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AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research. This established group welcomes new members who would enjoy belonging to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance.

This Meetup is public outreach for our local branch (Tacoma and the surrounding area) which was established in 1907. We have monthly meeting from September through May with stimulating programs on timely topics. Our meetings are open to the public and we welcome visitors and prospective members. In addition, we have several special interest groups including two book clubs (daytime and evening), Papercrafters, Diggers & Delvers, Genealogy & Family History and Hot Topics. Each year we give scholarships to deserving women.

In principle and in practice, AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or class.
If this group proves to be a good fit for you, we would love to have you become a member of AAUW. Please note that membership in AAUW is open to graduates holding an associate or equivalent, baccalaureate, or higher degree from qualified educational institutions. If you become a Branch Member, you will automatically also join at the state and national level.


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AAUW Tacoma Evening Book Group: The House in the Cerulean Sea by T. J. Klune

Our October book is The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune

Evening Book Group Book Selection meets every 4th Monday at 6:30 in September - November 2021 and then January - May 2022. The next meeting is on October 25th through Zoom. See the link below (will be edited closer to the event).

AAUW Tacoma is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

If you are not on our regular list and need the zoom or address info, please email Marie at [masked] (sometimes she forgets to check this just before a meeting, so email is really for the best!)

While we work out the details in regards to place, date and reviewer for our meetings after September, here is the list to start your reading:

The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune - Oct. 25 (Host Amy, reviewer Candace)

On Tyranny by Timothy D. Snyder -Nov. 22 (Host LesLee, reviewer Carol)

This Is How It Always Is by Lauren Frankel -January 24, 2022

Murder at the Mission: A Frontier Killing, Its Legacy of Lies and the Taking of the American -February 28, 2022 (reviewer Dorothy)

Dear Miss Kopp by Amy Stewart -March 28, 2022

The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz April 25, 2022

West by Blaine Harden - May 23, 2022

Past books:
The Shadow Land: A Novel by Elizabeth Kostova - Sept. 27, 2021

Daytime Book Group: Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto

The Daytime Book Group will meet at 10:30 am October 27, 2021.

Please email Mary L. if you need the address to join. Her email is [masked]

Other[masked] daytime book group meetups include:

September 22 - This Tender Land by William Kent Kruegar
October 27 - Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto
Nov. (Discussion will take place December 1st due to Thanksgiving) - The Wives of Los Alamos by Tra Shea Nesbit
January 26 - The Bookman’s Tale by Charles Lovett
February 23 - Murder by the Book by Lauren Elliott
March 23 - The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates
April 27 - The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
May 25 - Next year’s book selections and potluck

Meet and Greet on October 28, 2021 at 7:00 to 8:00 pm

Needs a location

Grab your favorite evening beverage and join us for a meet and greet.
This is open to all branch members, old and new! There will be a
chance to hear from our branch board and interest groups, and most
importantly, to visit!

The Zoom information is here.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID:[masked]
If you need any help with Zoom, let us know!

We're Invited! Local Lauren Danner- Backyard Treasures: Washington's State Parks

The Puyallup Valley Branch of the AAUW invites you to join them for a presentation from local author Lauren Danner of Saturday, November 6th,
9:45 am refreshments
10:15 am presentation
Fife Community Center[masked]th Ave, E
Fife, WA 98424

Lauren will be speaking on Backyard Treasures: Washington's State Parks.
Comprising one of the oldest and largest state parks systems in the country, Washington's state parks are a treasure trove of nature, culture, history, and recreation. Lauren Danner is on a quest to visit every one of them and will share what makes Washington state parks special. We will virtually visit a variety of parks, diving into their unique features and fascination stories. You'll be inspired to explore your nearby backyard treasure!

Lauren Danner is the author of Crown Jewel Wilderness: Creating North Cascades National Park. When she's not out hiking, she writes about outdoor recreation, public lands, and Pacific Northwest and environmental history at laurendanner.com. Danner's next project is a book about Washington state parks, based on her quest to visit all 140 of them. She lives in Olympia.

For questions about the Nov. 6 event, please contact MJ Garlick at [masked] .

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