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Book Groups (2016-2017)

Literature Groups 

booksDaytime Literature Groups  

There are three discussion groups that meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month, at 12:30 PM, in members’ homes. Participants bring their lunch. Refreshments are provided by the hostess. Selections for the year, voted on from members’ suggestions, are made at the May meetings.

Note: No Meetings in December or June.


  • July 26                    The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar
  • August 23              The Boys In The Boat by Daniel James Brown
  • September 27       Orphan #8 by Kim Van Alkemade
  • October 25            Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • November 22        TBD
  • December              No Meeting
  • January 17 or 24   The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  • February 28           TBD
  • March 28                Inside The O’Briens by Lisa Grnova
  • April 25                   Animal Dreams by Barbara Kinsolver
  • May 23                    Planning Meeting and Pot Luck Lunch 


  • July 26                      Tell about a book that we read and enjoyed
  • August 23                 Tell about a book that we read and enjoyed
  • September 27          The Reluctant Fundamentalist – Moshen Hamid
  • October 25               A Fall of Marigolds – Susan Meissner
  • November 22           One Plus One – JoJo Moyes
  • December                No Meeting
  • January 24                The Short & Tragic Life of Robert Peace – Jeff Hobbs
  • February 28             The Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion
  • March 28                   The Marriage of Opposites – Alice Hoffman
  • April 25                      My Beloved Life – Sonia Sotomayer
  • May 23                       Planning Meeting

MS. PRINTS BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP (2016-2017 Meetings) books

  • July 26                      The Star Side of Bird Hill by Naomi Jackson.
  • August 23                A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding by Jackie Copleton.
  • September 27         Desire Lines by Christina Baker Kline
  • October 25              Blue Asylum by Kathy Hepinstall
  • November 22          The Children Act by Ian McEwan
  • December                No Meeting
  • January 24                Prayers for The Stolen by Jennifer Clement
  • February 28             The Sweetness of Forgetting by Kristen Harmel
  • March 28                  A Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman
  • April 25                     All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doer
  • May 23                      Planning Session

Evening Literature Group (2016-2017 Meetings)

booksThis discussion group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each monthat 6:30 PM, in members’ homes.  Refreshments are served.  Selections for the year, voted on  from members’ suggestions, are made at the May meeting.

  • September 21     Boys in the boat by D. Brown
  • October 19          Prayers for the Stolen by J. Clement
  • November 16      Aviator’s Wife by M. Benjamin
  • December            No Meeting
  • January 18           Movie at Maizie Frenkiel’s
  • February 15         Care and Management of Lies by J. Winspear
  • March 15              Girl on the Train by P. Hawkins
  • April 19                 All the Light We Cannot See by A. Doerr
  • May 17                  Selection
  • June                       No Meeting

2015-2016 Books

2016 HS Award Recipients

Outstanding High School Students’ Award Recipients

(The Rose Fishkin Scholarship Award) Winners


Our Outstanding 2016 Award Recipients

What an inspiring May meeting we had with the recognition of our award recipients and hearing of their academic, community, sports and leadership achievements. Such dedication and focus from these outstanding students encourages the effort expended by our members in making the upcoming June 2016 Book Sale another success.

These six highest ranking female seniors from the Freehold Regional High Schools were honored with monetary awards of $500.

Our Annual Used Book Sale funds these awards and they are named for a former branch member, Rose Fishkin, who was a Cornell graduate and a believer in education for women.

2016_05_Erica Lee,Rachael Zhou,Katie Shum,Meagan Silva,Caroline Aboff,Anjali Prabhat

(From left to right)

Erica Lee represents Colts Neck High School and is involved in law and public service programs, is editor in chief of the school newspaper and is president of the Technology Student Association. She participates in the NJ Science League, the Shore Math League and is completing her internship at the Monmouth County Superior Court in Freehold. She will be attending Cornell University in the fall.

Rachael Zhou attends Marlboro High School is president of the science league and future Business Leaders of America as well as being the highest scoring member of her math league team. She has performed at Carnegie Hall and won several competitions. Rachael has earned a rare 2400 on the SATs and posses a provisional patent as an inventor. She volunteers weekly at Riverview Hospital and is self-employed in the SAT tutoring business. Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania awaits her in the fall.

