Branch Programs and Events

2019-2020 Programs

Our monthly meetings are typically held on a Wednesday evening  September through May.  Most of our meetings are held at the Sunset Playhouse Studio Theater, 800 Elm Grove Road, Elm Grove, Wisconsin.  A social gathering at 6:30 p.m. precedes the Business Meeting and Program, which begins at 7 p.m.  Prospective members and guests are welcome to attend.


January 15, 2020 (3rd Wednesday) –                                                                     Sunset Playhouse – 6:30 pm

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman with Meaghan Heinrich, Department Chair, Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music.


February 15, 2020 (Saturday) –  Alioto’s – 9 am

Winter Breakfast Meeting.  Navigating through Life with Joanne Williams, host and segment producer for Milwaukee Public Television’s award-winning “Black Nouveau”, independent filmmaker, and former WITI-TV news anchor.


March 11, 2020 (2nd Wednesday) –                                                                     Sunset Playhouse – 6:30 pm

Women in Theater 2020 with Suzan Fete, Artistic Director, Renaissance Theaterworks


April 4, 2020 (Saturday) –                                                                                               Wisconsin Club – 10 am

19th Annual Luncheon/Style Show at Wisconsin Club.  Proceeds to Scholarships


April 8, 2020 (2nd Wednesday) –    Annual Meeting                                      Sunset Playhouse – 6:30 pm

Immigration 2020 with Erin M. Barbato, JD, Immigrant Justice Clinic, University of Wisconsin Law School


April 17-18, 2020 – Radisson Hotel, LaCrosse, WI                                 AAUW Wisconsin State Convention


May 20, 2020 (3rd Wednesday) –                                                                     Sunset Playhouse – 6:30 pm

Jessie Jack Hooper:  Fighting for Suffrage, 1909-1920, a Reenactment with Dr. Helen Bannan, PhD in American Studies and Director of Women Studies at the following:  University of New Mexico, Florida Atlantic University, West Virginia University, and University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.


June 18-19, 2020 – Hyatt in Moline, Illinois                                               AAUW Regional Convention


September 18, 2019 (3rd Wednesday) –                                                                     Sunset Playhouse – 6:30 pm

Great Expectations:  When Talent and Opportunity Meet with Dr. Joan Prince.  We are fortunate and excited to host Dr. Joan Prince, Ambassador Emeritus and Alternate Representative to the 67th General Assembly of the United Nations and Vice Chancellor-Global Inclusion and Engagement at The University of Wisconsin, as our presenter.  Dr. Prince will talk about the value of organizations such as AAUW in inspiring and supporting women and girls in meeting their dreams.  These systems include providing scholarship funding, networking, and mentoring as the mechanisms and catalyst for propelling women on a path to and target for opportunities and success.  Dr. Prince will also detail her own professional journey.  Dr. Prince is a firm believer in “reaching back and pulling forward” as a key strategy for providing opportunities for success of girls and women.


October 12, 2019 (Saturday) –                                                                     New Berlin Public Library – 10:45 am


Author Tea – Local Scholarship Fundraiser.  Richard Ratay will be our featured speaker.  He is the author of Don’t Make Me Pull Over!, An Informal History of the Family Road Trip.  Part pop history and part whimsical memoir, this book is a nostaligic look at the golden age of family road trips.  The lunch will be catered by The Gingerbread House in Muskego.  Reservations are due by September 30, 2019.


November 20, 2019 (3rd Wednesday) –                                                                     Sunset Playhouse – 6:30 pm

Human Trafficking Uncovered with Michelle Peterson, Executive Director of Fight to End Exploitation which is a collaborative network that advocates for victims of human trafficking and educates communities.  If you think that Human trafficking occurs in some other state or some other country, Michelle Peterson is a must see for you!  A dynamic speaker, who presented at the state convention, Ms. Peterson is sought after for her knowledge and wisdom concerning this topic.

Michelle Peterson brings her expertise in communication, relationship dynamics, leadership development and strategic implementation to the fight against human trafficking.  She is also the author of the best-selling book, “#staymarried A Couple’s Devotional” and co-hosts the widely popular #staymarried Podcast.