Study Groups


November Landmarks Trip

November Landmarks Trip

Revised Sept 2014Study Group Insert 2014-2015 (downloadable copy)



The Wilmington Branch Study and Interest Groups for 2014-2015 are listed below with a short description.  Join some of these groups for fun and fellowship!  Call the Study Group Leader or Study Group coordinator, Lois Hubbs (994-6120), if you wish to attend a meeting.



GARDEN STUDY GROUP – 2nd Wednesday of the month.  Ann De Felice (731-0896); Phyllis Gramlich

(571-1241).  A group of women interested in learning more about gardening by visiting gardens and attending talks on the subject.  Most meetings are in the morning and include tours of local gardens and visits to nearby areas of interest.  Luncheon may follow and carpools will be arranged as needed.  New members are welcome.

LANDMARKS – Marie Brywka (477-0127); Kathy Seitz (764-3422). Meets 3rd Thursday, September-May except December meeting which is a luncheon on the 2nd Thursday.  Times for meetings vary from morning into early p.m. depending on the program.  This group takes bus trips or carpools to a wide range of interesting locations or meets locally for luncheon programs with guest speakers.  New members are welcome.


THIRD TUESDAY BOOK CLUB – 3rd Tues., 12 noon.  Evelyn Williams (622-8032). The group meets at noon for lunch.  Members bring a sandwich and the hostess supplies beverage and dessert.  Each meeting a volunteer reviews a book of her choice.  One month we discuss a book that we all have read (Group chooses).  The group does not meet in December.  Meets in May for a luncheon.  Unable to accept new members at this time.


PUBLIC POLICY STUDY GROUP Linda Barnett ( Keep Branch members informed about public policy issues; coordinate with AAUW State Public Policy on activities, including state legislative activity and participation in Pay Equity Day; link up with other policy oriented organizations that share AAUW concerns and collaborate as appropriate; research topics (including federal legislative activity) and prepare information to send to Branch members via Branch newsletters or special emails as appropriate; inform Branch members about movies or TV programs with a public policy focus. Meetings are held as needed or requested by members.

Facing the Monster: How One Person Can Fight Child Slavery
Carol Metzker discussed her book and topic of Human Trafficking and Child Slavery in our backyard. This topic sparked such interest, members are forming a Study Group to continue the discussion. Contact Linda Barnett if you are interested in joining.



ART APPRECIATION STUDY GROUP – 1st Friday of the Month. Meets in lobby of Grace United Methodist Church at 5:30 p.m. Led byTrina Gardner, artist, author, teacher, trustee and signature member of the National Collage Society, and member of the Howard Pyle Studio Group, past president of National League of American Pen Women. To be placed on email list contact; 764-4775. A variety of artistic opportunities will be offered including visits to galleries, museums, artists’ studios, as well as some hands-on activities. This is an opportunity to expand your artistic experience.

CONTEMPORARY, CLASSIC AND CONTROVERSIAL (3C’s) – 4th Mon., 7:30 p.m. Carrie Cooper (740-6648). This is a book review group that meets monthly, September through May, except December, at Silverside Church.  In June, July, and August the group meets at Cokesbury Village.  Book selections include both fiction and non-fiction.  Reading suggestions are discussed at the spring salad supper with an attempt to select books available at the library or in paperback.  For each meeting, members read the book selected for the month, and all participate in discussions led by a designated leader.  A volunteer hostess provides light refreshments. There is no limit on the number of members.  All who enjoy reading and discussing books are welcome!

EVENING HANDCRAFTS – 4th Wed., 7:30 p.m. Agnes Barkley (479-5112). The group meets in members’ homes to make handcrafts.  Members take turns purchasing materials and leading the craft projects.  One month is a night out at a restaurant.  The May meeting is for planning the following year.  We accept new members.

FILMS, DRAMA, AND LITERATURE – 2nd Mon., 4:00 p.m.  Jackie Cusumano (733-0183).  This group attends films and plays, reads one-act plays and short stories, and discusses them at our meetings.  Members take turns hosting and selecting programs.  New members are welcome!