Special Interest Groups

AAUW Asheville has 11 SIGS with a wide range of subjects (see details below) and over 100 members participating.  Please contact the individual SIG coordinators if you have questions or want to attend a meeting.  If you have any questions about the overall SIG Program or if you would like to establish a new SIG, please contact either Jean Toxen (jtoxen@bellsouth.net; 404-784-0603) or Linda Stover (lindalstover@gmail.com; 704-905-6530)

AAUW Adventures: Planned trips and tours to regional places of intereset and fun on the third Tuesday in the months of September, October, February, March, April and May.  Locations, times and information will appear each month in the AAUW newsletter.   Coordinator:  Sherry Brown, sherrysaerie@gmail.com

AAUW Upstreamers:  This group works with Riverlink to clean up a stream at Reed Creek Park near UNC-A two times a year. For more information contact  Barbara Robinson at baritar16@gmail.com 230-7113.

CAB Book Group:  The “Cocktails and Books”  discussion group meets at Metro Wines the first Monday of each month, from 4:30 to 6 pm for wine and conversation.  To get more information or to add your name to the list of members, contact group leader Ann Reis, annereis2@gmail.com

Film Buds:  This film discussion group meets the second Monday of each month from 5:30 to 7 to discuss first-run films; attendance is limited to the first 20 current group members who make a reservation with the group leader, Beth Ellers. Because of the large size of the group, new membership is closed, but note that the Film Fans group discusses the same film and is open to new members; to obtain this month’s film selection, location, and other information, contact Beth Ellers at slark1@att.netParticipants bring pot-luck supper.

Film Fans:  This film discussion group meets the second Tuesday of each month from 12-1:30 pm , location TBA. Film is the same as that discussed by the Monday Film Buds group. Members bring their own lunch. Open to new members. For the film selection of this month’s meeting or to get more information, contact group leader Beth Johnson at JOHNSON1ea@earthlink.net

Hiking: A group to enjoy the outdoors meeting on the second Thursday of each month.  Hikes are tailored to meet the interests and wishes of the members.  Hikes vary in level of difficulty and length.  Dogs welcome on most hikes if participants agree.  Contact Susan for location and time of hikes. Coordinator:  Susan Beachum, cabinflats2@gmail.com, 860-912-6789

Financial FUNdamentals:  Education & discussion of topics, strategies and current events, to build confidence in your financial know-how and choices. Share what you’ve learned; understand what’s seemed “over your head.” Meets 2nd Wednesday of the month at 5:30 at 4 Olde Eastwood Village Blvd, Suite #204, Asheville.                          For questions, contact Leslie Apple, ljfrey@gmail.com, 303-946-8141

International Dining Group:  The International Dining Group is composed of AAUW members who enjoy sharing great cuisine and conversation, with a dash of history, storytelling and personal experiences. Member may bring one guest. Dinner is potluck, with menu suggestions from the host. Dinners are approximately every other month. For more information, contact Jeanne Smolkin at 828-254-4789 or         jsmolkin@gmail.com

Lunch Bunch:  The Lunch Bunch is an informal gathering for lunch on the second Friday of each month at 11:30 at a different area restaurant.  The Lunch Bunch is open to all AAUW members who wish to be added to the reservation list.  Be sure to contact Sherry Brown by noon the Wednesday before at 828-357-8455 or            sherrysaerie@gmail.com to reserve space and get directions to the restaurant.

Photography Group:  The Photography Group is open to anyone  with an interest in photography—with or without a camera. The group will meet on the 3rd Wednesday at 1pm though field trips/events may necessitate changes. More information at our website aauwphotog.weebly.com or email                                                        Lynette Miller at  lcmillerstudio@gmail.com.

Tea Time Book Group:  This book discussion group meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 2 pm at the homes of various members.  All are welcome; for this month’s book and location or to obtain more  information, contact group leader  Juanita Spanogle at 258-0096 or jspanogle@aol.com .

World Affairs Group:  A group to study and discuss events across the globe. In 2018-19, meetings are scheduled for Oct., Jan. March & May at 2 p.m. Please contact Eve Miller (evehigginsmiller7@gmail.com or 828-299-8107) for additional information.