Saturday, December 1, 2012


  • The At the Movies interest group will meet at 7pm, Monday, December 3, at the home of the hostess to discuss Incendies (Canadian, 2010).

  • The branch board will meet at 7pm, Thursday, December 6, at the home of the hostess.

  • WAB's annual holiday luncheon & silent auction will be held at 11am, Saturday, December 8, at the Waukegan Ramada Inn.  

H A P P Y   H O L I D A Y S   !

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

AAUW Gives Thanks

AAUW Action Network
AAUW Gives Thanks

The American Association of University Women would like to pause this Thanksgiving to give thanks for the many opportunities and advancements for women and girls during 2012. Although there is no way for us to list all of the advances we have seen this year, here are just a few to reflect upon and give thanks:

We are thankful that as of November 2012, women have gained back 51 percent of their total jobs lost in the recession, and men have regained 52 percent of jobs lost.
We are thankful to the AAUW states, branches, and coalition partners that made voter education and mobilization a priority as part of the AAUW Action Fund It's My Vote: I Will Be Heard campaign. With your work and commitment, we challenged millennial women to make their voices heard—and they were.

We are thankful for the first responders who placed themselves in harm's way to respond to emergencies throughout superstorm Sandy. Our hearts continue to go out to those affected by the storm, especially those still suffering weeks later and the communities looking at years of rebuilding and recovery.

We are thankful for the record number of women elected to Congress: 20 in the Senate and 78 representatives and three delegates in the House. We are particularly grateful for the states that elected their first female Senators—Hawaii, Massachusetts, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wisconsin—and the other "firsts" in the 2012 elections, which broke representation barriers for religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity
We are thankful that women's issues were a key part of the 2012 elections nationwide, due in large part to the AAUW Action Fund It's My Vote: I Will Be Heard campaign and AAUW social media efforts such as #Women1016.

We are thankful for the implementation of the requirement that all new health insurance plans must include coverage without cost sharing of an additional eight women's preventive care services, including contraception, testing for sexually transmitted infections, and breastfeeding support.

We are thankful for Emma Axelrod, Sammi Siegel, and Elena Tsemberis—the three New Jersey teens whose petition helped us get the first female presidential debate moderator in 20 years. And we are thankful for CNN Anchor Candy Crowley for skillfully moderating the October 16 presidential debate and serving as a role model for women across the country.

We are thankful for the U.S. Olympic Team sending more female athletes than male athletes for the first time in history, and we are thankful that women won 29 of the U.S. teams' 46 gold medals. We are also thankful that 16-year-old Gabby Douglas became the first black woman to win a gold medal in the individual all-around gymnastics competition at the Olympics.

We are thankful for the health and bravery of Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old girl who was shot last month in Pakistan because of her work documenting Taliban atrocities and promoting women's education. We are also thankful for the tremendous outpouring of support from around the globe as Malala recovers.

We are thankful that the Susan G. Komen Foundation restored grants to Planned Parenthood for cancer screenings following a national uproar that included AAUW's decision to sever a tie with the foundation's Race for the Cure.

We are thankful that on March 17, Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) became the longest-serving woman in congressional history. Mikulski was also the first Democratic woman to serve in both chambers of Congress, the first to be elected to the Senate without succeeding her husband or her father, and the first woman to chair an appropriations subcommittee.

We are thankful for Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), who asked, "Where are the women?" before walking out, along with Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), in protest from a House committee hearing on birth control that featured all male witnesses.

We are thankful for Sandra Fluke, the smart Georgetown Law student who parlayed House GOP blockage of her testimony and attacks by Rush Limbaugh into becoming the new voice of the year for women's rights.

We are thankful for AAUW's new research report, Graduating to a Pay Gap, which uses the latest nationally representative data to explore the earnings difference between female and male college graduates who are working full time one year after graduation. It also examines one immediate effect that the pay gap has on many women: the heavy burden of student loan debt. The report has been featured by Reuters, U.S. News and World Report, and The Washington Post.

We are thankful for the release of pay equity advocate Lilly Ledbetter’s book, Grace and Grit: My Fight for Equal Pay and Fairness at Goodyear and Beyond. AAUW received on-air recognition from our wonderful friend Lilly Ledbetter on the Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC) in June for our work on equal pay, and we were so excited to see Lilly speak about her book on The Colbert Report in October!

