet.”  We know the service/payment situation was awkward this year and will try to make better arrangements next time!  Thanks!

 

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

 

 

 

American Association of University Women

Valparaiso IN Affiliate

 

Upcoming Events

Thursday, June 13th ,6:30 pm.

ArtFlix via Zoom

Film: Women Talking 

Leader:   MaryAnn Thompson 

In 2010, the women and girls of an isolated Mennonite colony discover that the men have been using livestock tranquilizer to subdue and rape them. The attackers are arrested and imprisoned in a nearby city. Most of the men of the colony travel to oversee the bail, leaving the women by themselves for two days to determine how they will proceed. They hold a plebiscite to decide whether to stay and do nothing, stay and fight, or leave.

 

Wednesday, June 19

Garden Interest Group

Hamstra Gardens Tour

Guests are welcome to join us as we tour the Hamstra Gardens in Wheatfield and for lunch at Industrial Revolution after      Cars will leave from the Industrial Revolution parking lot at 9:15 am.  Hamstra Gardens is private property, a garden built out of a love for the beauty of plants, design and construction by Wilbert and Peggy Hamstra. Hamstra Gardens is open to the public, but by appointment only.(Details can be found in Clare Pokorny’s email of May 22.

 

Monday, June 24th 4pm

Book Group

In person at 2505 Caspian Lane, Valparasiso and by Zoom*

Title:  Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelly Van Pelt

Leader:  Renee Caprile

Please note:  Renee has room for the first 14 who respond to her.  Do so at felice7@gmail.com.

*Zoom participants please turn on your   camera so you can be noticed when you want to join the conversation

Remarkably Bright Creatures is a novel by Shelby Van Pelt that tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a widow, a young man, and an intelligent octopus.  The novel is set in Sowell Bay, Washington and alternates between the perspectives of the human characters and Marcellus, the octopus, who is counting down his days in captivity.  The novel explores themes of grief, hope, and freedon, and the choices that can change one’s life.

Note to attendees of the May Banquet at Pesto’s on May 1st.  The flat rate for dinner did not include alcoholic beverages, and several people did not cover the cost of their drinks at the meeting.  They are asked to send their checks to Treasurer, Lida Williams, marked “May Banquet.”  We know the service/payment situation was awkward this year and will try to make better arrangements next time!  Thanks!

 
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

June visit to the Hamstra Gardens