Omaha Branch Programs and Activities

General meetings are at the College of Saint Mary, Mercy Hall – Warde Conference Center, 1901 S 72 Street unless noted otherwise     

Saturday, September 9, 2017
11:30 am – General Meeting / Luncheon – Held in the Hillmer Art Gallery
Program:  Omaha Women’s Fund:  Adolescent Health Project
Speaker:  Brenda Council, Project Lead

Saturday, October 21, 2017 — Attend AAUW-Nebraska Fall Conference
The regular October meeting will not be held
9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Location:  College of Saint Mary
Program:  AAUW’s Role with Dr. Susan LaFlesh Picotte of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska

Wednesday – Saturday, November 8-11, 2017
Younkers Community Days — Branch Fund Raiser
Branch sells Younker’s coupon books both at the Westroads store prior to the event and through members

Thursday, November 9, 2017
Clothing Drive
Omaha Public Schools — Sherman Elementary School

Saturday, November 11, 2017
11:30 am – General Meeting / Luncheon
Program:  Human Trafficking in Nebraska
Speaker:  Shireen Rajaram, PhD, UNMC College of Public Health

Sunday, December 3, 2017
2: 30 pm – Special Event – Red Candle Tea
Location:  College of Saint Mary, Hillmer Art Gallery
Program:  Holiday Traditions by Nebraska StoryArts
Speaker:  Elizabeth Kumru, Member of Nebraska StoryArts

Saturday, February 10, 2018
11:30 am – General Meeting / Luncheon
Program:  Serving Our Community:  Immigration and Refugee Services at the Omaha Public Library
Speakers:  Julia Humphries, Youth and Family Services Manager and Adrian Gomez Mega, Immigrant and Refugee Services Coordinator

Thursday – Saturday, March 1-3, 2018
Younkers Community Days –  Branch Fund Raiser
Branch sells Younkers’ coupon books both at the Westroads store prior to the event and through members

February 22, 2018 — Attend AAUW-Nebraska Legislative Day
Information is posted on the AAUW-NE Events webpage

Thursday, March 2, 2018
Read Across America
Omaha Public Schools — Sherman Elementary School

Saturday, March 10, 2018
11:30 am – General Meeting / Luncheon
Program:  Upstream Innovation:  Nurturing the Skills Today that Will Shape Our Children’s Tomorrow
Speaker:  Laura Jana, MD

March 20, 2018 – 5:00 Reception, 6:00  Speaker
EmpowHER 
– event recognizing a woman in leadership to inspire others
Program:  Topic – Women in Leadership, exact title to be announced later
Speaker:  Sarah Sjolie, Executive Director of Live Well Omaha
Location:  College of Saint Mary (CSM), co-sponsored with CSM
Invitees are AAUW-Omaha members, CSM students, faculty, staff, and alumni

Saturday, April 14, 2018 – Attend AAUW-Nebraska Spring Conference
The regular April meeting will not be held
9:03 am – 2:00 pm
Location:  Southeast Community College, Lincoln
Keynote Speaker:  Donde Plowman, PhD, UNL Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer
More information is AAUW-Nebraska Home and Events webpages

Saturday, April 21, 2018
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location:  College of Saint Mary, Omaha
Tech Savvy – a program for 6th – 9th grades girls, introducing them to careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and teaches “savvy skills”
For more information, see our Tech Savvy webpage

Saturday, May 12, 2018
11:30 am – General Meeting / Luncheon
Program:  To be determined; also member recognition and installation of new officers
Speaker:  To be determined