Grand Rapids Branch

Grand Rapids AAUW has one of the largest AAUW memberships in Minnesota! That alone is a great point, but in addition, we meet all year around on the third Monday of each month to socialize, share a meal and hear a presentation by speakers on all topics, meeting times vary during the seasons. Grand Rapids AAUW has a number of special interest groups meeting at various times of the year, also depending on the weather and the season. We give two college scholarships through two foundations located here in Grand Rapids. We will hopefully start a third scholarship for some young STEM student women attending our Itasca Community College Engineering Program. Our community foundations along with our local arts community make Grand Rapids a GRAND place to live!

We have several smaller fundraisers each year for our scholarships. We have a “Traveler Treasurer” drawing at our regular monthly meetings and book sales in the Fall and Spring. For our Christmas Party, we hold a very successful, FUN and different kind of silent auction with a delicious meal at our local Eagle’s Club.

In 2018, we will hold the Annual Regional AAUW Northland Chapters Gathering. This regional get-together is held in September and this year will be held at Grand Rapids’ new beautiful Keisler Wellness Center, a peer driven community center for adult impacted by mental illness. The Grand Rapids AAUW Chapter 6013 was organized in 1949 and will celebrate its 70th Anniversary when we will host the AAUW State Convention on April 26 and 27, 2019 at the Timberlake Lodge Hotel and Event Center. These two activities give us a great opportunity to demonstrate our very unique Northwood town with all its various attractions and opportunities for all ages and interests. Hope to see you all next spring!

Some favorite readings include:

“Locally Laid” by Lucie Amundsen who reveals a refreshing account of starting a mid-size farm.

“Dead Wake” by Eric Larsen, an enthralling non-fiction account of the sinking of the Lusitania.

“The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane” by Lisa See is a powerful story of two women separated by circumstances, culture and distance.

See our Timberline newsletter to learn more. We invite you to attend a monthly dinner meeting or to become a member. For information, co presidents, Cyndy Agle – cyndy.agle@gmail.com and Deanna Ensley – deannaensley@yahoo.com

Timberline Newsletter

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February 2019 – click here