We are thankful that the teen pregnancy rate dropped to its lowest level since at least 1972, partly due to increased contraceptive use among teens of both genders. Teen birth rates have also declined, reaching the lowest rate since the 1940s. Researchers also attribute this decline to increased use of contraception.

We are thankful for the Senate-passed, bipartisan Violence Against Women Act reauthorization, which builds on the success of previous reauthorizations, addresses the needs of all victims nationwide, and includes important campus safety provisions. AAUW will continue to pressure the House to agree to this vital reauthorization.

We are thankful for the 40th anniversary of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the landmark legislation ensuring equal opportunity in education for all students. We are also thankful for the release of a coalition report, chaired by AAUW, recognizing this milestone.
Speaking of 40th anniversaries, we are thankful for the 40th anniversary of the Pell grant program, an indispensable part of millions of students' dreams of higher education in the United States.

We are thankful for the anti-bullying work done by Cynthia Germanotta, Lady Gaga's mother, and Katie O'Malley, Maryland's first lady, who received copies of AAUW's Crossing the Line research report at the Third Annual Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Summit hosted by the Department of Education.

We are thankful that Air Force Lt. Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger became the first female four-star Air Force general and the second female military officer to receive four stars. We are also thankful for the Pentagon's recommendation that women be allowed to serve in more jobs closer to the front lines, a move that would open around 14,000 additional jobs to women, and for the Marine Corps' decision to open its infantry course to women for the first time.

We are thankful for our stalwart allies on Capitol Hill, including Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), who introduced legislation to fix the Supreme Court's problematic decision in Wal-Mart v. Dukes.

We are thankful for Betty Dukes joining AAUW members, coalition partners, and staff at a rally we organized supporting Wal-Mart plaintiffs on the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Wal-Mart v. Dukes.

We are thankful for President Barack Obama's endorsement of AAUW priority anti-bullying legislation, the Student Nondiscrimination Act and Safe Schools Improvement Act.

We are thankful that the U.S. Department of Education finalized regulations for a new Pay-As-You-Earn plan for student loan repayment, as well as changes to the current Income Contingent Repayment (ICR) and Income Based Repayment (IBR) plans.

We are thankful that Congress prevented student loan interest rates from doubling over the summer.

We are thankful for the Obama administration's creation of the Master Teacher Corps program to boost science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, part of the administration's ongoing efforts to produce 100,000 additional math and science teachers in the next 10 years.

We are thankful for the expansion of certain spousal benefits to same-sex domestic partners of federal employees.

We are thankful for the marriage equality victories in Maryland, Washington, Minnesota, and Maine; the defeat of an anti-choice amendment, an anti-separation of church and state amendment, and an amendment that would have limited the state's ability to collect tax revenues in Florida; the defeat of three Idaho ballot initiatives that would have harmed Idaho's education system; the passage of in-state tuition eligibility for undocumented students in Maryland; and the defeat of a ballot measure in North Dakota that could have allowed individuals to claim religious justification for discrimination or violence against women and children under the law.

We are thankful that Connecticut's paid sick days law went into effect on January 1 and that a similar Seattle law went into effect on September 1.

We are thankful that courts have blocked state attempts to defund Planned Parenthood in Indiana, Arizona, Kansas, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.

We are thankful that Pennsylvania has passed a pro-Title IX law requiring school districts to report data regarding male and female athletics to the state department of education.

We are thankful for the confirmation of Jacqueline H. Nguyen of Los Angeles to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, which made her the first Asian-American woman to sit on a federal appellate court.

We are thankful that Shannon Eastin became the first female to referee a National Football League (NFL) game in August when she officiated a preseason game between the Green Bay Packers and San Diego Chargers.

We are thankful for 19 years of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which allows eligible women and men who work for employers with 50 or more employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave each year for certain family and medical purposes.

We are thankful for the first International Day of the Girl Child, October 11, 2012, declared by the United Nations. AAUW was proud to celebrate international women and girls empowerment on this day, as we do every day.

We are thankful for the 40th anniversary of the Equal Rights Amendment's passage in Congress, marked on March 22. The legislation fell three states short of the 38 states needed to ratify it, and AAUW's fight for the amendment’s passage continues.
We are thankful for the appeals courts in Massachusetts and New York that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which prohibits the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages.

We are thankful that current and former female employees of Wal-Mart are continuing their fight for fair pay and promotion practices by filing claims with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 48 states.

