Monday, December 1, 2014


  • The At the Movies interest group will meet at 7pm, Monday, December 1, to discuss the 2012 French film The Intouchables.

  • The branch board will meet at 7pm, Thursday, December 4.

WABAAUW Holiday Luncheon
& Silent Auction
11:00am, Saturday, December 13
Waukegan Ramada Inn
Jane Addams Day Celebration
3:00-4:30pm, Saturday, December 13
Hull House Museum
800 S. Halsted Street, Chicago
$10 at the door
by December 10
H A P P Y    H O L I D A Y S !

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


  • Robot & Frank (2012) is the film that will be discussed by the At the Movies interest group at 7pm, Monday, November 3.

  • Christina Baker Kline's historical novel Orphan Train will be discussed by the Reflections on Reading interest group at 7pm, Thursday, November 6.

WABAAUW Fundraiser
to benefit AAUW's
 Education Opportunities Fund
"Dine & Donate"
Lone Star Steakhouse
6210 Grand Avenue, Gurnee
November 9 - November 16
  • The Exploring Culture interest group will visit the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie the morning of Monday, November 10.
  • The WABAAUW general meeting this month will be at 7pm, Tuesday, November 11, at the Gurnee Police Facility.  The documentary Fly Girls (about WASPs in WWII) will be shown.  As always, this meeting is open to the public.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


  • Sue Monk Kidd's historical novel The Invention of Wings will be discussed at the Reflections on Reading meeting.  The group will meet at 7pm, Thursday, October 2.

  • This month's gathering of At the Movies will be 7pm, Monday, October 6, when the film Philomena (2013) will be discussed.

  • Sponsored by the Illinois Humanities Council, re-enactor Joe Bean will present his program Adlai! at the branch general meeting to be held at 7pm, Tuesday, October 14, at the Gurnee Police Facility community room.  As always, this meeting is open to the public.  Hope you will be able to join us!   

  • The branch board will meet at 7pm, Thursday, October 23.

Northern Fall Conference
9:00am - noon
Saturday, October 25
Oakton Community College (Entrance 37, Room 1610)
1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016
Guest Speaker: Mark Hopkins, AAUW Chief Strategic Officer
  • Paris and southern France will be discussed at the 7pm, Tuesday, October 28, Travelogue interest group meeting.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


  • Author Marianella Peterson will lead a discussion of her book Once Upon a Legacy of Ink, Sand, and Tears at the 7pm, Thursday, September 4, meeting of the Reflections on Reading interest group.

  • The At the Movies interest group will discuss A Late Quartet (2012) at its7pm, Monday, September 8, meeting.

  • The branch will hold its kick-off meeting/potluck brunch at the Gurnee Police Facility (Washington & O'Plaine) at 9:30am, Saturday, September 20.  Women's historian/author Barbara Joan Zeitz will be the featured speaker.  As usual, this general meeting is open to the public.  Please join us!

  • The Panama Canal will be the topic at the 7pm, Tuesday, September 23, meeting of the branch Travelogue interest group.

  • The Exploring Culture interest group will take a trip to Racine, WI, to visit the Frank Lloyd Wright Research Tower & Administration Building, the S.C. Johnson Gallery, and the Golden Rondelle Theater for a tour entitled "Landmarks Tour 2014" on Wednesday, September 24.

  • The branch board will meet at 7pm, Thursday, September 25.

Friday, August 1, 2014


Women's Equity Event
Leveling the Playing Field
“Do the unwritten rules hold women back?”

