Programs

2019-20 Season

October 9, 2019

Welcome Back Dinner
Public Kitchen, 397 Main St., Wakefield

November 13, 2019

Current Events with Joan Vennochi, Boston Globe Columnist

December 11, 2019

“100 Women Who Care – Boston North” – Presentation by Deborah Higgins   

  • This is a members-only circle of philanthropic women dedicated to amplifying the awareness and support of deserving non-profits in the local area.

January 8, 2020

Nutrition and Wellness – Jacquelyn Burke from Lavallee Wellness, Registered Dietician

  • SPECIAL EVENT – Sunday, February 2, 2020, 12PM                                                                                            Super Bowl Brunch at Mary Pat DeSwarte’s

February 12, 2020

Our bi-annual Goods & Services Auction night to benefit various AAUW Funds and Foundations. 

March 112020

Whitelam Books in Reading, MA – Owner Liz Whitelam will discuss the challenge of being a small business owner in the era of large corporate booksellers.

  • SPECIAL EVENTS – March 17,18,19: Potluck Dinners 

April 82020

Susan B. Anthony, Women’s Rights Activist – Presented by Sheryl Faye,                                                                                                                  Historical Women Performer

May 13, 2020

“The Beantown Girls” –  Jane Healey, Author and Speaker                                                                                                  This is her lastest historical fiction novel

  • SPECIAL EVENT June 2020, Date and Program TBD – Boston Pops Outing                                                                                                                   

2017-18 Season

List of programs, officers, and refreshment committees as of November 14, 2017

AAUW programming 2017-18 as of 11-14-17 (no May)

 

2016-17 Season

October 12, 2016

Welcome Back Dinner
Bertucci’s, 45 Walkers Brook Drive, Reading

  • President, Secretary: Patti Henni, Maureen Hatch

November 9, 2016

Travel Destination: Dharamshala, India; Jaya Tripathi

  • President, Secretary: Mary Pat DeSwarte, Nancy McLellan
  • Hostesses: Alison Burke, Susan Murray
  • Committee: Mary Pat DeSwarte, Patti Henni, Maureen Hatch, Nancy McLellan

December 14, 2016

A History of Boston in 50 Objects, Joe Bagley AND Bake and Craft Sale to benefit Scholarship Fund

  • President, Secretary: Alison Burke, Susan Murray
  • Hostesses: Ursula Daley, Regina Lucas
  • Committee: Gail Infurna, Joyce Zeiner

January 11, 2017

Bikes, Not Bombs

  • President, Secretary: Pat McConville, Susan Bishop
  • Hostesses: Alison Burke, Annalise Anderson
  • Committee: Susan Dole, Ruth Conti

SPECIAL EVENT Sunday, February 5, 2017, 12PM

Super Bowl Brunch at Mary Pat DeSwarte’s

February 8, 2017

Women’s Health & Wellness, Ginger Verge

  • President, Secretary: Regina Lucas, Judy Clark
  • Hostesses: Monique Barnum, Karen Gareis
  • Committee: Jackie Coogan, Karen O’Connell

March 82017

Movie Night, “50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. & Mrs. Krause

  • President, Secretary: Karen Gareis, Karen O’Connell
  • Hostesses: Judy Clark, Susan Bishop
  • Committee: Virginia Luscinski, Mary Lou Newbern

SPECIAL EVENTS

Monday, March 13: Potluck Dinner at Patti Henni’s

Tuesday, March 14 OR 16: Potluck Dinner at Gail Infurna’s

April 122017

Goods & Services Auction to Benefit Various AAUW Funds & Foundations

  • President, Secretary: Jackie Coogan, Angela Singer
  • Hostesses: Kendra Nedjar, Tamara Nedjar
  • Committee: Phyllis Blacklock, Adele Maciejowski

May 10, 2017

Program TBD

  • President, Secretary: TBD
  • Hostesses: Pat McConville, Angela Singer
  • Committee: Edna Beaton, Doris DeAmicis, Lorna Philley