We are thankful for the ruling by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that discrimination against an employee or applicant on the basis of the person's gender identity is in violation of the prohibition on sex discrimination established in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

We are thankful that the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act in a complex 5-4 decision in June 2012. AAUW believes that, although not perfect by any stretch, many of the reforms included in the Affordable Care Act will improve the collective health of the American people.

We are thankful for Equal Futures, a partnership between the United States and 12 countries to help empower and advance women and girls. As part of its participation in the partnership, the United States has pledged to expand opportunities for women in business, leadership, and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields and to promote economic security for domestic violence survivors.

We are thankful for the 19th International AIDS Conference, held in Washington, D.C., in July. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke about the impact of AIDS on women at the conference, which was held in the U.S. for the first time since 1990.

We are thankful that the White House enacted a new National Action Plan for Women, Peace, and Security, under which all U.S. government personnel who serve in conflict-affected areas will be responsible for making sure that women are a part of the peace-making process.

We are thankful that leaders of G20 nations mentioned women for the first time in a declaration following a two-day summit in Mexico in June 2012. The declaration included a "firm commitment to advance gender equality in all areas, including skills training, wages and salaries, treatment in the workplace, and responsibilities in care-giving."
We are thankful for the dozens of AAUW members who joined women from around the world for the 56th U.N. Commission on the Status of Women. This year’s priority theme was "the empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication, development, and current challenges," and AAUW members greatly contributed to the successful gathering by participating as speakers, workshop facilitators, and advocates.
We are thankful for AAUW's 2012 Legal Advocacy Fund victories, including Parker v. Indiana High School Athletic Association, Mansourian v. Regents of the University of California, and Bull v. Board of Trustees of Ball State University.
We are thankful that AAUW was ranked as a top-rated women's empowerment organization of 2012 by GreatNonprofits.

We are thankful that AAUW Executive Director Linda Hallman was honored in the inaugural publication 100 Women Leaders in STEM.

We are thankful for the AAUW members in Florida and North Carolina who hosted AAUW Director of Public Policy and Government Relations Lisa Maatz during the Republican and Democratic National Conventions this year.

We are thankful for AAUW members and supporters who generously give of their time, talents, and treasures to empower all women and girls to advance their educations, increase their economic security, and develop their leadership skills.

And of course, we are thankful for you, the AAUW Action Network, for your enthusiastic advocacy to break through educational and economic barriers to ensure that all women have a fair chance. Your hundreds of thousands of letters and phone calls to members of Congress and the White House provide a clarion call to all policymakers about the importance of the rights of women and girls everywhere.

From all of us at AAUW to our more than 150,000 members, donors, and supporters nationwide: Best wishes for a happy and healthy Thanksgiving and a safe and joyful beginning to your holiday season!

AAUW Breaking through Barriers

Thursday, November 1, 2012


  • The Reflections on Reading interest group will discuss Qanta Ahmed's memoir In the Land of Invisible Women: A Female Doctor's Journey in the Saudi Kingdom at 7pm, Thursday, November 1, at the home of the hostess.

  • Next up for the At the Movies interest group: A Separation (2011), the first Iranian film to win the Best Foreign Film Oscar, which will be discusses at 7pm, Monday, November 5, at the home of the hostess.

Please vote!
  • The branch general meeting will be held at 7pm, Tuesday, November 13, at the Gurnee Police Facility and is, as ever, open to the public.  Speaker Celia Loeb will recall her childhood in Europe during WWII, hiding under dangerous and desparate conditions because of her Jewish faith.  Donations to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie will be collected and forwarded.
  • The Book Review interest group will meet at 1pm, Thursday, November 15, at the home of the hostess.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Presidential Candidates' Position

Where does Governor Romney stand on closing the pay gap? Where does President Obama stand on college affordability? Where do the presidential candidates stand on a woman’s right to access affordable contraception without asking her boss’s permission? Are you sure you know their positions?

All these answers and more can be found on the AAUW Action Fund’s 2012 Presidential Voter Guide. The Action Fund has thoroughly researched the candidates’ records and public positions to assess where they stand on AAUW’s priority issues.

Use this guide to educate yourself and others. Share it with your friends and family. Take it to town halls to ask candidates why they hold that position. Speak up and make your voice heard!

