Meetings/Events

Be sure to read the monthly newsletter for specific dates, times and location.  Many events and meetings will be offered in a hybrid Zoom & in-person format.

The public is invited to attend the educational and informative General Meetings.  Unless otherwise stated, the monthly AAUW-Anacortes General Meeting location is Anacortes Public Library Meeting Room at 1220 10th St. or via Zoom.

Please note that there are no General Meetings during the months of July, and August.

General Meetings begin with Hospitality at 6:45 p.m., and the program begins at 7:00 p.m.  Minutes from each meeting are posted in the monthly newsletter. All newsletters are archived in the Members Only section of this website.

General Meetings 2023/24

September 14, 2023: Book Talk – Invisible Women

Moderator:  Linda Hendrick

For the last 35 years, one of our general meetings has been a ‘book talk’.  Skagit Valley College Librarian, Linda Hendrick, leads this unique and popular event.  Each year a different topic is selected by Linda and members are asked to read a book on that topic.  At the meeting, Linda provides a hand-out with information on the topic, including a bibliography, and each hand-out has a different quote on the topic. Members are asked to read their quote before talking about their book. Topics in the past have included: women in the workplace, family, gardening, autobiographies, mysteries, humor and cookbooks.

October 12, 2023:  Tech Trek Participants

Several 8th grade students from area schools will relate their experiences at the one-week Tech Trek experience that was conducted via Zoom this year.

November 9, 2023: Claudia Cimini, Merchant Marine Officer

Claudia is a long-time member of the Anacortes Branch of AAUW.

December 14, 2023:  Christmas Social

Zoom meeting for members

January 11, 2024: Past, Present, and Future of AAUW Anacortes

President, Patricia Griffith

February 8, 2024:  Rosemary Koholokula and Panel Discussion

March 14, 2024:  Underwater Photography by Audrey Garbacik

April 11, 2024:  Pat Paul

Missing and murdered indigenous women and girls

May 9, 2024:  Diane Stanitski, NOAA

Diane will discuss her work in Seattle’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

June 13, 2024:  STEM and Scholarship Awards

Our June meeting is dedicated to the three Anacortes High School senior girls honored by the Washington State STEM Scholar Recognition Program. Awards are granted to girls achieving in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

In addition, we will recognize the seven scholarship recipients who are in an undergraduate degree program, a vocational certification program, or planning to take courses beyond the undergraduate level in preparation for an advanced degree.