Branch Meetings

Check the calendar (right) for upcoming branch (and other) meetings or events and then look at the Focus newsletter for detailed information.

Branch Meetings


AAUW Fairfax City Branch
Virtual Holiday Party on Zoom
Thursday, December 17, 7:00 p.m.

Let’s have some holiday fun and togetherness! Join us for a Virtual Holiday Party on Zoom on Thursday, December 17 at 7:00 p.m.
For a festive occasion, we need You to participate. Here are some ideas for entertainment and
enlightenment, but, of course, you can come up with your own.
Can you contribute a poem, story, or music? Would you tell us about a good TV series, a book or an article you’ve read, a new hobby or collection, or experiences prompted by the pandemic? How about sharing reflections on holidays past or your family’s traditions? A favorite recipe?
Kitty Lou Smith will phone members after Thanksgiving to line up some volunteers and their
contributions. Of course, we want you to attend our party, even if you don’t volunteer to participate. This will be a time to give our friends our holiday greetings.
You are welcome to email Kitty Lou, if you haven’t talked her, if you have an idea for what you’ll contribute. She’ll add you to her list of participants. Anita Light will email the link for the Zoom meeting to all branch members the Monday preceding the meeting, so you don’t need to register.
Come help us spread holiday cheer!
AAUW Fairfax City Branch Board

September 16, 7 p.m., Zoom meeting: Suffrage at 100: A Visual History
After a short business meeting, Kitty Lou Smith will present the New York Times power point visual history. Meet the women, including women of color, who fought the battle for their vote. The women were heroes, but not always moral paragons, and their movement reflected the nativism, racism, and other prejudices of American society.

A reminder with the Zoom info will be emailed to members before the meeting. Contact web host Anita Light ( if you are not a branch member and wish to join this Zoom meeting.

October 17, 10. a.m., members are encouraged to attend the virtual Northern Virginia District Meeting. The meeting will focus on diversity and AAUW. A guest speaker will address the zoom meeting on the topic, The Challenges of Racism: What is my privilege?

November 14, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Virtual Book and Author Luncheon, our scholarship fundraiser.
The four wonderful women authors who were scheduled to present at this year’s luncheon have all enthusiastically offered to join us in a virtual Book and Author gathering:
Mary Jo Binker, Editor, If You Ask Me: Essential Advice from Eleanor Roosevelt. Experience the timeless wit, warmth, and wisdom of Eleanor Roosevelt in this annotated collection of candid advice columns that she wrote for more than twenty years.
Angie Kim, Miracle Creek: A Novel. In a Virginia small town, a group of people are part of a special treatment center with a hyperbaric chamber that may cure a range of conditions. But when the chamber explodes, two people die, and it’s clear the explosion was no accident.
Aimee Hix, What Doesn’t Kill You. A favor for a friend turns into a murder investigation, drawing our heroine, apprentice PI Willa Pennington, into a labyrinth of lies and deception in the shadows of Washington, D.C.
Cindi Gueli, The Lipstick Brigade: The Untold True Story of Washington’s World War II Government Girls. Thousands of women came to the capital to staff government offices during World War II. Their skills earned them a wide variety of jobs, while their personalities enlivened the city and provided life-changing adventures.

An email invitation will be sent to branch members and others who previously requested to be notified. Those who reply to the invitation will be emailed a Zoom link. Since attending the meeting is free, we will encourage donations to our scholarship fund.