Thursday, August 14, 2014
Registration at 6:30 pm • Program at 7:00 pm
Cultural & Civic Center of Round Lake Beach
2007 Civic Center Way., Round Lake Beach, IL 60073
This is a free event. Donations welcome to support the LCWC scholarship fund.
The program will feature a lecture by Shelley Correll, Professor of Sociology at Stanford University followed by break-out discussion groups facilitated by Rev. Eileen Shanley-Roberts, Christ Episcopal Church, Waukegan.
~Lake County Women’s Coalition~
Register by August 6, Debbie Larker,
at at our website
Member Organizations:

AAUW – Waukegan Area Branch • Alpha Nu Chapter, The Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Intl.
• Altrusa International of Lake County • Aux Plaines Chapter 99s • Beta Sigma Phi International

• League of Women Voters of Lake County • Past Presidents Club of 10th District Illinois, GFWC

• Waukegan Area Church Women United • Waukegan Woman’s Club • Waukegan Women’s City Club

• Women Interested in Government (WINGS) • Women’s Business Exchange • Women’s Business Network
 • YWCA Lake County
Founded in 1995, the mission of the Lake County Women’s Coalition is to continue the pursuit of equality that brought forth the ratification of the
ineteenth Amendment, through perseverance, integrity and commitment.
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Celebrate With Us
10th Anniversary of WITASWAN
Saturday, August 16
AAUW Chicago Branch event
August 16th Movie Screening
What: The Girls in the Band Movie Screening 
When: Saturday, August 16th 

Time: 11:00 am Brunch at Bravo Restaurant 
1701 Maple Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
Cost: $25-

Movie screening with Q and A at 1:00pm at 
Cinemark Evanston Theatres with Director/Producer Judy Chaikin1715 Maple Ave., Evanston, IL 60201
Tickets: $20- 
Tickets to brunch and movie: $50- includes special reserved seating.

Mail checks made out to AAUW to 
AAUW Chicago 2746 W Morse Ave Chicago IL 60645. 
or go online to purchase tickets 
 Parking: Free validated parking with movie ticket or public transportation.

Please help spread the word and invite your friends. Open to all. 

Celebrate the success of AAUW-Illinois WITASWAN (Women in the Audience Supporting Women Artists Now) Project over the past 10 years.  This initiative is all because of you and your support of Women Artists. 

They wiggled, they jiggled, they wore low cut gowns and short shorts, they kowtowed to the club owners and smiled at the customers...and they did it all, just to play the music they loved. In the thirties and forties, hundreds of women musicians toured the country in glamorous All-Girl Bands, while others played side by side with their male counterparts. Yet by the mid-fifties female jazz musicians had literally disappeared from the workplace; their names, their contributions to music, completely forgotten.
tells the poignant, untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating, groundbreaking journeys from the late 30s to the present day.These incredibly talented women endured sexism, racism and diminished opportunities for decades, yet continued to persevere, inspire and elevate their talents in a field that seldom welcomed them. Today, there is a new breed of gifted young women taking their rightful place in the world of jazz, which can no longer deny their talents. 
Questions: email  

AAUW- Chicago Branch
Chicago, Illinois
find us on facebook - Chicago branch of AAUW
Mission Statement of AAUW: AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research.

Value Promise: By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so all women have a fair chance.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

JUNE 2014

The Reflections on Reading interest group will discuss  Patricia Harman's novel The Midwife of  Hope River at the 7pm, Thursday, June 5, meeting.

Waukegan Area Branch
11am, Tuesday, June 10
Midlane Country Club
Wadsworth, Illinois
AAUW Mid-West Regional Conference
June 13-14
Lodge of the Four Seasons
Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
Keynote Speaker:  Lisa Maatz, AAUW VP of Government Relations

Friday, May 2, 2014

MAY 2014

  • And the Mountains Echoed, by Khaled Hosseini, will be discussed by the Reflections on Reading interest group at 7:00pm, Thursday, May 1.

AAUW-Illinois Annual Convention
Doing the Math
May 2 & 3
Pheasant Run Resort
St. Charles, Illinois
  • The At the Movies interest group will discuss the film The Flat (2012), an Israeli-German documentary, at its 7:00pm, Monday, May 5, meeting.
  • Mary Goljenboom will talk about her book Have Courage, Work Hard: Quotations on Work and Success from the First Women of Business at the WAB May general meeting.  Join us at 7:00pm, Tuesday, May 13, at the Gurnee Police Facility Community Room.
  • The Travelogue interest group will have its annual potluck meeting at 6:00pm, Tuesday, May 20.  There will be a surprise travel presentation.
  • The branch board will meet at 7pm, on Thursday, May 22.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

APRIL 2014


  • The Reflections on Reading interest group will discuss Glynis Ridley's book Clara's Grand Tour at the 7pm, Thursday, April 3, meeting at Warren-Newport Public Library, Room A.