Katie Shum is a senior at Freehold Township High School and is involved in the contemporary Global Issues Program as well as a member of the National Honor Society, an AP Scholar and a National Merit Scholar. She plays both the piano and cello and has created a music website which has gained three thousand views. Her musical compositions and self performed songs include SAT vocabulary and current events. Katie is also active in the Sayreville Association of Brain Injured Children. The College of New Jersey is her college choice.

Meagan Silva attends Manalapan High School and is a member of the National Honor Society as well as the Math Honor Society. She volunteers for Rose’s Fund for Animals where she raises monies for the cost of veterinary bills for pet owners who cannot afford them. Meaghan also volunteers with the Animal Rescue Force collecting donations and explaining the process of pet adoption to potential owners. In 2015 she attended the Bonner program at TCNJ. Rutgers is her college of choice in the fall and will major in bio-chemistry.

Carolyn Aboff from Howell High School is a student council representative, a member of the Math Club and runs cross country. Her favorite subjects are chemistry and calculus. Carolyn has earned the National Scholar Award from the College Board and volunteers as a first grade religion teacher. She also works with her brothers (she is a triplet) on a food truck and at the Howell South Little League field. Her hobby is painting and TCNJ is her college of choice.

Anjali Prabhat from Freehold Borough High School is president of the forensics team and won the NJ state championship in the Declamation category. She attended the NJ Governor’s School in the sciences and is an AP scholar with distinction. As captain of her varsity tennis team she is the winner of the school’s NJSIAA scholar athlete award. Anjali earned a perfect 2400 on her SATs and is interested in pursuing a career in medicine as a neuro-surgeon. Dartmouth is her choice of colleges in the fall.

We congratulate each of our recipients and wish them continued success in their college endeavors.




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Book Groups (2015-2016)

Literature Groups

booksDaytime Literature Groups  


  • July 28               “All The Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr
  • August 25         “The Secret Rooms” by Catherine Bailey
  • September        No meeting
  • October27        “The Invisible Bridge” by Julie Orringer
  • November 24    “Now They Call Me Infidel” by Nonie Darwish
  • December          No meeting
  • January 19          (Snow Date Jan 26th) Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarity
  • Feb 23                “Mary Coin” by Marisa Silver
  • March 22           “I Am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai & Christina Lamb
  • April 26               “The Assistant” by Bernard Malamud
  • May 24                Planning Meeting
  • June 28               The Ashford Affair by Lauren Willig


  • July 28                   Meet in Wegmans (Individual Books being read)
  • August 25             Individual Books (Individual Books being read)
  • September 29     “White Dog Fell From The Sky” by Eleanor Morse
  • October  27         “In Falling Snow”  by Mary Rose maccoll
  • November 24      “Now They Call Me Infidel”  by Nonie Dorwish
  • January  26           “All the Light we Cannot See”  by A. Doeer
  • February 23         “Boys In The Boat”  by Brown
  • March 22              “The Magic Hour”  by Kristin Hannah
  • April  26                 “All But My Life”  by Klein
  • May  24                  Planning Meeting
  • June                        No Meeting


  • July 28                “Dollbaby” by Laura Lane McNeal
  • August 25           No Meeting
  • September 29    “Mary Coin” by Marisa Silver
  • October 27        “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee
  • November 24    “I Am Malala” by Malala Yousafz
  • January. 26        “The Wives Of Los Alamos” by TaraShea Nesbit
  • February 23       “The Secret Life Of Violet Grant” by Beatriz Nesbit
  • March 22            “The Boston Girl” by Anita Diamant
  • April 26                “The Husband’s Secret” by Liane Moriarty
  • May 24                 Planning Session
  • June                      No Meeting

Evening Literature Group 

booksThis discussion group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each monthat 6:30 PM, in members’ homes.  Refreshments are served.  Selections for the year, voted on  from members’ suggestions, are made at the May meeting.

  • September 16         “Citizens of London” by Lynne Olson
  • October 21              “Euphoria” by Lily King
  • November 18          “By Its Cover” by Donna Leon
  • January 20                Movie
  • February 17              “Mary Coin” by Marisa Silver
  • March 16                  “Mornings on Horseback” by David McCullough
  • April 20                     “Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd
  • May 18                       Book Selection
  • June                            No Meeting

2016-2017 Book Groups

2015-2016 Programs (Archive)

2015-2016 Freehold AAUW Programs


Monday’s         October – April

                3rd. Mon.      Soup Kitchen  (10:30 AM – 1:30 PM)


              Every Tues.             Book Sort   (10:00 AM – 12:00 PM) – September to June

              1st. Tues.                 Cinema Groups (12:30 PM)

              2nd. Tues.               Lunch Bunch (12:30 PM)

              3rd. or 4th. Tues.   Great Decisions (12:30 PM) (Sometimes meets 4th. Tues.)

