Branch Activities

Branch Activities and Events

Branch activities are held throughout the year for the entire membership and include educational and entertainment programs in addition to branch business. Watch the Branchline each month for details of each program. Members are urged to attend Branch activities regularly and to encourage others to do so in order to help create an atmosphere that fosters regular attendance and to promote the organization among members and non-members.

Prospective members are welcome and warmly invited to attend any activites open to the public including our mission-driven programs and fundraising events.

Prospective members may also attend and two Interest Group functions as the guest of a member before joining. Dues must be paid before a guest may attend additional Interest Group activities. Please join us and support our mission

In addition to these activities we have 15 interest groups that meet on a monthly basis.

Fall Coffee / Branch Meeting #1

  • Date: Saturday, 8/24/19, 9:00am – 12noon
  • Location: Lincoln Land Community College Trutter Center, 5250 Shephard Road, Springfield, IL
  • Chairs: Kathyy Battee-Freeman, Pam Hughes, Amy Green

AAUW Funds Garage Sale

  • Date: Saturday, 10/5/19
  • Location: Laurel United Methodist Church, 631 S Grand Ave W, Springfield, IL (south grand and walnut)
  • Chairs: Mary Burns, Amy Green

AAUW-IL Southern District Conference

  • Date: Saturday, 10/12/19, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm (tentative)
  • Location: Check Branchline for exact location
  • Chairs: Organized by AAUW Illinois State leadership

University Relations Event / Branch Meeting #2

  • Date: Thursday, 11/7/19, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Location: Check Branchline for exact location
  • Chairs: Susan Wood, Deanie Brown, Co-sponsored by UIS Office of Access and Equal Opportunity

Holiday Luncheon & Quilt Raffle

  • Date: Saturday, 12/7/19, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • Location: Check Branchline for exact location
  • Lunch Chairs: Paula Seifert
  • Quilt Chairs: Barbara Burke, Jan Freeman

Just for Fun Potluck / New Member Celebration

  • Date: Saturday, 1/11/20, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • Location: Check Branchline for exact location
  • Chairs: Pam Hughes, Kathyy Battee-Freeman
  • Open to members and their guests

Diversity Event / Branch Meeting #3

  • Springfield Immigration Advocacy Network (SIAN)
  • Date: February 11, 2020 at 5:30 pm
  • Location: Dominican Sisters Convent, 1237 W. Monroe, Springfield, Il 62704
  • Chair: Pam King
  • Free and open to the community

AAUW Night at the Illinois Symphony Orchestra

  • Date: Saturday, 3/21/20, 7:30pm
  • Location: Check Branchline for details
  • Chairs: Sue Donels

Public Policy Event / Branch Meeting #4

  • Let’s Get Counted: The 2020 Census and What We Need To Know
  • Date: Wednesday, 3/25/20, 6pm
  • Location: Laurel United Methodist Church, 631 S. Grand Ave. Springfield, IL (south Grand Ave and Walnut St)
  • Chairs: Beth Langen, Nia Odeoti-Hassan
  • Free and open to the community

Traditional Afternoon Tea

  • Date: Saturday, 4/18/20, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, ticketed event
  • Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 533 S. Walnut, Springfield, IL
  • Chairs: Mary Ann DeFend, Sue Garland

Spring Brunch / Branch Meeting #5

  • Date: Saturday, 5/16/20, 9:00 am – 12 noon
  • Location: Check Branchline to make reservations
  • Chairs: Pam Hughes, Kathyy Battee-Freeman

Summer Kickoff

  • Date: Friday, 6/5/20, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Location: Check Branchline for details
  • Chairs: Amy Green and the Board

AAUW 13 State Regional Convention

  • Date: Thursday and Friday, 6/18/20 & 6/19/20,
  • Location: Hyatt House Hotel in East Moline, IL
  • Chairs: Organized by AAUW Illinois State leadership