2019 AWF Membership Dues


  • January 23, 2019 - March 29, 2019
    8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Hello Ladies,

It is that time of the year again for membership renewals!

Over the last couple of years, as our membership dues have remained constant, AWF has begun to exceed our budget, resulting in the need to draw from our reserves to maintain annual operations.  The Board reviewed in detail the expenses over the past few years and have approved several changes to reach a balanced budget.

One area that we reviewed was the annual membership dues and the portion of those dues that went to the International Women’s Forum from our chapter. Each year we pay $140 to IWF per member.   Membership dues have not increased since 2007 and yet we have seen the hotels, venues and caterers dramatically increase their costs over the last decade.

For 2019, membership dues have increased by approximately 12% for all members.  The annual dues will change from $400 to $450.   This includes the fee we send to IWF.

We also have an Emeritus membership for those who are 70+, which offers reduced annual dues.  In the past the dues for this group was $200 per year and included the IWF membership fee.   For 2019, we will be increasing the dues for the Emeritus Membership to $225 and this category will not include the affiliation with IWF.  If you are interested in attending the International Events and being affiliated with IWF, you will need to pay the non-emeritus dues.

Thank you for your support of these changes.   We have a great year planned with a variety of interesting programs and we hope to see many of you in attendance.

We will be utilizing our website to facilitate the payment of the dues.

Your payment is due no later than February 28th.

Desert Botanical Gardens: Electric Desert Experience


  • March 26, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us as we are guided by Ricardo Rivera of the Klip Collective and the designer of the Electric Desert for an extraordinary evening of dinner and experiencing the technologically enhanced art event that combines color, movement, music and cactus! the collective creates immersive art experiences using virtual reality, video projections, and soundscapes. Ricardo is flying in just to provide AWF Members and an understanding of how this artwork was created and to give us an opportunity to fully appreciate this unique combination of art and cactus. Guest are welcome to attend.

Venue:  

Address:
1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, Arizona, 85008, United States

Breakfast: New Member Insights


  • April 3, 2019
    7:30 am - 9:00 am

We will invite new members to lead a discussion of insights from their life and work in the AWF tradition of informally getting to know our members.

IWF Conference in Barcelona


  • April 10, 2019 - April 12, 2019
    12:00 am - 11:55 pm

IWF Cornerstone Conference in Barcelona, Spain's theme of this year's conference - Visionaries and Voyagers - high lights Barcelona as a historic launching point for traders and explorers, and home to innovators and artists. This Cornerstone program continues the IWF tradition of exploring global issues in a local context through a women's lens. From the future of Europe to the 4th industrial revolution, fast fashion and the importance of educating girls, the conference topics are relevant, sometimes difficult and always engaging.  Visit the IWF website for more details and to register.

Sisters in Law


  • Sisters in Law
    April 13, 2019
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sisters in Law was written by our AWF member Linda Hirshman.

Linda Redlick Hirshman is an American lawyer, pundit, and the author of Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution, Get to Work: A Manifesto For Women of the World, The Woman's Guide to Law School and Hard Bargains: The Politics of Sex and Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World.

Linda will lunch with us and talk with us about her research and book.We will then see Phoenix Theatre’s production of “Sisters in Law”

April 13 (Saturday) @ Phoenix Theater (behind Phoenix Art Museum)
Noon: lunch and discussion at Phoenix Theatre Bistro
2:00 pm Show
Tickets are $65; lunch is a la carte
WE HAVE 10 seats reserved. Book now!

Venue:  

Address:
1825 N Central Ave, Phoenix, Arizona, 85004, United States

Description:
1825 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004 (Located behind the Phoenix Art Museum)