What’s Happening

AAUW Storrs Willimantic Branch Meetings usually fall on the first Wednesday of every month. The cost of dinner is $22.50 which includes appetizers, entree, dessert, tax and gratuity – a check (or exact change) is appreciated. (Book Author event is $30) The meetings are usually held in the President’s Dining Room (Hurley Hall) at Eastern Connecticut State University (High Street, Willimantic, CT). Reservations are required and members are reminded that you must pay for dinners that are reserved.  #41 on mapmeeting dates are in blue.  If you would like to attend, please contact us at Reservations and put AAUW dinner reservation in the subject line.

At this time we are unable to use the dining hall – meetings will be held on ZOOM until further notice.

For meetings that are held in a special location or zoom, email us for directions/link.

October 6, 2021 – Dr. Marilynn “Lynn” Malerba, Chief of the Mohegan Tribe, and Chair of the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut will speak on how Mohegan women throughout their history and due to their efforts have successfully  survived regional assimilation and kept Mohegan culture intactMarilynn “Lynn” Malerba, D.N.P., M.P.A. | National Institutes of Health (NIH) — All of Us

November 3, 2021 – Sheryl Faye will perform her new one-woman show on the life of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. This will be a Fall fund-raiser for theStorrs/Willimantic AAUW branch scholarships.

December 1, 2021 – Holiday party and local food pantry fund-raiser at Susan M’s home in Storrs, CT. More information to come.

March 2, 2021 – Donna Dufresne of Windsong Farm, Pomfret Center, CT, an expert on elementary education and gifted children, will speak on “Engaging students through place-based teaching”. AAUW branch Spring fund-raiser for branch scholarships.

April 6, 2021- Lynn Stoddard, Director of the ECSU Institute for Sustainable Energy, will speak on “Sustainability-CT Makes for Thriving and Vibrant Communities that are Equitable and Inclusive for all.”

May 4, 2021 – Dr. Patricia Szczys, Professor of Biology and Interim Dean of Arts and Sciences at Eastern Connecticut State University, will speak on “Genetic data inform waterbird conservation: terns and skimmers”.

June 1, 2021 –   Plant sale/potluck – location to be announced.