Interest Groups


Anything Goes
Join us! Meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 1:30pm. All members are welcome. For more information or if you have any questions about a book or meeting date, contact Julia Bruner at julesnewmexico (at) Contact the Hostess with any questions about a particular meeting and/or to rsvp.
September 11: Immortal Irishman by Timothy Egan.
October 9: The Rainbow Comes and Goes by Anderson Cooper.
November 13: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.
December 11: Holiday Gathering and Reading Selections.

Anything Goes Fiction 
Meets on the 4th Monday of each month at 1:30 pm.
We are a group of 7 and welcome others who are interested in joining us! For more information about the group, contact Kay Williams, kwilliams48 (at)
August 28: The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff.
September 25 Still Life by Louise Penny.
October 23: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.
November 13: The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult.


Daytime – Meets in members’ homes the second Thursday monthly, 1:00 p.m.
Evening – Meets in members’ homes the fourth Tuesday monthly, 7:15 p.m.
Contact: Carol Ann Council, kk-ca_council (at)

Going Places
Visit locations not far from home… natural wonders, interesting local businesses, educational venues and museums. Thursday, Sept. 21, Going Places will join the Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest for their annual Women of Distinction Luncheon11:30 am – 1 pm at the Hotel Encanto.  Make your $35 reservation with Rita Stopa by Sept. 8 to arrange a seat with other AAUW members. Deanise Marta will be among those honored that day. For more information, visit the Girl Scouts of the Desert SW homepage.

NFL Fans
Fans of the Chicago Bears, Pittsburgh Steelers and OMV newsletter each month for details of upcoming events. Contact: Phoebe Pierce, pierce1 (at)


Dining Out
Meets the 4th Thursday, monthly at 1:00 p.m. See the Organ Mountain Views each month for specific details. Contact: Cathy Quiñones, quinonesc (at) Thursday, Sept. 29, Dining Out will meet for lunch at 1 pm at Chalas, 2790 Avenida de Mesilla.  Contact Cathy Quiñones by Sept. 28 if you plan to attend.  Good food and conversation!

International Gourmet
Members and guests hold periodic dinners in members’ homes. Enjoy delicious member-prepared meals with a theme selected by the hostess. Great food and stimulating conversation!
Contact: Beverly Chambers, flagbab (at)

Great Decisions
Meets the 3rd Monday, monthly at 2:30 p.m. at Branigan Library. We discuss international problems/concerns as they relate to American foreign policy. Briefing book used is “Great Decisions” written by the Foreign Policy Association.
Contact: Marsha Ogden, marshaogden (at)

Laugh and Learn Spanish (flyer)
Spanish I: 10:00 – 11:00 am (proposed)
Spanish II: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Classes will be held every Wednesday, beginning September 13. Please bring $5 each session to defray cost of room and materials.
Would you like to be able to understand more Spanish and to speak it? Would you like to do that in a fun, relaxed, non-threatening atmosphere? We will learn lots of vocabulary and then use it to tell little stories that will tickle your sense of humor. Pretty soon you will be amazed at what you can do! This is not a traditional “conversation” course or an academic course where you conjugate verbs until you fall over. Rather, you will learn a lot and be able to use it. If you’re not sure which course is for you, let’s talk about it: Donna Yargosz, 312-2145 (text or call) or email
Note! You will do better if you can commit to attending regularly although we certainly understand that sometimes life gets in the way.