Interest Groups

Interest Groups By Vicki Nicholson

In this prolonged season of limited physical contact, health experts underscore the importance of maintaining social connections.  Branch interest groups are an ideal vehicle for strengthening interpersonal connections with other members who have similar interests.

On pages 4-6 of the 2020-2021 directory you will find a summary of current interest and book groups, ranging from Art and Architecture to Travel.  Interest and book groups generally meet monthly and many are “meeting” virtually in order to stay connected.  It is never too late to join a group!  Although I have belonged to the Sacramento Branch since 1994, only recently have I joined an AAUW book group.

Consider joining at least one ongoing group.  Our branch meetings often feature informative speakers, so the opportunity to gain knowledge is definitely a benefit of membership.  However, interest/book groups offer camaraderie and long-term friendships which go a long way to counter social isolation.

For more information about a particular group, contact the leader listed in the directory.  If you have questions or would like to form another interest group, please contact me at (916) 684-7170.