2018-2019 Program Calendar – American Association of University Women Rapid City

 Meetings are generally held the first Saturday of the month at 10 a.m., Cost is $16 with Brunch/$5 without Brunch, RSVP to

“Women’s Voices”, 100 Years Ago, South Dakota Women Used Their Voices to Win the Right to Vote. What Are We Saying Today?

September 8, 10 am @ Western Dakota Technical Institute, East Highway 44 at 800 Mickelson Drive. Join WDT President, Dr. Ann Bolman as she discusses educational opportunities and non-traditional job training for women today. If you haven’t been on campus for a while, you’ll be impressed by the changes and improvements!

October 6, 10 am @ Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn.  It’s an Election Year!  What are the unique challenges and opportunities for elected women in leadership positions in Rapid City?  Join a panel with Laura Armstrong, City Councilwoman and Amanda Scott, City Council President.

November 3, 10 am @ Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn.  Constance Walter, M.S., Communication Director, Sanford Underground Research Facility, will provide an overview of the lab and share some unexpected employment opportunities for women.

December 1, 10 am @ Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn.  What are the most challenging health issues facing women today? Nancy Babbitt, MD, shares her answers, as well as a key focus area for her practice, transgender transition.

January 5, 10 am @ Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn.  Nancy Rosenbrahn shares, “Come to the Edge Life Said.” Nancy and her wife, Jenny are one of six couples who filed a federal lawsuit in 2014 seeking to block South Dakota’s gay marriage ban. Nancy is active in QUEER South Dakota, an organization that “fights for the right of every person in South Dakota to equally access life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

February 2, 10 am @ Adult Day Center of the Black Hills, 4110 Winfield Street (East of 5th Street off Minnesota). In our roles as wives and mothers, women are the primary caretakers in life.  This facility is the only adult day center in the Black Hills. Join us to gain appreciation of how such services enriches the lives of its guests.

 March 2, 10 am @ Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn.  Dorothy Rosby, Community Relations Director at Black Hills Works and Dr. Justine Ashokar, Ph.D., Director of Clinical Services at The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center will discuss the many services they offer to those with disabilities and the impact on for the community as a whole.

April 6, 10 am @ Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn.  The national 100th Right to Vote Anniversary approaches!  South Dakota native and suffragette historian Ruth Page Jones will outline South Dakota’s somewhat rocky road to ratifying the women’s right to vote. Success Awards will also be presented.

May 4, 10 am @ Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn.  Our annual Equity Grant presentations and election of branch officers will close out of another successful year!