2019 – 2020 Branch Schedule

Branch Activities

Tuesday, October 15
11:30 at Cafe Montmartre, Lake Anne. Karrie Delaney, VA Delegate for the 67th District, will present information regarding there The Upcoming Legislative Year.” It should be interesting and informative. We look forward to seeing all of you. Please feel free to stay for lunch after Kerrie’s presentation.

Thursday, October 17 – Federal Lobby Day on Capitol Hill. Join our regular Lobby Corps members at Reston Metro at 7:45 am for the 9:30 am briefing and visits to six legislative offices accompanied by a Lobby Corps veteran. Contact Mary Zane at or 703-401-5321.

Saturday, November 16 – Friends Giving Luncheon – Red’s Table, South Lakes Shopping Center. Luncheon and fundraiser for our NVCC Scholarship Program. Speaker will be Julissa Otero, Assistant Secretary of Communications for the Smithsonian Institute. Time: TBA
Look for evites and news blasts as the date nears for this fantastic event!

DecemberNo Branch Meetings

Monday, January 6  – Branch Business Meeting at 7 pm at Roberta Sherman’s home. AAUW Update and Dessert.

Monday, February 3 – Branch Outing to the Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Time: TBA

Saturday, March 7 – “Diversity and Inclusion” focused branch meeting from 9 – 11am, Mon Ami Gabi Restaurant, Reston Town Center

April – Branch Outing to Hillwood Estates, Museum and Gardens. Details TBA.

May – Annual Business Meeting, Elections, Pot Luck Dinner. Details TBA.

Executive Committee Meetings
Dates, Times and Locations to be announced for 2019-2020

Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday, October 24 12:00 pm – Board of Directors Meeting at the home of Judi Polizzotti, 11776 Stratford House Place, Unit 50, Reston.  All are welcomed – bring a “bag” lunch. 

Book Group
Afternoon 4th Wednesday 2:15 p.m. at Herndon Senior Center, 873 Grace St, Herndon
Evening 4th Thursday 7:00 p.m. at Scrawl Books, Reston Town Center, 11911 Freedom Dr
Look for e-blasts from co-chairs for specifics each month. The Book Group Co-chairs are Alyse Goldman ( and Carla Heymsfeld (
September –  Book Selection: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Dates: Wed. September 25 (2:15) and Thurs. September 26 (7:00).

Great Decisions Discussion Group
3rd Wednesday of each month from 7 -8:45 p.m. at Judi Polizzotti’s home, Stratford House, #501, Stratford House Place, Reston. A monthly e-vite is sent to all members. Contact Judi ( if you have questions.
October: The GD discussion group will complete the 2 remaining topics in the 2019 Briefing Book in Oct and Dec (no meeting in Nov). The Foreign Policy Briefing Book is available on and on line. All members are welcome to participate. Next Date: Thursday, October 24  at 7 p.m. at Stratford House.

Lobby Corps
Lobby Corps will be held periodically during the upcoming Congressional Session as determined by the Public Policy Staff at AAUW National. Please see the “Lobby Corps” tab on this website for detailed information. The Lobby Corps and Public Policy Co-Chairs, Judi Polizziotti ( and Mary Zane (, are happy to answer any questions you may have about this important branch activity.
Thursday, October 17 – Don’t forget about the Federal Lobby Corps Day on Capitol Hill.
This is a once-a-year opportunity to experience a Lobby Corps day on the Hill. Why not join your branch LC  and visitor members for a chance to see how this impressive 40+ year program works? You will be briefed and guided before visiting 6 legislative offices, in either the Senate or the House, accompanied by a Lobby Corps veteran. Reston-Herndon Branch LC members usually leave from the Reston Metro Station at 7:45- 8 am, getting off at Capitol South. Walking is involved, especially if the group is going to the Senate. Of course, you may arrive by any other means, but arrival timeliness is important for the 9:30 briefing in both the House and Senate. We are typical finished by noon, or earlier. Please contact Mary Zane ASAP if you are interested in joining our Lobby Corp Crew on 10/17. Participant numbers are very important in the planning of this event.  Questions/Concerns: Contact Mary Zane at or 803-401-5321.