Branch Programs

A Blast from the Past!

“It was decided that next year the meetings will begin at 8 o’clock and a fine of 10¢ will be charged all those who are tardy.”


Saturday, September 9, 2023
Pine Hills Country Club, 4914 Superior Avenue, Sheboygan

10 a.m.         Social Hour and Study Group Sign-Up
11 a.m.         Lunch
12 – 1:30       Vignette – Reader’s Roundup by Jane Schmelter – followed by Business Meeting and Program

Program:   Annual Fall Brunch

      • Pick up your yearbook directory
      •  Congratulate Heidi Duke Arianna Schuren, and Chao Vang, this year’s local scholarship     recipients, who were each awarded $3,000.

Presenter:    Diane M., Scholarship Foundation President
 Diane M.      


Saturday, October 7, 2023  (Centennial Celebration Tea)
Waelderhaus,  1100 Riverside Dr., Kohler

2:00  p.m.        Program


To honor A Century of Advocating for Women and Girls, the Centennial Celebration Tea will be held where it all started, the Waelderhaus, where founder Marie Christine Kohler hosted many meetings and holiday gatherings.  The program will include a parade of fashions reflecting each of the Branch’s ten decades with musical accompaniment.  Catered refreshments will be served.  Attendees will receive a Centennial Celebration Booklet documenting the Branch’s founding and history in text and photographs.

Hostess:  Centennial Celebration Committee


Wednesday, November 15, 2023 
Greenbush Town Hall, N6644 Sugarbush Road, Glenbeulah

6:00 p.m.         Short Branch Business Meeting
6:30 p.m.         Program – Renee Gralewicz


What does “Indian Country ” Mean and What’s New?   To indigenous, “Indian Country” has always meant the cultural space of indigenous Turtle Island (North American) peoples.  This presentation will provide an update on some of the recent court cases such as challenges to the Indian Child Welfare Act and the 2020 McGirt v. Oklahoma decision regarding criminal jurisdiction of non-indians who commit crimes against Indians on tribal land.

Presenter:  Renee Gralewicz

Hostess:  Joint meeting with the Fond du Lac branch and DEI Public Policy Committee


Wednesday, December 6, 2023 – Holiday Social 

Sheboygan Yacht Club, 214 Pennsylvania Avenue, Sheboygan 

5:00 p.m.     Sign-up for January Soup Lunch and February Potlucks
5:45 p.m.     Vignette – Art Enrichment in School/AWARE by Eleanor Jung

Short branch business meeting

6:00 p.m.     Dinner – Feel free to bring a guest.
7:00 p.m.     Program


Scott LaBonte of Sheboygan Area Pay It Forward will share information about their organization.  Its vision is to help fill the emergency needs of our community through the art of Paying it Forward.  Our mission is to empower people in our communities to become self-sufficient through partnerships, guidance and teaching.

Hostess:   Dolcye J.

Saturday, January 13, 2024 
First Congregational Church, 310 Bluff Avenue, Sheboygan 

9:30 a.m.        Board Meeting
10:30 a.m.      Program
11:30 a.m.      Vignette – STEM, Great Decisions, Candidate Forums by Doycye J.
12:00 Noon.   Pot Luck Soup Luncheon – Sign-up Sheets Available for February Potlucks


Lynn Potyen, owner of the GameBoard, will speak about how she came to start her own Sheboygan Business on 8th Street, how she won an international award, and why playing games is so important to our physical and mental well-being.  She will engage us in some of her favorite games before we have lunch.

Hostesses:  What Women Want Study Group


Monday, February 6, 2023
Potlucks at Members’ Homes 

Noon or 6:00 p.m.  –  Sign -up at a previous meeting is required.


Round-table discussions during potluck dinners.  The topic is to be determined, and program suggestions for next year will be welcomed.  Send topic suggestions to Christine Smith by January 7th.

Hostesses:  AAUW Branch Members

March 2024 (Specific Date and Time TBD) – Open to the Public
Mead Public Library (Rocca Room), 710 North Eighth Street, Sheboygan

5:00  p.m.       Board  Meeting
6:15  p.m.       Vignette – Wisconsin Women, A Gifted Heritage, by Mary Jo M. – Branch Business Meeting


Throughout the national news this past year it was east to take note of a trend – censorship and the demand to remove certain books from library and classroom shelves. When it comes to intellectual freedom, what are our rights?  Join us in conjunction with Mead Public Library and hear about the issues surrounding Intellectual Freedom in Wisconsin and throughout the United States.

Hostess:  Evening Book Discussion Study Group


Monday, April 1, 2024 – Open to the Public
  3rd floor – Mead Public Library, 710 North Eighth Street, Sheboygan

6:00 p.m.      Annual Branch Business Meeting

Vote on new officers and budget
6:30 p.m.     Program- I’m Not Racist: Exploring and Challenging Implicit Biases


Most (all?) of us strive to be fair and equitable in our views and judgments of others.  However, we may not be aware of some of the messages we have internalized from a culture that is not always fair or just.  We discuss these internalized biases and how we can challenge them to make our interactions and evaluations more equitable.

Presenters:  Julie K. and Christine S.

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 – Bring a Guest
Sheboygan Yacht Club, 214 Pennsylvania Avenue, Sheboygan 

5:00 p.m.        Gathering/Silent Auction
6:00 p.m.        Spring Banquet Dinner
6:45 p.m.        Short Business Meeting and Program

Program:  Announcement of the AAUWSheboygan Honoree(s) and installation of officers.

Enjoy the beautiful lake view from the Sheboygan Yacht Club.  Congratulate the new Affiliate officers.  Place your bids for the items in our Ways and Means Silent Auction.  Please feel free to bring a guest or prospective member.

Hostess:  Ruth Rank

Saturday, September 7 2024 – Bring a Guest


                                                               Fall Brunch                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Pine Hills Country Club, 4914 Superior Avenue, Sheboygan

Hostesses:  The Scholarship Foundation