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9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117
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September 2019

SEEK Orientation

September 22 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Becker Room, 9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

We’ll get into the nitty-gritty on the morning of September 22! Families of children (nursery to high school) are asked to meet SEEK Director Rachel Valenti in the Becker Room at 9:45 a.m. sharp for an orientation intended for parents and kids of all ages. By 10:30 a.m., we'll invite families of infants and preschoolers to head upstairs to meet their teachers and other families and to get acclimated to that space. Shortly thereafter, we’ll direct middle school and high…

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Tuesday Women’s Association

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Becker Room, 9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

24th:   Program.  An Adventure in the Literary Arts. Presenters from River Styx will perform and do readings. Established in 1975, River Styx is one of the nation’s finest literary magazines. It is an international award-winning journal of poetry, fiction, essays, interviews and arts which has consistently published important writers of our time.

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October 2019

Tuesday Women’s Association

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Becker Room, 9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

1st:     Book Review           Dr. Ida Passing on the Torch of Life by Dorothy Clarke Wilson           Reviewer:  Uma Eachempati

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Tuesday Women’s Association

October 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Becker Room, 9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

8th:     Program.  How to Run a Campaign…and Volunteer Speaker, Pam Ross, TWA member and volunteer extraordinaire! Did you ever wonder how someone actually runs for office? If you want to help a candidate win, this program will help you be a valuable volunteer. You will see how the process works from the first day. This will be a fun look at the crazy world of campaigns.  

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Tuesday Women’s Association

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Becker Room, 9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

15th:   Quarterly Business Meeting   Read about the TWA.

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Ethical Society Game Night and Dessert Competition

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Becker Room, 9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

For a fun and delicious evening, come to the second annual Ethical Society Game Night and Dessert Competition (yum!). Bring, if you wish, your favorite game, drink, and homemade dessert on Saturday, October 19, 7-10 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for the following categories: Cakes, cookies, pies & pastries, and miscellaneous. Or, just come for fun. Admission cost is $10 per person, with all proceeds going to support the Ethical Society.

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Tuesday Women’s Association

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Becker Room, 9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

  22nd:   Program.  German Abolitionists in Missouri Speaker:  Dr. Sydney Norton, Professor of German, St. Louis University Dr. Norton will share her research and knowledge of German immigrants in St. Louis and Hermann, MO and the important role they played as leaders in the anti-slavery movement. Read about the TWA.

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Tuesday Women’s Association

October 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Becker Room, 9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

29th:   Trip!  Join us for a docent-led tour of Laumeier Sculpture Park, and lunch at Jason's Deli.  (This is in place of the tour of the Mid-America Buddhist Association in Augusta) Read about the TWA.

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November 2019

Tuesday Women’s Association

November 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Becker Room, 9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

5th:     Book Review.           Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts Reviewer:  Sherry Schmidt Read about the TWA.

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Tuesday Women’s Association

November 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Becker Room, 9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

12th:   Program.  100 Years of Action: What the Suffragists Did and How the League of Women Voters Continues their Legacy. Speaker: Linda McDaniel Come and hear about the genesis of the League of Women Voters, including the important role of Edna Gellhorn and the Ethical Society of St. Louis. The LWV is a very important national organization with a proud history. Learn about its structure, the way it examines issues and educates the public. The LWV plays a vital role…

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Tuesday Women’s Association

November 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Becker Room, 9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

19th:   Special Presentation:  Laura Dancy Burton, co-author of The North Star: Julius Rosenwald’s Impact Upon Black America. Ms. Burton, who grew up in rural Alabama, attended a Rosenwald school. Many years later she and her husband researched her school’s namesake, a little-known Jewish philanthropist. They learned of the many outstanding black intellectuals whose education was supported and often made possible by Julius Rosenwald. The Burtons wish to promote much broader recognition of Mr. Rosenwald, a great American philanthropist. Read about…

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Tuesday Women’s Association

November 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Becker Room, 9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

26th:   No Meeting:  Happy Thanksgiving Read about the TWA.

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December 2019

Tuesday Women’s Association

December 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Becker Room, 9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

3th:     Book Review           Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around by Barbara Smith           Reviewer:  Marcia Cline Read about the TWA.

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Tuesday Women’s Association

December 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Becker Room, 9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

10th:   Program.  A Story of Survival, my family’s escape from the Nazi’s … Remember! Never Forget! Speaker: Evey Meyer The goal of this presentation is to provide glimpses of life in prewar Germany and a description of the political and economic realities that set the stage for Hitler’s rise to power. The restrictions on Jews’ ability to earn a living and, ultimately, to survive sent members of the Gumprich family on a global diaspora seeking safety wherever they could. Evie…

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Tuesday Women’s Association

December 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Becker Room, 9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

17th:   Winter Party (Volunteers needed!) Read about the TWA.

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Tuesday Women’s Association

December 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Becker Room, 9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

24th: NO MEETING. Building closed. Happy Holidays! Read about the TWA.

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Tuesday Women’s Association

December 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Becker Room, 9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

31ST:  NO MEETING  Building closed. Happy Holidays! Read about the TWA.

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January 2020

Tuesday Women’s Association

January 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Becker Room, 9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

7th:     Book Review           Becoming by Michelle Obama           Reviewer:  Sara Salbego Read about the TWA.

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Tuesday Women’s Association

January 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Becker Room, 9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

14th:  International Relations Lecture Series topic to be announced Read about the TWA.

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Tuesday Women’s Association

January 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Becker Room, 9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

21st:   Ethical Society Leader-elect James Croft will brighten our day! James is an energetic and entertaining speaker. He will become Senior Leader upon Kate Lovelady’s departure and we look forward to hearing from him. Read about the TWA.

