Interest Groups

This page contains an overview of the interest groups.  Some groups have their own pages.  These may be accessed from the dropdown menu under the “Interest Groups” menu, or from a link in the corresponding section below.

Check out the new Potluck interest group!

ARMCHAIR ADVENTURE TRAVELERS

Meets 1st Friday of the month, 7:30 pm at The Terraces– Los Gatos.
Multi-media programs presented by AAUW members and friends. Programs are offered Oct – Nov and Jan – May. All members and guests are welcome!
Contact:
Chair: JoAn Lambert, jgdblam@earthlink.net
Assistant-chair: Marlene Lamb, marlenela37@gmail.com

BOOK REVIEW – AM

Meets 3rd Friday of the month, 9.30 am. Share a wide range of reading with other book lovers. Members may present brief book reviews, share recommendations, followed by an informal discussion. Open to new members.
Contact: Margaret Bard: margaretbard@gmail.com

BOOK REVIEW – PM

Meets 3rd Tuesday of the month, 7:30 pm. Read and discuss the same book. We cover a wide range of subjects; each issue of Grapevine newsletter will list next month’s book.
Contact: Marlene Lamb, marlenela37@gmail.com

BRIDGE

Play daytime, evening, or duplicate.  Groups donate to the AAUW Fund and branch support.  If interested in joining a group or being on a substitute list, please contact the coordinator.
Contact:  Louise Quenon: lquenon@comcast.net

COMMITTEE ON HOMELESS WOMEN & CHILDREN

Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month at 3:30pm.  Work on behalf of homeless families in Santa Clara County.  Study their needs, raise funds to help support shelter programs and emergency aid.  Volunteer where needed.  New members welcome!  Please refer to the Action Committee page on Homeless Women and Children.  Chari:  Nancy Anderson, Dander2567@aol.com
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CONVERSATION IN SPANISH

Meets 1st & 4th Tuesdays of the month, 1:30–3:00 pm.
For those who have completed some study in Spanish, to maintain skill. Open to new members who wish to maintain and improve Spanish skills.
Contact: Sharon Kelkenberg, kelkenberg.s@gmail.com

FILM BUFFS

Meets last Tuesday of the month, 7 pm in members’ homes.
Two movies or two videos are viewed by each member during the month and reviewed at the meeting. Check with chair for openings.
Contact: Marlene Lamb, marlenela37@gmail.com

GREAT DECISIONS

Three sessions available in afternoon. All sessions are 8-weeks and begin 1st Thursday in February. (See Grapevine for details.)
Discussions of US foreign policy. Each session begins with a video presentation followed by a moderated discussion. Sign up is in October & November. All interested members welcome!
Contact: Co-Chairs: Rosalie Price, rozandjohn@ieee.org
Judy and Terry Zaccone League of Women Voters, tzaccone@pacbell.net

HIKES AND WALKS

There are two types of hikes.  Our “Scenic Locations” hikes meet the 2nd Thursday of the month 9 am promptly for 12 months a year. These are easy to moderate 4 to 6 mile hikes.    Our “Back By Noon” hikes meet every 4th Thursday of the month.  These are more spontaneous hikes where we pick a nearby location for some quick exercise on local trails with less than a half-hour drive.  For the hiking schedule and to see pictures from some of our fun hikes, please visit our “Hikes and Walks” page.  New members are welcome!

Contact: Co-Chairs: Jane Bishop, jtrailcats@aol.com
Kay Duffy, k@kayduffy.com

LET’S DO LUNCH

Every 3rd Wednesday of the month, 11:30 am promptly.
Lunch bunch for conversation, good food, and networking. We sample various restaurants in Los Gatos, Saratoga & Campbell.
Contact: Chair: Joanna Yates, helloyjates@earthlink.net

POTLUCK  (New this year!)

1st Saturday of the month, starting in October 2018, 12:00 noon.  Get together for potluck lunch and perhaps some bridge afterwards?  Bring your dish and enjoy!   Please RSVP to the chair by the Friday before the potluck.
Contact:  Chair:  Wendy Chartock.  (Please refer to your directory for phone contact information) wendy.chartock@gmail.com

SIGHTS AND SOUNDS

Meets every other month throughout the year. (Dates & times noted in Grapevine.) Variety of entertaining and educational experiences plus excellent meals at unusual restaurants. Sign up for openings.
Contact: Chair: Lavonne Marafino, Lnmarafino@att.net

SPANISH CONVERSATION

Please refer to “Conversation in Spanish” above.

SUPPER CLUB

Meets 2nd Saturday every other month, in members’ homes. (Dates & times noted in Grapevine.) Members plan a menu of fine food & drink, host & enjoy a pastime with good company for a sit-down dinner with 12 to 14 people. For information contact the chair. Accepting new members.
Contact: Co-Chairs: Doris Agee, Jodoagee3956@att.net
Ann Fenolio, lafenolio@aol.com

TRAVEL “Armchair Adventures”

Meets 1st Friday of the month.  7:#0pm at The Terraces – Los Gatos.  Multi-media programs presented by AAUW members and friends.  Programs are offered Oct-Nov and Jan-May.  All members and guests are welcome!

Contact:  Chair:  JoAn Lambert, jgdblam@earthlink.net
Asst. Chair Pat Khan, patannkhan@gmail.com
Refreshments: Marlene Lamb,marlenela37@gmail.com