Voter guides are part of the AAUW Action Fund’s VoteHER Toolkit, which also includes voter guides for key Senate races, the Congressional Voting Record for the 112th Congress, and a report on the Obama administration’s first term. The VoteHER Toolkit is a component of the It’s My Vote: I Will Be Heard campaign to educate and mobilize women voters, especially young women of the millennial generation. Learn more on the AAUW Action Fund website and through the weekly campaign update—and get involved by sharing the campaign’s social media feeds, registering voters, or hosting phone-banking and canvassing parties! Email with any questions.

Monday, October 1, 2012


  • The film Beginners (2011) will be discussed by the At The Movies interest group at 7:00pm, Monday, October 1.
  • Unbroken (Laura Hillenbrand) will be dicussed by the Reflections on Reading interest group at 7:00pm, Thursday, October 4.
  • The branch general meeting will be at 7:00pm, Tuesday, October 9, at the Gurnee Police Facility.  Amy Skeen, CEO of Girls in the Game, will talk about "Serena Williams and 40 Years of Title IX."  This meeting is open to the public.
Candidates Forum*
Park Place Senior Center
414 S. Lewis Avenue, Waukegan
5:00pm, Wednesday, October 10
Candidates Forum*
C-Wing Auditorium, Room C-005 (lower level)
College of Lake County, Grayslake
5:30pm,Wednesday, October 17
*co-sponsored by AAUW Waukegan Area Branch
  • The Travel interest group will meet at 7:00pm, Tuesday, October 23, to hear about a member's trip to Switzerland.
  • The branch board will meet at 7:00pm, Thursday, October 25.


Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Welcome back to another exciting year of AAUW!
Here's what's going on with the Waukegan Area Branch this month:

  • September 6 (Thursday), 7:00pm...The Reflections on Reading interest group will discuss The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.  Also, choices will be made for this year's reading list.

  • September 10 (Monday), 7:00pm...Two films--Poetry (South Korean) and Bride Flight (Dutch) will be discussed by the At the Movies interest group.

  • September 15 (Saturday), 9:30am...The speaker for the branch general meeting will be Ty Rohrer of the Waukegan Historical Society.  Rohrer will talk about Waukegan native son Ray Bradbury, recently deceased.  Bradbury was the reknown author of such wonderful books as Dandelion Wine, Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and more.  The meeting and potluck brunch will be held at the Gurnee Police Facility (Washington & O'Plaine) and is open to the public.

  • September 19 (Wednesday), 10:30am...The Exploring Culture interest group will visit the Button Room Museum in Gurnee.  There is a small fee.

  • September 20 (Thursday), 1:00pm...The Book Review interest group will meet.

  • September 20 (Thursday), 3:30pm...Branch members will meet at the Lake County Courthouse for voter registration training.

  • September 25 (Tuesday), 7:00pm...Costa Rica, Horses & Beaches will be the program for the Travel interest group this month.

  • September 27 (Thursday), 7:00pm...the branch board will meet.

Friday, August 31, 2012

LCWC Event

Barbara Jean Zeitz (AAUW), Cheryl Hudson-Jackson (YWCA),
 Rosemary Heileman (LWV), Debbie Larken (moderator)

The Lake County Women's Coalition's panel on Women's Equality, Tuesday, August 28, 2012,
Robert Morris University, Waukegan, Illinois.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Are American women at war?

Are issues directly affecting women and families under attack?

Learn more about these issues before you cast your vote this Fall.
This annual Women's Equality Day event is sponsored by the Lake County Women's Coalition.

WHEN: Tuesday, August 28, 2012, from 6:00pm til 7:30pm

WHERE:  Robert Morris University, 1507 Waukegan Road, Waukegan (enter through west door)

Light snack and beverage will be provided.

The non-partisan panel will include:
  • Barbara Joan Zeitz, M.A. and author,
    American Association of University Women
  • Rosemary Heilemann, Director,
    League of Women Voters of Lake County
  • Cheryl Hudson-Jackson, Director of HR and Operations,   YWCA of Lake County
Register by August 21, Debbie Larker, event chair, 847-362-8885.

There is no fee for this event.  Donations to the coalition's scholarship fund will be appreciated.