  • Prodigal Sons (2008) will be discussed at the At the Movies interest group meeting,7pm, Monday, April 7.
April 11:  WAB Local Scholarship Applications Due!
See previous post for application.
  • The AAUW-IL District 5 Annual Brunch with Fellows will be held at 11am, Saturday, April 12, at Highland Park Country Club.  Questions?
Anatomy of a Wrongful Conviction of a Woman
Sunday, April 13, 2pm
College of Lake County, Grayslake
Building C Auditorium
presented by Northwestern University's Women's Project, Center on Wrongful Convictions
co-sponsored by Waukegan Area Branch of AAUW
  • The Book Review interest group will meet at 1pm, Thursday, April 17.
  • The Pacific Coast - from Portland to San Francisco - will be the topic of discussion at the Travelogue interest group's 7pm, Tuesday, April 22, meeting.
  • The branch board will meet at 7pm, Thursday, April 24.

Monday, March 3, 2014

MARCH 2014

[See the previous post for the WAB local scholarship application.  Deadline is April 11.]

  • The Waukegan Area Branch of AAUW is a founding member of the Lake County Women's Coalition.  LCWC is having its annual Women's History Month event on Saturday, March 1, at Brae Loch Golf Club (Grayslake), a brunch beginning at 9:30am.  The featured speaker will be Barbara Joan Zeitz, women's historian and AAUW member.

  • The At the Movies interest group will meet at 7pm, Monday, March 3, to discuss Silver Linings Playbook (2012).

  • Alan Brennert's novel Palisades Park will be discussed at the Reflections on Reading interest group's Thursday, March 6, meeting at 7pm.

  • This month's WAB general meeting will be at 7pm, Tuesday, March 11, at the Gurnee Police Facility community room.  Speaker Sally Foster will address the topic Child & Elder Abuse.  As always, the general meeting is open to the public.

  • On Thursday, March 20, at 1pm, the branch Book Review interest group will meet.

  • A member's trip to Turkey will be featured at the 7pm, Tuesday, March 25, meeting of the Travelogue interest group.

  • The branch board will meet at 7pm, Thursday, March 27.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

STEM Scholarship

Offered By:
Waukegan Area Branch of AAUW


This $500 STEM scholarship is offered to girls who are seniors in specific Lake County, Illinois, public high schools, who will be attending any not-for-profit community college or four-year college (public or private) within the U.S.A., maintaining a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester, beginning fall 2014, and will be majoring in the sciences, technology, engineering, or math. It is the goal that at least one, possibly two STEM scholarships will be awarded for the 2014-2015 academic year to a girl(s) meeting the established requirements.
NAME: _________________________________________________________________________

ADDRESS: ______________________________________________________________________

PHONE NUMBER: __________________________________________________

HIGH SCHOOL: ________________________________________________________________

FATHER’S NAME: ______________________________________________________________

FATHER’S EMPLOYER AND POSITION: __________________________________________

MOTHER’S NAME: _____________________________________________________________

MOTHER’S EMPLOYER AND POSITION: _________________________________________



ANTICIPATED MAJOR: __________________________________________________________





Submission of this Application indicates applicant’s permission to disclose and discuss the contents of the Application and its requirements with her high school counselor and teachers, and admissions & financial aid personnel of her chosen college.
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a not-for-profit organization under 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code.
AAUW provides educational funding for girls interested in science, technology, engineering, and math via the STEM scholarship. The Waukegan Area Branch of AAUW is offering one, possibly two STEM scholarships, each in the amount of $500 for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Female student, U.S. citizen, scheduled to graduate from high school in spring 2014 from one of the following Lake County, Illinois, high schools, to wit:

Antioch High School, Dist 117; Grayslake North High School, Dist 127; Lakes Community High School, Dist 117;  Libertyville High School, Dist 128; Mundelein High School, Dist 120; North Chicago High School, Dist 187; Vernon Hills High School, Dist 128; Warren Township High School, Dist 121; Waukegan High School, Dist 60; and Zion-Benton Township High School, Dist 126.