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Tuesday Women’s Association

January 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Becker Room, 9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

28th:   Program.  Our Place In the Universe Speaker:  Dr. Claude Bernard, Professor of Physics, Emeritus, Washington University and Ethical Society member. Dr. Bernard (who has a gift for making his complex knowledge accessible) will describe some of what we know about the enormous universe and the tiny part of it that we occupy. He will zoom outward in perspective from the Earth, taking in our Solar System, our Galaxy (Milky Way), our local galactic neighborhood and cluster of galaxies, and…

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February 2020

Tuesday Women’s Association

February 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Becker Room, 9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

4th:     Book Review           Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave           Reviewer:  Ann Eggebrecht Read about the TWA.

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Tuesday Women’s Association

February 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Becker Room, 9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

11th:   International Relations Series Lecture topic to be announced Read about the TWA.

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Tuesday Women’s Association

February 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Becker Room, 9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

18th:   Quarterly Business Meeting Read about the TWA.

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Tuesday Women’s Association

February 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Becker Room, 9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

25th:   Movie and Popcorn!  Stay tuned, choice TBA. Read about the TWA.

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March 2020

Tuesday Women’s Association

March 3, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Becker Room, 9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

3rd:     Book Review           Sisi: Empress on her Own by Allison Pataki           Reviewer:  Sue Williams Read about the TWA.  

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Tuesday Women’s Association

March 10, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Becker Room, 9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

10th:   International Relations Series Lecture topic to be announced Read about the TWA.

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Tuesday Women’s Association

March 17, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Becker Room, 9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

17th:   Party!  By the Luck O’ the Irish, today is St. Patrick’s Day. Read about the TWA.

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Tuesday Women’s Association

March 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Becker Room, 9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

24th:   Program.  Pages to Stages Speaker:  Ann Bronsing, volunteer St. Louis Repertory Theater Ann will cover different steps in getting a written play (page) to its performance stage (stage). She will cover directing actors, costumes, set and prop design, rehearsals and the performances. What a fun way to learn what goes on behind the scenes! Read about the TWA.  

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Tuesday Women’s Association

March 31, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Becker Room, 9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

31st:   Trip!  We will visit the Soldier’s Memorial Military Museum in downtown St. Louis. This noteworthy art-deco building has undergone a recent 2-year renovation under the direction of the Missouri Historical Society. Read about the TWA.

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April 2020

Tuesday Women’s Association

April 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Becker Room, 9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

7th:     Book Review           Barefoot in Bagdad by Manal Omar           Reviewer:  Trish Scott Read about the TWA.

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Tuesday Women’s Association

April 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Becker Room, 9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

14th:   International Relations Series Lecture topic to be announced Read about the TWA.

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Tuesday Women’s Association

April 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Becker Room, 9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

21st:   Spring Party:  Let’s honor and celebrate our AMAZING nonagenarians! (Volunteers needed.) Read about the TWA.

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Tuesday Women’s Association

April 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Becker Room, 9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

28th:   Program.  Kate Lovelady, Leader of the Ethical Society. We are fortunate to make it onto Kate’s busy calendar and look forward to her parting words of wisdom as she prepares to embark on a new chapter. Read about the TWA.

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May 2020

Tuesday Women’s Association

May 5, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Becker Room, 9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

5th:     Book Review           Educated by Tara Westover           Reviewer:  Andie Jackson Read about the TWA.

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Tuesday Women’s Association

May 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Becker Room, 9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

12th:   Program.  Opera Theater of St. Louis Speaker:  OTSL docents OTSL docents will again be here to give a delightful presentation on the four operas that will be performed in the spring of 2020 at Opera Theatre of St. Louis. Read about the TWA.

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Tuesday Women’s Association

May 19, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Becker Room, 9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

19th:   Annual Business Meeting Read about the TWA.

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Tuesday Women’s Association

May 26, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Becker Room, 9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

26th:   Program.  Making Friends Around the World with Friendship Force International Speaker:  Mary Johnson, member and former President of Friendship Force of Missouri Friendship Force is a citizen diplomacy organization which gives its “ambassadors” the opportunity to stay in private homes and become immersed in the host culture. Read about the TWA.      

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June 2020

Tuesday Women’s Association

June 2, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Becker Room, 9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

2nd:    Book Review           Black Hearts White Minds by Mitch Margo           Reviewer:  Kay Meyer Read about the TWA.

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Tuesday Women’s Association

June 9, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Becker Room, 9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

9th:     Program.  Film Noir as a Genre Speaker:  Melodee DuBois, TWA and Ethical Society member Film Noir is a beloved cinema genre with many recognizable titles: The Maltese Falcon, Sunset Boulevard, The Postman Always Rings Twice, Double Indemnity. What characteristics unite these films? Enjoy an exploration of this question and a walk down cinema memory lane as we examine key examples of the genre called Film Noir. Read about the TWA.

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Tuesday Women’s Association

June 16, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Becker Room, 9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

16th:   Special Program.  Lecture and demonstration of classical dances of India Presenter:  Prathibha Mannil, artistic director of Natya Padhanjali, school of dance  

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Tuesday Women’s Association

June 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Becker Room, 9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

23rd:   Program.  Bears in Missouri Speaker:  Tom Meister, Wildlife Damage Biologist Bear Aware!  Black bears are making a comeback in Missouri. To know and understand them helps to appreciate and protect them. We will discuss the history of bears in Missouri, the biology and distribution in Missouri and the management plan. Read about the TWA.

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Tuesday Women’s Association

June 30, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Becker Room, 9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

30th:   Trip!  We will take a tour of Old North, a St. Louis City neighborhood with many interesting sites and landmarks, including Crown Candy Company.

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