Breaking Through Barriers for Women & Girls
AAUW-Racine has a number of Study Groups that meet the varying interests of the organization’s members. These groups meet monthly at various times and locations. Please check the 2012 - 2013 Racine AAUW Yearbook for details.
Meets once a month in members’ homes to work on their projects. Advice is shared and given as needed. The group also donates projects to raise funds for local scholarship awards.
This group meets each month at various restaurants where participants discuss and exchange books.
Bridge marathons are held in members’ homes and are played once a month as fundraisers for the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund. There are three bridge groups: daytime, evening and evening couples.
Culture and Cuisine
This group meets once a month to learn more about the culture and cuisine of various countries. Along with a presentation about a country, a light luncheon is served to sample ethnic foods.
A Diversity Circle is a diverse group of people representing a diverse community who meet together over a period of several weeks to discuss an issue that impacts the community.
Education Book Group
This group will focus on schools and related topics.
Evening Book and Play
Topics and books vary throughout the year at the monthly meetings of Evening Book and Play. There are lively discussion about authors, a particular book or a theme. A schedule is provided yearly and usually includes a play or movie of interest to the group.
The Garden Study Group enjoys gardening-related field trips and listening to local speakers talk about various aspects of gardening. Members share books, magazines, planting ideas and even plants.
Great Decisions participants meet weekly for eight weeks starting the first week of February. Men and non-members are welcome. The largest nonpartisan public education program of its kind, Great Decisions’ cornerstone is the Foreign Policy Association’s (FAR) briefing book, which includes eight articles based on countries and subjects in the news for the current year.
Learn to play bridge, or to improve your game. Participants coach each other by talking through the bidding and play. No reservations or partner required.
This group is for all skill levels - anyone who enjoys nature and healthy exercise is welcome to join us. Winter walks take place at the Mall. In better months we schedule one or two walks - one local and one at a distance. We communicate via phone and emails and carpool when possible. We also participate in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life event in June as part of the branch's Community Issues Committee.
By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so all women have a fair chance.