SPECIAL EVENT June 2017, Date TBD

Boston Pops Outing; Program TBD; contact Joyce Zeiner for more information

 

2015-16 Season

October 14

Welcome Back Dinner
LOCATION CHANGE: Fusilli’s Cucina, 107 Main Street, Reading

  • President, Secretary: Patti Henni, Maureen Hatch

November 11

Hiking the 500-Mile Camino De Santiago, Theresa Fersch

  • President, Secretary: Mary Pat DeSwarte, Nancy McLellan
  • Hostesses: Alison Burke, Susan Murray
  • Committee: Mary Pat DeSwarte, Patti Henni, Maureen Hatch

December 9

Dance Performance by students of the O’Shea-Chaplin Academy of Irish Dance & Bake and Craft Sale to benefit the Scholarship Fund

  • President, Secretary: Joyce Zeiner, Angela Singer
  • Hostesses: Kendra Nedjar, Gail Infurna
  • Committee: Annalise Conti, Monique Barnum

January 13

Backyard Chickens 101, Khrysti Smyth, “The Chickeness”

  • President, Secretary: Pat McConville, Susan Bishop
  • Hostesses: Lorna Philley, Karen O’Connell
  • Committee: Mary Lou Newbern, Joyce Zeiner, Jackie Coogan

SPECIAL EVENT Sunday, February 7, 12PM

Super Bowl/Valentine’s Brunch at Mary Pat DeSwarte’s

February 10

Women’s Heart Health, Ginger Verge
LOCATION CHANGE: Perkins Lecture Hall, Melrose-Wakefield Hospital (map here)

  • President, Secretary: Jackie Coogan, Judy Clark
  • Hostesses: Connie Lewis, Regina Lucas
  • Committee: Alanna Nelson, Angela Singer, Ursula Daley

March 9

Movie Night, Top Secret Rosies: The Female “Computers” of WWII
LOCATION CHANGE: Windsor at Oak Grove Clubhouse, 12 Island Hill Avenue (across from Pine Banks)

  • President, Secretary: Karen O’Connell, Ursula Daley
  • Hostesses: Susan Dole, Ruth Conti
  • Committee: Nancy McLellan, Karen Gareis

SPECIAL EVENTS

Monday, March 14: Potluck Dinner at Patti Henni’s

Tuesday, March 15: Potluck Dinner at Gail Infurna’s

April 13

Guiding Eyes for the Blind, NH Region Chapter, Trainers & Puppy Trainees

  • President, Secretary: Karen Gareis, Alanna Nelson
  • Hostesses: Phyllis Blacklock, Pat McConville
  • Committee: Jan Crafts, Adele Maciejowski, Althea Brown

May 11

The Great American Songbook, Patricia Perry, Living History Interpreter

  • President, Secretary: Alison Burke, Karen O’Connell
  • Hostesses: Edna Beaton, Susan Bishop
  • Committee: Judy Clark, Doris DeAmicis

SPECIAL EVENT Thursday, June 16

Boston Pops, “Best of Broadway” with Keith Lockhart; contact Joyce Zeiner for more information

2014-15 Season

NOT POSTED

 

2013-14 Season

October 9, 2013

Welcome Back Reception

  • President, Secretary: Patti Henni, Maureen Hatch

November 13, 2013

Joseph R. Gallo, Jr., author of “Boston Bronze & Stone Speak to Us”

  • President, Secretary: Mary Pat DeSwarte, Nancy McLellan
  • Hostesses:   Nancy McLellan, Mary Pat DeSwarte
  • Committee: Susan Eason, Maureen Hatch

December 11, 2013

Musical Performance by Wilmington High students, annual Bake and Craft Sale

  • President, Secretary: Susan Eason, Susan Murray
  • Hostesses: Alison Burke, Kendra Nedjar
  • Committee: Patti Henni, Lorna Philley

