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Interest Groups

Enjoy your hobbies, expand your knowledge, and make friends through one or more of AAUW Morgan Hill’s many Interest Groups. These groups meet socially to enjoy mutual interests and hobbies. Members choose topics, timing, and locations to meet. The upcoming Interest Group schedule is reflected on the calendar. Please contact the interest group coordinator (listed below) for additional details. To suggest or form new special interest groups, please contact Interest Group Coordinator Susan Persing.

Arts Outings

Contact Janet McElroy to suggest possible outings. Attend local theater, art galleries, symphony performances or other arts events with your AAUW friends. See interest group details.

Afternoon Book Group

Book lovers meet at BookSmart  to discuss a wide variety of authors and titles. Contact Suman Ganapathy.


Climate Change

As concerned citizens of our earth, we are seeking to achieve environmental, economic and societal sustainability by raising public awareness to make changes and foster environmental stewardship. Join us for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Earth Day! Details here. Contact Joy Safakish.

Dining In And Out (DINO)

Members, with our without spouses, gather monthly to explore cuisines of local restaurants and, on occasion, at a home. See interest group details. Contact Maria Schalk.

Evening Books

Book lovers meet in a private home to discuss books by women authors, alternating fiction and nonfiction. See additional information for how we are organized and our book selection schedule. Contact Elizabeth Mandel.

Friday Writers

Writers, would be or otherwise, meet at a private home two Friday mornings a month. See interest group details. Contact Beth Wyman.

Hikers Unanimous

Hikers meet once or twice monthly for 4-6 mile hikes in local parks, providing a great opportunity to experience the outdoors. Contact Joanne Rife.

Hole in the Heart

This group for widows offers support and sharing of experiences. All are welcome.  It meets monthly at a member’s home. Contact Carol O’Hare.

Mamas in the Kitchen

Cooks gather together quarterly to cook and enjoy good food together. This website contains archives of photos and recipes from each of our get-togethers. See additional information, including recipes and photos. This group is limited in size, but you are welcome to be added to the substitute list. Contact Jeanne Gregg.

Movie Buddies

Contact Betsy Ding to have company at upcoming movies. You will be connected with other members interested in attending a specific movie that you would like to see. See interest group details.

Out To Lunch Bunch

Join other members for a casual, social lunch, monthly at a local restaurant. Contact Sandra Lim.

Pilgrim’s Process

This meditation group meets twice a month to meditate and discuss techniques and books to support their spiritual practices. Join us for a Day of Peace Meditation Workshop, Saturday, May 4, 9 am – 2 pm. CLICK HERE for details. Contact Jane Devine.

Rowdy Outers

Do you have an idea for a unique outing for branch members? See additional information. Contact Joanne Rife.

Smart eGals

Meet monthly to share e-device tips and apps. Contact Joan Ensign (Apple) or Janet McElroy (Android)

Travel Tips

Meet monthly to learn from each other’s travel experiences and discuss opportunities for travel. See additional information including how to share your travel tips. Contact Jenny Redfern.


Gather weekly (Monday mornings) to play the ukulele. See interest group details. Contact Joanne Rife.

Wine and Whine

Members enjoy a monthly late afternoon get together for libations and conversation at a local restaurant, at 5:30 pm on the third Wednesday of the month. Look for reminders in your weekly email. RSVPs are appreciated. See interest group details. Contact Linnie Lee.

Writers Workshop

Aspiring writers are welcomed to share their writing, support each other’s aspirations and provide constructive feedback. They meet bi-weekly at a member’s home. See interest group details. Contact Kay Kulvinder Arora.


Additional Monthly Events

Go to our Calendar for a complete list of upcoming interest group meetings,  programs, and other events.

Board Meetings

Meetings are at 7 pm on the first Thursday of each month at the Morgan Hill Centennial Recreation Center (CRC), with social time at 6:45 pm. All members are welcome. Contact President Maggie Leininger.

Chamber of Commerce After Hours Networking Mixers & Good Morning Morgan Hill Breakfasts

As a member of the Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce, our branch members are welcome to attend “Good Morning Morgan Hill” Chamber breakfasts and after hours networking mixers. Attending mixers is, for example, an opportunity for us to thank our business sponsors for their support of the Wildflower Run or to connect with members of the community regarding our upcoming programming. Chamber breakfasts are always at 7:30 am on the first Thursday of the month at the Community and Cultural Center. After hours mixers are at different Chamber members’ businesses, the third Thursday of the month, at 5:30 pm. Contact Chamber liaison Elizabeth Mandel.

AAUW Morgan Hill Monthly Programs

Most programs are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 pm in the program room at the Morgan Hill Library. All programs at the library are open to the public. All members, their guests, and members of the community are welcome. Go to Upcoming Events to learn more about what we have planned or  contact Program VP Yvonne Randolph.