Welcome to the AAUW Metropolitan St. Louis Interbranch Council
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Meetings are held on the third Tuesdays of February, May, August, and November at the Thornhill Branch of St. Louis County Library,12863 Willowyck Drive,  St. Louis, MO 63146
MEETING DATES (7:00 PM): May 19, August 18, November 17
QUESTIONS?  Contact our Co-Chairs:
Nancy Gerber and Mary Gaffey

                                                     IBC SPONSORED EVENTS:

Third Tuesdays each month:  DOWNTOWN LUNCH.  Contact
Jean Shull for details.

Fourth Thursdays: ADELANTE BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB meets at  Borders Books, Olive St. Rd. and New Ballas Rd. in Creve Coeur at 1:30 PM.

IBC is the St. Louis Area Inter-Branch Council of AAUW. There are 6 AAUW branches throughout St. Louis and St. Charles.  They are listed below.  The IBC is made up of representatives from each of these branches.  Officers for the IBC are chosen from these branch representatives;   two Co-Presidents, a Secretary and a Treasurer.  The council meets 4 times a year (August, February, March and May) at Thornhill Library.  The meetings are open to all interested AAUW members.
   The overall purpose of the Inter-Branch Council (IBC) is to meet with area AAUW branch members, get acquainted and share ideas and strategies to take back to our own branches.  Besides the IBC sponsored  Downtown Lunch and the  Adelante book discussion group, the Annual IBC  “Spring Fling” ("Convention Kickoff" this year) is held in early March.  This is a very nice luncheon with a program and speaker for AAUW members and friends from all 6 branches.  Responsibilities for the IBC Spring fling are rotated among the 6 branches each year. 
   The IBC also selects an outstanding branch member from applications submitted by each branch.  This AAUW Service Award is presented at the IBC Spring Fling.
                                                                              - Rose Buck, IBC Representative for Ballwin-Chesterfield Branch

Nancy Gerber                              IBC SECRETARY: Shirley Breeze                                              IBC TREASURER: Carol Davis-McDonald
MARCH 14 -- the 2009 Spring Event, the "Convention Kickoff" was held at the elegant Renaissance and Grand Hotel.  The featured speaker wasDr. Jill R. Birdwhistell, Chief of Strategic Advancement for AAUW.  See below to learn more!

JUNE 26-27, 2009 -- The AAUW Association Convention will take place right here in St. Louis!  All branches will want to be well represented at this important event.   REGISTRATION IS UNDERWAY!
CLICK HERE to download a registration form, or   CLICK HERE to register online
Guests are welcome! You are invited to attend meetings at any of the area AAUW branches.  The list of branches in the St. Louis area follows.  Please click on the white links to contact the presidents for more information on individual branches.  Click on the white branch names to see  branch home pages.  The meeting dates, times and places are listed below.
Please note: if you are contacting any of the officers listed below by e-mail, be sure to write your e-mail address in the"from" space on the e-mail blank that appears when you click their names.

BALLWIN-CHESTERFIELD 2nd Thursdays, 8:45 AM (business meeting: 9:20 AM), Trinity Lutheran Church, (Clayton at Woods Mill, Chesterfield)
Mary Jermak and Pat Shores

CREVE COEUR    1st Mondays, 7:20 PM   Holy Cross Lutheran Church (13014 Olive Boulevard, Creve Coeur)
Donna Eichman and Joyce Guard

FERGUSON-FLORISSANT   3rd Mondays, 7:00 pm, Immanuel United Church of Christ (221 Church St., Ferguson) in Sept. , Oct.,  March and April;
at 10:00 AM in Nov. Jan. and Feb.  Dec. and May
Nancy Gerber
KIRKWOOD-WEBSTER GROVES   2nd Thursdays, 7:00 pm.  Please contact the     
Christine Roney, for meeting locations and details.

ST. CHARLES  1st Thursdays, 6:30 pm, Coverdell Elementary School (2475 West
Randolph, St. Charles)--– January – no meeting, and November – dinner out meeting
PRESIDENT:   Teri Brecht  (636-723-7915)

ST. LOUIS 4th Tuesdays, 6:30 pm at various locations in St. Louis.  Please contact the president for meeting information.
Amy Weisser
                                IBC SPONSORS  REGIONAL HISTORY DAY AWARDS

     The Metropolitan St. Louis AAUW Interbranch Council awarded a $50 junior award and a $50 senior award for the best exhibits dealing with Women's History.  The Regional History Day was held at the University of Missouri--St. Louis on February 28, 2009.  Our IBC judges were Mary Gaffey (Creve Coeur), Amy Weisser (St. Louis), and Jan Rugge (Ballwin-Chesterfield).
    The junior winner was Megan McCormick for her display "Margaret Bourke-White:  A Photographer Ahead of Her Time."  Megan is a 6th-grade student at Wydown Middle School in the Clayton District.
   The senior winner was Jordon Berger, for "Closing the Door on Overpopulation, Opening a Window on Women's Choice"--that featured Margaret Sanger.  Jordon is a student at Kirkwood High School.
The Spring IBC meetiong and Luncheon "CONVENTION KICKOFF" , held on March 14, 2009, was an elegant event.  Members enjoyed the gourmet menu and the lovely surroundings of the fine hotel that will house the National Convention to be held in June. 
Highlights were our speaker, Dr.Jill Birtdwhistell. speaking on "Highlights and New Things for AAUW Members", and the awarding of the Barbara Lackritz Award 2009 to Barbara Barnett and Lynne Roney.
Dr. Jill Birdwhistell
White linen-clad tables of eight promoted a sociable atmosphere.
Donna Eichman(L) presented the prestigious Barbara Lackritz Award to Barbara Barnett and Lynne Roney.  Shown is Lynne Roney; Barbara Barnett was not able to be present.
To learn more about this award, and to see the accomplishments of these two admirable women that qualified them to receive it,