Morning Book Group

Meets the third Thursday of each month at 9 am at Perkins.  Contact Evelyn Guentzel.

Date           Book Title                            Author                                 Discussion Leader

9/19             Deep Freeze                       John Sandford                      Bonnie Ripple

10/17           The Moment in Life          Melinda Gates                      Evelyn Guentzel

11/21           Being Mortal                    Atul Gawande                        Gerry Rustad

12/19           Death in Venice                Thomas Mann                      Svitlana Pukhnata

1/16             Becoming                         Michelle Obama                   Liz Richardson

2/20          The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry    Gabrielle Zevin              Ellen Stark

3/19            Where the Crawdads Sing    Delia Owens                 Lois McConnell

4/16            Page Turner’s Selection       TBD

5/21            Great Expectations               Charles Dickens            Janet Gilbertson

6/18            What the Wind Knows        Amy Harmon                  Tere Ersland Becker

7/16            Choose 2020-2021 Books

Science Fair Mentoring Project

The Science Fair Mentoring Project works to address barriers that prevent elementary school students from participating in the science fair by providing students with supplies and support to complete their experiments.  Since 2014, over 1,100 3rd and 4th graders have participated in this program.  A total of 365 students have received assistance from SFMP with participating in the science fair.  Students build confidence, develop positive relationships with adults, and explored science in a fun and new way.  This year, we are working with students at Neveln, Southgate, and Banfield Elementary Schools.  We need art supplies, volunteers to help organize supplies, input data, serve as a mentor, or assist in other ways.  If you are interested in participating in this project, please contact Catherine Haslag.

Great Decisions Group

Great Decisions is an informal discussion group for AAUW women who are interested in learning more about many countries and current issues.  The purchased materials are provided by the Foreign Policy Association.  We meet for one hour on the fourth Monday of the month at 1 pm at Riverland.  Members will be notified about the room location.  The topics for January-May will be announced via the monthly newsletter.  Contact Persons:  Evelyn Guentzel and Peggy Benzkofer

Date                            Subject

9/23                             Cyber Conflict & Geopolitics by Richard Andres, pg. 69

10/28                           USA and Mexico; Partnership Tested by Michael Shifter and Bruno Binetti

11/25                          State of the State Department and Diplomacy, by Nicholas Burns