Lake County Women's Coalition

Sunday, August 12, 2012

2012--2013 Programs

General Meeting Programs

  • September 2012..."Ray Bradbury: Waukegan's Influence on a Visionary," Ty Rohrer, Waukegan Historical Society
  • October 2012..."Forty Years of Title IX," Amy Skeen, CEO of Girls in the Game
  • November 2012..."Child Survivor of the Holocaust," Celia Leib
  • December 2012...Winter Luncheon & Silent Auction
  • January 2012...District 5, AAUW-IL, Networking Luncheon
  • February 2013..."Harriet Tubman," portrayal by Pamela Welcome
  • March 2013...Memoirs of the Sunday Brunch, author Julia Pandl
  • April 2013...AAUW Education Opportunities Funds Grants & Fellowships Recipients
  • May 2013..."Franklin Delano Roosevelt," portrayal by R.J. Lindsey
  • June 2013...Summer Luncheon & Silent Auction
Although not written in stone, these are the programs this branch expects to present to members and the public this AAUW year.  Please come back monthly to view times/dates/locations.

Additionally, branch interest groups--At the Movies, Book Review, Exploring Culture, Reflections on Reading, and Travelogue--and the branch board plan to be active monthly.

The branch project that provides hand-knit hats to local newborns will continue; branch participation in the Lake County Women's Coalition will also continue.

State and national AAUW conventions will be held late spring/early summer.
Looking forward to another outstanding AAUW year, we hope to see you in 2012--2013!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Another great AAUW Waukegan Area Branch year is being planned.
Branch activities will resume next month.
See you then!

Friday, July 6, 2012

JULY 2012

Branch Board
Summer Meeting & Pot Luck
Tuesday, July 24
President's home

Thursday, June 28, 2012


Title IX turned 40 on June 23 — and AAUW has been there every step of the way!

AAUW was instrumental in the passage of Title IX in 1972. This historic legislation, co-authored by AAUW member Rep. Patsy Mink (D-HI), opened the doors of education to women, finally allowing them access to college and graduate school, after-school programs, and most famously, sports. Ironically, most people don’t know that sports are not even mentioned in the act. Title IX states, simply,
No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
Although women and girls have made great strides both on and off the playing field, challenges still remain. Nearly half of all middle school students are sexually harassed, women are underrepresented in the STEM fields, and occupational segregation still exists.

Friday, June 1, 2012

JUNE 2012

  • The Reflections on Reading interest group will discuss Jean Thompson's novel The Year We Left Home at 7pm, Thursday, June 7, at the home of the hostess.


Waukegan Area Branch
Summer Luncheon & Silent Auction

Tuesday, June 12
~lunch at noon, auction before & after~

Bonnie Brook Golf Club
2800 N. Lewis Avenue, Waukegan

$22, choice of entree

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

MAY 2012

  • The Reflections on Reading interest group will discuss Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers at 7pm, Thursday, May 3, at the home of the hostess.
  • The Beaver (2011) will be discussed by the At the Movies interest group at 7pm, Monday, May 7, at the home of the hostess.
  • Local attorney Steven Kaiser will tell about his forebear in a presentation based upon the book The Falcon: A Narrative of the Adventures and Captivity of John Tanner at the branch general meeting, 7pm, Tuesday, May 8, at the Gurnee Police FacilityThis meeting is open to the public.
  •  The Canadian Rockies will be the topic at the 7pm, Tuesday, May 22, meeting of the Travelogue interest group at the home of the hostess.
  • The branch board will meet at 7pm, Thursday, May 24, at the home of the hostess.

WABAAUW Summer Luncheon & Silent Auction
11am, Tuesday, June 12
Bonnie Brook Golf Club
2800 N. Lewis Avenue, Waukegan
$22 per person
RSVP by June 1

Monday, April 2, 2012

APRIL 2012

  • The At the Movies interest group will discuss Temple Grandin (2010) and the documentary Buck (2010) at 7:00pm, Monday, April 2, at the home of the hostess.
  • Our 7:00pm, Tuesday, April 10, general meeting will highlight National Education Month with two speakers: Kerry Peterson, a coach for the Schuler Scholar Program, and Ann Blythe, recipient of the Space Foundation Teacher Liaison award. As always, the general meeting--which will be held at Cook Memorial Library in Libertyville--is open to the public.
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Rebecca Skloot) will be discussed by the Reflections on Reading interest group at 7:00pm, Thursday, April 12, at the home of the hostess.

AAUW District 5

Educational Opportunities Scholars Brunch

Lambs Farm, Libertyville

11:00am, Saturday, April 14

$15 includes brunch

Questions? email

  • England, Scotland, & Wales will be featured at the 7:00pm, Tuesday, April 24, meeting of the Travelogue interest group at the home of the hostess.
  • The branch board will meet at 7:00pm, Thursday, April 26, at the home of the hostess.


