Our Member Interest Groups are one of the many benefits of AAUW Vero Beach membership.
Several were successfully launched in post-pandemic 2022-2023 and are now very active.
These groups offer opportunities to meet other members while pursuing your interests.
Contact the person listed in the description below for more information about joining the group.
Also, check your monthly HOTLINE newsletter for the latest details on upcoming group meetings.
For general information, contact Kathy Martin at 772-617-2606 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Creative Writing Group
Enthusiastic writers came together in 2022-2023 and revived this group which flourished during the season. At monthly meetings, members provide copies of their writing selections to the group for constructive critique. After a summer hiatus in which members pursued their writing projects separately, the group’s monthly meetings resume in October at Brackett Library. The group is limited to 10-12 members. Contact Lois Miles email@example.com for more information.
Successfully revived in 2022-2023 after 6+ inactive years, this group pursues cultural outings such as to museums, performances, exhibits, outdoor events, and historic sites. Last season we explored McKee Garden, the Windsor Art gallery, the Indian River lagoon via pontoon boat and historic Hallstrom house. Each monthly event will be coordinated by a different member volunteer who makes arrangements for the venue and communicates the event details to group members. The calendar of events for 2023-2024 will be set at the group’s first meeting in September. Contact Lois Miles firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
International Relations Group
This is a current events/foreign policy discussion group that examines topics provided by the Foreign Policy Association, a non-profit organization founded in 1918 and dedicated to inspiring the American public to learn more about the world. Each meeting focuses on a selected topic and includes review of both reading material and a video followed by discussion. It is a lively group with about a dozen members.
This group was revived when it held its first monthly get-together in February 2023, and has been very popular ever since! New and current members meet strictly for fellowship, good food, and the opportunity to join in and get acquainted in an informal social atmosphere. The group decides on a different restaurant or outdoor setting each month, which provides new dining experiences. Each month, a volunteer steps up to coordinate the arrangements with the venue and communicate details to members. The group currently meets on the last Saturday of the month. Contact Lois Miles email@example.com for more information.
International Relations Group
This is a current events/foreign policy discussion group that examines topics provided by the Foreign Policy Association Great Decisions program. FPA is a non-profit organization founded in 1918 and dedicated to inspiring the American public to learn more about the world. Each meeting focuses on a selected topic and includes review of both reading material and a video, followed by discussion. We have many members interested in joining this group in 2023-2024, but we need an email and video – savvy volunteer coordinator to revive it! Interested in leading this group? Contact Kathy Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Mah Jong Group
Love to play the engaging game of Mah Jong? We have a group of experienced players that started playing in 2022-2023. They currently meet on the fourth Friday morning of the month and use their own sets. Last year a member volunteer provided a few beginning players with basic instruction. In 2023-2024, we need volunteers to teach beginners and to guide inexperienced players as they gain more playing time. Contact Kathy Martin at 772-617-2606 email@example.com to learn more.
We currently have 2 reading groups, which are both at capacity. In 2023-2024, at least one new group is planned. Each group’s members select their own books and schedule their own meeting times and locations, often rotating among members’ homes. A group leader (or co-leaders) is needed to form a group. Contact Kathy Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about leading or joining a new group.