2021-2022 Programs

Our commitment to education and lifelong learning is evident in the informative topics and engaging speakers we introduce at monthly programs. As we mark our local chapter’s 100th year, our program lineup for 2021-22 reflects that commitment.

Here’s what’s coming up

January, 2022—No Program

February 14, 2022 (Monday)

5:30 p.m. Social/Dinner/Open House 6:30 p.m. Program
Alumni Room, Atwood Center, St. Cloud State University
Reservations: Due Feb. 7, $25
Theme: The AAUW Saint Cloud Area Branch; heart of the community! 100th Anniversary Celebration!

Presentation by the decade of the Saint Cloud Area Branch’s achievements and news highlights.

Nine women and one man will depict our history through dramatic readings. We’ll open the time capsule and invite special guests.


Parking: Free in AA Lot (west of the parking ramp) or use campus parking ramp ($1.50/hour)
Online Parking map

SCSU Parking Map

March 15, 2022 (Tuesday)
5:30 p.m. Social/Dinner 6:30 p.m.
Program & Annual Business Meeting
Women’s History in the Late 18th and Early 19th Centuries

Martha Tomhave Blauvelt

Martha Tomhave Blauvelt, Ph.D. Princeton University and retired College of St. Benedict professor of history and gender studies, will be the speaker. She has studied and published many different aspects of American women’s history, from evangelical religious revivals, to courtship, gossip, diaries, and expression of emotions. Martha authored “The Work of the Heart: Young Women and Emotion.”

Linda Saupe, VP Programs

April 29-30, 2022 (Friday-Saturday)
St. Cloud hosts AAUW Minnesota State Convention

The Saint Cloud Area Branch will host the 2-day state convention at Park Event Center, Waite Park. Your attendance is important to support the branch. Cost: $135.

More information to come.

May 3, 2022 (Tuesday)
5:30 p.m. Social/ Dinner; 6:30 Program
Theme: The ARTS I say, “Hell YAH, Let’s Do It”

Mary Bruno, owner of Bruno Press, has always been a spitfire for the local arts community propelling events such as Shop Small Crawl and serving as director of the Visit Joetown Convention and Visitors Bureau. Mary earned a BFA from St.Cloud State University. She will share her passion for printmaking and bring some of her art to display and sell.

Suzanne Rodell, VP Programs

May is also membership appreciation for members belonging to AAUW for 5, 10, 20, and 40 years. They will be honored along with the board of directors. Renewals are also accepted this month.

Social Chairwomen

Joyce Hummel: 320-224-5086; dennis.joyce.hummel@gmail.com

Ginny Bisek: 320-260-5996; gbisek@charter.net

Program vice presidents

Laura Hood      Suzanne Rodell      Rose Mary Molitor      Linda Saupe


Suggestions regarding speakers or topics from our membership are encouraged. Our goal is to involve our members through open communication to ensure relevant programs and activities.