Programs

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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