              4th. Tues.              Daytime Book Discussion Groups (12:30 PM)


               1st. Wed.              Broadway Group (Noon) (Apr. -Nov.)

               3rd. Wed.             Cultural Affairs (Trips & Treks) (as announced)

(sometimes meets another day)

                                              Evening Book Discussion Group (6:30 PM)

               4th. Wed.             Supper Club (6:30 PM)


 Every Thurs.               Book Sort – 10:00 am – 12:00 PM (Apr. – Jun.)

 2nd. Thurs.                 Branch Meetings at the  West Freehold Elementary School

 3rd. Thurs.                  Travel Info Group – 1:30 – 3:30 PM  (Sep., Oct., Apr. & May)

(Sometimes meets on 4th. Tues.)

2nd. & 4th. Thurs.        Bridge Group – 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Branch Meeting Dates

Please note that, until further notice, all of our meetings this year will be at the West Freehold Elementary School.   Meetings will start at 7:30 PM, unless otherwise indicated. Snack and Chat will always precede the meeting at 7 PM.

September 10, 2015   –  Awarding of the Lew Williams and Leila Sulkes Scholarship.  Updates on AAUW activities and “fun facts” presentation by Linda Parker.

October 8, 2015  –  Fraidy Reiss founder of “Unchained At Last”: Breaking the chains of an arranged, abusive marriage. Q & A to  follow presentation.

November 12, 2015 –  Brief film, followed by a presentation by National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. (NAMI).  Discussion led by expert in the mental health field. People living with mental health issues will also address group.

December 10, 2015 (Replaced by Holiday Open House)

January 14, 2016  – Barbara Williamson will be speaking about the $tart $mart Program,     Susan Buccellato will be speaking about “Missions Matter” (AAUW initiatives and projects).

February 11, 2016   (Replaced by Potluck Dinner at Members’ homes)

March 10, 2016 –  Bernard M Aaron, MD will speak on the subject of gastrointestinal diseases, after which he will take your questions.  Dr. Aaron is a board certified internist and gastroenterologist who has practiced in Monmouth and Ocean Counties for over 36 years.  He now instructs young doctors in the art of colonoscopy and endoscopy at Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center.

April, 2016 (Replaced by Inter-Branch Meeting)

May 12, 2016  –  Presentation by Monmouth County Surrogate Rosemarie Peters, Esq.Discussion of wills, guardianship, etc, as well as “Probate Problems of the Rich and Famous.Awarding of Rose Fishkin Scholarships (Outstanding High School Students’ Award)  

June, 2016  (Replaced by Recognition Dinner on June 28)


AAUW Meetings at Other Venues:

September 9, 2015 – Trip to Twin Lights Lighthouse

October 17, 2015  – AAUW-NJ Annual Fall Focus, Forsgate Country Club, Jamesburg, NJ

December 10, 2015 Holiday Open House (Replaces Regular Branch Meeting)

February 11, 2016     – Pot Luck Dinner (5:30 – 6:00 PM start times)  at Members’ homes –

March, 2016        –  Winter Party (Host needed)

March 21, 2016    – AAUW of New Jersey Event at Georgian Court University (Feminism)

March 31, 2016    A Day at The Seeing Eye Institute & Lunch at the Black Horse Tavern & Pub

April 9, 2016          AAUW of New Jersey Annual Meeting

April 12, 2016      “A STEM Program: Promoting AAUW-New Jersey’s Tech Trek”  to the             Association or Women in Computing (AWC-NNJ Chapter)

April 14, 2016      – Inter-Branch meeting with Northern Monmouth, Northern Ocean County  and Trenton Branches – at Battlefield State Park, (Replaces Regular Branch Meeting for April) –  3-5 PM Short film, followed by historian speaking about the Revolutionary War. Dinner at Moore’s Tavern.

May 25, 2016        A Day at the Morris Arboretum including a Buffet Lunch at the Arboretum

June 22-25, 2016  Book Sale

June 28, 2016         Recognition Dinner (Replaces Regular Branch Meeting for June)


2014-2015 Freehold AAUW Program (Archive)

2013-2014 Freehold AAUW Programs (Archive)

Program Calendar (Current)