AAUW Action Fund Event

11:00am - 5:00pm, Friday, April 27

Itasca Holiday Inn

No fee...boxed lunch included

Questions? email

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The AAUW Impact

AAUW Illinois, Inc., 88th Annual Convention

Friday & Saturday, April 27 & 28

Itasca Holiday Inn

Details? Go to AAUW Illinois website

Monday, March 12, 2012

WAB on FB!

The Waukegan Area Branch of AAUW now has a Facebook page.
You can use the link on the left column of this blog to get there.

We hope that you will LIKE us. Share our page on your page so that we will be able to get our message out to more people.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

MARCH 2012

Flames of Injustice: The Triangle Factory Fire's Legacy

1:00pm, Saturday, March 3

Grace Place Community Center, 637 S. Dearborn, Chicago

$ at the door

  • At the Movies interest group will discuss the 2010 French film Of Gods and Men at 7pm, Monday, March 5, at the home of the hostess.

I N T E R N A T I O N A L W O M E N ' S D A Y

Thursday, March 8

Fair - 10:30am; Luncheon - noon

Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, Chicago

$65 check payable to "AAUW Chicago," mailed to

2746 W. Morse Avenue, Chicago, IL 60645

  • Tracy Chevalier's historical novel Remarkable Creatures will be discussed by the Reflections on Reading interest group at 7pm, Thursday, March 8, at the Gurnee Panera.


Women's History Month Event

9:30am, Saturday, March 10

State Bank of the Lakes, 50 Commerce Drive, Grayslake

$5.00, payable at the door

  • A discussion of the PBS documentary If Women Ran the World will be led by retired College of Lake County professor Liz Pirman at this month's Waukegan Area Branch general meeting. The event will be at 9:30am, Saturday, March 10, at St. Lawrence Episcopal Church, 125 W. Church Street, Libertyville, and includes a continental breakfast. Donations towards a local food bank will be accepted. As usual, this meeting is open to the public.
  • The Exploring Culture interest group will attend the opening matinee of Palmer Place at Clockwise Theatre, Waukegan, on 3pm, Sunday, March 18. The group plans to lunch at Fiamico (corner of Sheridan & Grand) at 1:30pm. For further info/reservations, please contact .

Illinois Primary Elections

Tuesday, March 20


  • The branch board will meet at 7pm, Thursday, March 22, at the home of the hostess.
  • A trip to Thailand & Cambodia will be highlighted at the 7pm, Tuesday, March 27, meeting of the Travelogue interest group at the home of the hostess.

Thursday, February 2, 2012


  • The Paris Wife, a novel about Hadley Hemmingway by Paula McLain, will be discussed by the Reflections on Reading interest group at 7pm, Thursday, February 2, at the home of the hostess.

  • The German film Gloomy Sunday (1999) will be discussed at the 7pm, Monday, February 6, meeting of the At the Movies interest group at the home of the hostess.

  • Lake County attorney Doug Stiles will give a presentation on Abraham Lincoln's gold pocket watch, inscribed by Stiles' great-great-grandfather. Join us at the 7pm, Tuesday, February 21, general meeting. Open to the public, this event will take place at the Gurnee Police Facility community room (Washington Street & O'Plaine Road).

  • The branch board will meet at 7pm, Thursday, February 23, at the home of the hostess.

  • The Travelogue interest group will meet at 7pm, Tuesday, February 28, at the home of the hostess. The topic will be the Maritime Provinces of Canada.

Friday, January 27, 2012


Members of the Waukegan Area Branch
enjoyed the program, the lunch, and the opportunity to network
with other AAUW members at the
29th Annual Networking Luncheon
January 21, 2012, in Deerfield.

Monday, January 2, 2012


The Waukegan Area Branch of AAUW wishes you a prosperous, productive 2012!
  • Join the Exploring Culture interest group on Monday, January 9, for a visit to the Holy Family Food Bank (912 8th Street, Waukegan). For further info, contact .

AAUW-IL District 5

Annual Networking Luncheon

11:30am, Saturday, January 21

Deerfield Hyatt

$35 includes lunch with choice of entree

Guest Speaker: Karon White Gibson

RSVP by 1/7/12

  • The Travelogue interest group will meet 7pm, Tuesday, January 24, at the home of the hostess for a presentation on China.
  • The branch board will meet on Thursday, January 26, at 7pm, at the home of the hostess.