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Great Decisions 2019

Informed Citizens Make Great Decisions

The Great Decisions foreign policy discussions series, a project of the Foreign Policy Association, is sponsored locally by the League of Women Voters, AAUW, and the Tyler Public Library.

Great Decisions is a discussion program on world affairs. This year we have the following topics:
January 16: The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested
January 23: Cyber Conflicts and Geopolitics
January 30: Nuclear negotiations: Back to the Future?
February 6: The Middle East: Regional Disorder
February 13: Refugees and Global Migration
February 20: The Rise of Populism in Europe
February 27: State of the State Department and Diplomacy
March 6: Decoding U.S.-China Trade

We hope you’ll join our discussion on Wednesdays at noon in the Taylor Auditorium at the Tyler Public Library.

Discussion topics and descriptions can be found on our “Great Decisions” page.

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Welcome to the Tyler, Texas Branch of AAUW!

TX7077_AAUW_hiresWe 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.

Board Games Interest Group

Board Games Interest Group

Our next outing of the Board Games Group is on Tuesday, January 22nd at Boards & Bites located in the Green Acres Shopping Center (next to Dollar General). We’ll start at 6:30. $15.00 total cost for our group lets us play games as long as we want. Boards & Bites has hundreds of games to choose from for all ages and interests. They have sandwiches and other food to order if you haven’t had a chance to eat dinner before coming out. Cost of game playing is determined by number attending. Cost of food/beverage is on your own.

Contact: Mary Lynn Smith

Academic Rodeo

Just a reminder that the Academic Rodeo Spelling Bee will be held Saturday, January 19th at the East Texas Fairgrounds.

Morning Contest is Second Graders – check-in begins at 8:45 with the contest beginning at 9:30.  Wranglers should arrive no later than 8:30 with judges arriving no later than 9:15.

Judges:   Robin Insalaco, Andie Rathbone, Sandra Owens

Wranglers:   Sheila Lee, Aliehs Lee, Angie Whitehead

Afternoon Contest is for Third Graders – check-in begins at 11:45 with the contest starting at 12:30.  Wranglers arrive at 11:30 & judges no later than 12:15.

Judges:  Scherel Carver, Kay Monigold

Wranglers:  Angie Whitehead

We still need one judge and 2-3 wranglers for the third grade contest, so please check your schedules.  This is such a fun event and so rewarding to witness these fabulous spellers in action!

Contact Angie Whitehead


Evening Book Club usually meets the 3rd Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m.

Evening books next meets on January 17th to discuss Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.

For a complete list of books, dates and times, please visit the Evening Book Club page. For more information contact Sue Lander at soonersue@sbcglobal.net


Daytime book club next meets

Jan 23 – 2 pm
Radium Girls, Kate Moore

Daytime book club meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. To see the complete list of books, dates and times, visit our Daytime Book Club page.

For location or more information contact Marilyn Wills at mgdesertwills@gmail.com



February 11th
El Charro on the Ridge
6899 Oak Hill Blvd
Tyler 75703 (Behind Fresh)

Please RSVP to Andie if you’d like to attend.

LOTE meets the second Monday of each month. For more information or to sign up, please contact Andie Rathbone at andie.rathbone.66@gmail.com.

For a full list of restaurants and dates, please visit the LOTE page.