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BG 2010-2011 Events

For the latest information and more details about events, please see the latest issue of the BG Branch newsletter.

2010-2011 Branch Programs

September

Date:                Saturday, September 18th
Time:                10:00 am - noon
Venue:              BG Country Club
Topic:               Champagne Brunch/Membership Drive
Speaker:           Pat Milhoff, State AAUW President


Date:                Thursday, September 30th
Time:                6:30 – 7:30 pm
Venue:              Halstead Room, FCS
Topic:               One Bowling Green campaign
Speaker:           Kim Welter, Jane Rosser



October

Date:                Thursday, October 14th
Time:                6:30 pm
Venue:              Zoar Lutheran Church, Perrysburg
Topic:               Silent Witness Project Unveiling (co-sponsor with BGSU Women’s Center)


Date:                Sunday, October 17th
Time:                7:00 pm
Venue:              First United Methodist Church
Topic:               Candidates Forum (co-sponsor with League of Women Voters)
Speakers:         candidates



November

Date:                Friday, November 12th
Time:                1:30 – 3:00 pm (book-signing and refreshments after)
Venue:              BGSU Women’s Center
Topic:               Living in the Heartland: Three Extraordinary Ohio Women's Stories
Speaker:           Pam Ferris-Olsen



December

Date:                Sunday, December 5th
Time:                6:00 – 8:00 pm
Venue:              BG Country Club
Topic:               Winter Celebration/Donor Recognition
Entertainment:   College of Musical Arts Graduate Students



January

Date:                Saturdays, January 22 – February 26
Time:                9:30 – 11:30 am
Venue:              BG Senior Center
Topic:               Global Issues
Speaker:           BGSU Faculty



February

Date:                Saturday, February 19
Time:                11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Venue:              BG City Park
Topic:               BG Winterfest Chili Cook-off



March

Date:                March 10, 2011
Time:                5:30 – 8:00 pm
Venue:              Naslada Restaurant
Topic:               International Women’s Day and Scholarship Fundraiser
Speaker:           Laura Shakti


Date:                Thursday, March 17th
Time:                6:00 – 8:00 pm
Venue:              BG Country Club
Topic:               Celebrating Outstanding Women/Annual Business Meeting



April

Date:                Thursday, April 21st
Time:                6:00 – 8:00 pm
Venue:              Bowling Green Women’s Club
Topic:               Deli Buffet, Scholarship Winners, Installation of New Officers
Speaker:          TBA

 

Literature Group

The Literature Group meets the first Saturday of the month. Longtime members Lynn Ward, Evelyn Bachman, Alice Davidson, Marie Johnson, and Nancy Leetch continue to attend on a regular basis. Dorothea Barker is also one of our longer standing members, and Mary Kate Fredriksen and Kathleen McLaughlin join us on a regular basis. Lee Meiser is our most recent member. Here are some of the books that we reviewed at the meeting: 

  • Snowflower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
  • Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham  
  • Lincoln  by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
  • The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression by Andrew Solomon 
  • Seductress: Women Who Ravished the World and Their Lost Art of Love by Elizabeth Prioleau

As you can see from these selections, we’re an eclectic group. Feel free to bring any book you’ve recently read and come to our next meeting at Grounds for Thought. We would be glad to see some new members “blooming” in the spring. --Holly Norton, literature group leader