1. Accepted to a public or private, not-for-profit community college or four-year college within the U.S.A., full-time, i.e., maintaining a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester, for the 2014-2015 academic year.

2. Majoring in science, technology, engineering, or math. These areas include, but are not limited to, the following:
Accounting/CPA • Engineering • Medical Technician/Imagining

Anthropology • Geography • Nanoscience

Architecture • Geology • Nursing or EMT

Biology • Horticulture • Pre-Med/Pre-Dental

Chemistry • Math • Physical/Occupational Therapist

Computer Programming/Sciences • Physics

Construction Management • Zoology

3. A typed personal statement, no longer than two pages, about yourself, your goals, and what future contributions you intend to make to your community, dated within 30 days of application submission, and with your original signature.

4. An OFFICIAL high school transcript that includes class rank and accumulated GPA for the most recently completed semester, i.e., a seven-semester transcript.

5. At least one written teacher recommendation on your behalf, dated within 30 days of application submission, and with that teacher's original signature.

6. Completion and timely submission of the Waukegan Branch AAUW SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION (which will be provided upon emailing a request directed to ZARI at  Also, the guidance counselors at the above-listed high schools have been provided copies of the applications.)  There is NO fee to apply.

 7. Mail the completed application with all requirements to: Zari A. Kalo, 2345 North McAree Road, Waukegan, IL 60087-3668. If questions arise, please either submit them via email or call ZARI at 618-614-2998.

PRIVACY POLICY: WAUKEGAN AREA BRANCH AAUW (WABAAUW) (Kathryn Clay, president, by and through,, monitored by Erika Nicketakis) promises we do not collect information from those who send email to us at other than to send a response directly to them if requested or for the purpose of awarding the scholarships offered. We do not sell, give away, or share ANY information submitted, as we consider all student information confidential.
Submission of a completed application is taken as an authorization to discuss and share information with the student’s high school college counselor, with the teacher who submitted the letter of recommendation, and with financial aid and admissions personnel of the applied-for college. NO ONE submitting email to us at will be automatically enrolled to receive any type of further email, including solicitations. If requested, persons sending email to may, at any time, opt out of receiving
any further email from WAUKEGAN AREA BRANCH AAUW.













Tuesday, February 11, 2014


Waukegan Area Branch members
attended the AAUW-IL District 5
Networking Luncheon
in Deerfield on January 18
(The background quilt, made by a WAB member,
will provide raffle profits for AAUW.)

Sunday, February 2, 2014


  • The At the Movies interest group will meet at 7pm, Monday, February 3, to discuss Mystic River (2003)
  • The Light Between Oceans (M.L. Stedman) will be discussed at 7pm, Thursday, February 6, by the Reflections on Reading interest group.
  • This month's Waukegan Area Branch general meeting will be held at 7pm, Tuesday, February 11, at the Gurnee Policy Facility community room.  Ty Rohrer - Waukegan History Museum supervisor - will share stories about prominent women in Waukegan's past.  As always, this meeting is open to the public.
  • The branch board will meet at 7pm, Thursday, February 27.

Thursday, January 2, 2014


Here's to a happy, healthy, productive year for all!

  • The annual AAUW-IL District 5 Networking Luncheon will be at the Deerfield Embassy Suites on Saturday, January 18.  Registration will be at 11:30am; lunch will be served at noon.  After lunch, author Laura Caldwell will speak about the Life After Innocence project and her books.
  • The branch board will meet at 7pm, Thursday, January 23.