We are located in Tyler, Texas, the Rose Capital of the World! We have been a branch since 1931 and we continue to give back to our community in many exciting ways! We invite you to explore our website for more information about what we do and we hope that you might even consider joining us! You can also learn of upcoming events by joining us on facebook.
Since the first meeting in 1881, the American Association of University Women has been a catalyst for change and improving women’s lives. Today, AAUW boasts more than 170,000 members and supporters – women and men of different generations, races, and political affiliations. With 1,000 branches and 800 college and university partners, AAUW members across the country contribute to a more promising future for women and girls.
Sponsored by AAUW, the League of Women Voters of Tyler/Smith County, and the Tyler Public Library, these popular local events are part of the National Foreign Policy Association’s nationwide attempt to encourage local communities to learn about and discuss critical United States foreign policy issues. For each of the eight topics, participants complete an opinion survey, and those responses are compiled into an annual report that is sent to Congress and the President.
Each program begins with a presentation by an expert in the topic and includes dialogue among the audience members and the experts. A steering committee that includes representatives from the three sponsoring organizations, plus other interested East Texans, plans the local Great Decisions programs.
2016 Great Decisions Topics (tentative)
Speakers to Be Announced
- January 13 The Middle East
- January 20 Climate Change
- January 27 The Koreas
- February 3 The Future of Kurdistan
- February 10 Cuba and the US
- February 17 The United Nations
- February 24 The Rise of ISIS
- March 2 Migration
Briefing books are available for purchase at the Tyler Public Library.
Each discussion will take place at the Tyler Public Library at 12:00 PM.
Daytime book club meets the fourth Wednesday of each month.
The next meeting will be October 28th, and the group will discuss George Washington’s Secret Six by Brian Kilmeade. For location contact Betty Tirey at 903-533-9938.
Meets the second Monday of each month.
Next meeting will be on November 9th at 6:00 pm.
Gus’ Mexican Restaurant located in Gresham.