Programs

2022-23 Programs

We have an exciting lineup of programs for 2022-23! Arts, music, human services, strategic communication, women’s history are on the schedule as well as fun entertainment. With the new year, comes a few changes to our reservation and payment process for monthly events.

Reservations

Cost is now $25. Catering companies require firm reservations one week in advance.
To make your reservation, please email aauwsaintcloud@gmail.com. Use Reservations in your subject line.  Please note if you are a member or guest, and if you would prefer the vegetarian or gluten-free meal options.

Due to staff shortages buffets are the best option for our dinners and food prices have risen. Checks are preferred due to the added fees of credit card payments.
Potential new members and guests are always welcome to attend.

Students:
St. Cloud State and College of St. Benedict student members will be required to attend one dinner program per year at no cost to them. Every student who receives funding or a scholarship must submit an application for membership. We look forward to engaging with our student members and offering them our mentorship.

Programs

December 13
5:30 p.m.
Reservation deadline: Dec. 6
Atwood, St. Cloud State University

Holiday fun with interesting table conversations, stories.
Our guest is Stearns County Human Services Social Worker Wendy Wiehoff, who will speak about the foster care program.
Joyce Hummel coordinates this program.

January and February

Winter break. No programs

March 14
5:30 p.m.
Reservation deadline: March 7
Gorecki Center, College of St. Benedict

Ephrem Hollermann

Our Women’s History Month speaker will be Sister Ephrem Hollermann, OSB, Ph.D. Her research and writing interests focus on American Benedictine women’s history. In addition to teaching junior high, high school, and college students for many years, she served Saint Benedict’s Monastery as Prioress from 1995-2005. She will speak about the historical contributions made by the Benedictine Sisters during their 166 years in the St. Cloud area.
This program includes a brief business meeting.
Program VP Linda Nistler-Schnabel coordinates the program.

April  11
5:30 p.m.
Reservation deadline: April 4
Atwood, St. Cloud State University

St. Cloud Mayor
Dave Kleis

St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis will conduct a Saint Cloud Area Branch mini town hall and answer questions about what’s going on in the city and future plans for improvements and developments.
Kleis was first elected mayor in 2005, and in 2018, he became the longest-serving St. Cloud mayor. Kleis also served the area in the Minnesota Senate for 11 years. Kleis grew up in Litchfield and is a graduate of St. Cloud State University and a nine-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and Air Force Reserve. He is recognized for his extensive knowledge of local history and has traveled extensively.
Program VP Linda Saupe coordinates this program.

May 10 – Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Reservation deadline: May 3
Atwood, St. Cloud State University

Hisham Groover

Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Hisham Bravo Groover of the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra and Bob Johnson, Executive Director of the Paramount Center for the Arts will be our guests for our tribute to the arts and artists.
Also, Membership Appreciation will be led by Membership VP Pat Obstarczyk.
Program VP Jacqueline Ampe coordinates this program.

Social Chairs

  • Joyce Hummel
  • Mary Petersen
  • Caroline Williams