January 8, 2014

The Prettiest Places in the Commonwealth, Lynn Hildenbrand, Head of Visitor Services for Middlesex/Essex District of MA State Parks

  • President, Secretary: Pat McConville, Judy Clark
  • Hostesses: Karen Gareis, Annalise Conti
  • Committee: Gail Infurna, Susan Murray

February 12, 2014

Textilelations, Bevery Hinckley, fiber artist and award-winning (retired) Melrose teacher

  • President, Secretary: Alison Burke, Monique Barnum
  • Hostesses: Ursula Daley, Ruth Conti
  • Committee: Judy Clark, Angela Singer

March 12, 2014

Coffee, Tea and Me of Melrose, Owners: Lorenzo and Emily Tenreiro

  • President, Secretary: Karen Gareis, Gail Infurna
  • Hostesses: Jan Crafts, Connie Lewis
  • Committee: Pat McConville, Susan Bishop, Jackie Coogan

April 9, 2014

Movie Night: The Help, directed by Tate Taylor (NOTE LOCATION CHANGE: Oak Grove Village Clubhouse, Main Street, across from Pine Banks)

  • President, Secretary: Joyce Zeiner, Ursula Daley
  • Hostesses: Monique Barnum, Regina Lucas
  • Committee: Edna Beaton, Alanna Nelson, Adele Maciejowski

May 14, 2014

An Evening with Hallie Ephron, Author        

  • President, Secretary: Karen Gareis, Alison Burke
  • Hostesses: Joyce Zeiner, Doris DeAmicis
  • Committee: Phyllis Blacklock, Mary Lou Newbern, Susan Dole

2012-13 Season

October 12, 2012

Welcome Back Reception

  • President, Secretary: Susan Eason, Maureen Hatch

November 14, 2012

Voices from the Back Stairs: Domestic Servants in 19th and 20th Century New England, Jennifer Pustz, Museum Historian at Historic New England

  • President, Secretary: Mary Pat DeSwarte, Judy Clark
  • Hostesses:   Nancy McLellan, Ruth Conti
  • Committee: Mary Pat DeSwarte, Edna Beaton

December 12, 2012

SoundScape: Performance by Wilmington High School’s a cappella group

  • President, Secretary: Patti Henni, Nancy McLellan
  • Hostesses:    Leila Tutela, Kendra Nedjar
  • Committee: Patti Henni, Lorna Philley

January 9, 2013

An Evening with Rosie Sultan, author of Helen Keller in Love

  • President, Secretary: Pat McConville, Susan Murray
  • Hostesses:  Karen Gareis, Phyllis Blacklock
  • Committee:  Gail Infurna, Ursula Daley

February 13, 2013

China Summer Study Tour, Angela Singer, MHS English Teacher and Department Chair

  • President, Secretary: Karen Gareis, Gail Infurna
  • Hostesses:  Pat McConville, Susan Murray
  • Committee:   Carol McKinley, Virginia Luscinski

March 13, 2013

Movie Night: Iron Lady, directed by Phyllida Lloyd (NOTE LOCATION CHANGE: Oak Grove Village Clubhouse, Main Street, across from Pine Banks)

  • President, Secretary: Carol McKinley, Mary Pat DeSwarte
  • Hostesses:   Monique Barnum, Judy Clark
  • Committee:  Alison Burke, Annalise Conti

April 10, 2013

Auction to benefit various AAUW Funds and Foundations

  • President, Secretary: Alison Burke, Mary Lou Newbern
  • Hostesses:  Susan Eason,  Mary Lou Newbern
  • Committee:  Doris DeAmicis, Connie Lewis

May 8, 2013

Community Supported Agriculture and Sustainable Farming, Farmer Dave

  • President, Secretary: Leila Tutela, Monique Barnum
  • Hostesses: Maureen Hatch, Monique Barnum
  • Committee: Joyce Zeiner

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