Monthly Speaker Programs

Our branch is proud to present a wide array of topics at our monthly meetings. Our speakers are state legislators, authors, educators, advocates, etc. In addition to branch programs there are opportunities to attend other branch, Northern District and state programs.

For 2016-17, the monthly programs include:

Public Policy Symposium

Speakers: AAUW National’s Katie Simon, Associate Director of Field Operations, Members of Lobby Corp

Location: Gregorio’s Restaurant – Reston

Date/Time: 9/15 6:00 pm



Speaker: AAUW National’s Bethany Imondi, Educational Events Manager

Location: NOVA – Loudoun Campus, LC 102K

Date/Time: 10/13 7:00pm


Holiday Luncheon & Program

Speaker: Rosemary Tran, Author, Business Woman and Philanthropist

Location: Clyde’s Willow Creek, Broadlands, VA

Date/Time: 11/12 Noon


Joint Event with Giving Circle of HOPE

Speaker: A former “Guest House” Resident

Location: Refractions, Reston

Date/Time:  1/28 10:00am

Look for Evite week of 1/9


A Personal Perspective on China

Speaker: Judi Polizzotti

Location: Café Montmartre, Reston

Date/Time: TBD

Look for the Evite the week of Jan. 16th


Docent Led Tour of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Museum

Location: 1776 D St. Washington, DC.

Date/Time:  3/3 10:00am

Look for the Evite the week of 1/9



“In My Father’s Words:  The World War II Letters of an Army Doctor”

Speaker: Author, Laura Zelman

Location: No. County Govt. Center, Reston

Date/Time: 3/16, 7:00pm

Look for the EVITE the week of 2/20


Youth in Israel, the Education System and How Promising Youth are channeled through their Army Service

Speaker: Na’ama Gold who is with Technion, an Israeli government “supporter” or “facilitator” for high-tech start-ups.

Location: No. County Govt. Center, Reston

Date/Time: 4/20, 7:00pm

Look for the EVITE the week of 3/20


Mother-Daughter-Granddaughter Luncheon & Program

Speaker: Paula Young Shelton, author of “Child of the Civil Rights Movement”

Location: Mon Ami Gabi, Reston

Date/Time: 4/22, Noon

Look for the EVITE the week of 3/20


Annual Business Meeting & Dinner



AAUW National Conference

Location: Washington, DC

Dates: 6/16-18

Go to and click on the heading “Convention”. The next page will have information about registration, agenda, speakers, etc. There are discounts on convention costs based on when you register. The earlier you register, the more cost effective!