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AAUW Valparaiso

Branch Contacts:


Sue Demitroulas

      Phone: 789-0566


Sandra Holt

      Phone: 766-2529


Clare Pokorny



Upcoming Events:  


Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 7 pm 

April Branch Meeting

Location: Family & Youth Service Bureau, 257 West Lincolnway

The Future of the Lake Shore, Where is is Going?

Speaker: Sue Bennett, Indiana National Lake Shore


Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 5:30 to 7 pm

Equal Pay Day "Unhappy Hour"

Casa Del Roma, 712 Calumet

Speakers: Why the pay gap?

Cash Bar, Hors d'oeuvres

Everyone Welcome


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

WAM, Women at the Movies

Time & title to be announced


Saturday, April 12, 2014 at noon

Great Decisions Discussion

Location: Pines Village - Bistro Room

Topic: Israel and the U.S. by Seth Anziska

Discussion Leader: MaryAnn Thompson

Participants bring bag lunches; coffee is provided.


Monday, April 14, 2014 at 2 pm 

Daytime Book Group

Location: Pines Village - Hannell Room

The Children of Willesden Lane: Beyond the Kindertransport: A Memoir of Music, Love, and Survival

Author: Mona Golabek

Discussion Leader: Mary Leonard



Thursday, April 17,2014 at 6:30 pm

Art Flix: Bread & Tulips

Location: Home of Clare Pokorny

Discussion Leader: Liz Williams


Monday, April 28, 2014 at 7 pm 

Evening Book Group

Location: Valpaaraiso Public Library

The Lost German Slave Girl:  The Extraordinary True Story of Sally Miller and Her Fight for Freedom in Old New Orleans

Author: John Bailey

Discussion Leader: MaryAnn Thompson


Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 6 pm

Spring Banquet and Annual Meeting

Dish Restaurant, 3907 North Calumet

Speaker:  State Senator Karen Tallian, The Importance of Women in Politics








Sister to Sister



The Evening Book Group hosted 24 readers from LaCrosse and Valparaiso High Schools for a meeting on Mona Golabekís The Children of Willesden Lane: Beyond the Kindertransport: A Memoir of Music, Love, and Survival.  Introduced by Sandy Holt and led by Lila Cohen, AAUW members and their guests participated in a discussion about the authorís telling of her concert pianist motherís childhood escape from Austria during World War II and her life as a refugee in London, England.



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