Interest Groups

 

Our Interest Groups are listed below. See our current newsletter for specific meeting dates, times, and contact person.

Audio Book Exchange

With so many ways to listen to a great variety of books and thus double your “reading” time, take advantage of AAUW’s audio book groups. Each member of the group purchases an unabridged CD audio book, which is exchanged within the group every 6 weeks. A group is comprised of approximately 10 members and meets once to discuss the books listened to during the last 18 months and to choose books for the next exchange.

 Bridge

Bridge is a game—-have fun!—but practice is the key to improvement. Our branch has many types of groups in place for those interested in playing bridge. There are 3 AAUW bridge groups and 4 community groups (that welcome AAUW members). There are both afternoon and evening sections. The two Saturday groups involve couples and/or pairs. Check the branch newsletter for the contact person and updates.

 California Cuisine and Conversation

Join us for our monthly meals where everyone comes with a dish. We are an interest group dedicated to good food and lively conversation. Our gatherings are mixers, with casual seating, and are not formal sit down dinners. We are women who cook! Prepare your favorite recipe or try a new one and join us for a casual get-together. The food is always great and the conversation interesting. All members, single or with significant others, are welcome.

 Great DecisionsGreat Decisions table

AAUW has many ways for women to learn more about what is going on in the world and to get involved, both on the local and national level. Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. The briefing book is published by the Foreign Policy Association and highlights eight of the most thought-provoking foreign policy challenges facing Americans today. Beginning in February, the group meets for 8 weeks for stimulating discussions. Meets 1 pm Monday & 7 pm Wednesday.

 IthinkI Am, Therefore I Think (Sum Ergo Cogito)

Our group sets up a series of topics presented by members, and we have a grand time discussing all aspects of the subject. Lunch time weekday meetings are generally the 4th Wednesday every month from 12-2pm.

intlrelationsOct2014xInternational Affairs

International Affairs join a lively discussion of the current issues in International news.

 Reading and the Rainbow

Start reading! Join us for a discussion of a selection of fiction and non-fiction books as well as a foreign film.  Enjoy friendship and community among women while sharing ideas, experiences, and learning from one another. We generally meet the fourth Thursday of the month with 2 sessions to choose from.

 Recorder Music GroupRecorder group

The recorder group is an ensemble of recorder players who play all sizes of recorders and occasionally perform at local events. We are most happy to have new players. If you would like lessons it can be arranged. Join us Monday mornings from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m year-round.

 Banning/Beaumont Pass Area Group

Informative and fun group for members in the Pass Area. We have members further away from Redlands who have alternative meetings in Banning and Beaumont. We host a STEM Conference for 8th grade girls in the Banning and Beaumont Schools at Mt. San Jacinto College. We also send 7th grade girls to Tech Trek. These activities are made possible through the efforts of our group in obtaining funds from individuals and groups in the Pass community.  Click here to learn more.