AAUW Tarrant County offers several Interest Groups for enrichment and fellowship among our members. The interest groups are open to all members, who may visit the groups and decide to join any number of them. You may invite a friend interested in joining AAUW. Below you will find descriptions of the groups: Active Outings, Adelante Book Club, Public Policy / Community Action, Cultural Outings, Movie Enthusiasts, New Members, Out to Lunch, Women and Wine, and the Women Writing group. For more information, please contact the leader of the group that interests you!
See our branch Calendar for dates when each group is gathering.
Join us and enjoy indoor and outdoor adventures. Chair Sara Crowley seeks different activities to engage members in physical activities.
Adelante Book Club – This group of avid readers meets monthly on the third Monday from 10 am to noon for social time followed by a book discussion, via Zoom. When we can meet in person again, we will resume in members’ homes, with refreshments. We select great books by committee and have deep, meaningful discussions. Contact Leader Tina Caliga to RSVP by the Friday before the gathering. 2019-20 Adelante Book List.doc
Public Policy/Community Action
This is a group for all who are passionate out cultural issues that impact women and girls, are excited about stepping up our presence in the community. Community Action will be planned that is aligned with our AAUW Public Policy priorities. Contact President Orlew Lauger if you are interested in this group.
Periodically cultural outings will be arranged for our members. Those interested will go as a group to attend a performance or other cultural event, such as an art exhibit, musical performance, play or movie. A restaurant meal nearby may also be planned for the outing. Spouses and friends may join in. Contact the event organizer Joyce Raessler for more information and to RSVP for an outing.
Movies are voted on, watched independently and reviewed as a group. The group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm for discussion and dessert. Spouses and significant others are welcome. Bring your ideas for coming movies and a date you can host. Contact Berry Bock by the Monday before the gathering.
Gatherings will be held for new members, as well as established members, to get to know each other. All are welcome to attend. We can learn and grow together, sharing our stories, old history, and new energy. Contact Membership Co-VP’s Elizabeth Barron or Ellen Myers if you would like to host an event.
Each month all interested members will meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm via Zoom. This is an opportunity to enjoy getting to know other members in a relaxed setting. When we can congregate in person again, we will resume having lunch together at a new or different restaurant each month. Contact Leader Marla Parvey for more information and to RSVP by the Monday before the lunch outing.
Women and Wine
Meets monthly for a glass of wine and conversation on the last Wednesday of the month from 4:30 to 5:30 pm at local restaurants and wine bars. Currently meeting via Zoom, at home for a Happy Hour. For further information and to RSVP, contact leader Margaret Duryee.
Women Writing Group
This creative writing group meets monthly on the 4th Tuesday from 4:30 to 6 pm via Zoom. Previously met at the Bellaire Ranch Apartment Clubhouse. For further information and to RSVP contact leader Eileen Frey by the Monday before the gathering.