Branch Programs and Events

Our monthly meetings are typically on a Wednesday evening  September through May. 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. Please be sure to read our COVID Protocols for in-person meetings. If you are interested in watching past virtual meetings from last year, please check out our You Tube page.


May 25, 2022 (4th Wed.) -6:30 pm, Sunset Playhouse

“Jury Duty and Selection” – Ellen Brostrom, a Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to serve on a jury? Have you actually had this experience? Juries are an integral part of our judicial system and serving on one is an important civic responsibility. A citizen’s right to a trial by jury is a central feature of our constitution and is considered a fundamental principle of the American legal system.

Judge Bostrom will provide us with a look behind the curtain at the importance and the functioning of the jury system. She will provide us with new insight and dispel some of the myths regarding serving on a jury.


         Prospective and New Members Summer Social                                                        July 13, 2022, @ 6 pm

We will again be having our Summer Social for new members.  If you have a friend, co-worker, or relative you would like to invite and perhaps become a member of our branch, please contact Linda Polulach.  This is a Shape the Future event and a new member will pay a reduced membership fee.


Save the Dates! 2022-2022 Branch Meetings:

September 7, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. – Sunset Playhouse
October 8, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. – Author Tea
November 30, 2022 at 6:30p.m. – Sunset Playhouse
January 14, 2023 at 11:00a.m. – Winter Lunch
February 8, 2023 at 6:30p.m. – Zoom
March 15, 2023 at 6:30p.m. – Sunset Playhouse
April 12, 2023 at 6:30p.m. – Sunset Playhouse
May 24, 2023 at 6:30p.m. – Sunset Playhouse


Past Programs:

Author Tea – October 16, 2021 at 10:45a.m.
New Berlin Public Library
15105 W. Library Lane
New Berlin, WI 53151

Join members of AAUW WSM for a tea/luncheon with author, Kim Suhr. The reservation fee is $40.00 per person. Funding from this event supports local and national scholarships. For the safety of all, vaccinations and masks are required. Seating will be limited, so please reserve early.


January 15, 2022 (Saturday) –                                                      8:30 am – Annual Winter Breakfast Meeting                                                   at Aliota’s

This meeting is a celebration.  Members will celebrate a return of the breakfast meeting and honor those AAUW members of fifty years or more!

Judy Pelt, WSM AAUW member and instructor for LIR and Oshner, will be presenting Rosie the Riveter: The Real Rosies of WWII.

There will be a breakfast buffet, Branch Meeting/Recognition Ceremony and then speaker Judy Pelt.  Deadline for reservations is January 5, 2022


February 9, 2022 (2nd Wed.) –                                                                             6:30 pm via Zoom

A Wealth of Nature: Parks and Natural Areas in SE Wisconsin”Eddee Daniels, photographer/writer.

“A Wealth of Nature” is a project spearheaded by Eddee Daniel.  He also serves on the board of Preserve Our Parks, a non-profit dedicated to preservation and promotion of parks and open space.  Eddee will describe the project, the challenges parks are facing, what Preserve Our Parks is doing about them, and will share his beautiful photographs – with an emphasis on the Milwaukee River Greenway, which is the subject of his most recent book.


March 9, 2022 (2nd Wed.) –                                                              6:30 pm via Zoom –                                                                       Joint Meeting with Milwaukee Branch


“Cyber Security” is a concern for most Americans, whether you are the president of the United States or a member of AAUW West Suburban Branch.  Amanda Knutson, FBI Cyber Squad Special Agent, will address many of these concerns.


April 2, 2022 (Saturday) –                                                                                 10 am – AAUW Style Show                                                                                  – Wisconsin Club






Proceeds to Finance Scholarships.  Join us at our “Spring Fling” Style Show.


April 13, 2022 (2nd Wed.) –                                                                             6:30 pm, Sunset Playhouse

Bonnie Bauer will be speaking on “Breaking Down Barriers to Success”.  Bonnie is the Director of Student Support at Moraine Park Technical College.  We will examine how the challenges of a disability can interfere with a student’s success in college. (Masking will be optional)



April 22 – 23, 2022 –  AAUW Wisconsin State Convention

“Celebrating Breaking Barriers”

Convention Schedule:

Friday, 4/22

  • 6:15 pm  District Meetings
  • 7 pm  Convention Opening (Welcome from State President Joan Schneider; Poem from Dasha Kelly Hamilton – Wisconsin Poet Laureate; Keynote Address – Gloria Blackwell, AAUW CEO – “Breaking Barriers & AAUW 140 Years & Moving Forward”; 140th Anniversary Video
  • 9:15pm Hosted Hospitality Rooms

Saturday, 4/23

  • 9:30am – Business Meeting & Installation of Officers
  • 11 am – Noon Keynote Speaker – Renee Gralewicz
  • Noon – Lunch Break
  • 12:30 pm – Breakout Session 1 (4 choices)
  • 1:20 pm – Breakout Session 2 (4 choices)
  • 2:10 pm – Breakout Session 3 (4 choices)
  • 3 pm – Closing Speaker – Dr. Susan McFadden
  • 3:20 pm – Final Message of the Day

AAUW West Suburban-Milwaukee will be meeting at Terri’s Condo Meeting Room at 9 am on Saturday, April 23, 2022.  Come for some camaraderie during Saturday morning’s convention proceedings. We’ll start with a light breakfast and linger to watch virtually the annual AAUW-WI business meeting followed by keynote speaker Renee Gralewicz.  We will get to see and hear from the state board and learn what’s been happening over the previous year.  (Breakout sessions will be on your own).