Interest Groups

AAUW members enjoy a variety of interest groups – some for service, some for intellectual stimulation, some just for fun. AAUW members are welcome to attend any or all meetings.

Non-members are welcome to attend 1-3 meetings of a group to see if you’re interested in becoming AAUW members. Come join us!

If you are interested in joining an interest group, please fill out our Interest Groups Application.


BOOK GROUPS
Our three popular book groups discuss fiction and non-fiction.

BRIDGE GROUPS are coordinated by Jeanne Jorgensen jeannejorgensen@hotmail.com.  The Bridge Groups are looking for new members.


LUNCH  BUNCH
This is a really fun thing to do. The group has  lunch once a month, 2nd Thursday, at a variety of local restaurants. Some are fabulous, all are interesting and the company is always the very best. For more information contact Kit Hein bythebeach15@gmail.com.


DINING OUT
This is a lot like Lunch Bunch except it’s in the evening and spouses/partners are included. The group enjoys fine dining and socializing at local restaurants one evening a month.

This group is seeking a new leader! Contact Kit Hein or Kris Sheehan if you want to revive this group.


GREAT DECISIONS Foreign Policy

The Morning Great Decision Group meets eight times each year beginning in January, on the second and fourth Fridays, 10am.

The meetings focus on foreign policy challenges facing the US, with background information and DVRs  from the Foreign Policy Association. Our discussions are lively and informative; we welcome new members.  Contact Vickie Birdsall vickiebirdsall@yahoo.com or Grace Gerbrandt graceger@sbcglobal.net.


READER’S THEATER
This lively group gets together the third Wednesday of each month at 1pm to read contemporary plays and the classics. Members read the plays aloud – a very special way to expand your enjoyment of the theater.   Contact Barbara Lewis bobbi44@gmail.com for further information.


WALKING GROUP
A wonderful way to enjoy the Santa Cruz Environs. Hikes include such areas as Arana Gulch, Wilder Ranch, Henry Cowell Park’s beautiful River Path, elephant seals at Aňo Nuevo, Pogonip, Depot Hill in Capitola.

This group is seeking a new leader! Contact Kit Hein or Kris Sheehan if you want to revive this group.


SERVICE GROUPS
We also have service opportunities for women’s rights and education.

Local Scholarships Committee for re-entry women at Cabrillo and UCSC.

Tech Trek  Committee  Each year we sponsor entering 8th grade girls from our area who are interested in science and math to attend summer camp at Stanford,

If you would like to participate in one of these groups, please contact Kris Sheehan (Tech Trek) or Jeanne Jorgensen (Local Scholarships).


Human Trafficking Committee 

Raising awareness in our community about the serious issue of Human Trafficking. Contact Martha Mangan mmanganesesc7@gmail.com  for more information.