Welcome to the Arlington Branch of AAUW of Virginia, Chartered in 1944

Hope to see you at these Upcoming Program Meetings

CalendarBelow is a list of upcoming programs for the Arlington Chapter of AAUW.  Meetings will be held at Lubber Run Community Center, unless noted below.

  • Sat., Feb. 24, at 10:30 am, Lubber Run Community Center
     – Eileen Bogdanoff, an experienced genealogist and an expert on using Ancestry.com, will share information and tools for learning about your family’s roots. She gives monthly talks on genealogy as part of Arlington’s 55+ Program.
  • Sat., March 16, at 10:30 am, Lubber Run Community Center – Annual Meeting/Elections and Special Program for Women’s History Month.  Mary Margaret Whipple, a former Virginia State Senator, will be the featured speaker. She will discuss the current social, political, and economic issues of interest to women in the Commonwealth and how these issues are being addressed by our elected representatives in Richmond. Additionally, representatives from the League of Women Voters and the Arlington Commission on the Status of Women will talk about their respective organizations and activities.
  • Monday, April 15, 7 pm, via Zoom, Presentations by the high school and middle school young women whose projects at the Northern Virginia Regional Science and Engineering Fair in March 2024 received awards for excellence by judges from the Arlington Branch of AAUW.  Also speaking will be Jennifer Swann, Director of Information Security at Bloomsburg Industry Group, who presented the program on AI/ChatGPT at our September meeting.
  • Mon., May 20 at 7:00 pm – Scholarship Awards

Let us know if you have any questions about the programs listed above.

Barbara Smith and Barbara Gallagher, Co Vice Presidents for Program

Talk About Books

The February meeting of Let’s Talk About Books will be
Tuesday, February 27, 2 pm, at your regular Zoom
location.  Terry Bratt will send an invitation with the
Zoom information. So, watch your email and come join
the fun! Our book selection is Ancestor Troubles: A
Reckoning and a Reconciliation by Maude Newton.

Our March meeting is Tuesday, March 19, 2 pm, at the
home of Terry Bratt. Please let Terry know f you will be
attending.  Our book selection is Founding Mothers:
The Women Who Raised our Nation by Cokie Roberts.

Opportunities for hosting are still available on 2/27,
4/16, 5/21, and 6/25. Please let me know if you are

See our book list for the coming year and the meeting dates. All meetings except October and July 2024 have hosting opportunities.

Happy reading!

Barbara Gallagher, Let’s Talk About Books Chair

Northern District Meeting

Saturday, March 9, 2024
10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
4701 Seminary Road, Alexandria

Just in time for Cherry Blossom Season in Washington, DC.!

Diana Parsell, author and member of the AAUW McLean Area Branch, will introduce us to Eliza Scidmore, the Early AAUW Member Behind Washington’s Cherry Blossoms. As Diana’s book reveals, Scidmore was an extraordinary journalist and travel writer who got her start as a newspaper correspondent in Gilded Age Washington in the 1870s. She wrote authoritative books on Alaska, Japan, Java, China and India; was an activist in the burgeoning U.S. conservation movement, in association with major figures like John Muir; and was the most influential female at the early National Geographic, as the first woman elected to the board (in 1892) and to publish photographs in the magazine. In 1920, Scidmore became an AAUW member. Copies of the book will be available for sale.

A business meeting will follow.

Has your Membership Lapsed?

Dues were due by June 30.  If you have not renewed your membership has lapsed and you need to join again.  

You can join online by going to  AAUW Arlington (VA) Branch. It is important to scroll down to the middle of the membership landing page. Click on this link to join as a Branch Member.  Please reach out to Candace Lilyquist if you would like support joining online. 

Branch dues are $16, VA State dues are 15, and National dues are $72 for a total of $103.  You can also send a check to Teri Doxsee. Contact her at treasurer4aauw@gmail.com for her address.

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