American Association of University Women - AAUW
Whidbey Island


2015/2016 Calendar

General Meeting venues are split evenly between the north and the south with four in the Coupeville - Oak Harbor area and four in the Freeland area. Special events and fundraisers are located at various locations around the island.

2015 Summer Events

September 5, 2015 - Terrific Treasures Sale

A grand array of treasures collected throughout the year and offered in the first event of our new year. Proceeds go to our various scholarship funds. As the Branch is a designated 501(c)(3) charitable organization all purchases are considered donations and may be claimed as tax deductible.

Saturday of Labor Day Weekend from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Grace Community Church - 29470 State Highway 20, Oak Harbor 98277

September 12, 2015 - Branch General Meeting

Potluck Brunch Social - Please bring a dish to share! We are going to get re-acquainted after the summer break and our newest members will introduce themselves. The 2015 - 2016 calendar will be reviewed. Sign-up sheets for various interest groups, branch projects and fundraisers for the coming year will be available.

Saturday, assembly begins at 9:30am; potluck and program begins at 10:00am

Home of Marti Thomson, Oak Harbor

2015 Fall Events

October 10, 2015 - General Meeting

CADA Director Cindy Robinson will speak about CADA's role here on Whidbey Island, update us on Marji's House and let us know about volunteer opportunities.

Saturday, social hour begins at 9:30am; program begins at 10:00am

Trinity Lutheran Church, 18341 State Route 525, Freeland

November 14, 2015 - General Meeting

This is our annual Legal Advocacy Foundation Member Judy Nicolai and her husband Nick, the Just In Time Jazz Duo, will bring us, "What Makes Jazz Jazz?" Check out their website at www. justintimejazzduo.com.

Saturday, social hour begins at 9:30am; program begins at 10:00am

Coupeville United Methodist Church, 608 Main Street, Coupeville

2015-2016 Winter Events

December 12, 2015 - Holiday Luncheon

This is our Holiday gathering, so come and enjoy the season.

Saturday at 11:00.

Useless Bay Golf & Country Club, 5725 Country Club Dr, Langley.

January 9, 2016- AAUW - League of Women Voters Legislative Brunch

In lieu of a January general meeting, we continue our tradition of co-sponsoring with the League of Women Voters, an annual Legislative Brunch. Our state senator and representatives and our island mayors have been invited. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear from our legislators and to ask questions about issues relevant to our mission. Please be prepared to ask about both workplace equity and education for women.

Reservations are required. See reservations and payment details in the December and January newsletters.

Saturday, 9:30am

Whidbey Golf Club, 2430 SW Fairway Lane, Oak Harbor

January 25, 2016 - Lobby Day in Olympia

Branch members who elect to take part in Lobby Day will travel to Olympia on the afternoon of Sunday the 24th. Carpools are often utilized given the distance. Members also elect to reserve hotel rooms for an overnight. Presentations to AAUW attendees by state officials begin at 8:00 am on Monday the 25th. Legislative meetings begin at 1:00 at the Capitol Building offices of our legislators. AAUW members may join meetings in progress.

February 13, 2016 - General Meeting

Program is to be determined. Look for details in the January newsletter

Saturday, social hour begins at 9:30am; program begins at 10:00am

Trinity Lutheran Church, 18341 State Route 525, Freeland

March 12, 2016 - Women in History Celebration

Women in History Month will be celebrated with portrayals by our AAUW members of women who made a difference. We offer a special welcome those members of the League of Women Voters who will be joining us for this meeting. These performances will subsequently be presented to Whidbey Island fifth graders across the island.

The 2016-2017 slate of branch officers will be presented by the Nominating Committee.

Saturday, social begins at 9:30am; program begins at 10:00am

Coupeville United Methodist Church, 608 Main Street, Coupeville

March 24, 2016- Spring Fashion Show

This popular annual event features a wonderful brunch followed by AAUW members modeling spring fashions from a local shop. A raffle and silent auction raises additional funds that provide educational support and scholarships for young women of Whidbey.

Thursday, 11:30- 1:30.

Whidbey Golf Club, Oak Harbor.

2016 Spring Events

April 19, 2016 - Scholars Recognition Reception

High school STEM scholars and scholarship recipients will be honored at an evening reception introducing the young women their families and guests. Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

United Methodist Church, 608 North Main Street, Coupeville

May 6-7, 2016 - Showcase of the Arts

The branch recognizes the artistic talents of our young people in this annual show with entries from students of all three Whidbey Island high schools. Awards are given in five categories - wall art, sculpture, pottery, photography and wearable art/jewelry.

Friday May 6, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm open to the community for general viewing

Friday May 6, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Reception for artists and their families. Presentation of Awards. Open to the community.

Saturday May 7,10:00 - 5:00 open to community for general viewing

Coupeville Library

June 11, 2016 - Installation of Officers and Membership Brunch

Installation of 2016-2017 officers and membership brunch. The brunch fee will be announced in the AAUW branch Newsletter. Reservations are required. See the May newsletter for details and deadlines..

Saturday, Social Hour begins at 9:30am; brunch and meeting begin at 10:00am

Whidbey Golf Club, 2430 SW Fairway Lane, Oak Harbor

Board of Directors Meetings

September 7, 2015 - Monday 10:00 - 12:00 Coupeville Library

October 12, 2015 - Monday 10:00 - 12:00 Coupeville Library

November 9, 2015 - Monday 10:00 - 12:00 Coupeville Library

January 11, 2016 - Monday 10:00 - 12:00 Coupeville Library

March 14, 2016 - Monday 10:00 - 12:00 Coupeville Library

May 9, 2016 - Monday 10:00 - 12:00 Coupeville Library

July tbd, 2016 - Monday Annual Leadership Summit 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Coupeville Library - Both incoming and outgoing officers plus other Branch leaders meet to share achievements, to provide input to the new fiscal year objectives, to identify points of coordination and support and to transfer their respective "Pass Along Books".