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30th Annual Garden Tour

30th Annual Garden Tour


The 30th Annual AAUW Garden Tour  will be held on July 17, 2019 in Jamestown, ND from 4:00 – 8:00 PM.  Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 Day of Tour (non-refundable).  Tickets can be purchased from any AAUW Jamestown member or from these local businesses: AAUW Used Bookstore, 601 1 Ave. S.; The Arts Center, 115 2 St. SW; Comfort, 201 1 St. W; Country Garden Florals, 106 Business Loop W; Don’s House of Flowers, 1107 7 Ave SW; Lloyd’s Toyota, on the road to the Buffalo. After 3 PM on the day of the tour tickets are only available at the AAUW Bookstore or the Arts Center or at each tour site.  Homes on this year’s tour are:

Connie Kanwischer, 1601 10 Ave NE, Jamestown, ND
Don and Karen Schumacher, 3321 Highway 20 North, Jamestown, ND
Yvonne Wibstad, 306 5 Ave. S.W., Jamestown, ND
Rod and Teri Wolters, 908 13 St. SW, Jamestown, ND
Refreshments and exhibit will be at the Arts Center, 115 2 St. SW from 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

A printable map of the garden tour sites is available: 2019 garden tour map
To qualify for door prizes all five locations must be checked on your ticket. Print your name and phone number on your ticket and leave your completed ticket at the Arts Center.

Thank you to all of the homeowners who have allowed us to visit their yards and to all of our participating sponsors.    Help us out by hanging a poster in your community of the 2019 AAUW Garden Tour Poster

Jamestown AAUW Meeting

AAUW Jamestown Meeting Schedule

December 5, 2019
Jingle and Mingle Holiday Party

6:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: Linden Court Community Room – 1400 10 Ave NE, Jamestown
Members Last Name – A-L – Bring a salad to pass
Members Last Name – M-Z – Bring a dessert to pass
White Elephant Gift Exchange  – Bring a wrapped gift under $10

All members encouraged to participate.
Hostesses: Louise Williams & Kelly Krein

January 18, 2020
Jamestown Drug Court and Criminal Justice Reform
Jamestown Legacy Center (tentative)

9:30 AM – Member Breakfast/Brunch
10:30 AM – Program by Judge Cherie Clark and LeAnn Bertsch – Director of the North Dakota Departments of Corrections and Rehabilitation will speak about the Jamestown Drug Court and how the community can be involved in Criminal Justice Reform. (Program open to Public)

Hostess: Jill Schlenker, Barbara Domek

February 2020 – No Physical Meeting Scheduled
Read a Book or Watch a Movie Discussion Group

Members can choose to read a book or watch a movie or both and then join an on-line or conference call discussion group as our “stay-at-home” and “be comfy” meeting brings the monthly branch meeting to your home this month.  Watch for the schedule and book/movie choices.

March 9, 2020 – All Day
Tech Savvy
University of Jamestown

All members are encouraged to support this local STEM event by helping out with the event.  This program is partially sponsored and supported by AAUW Jamestown

April 2, 2020
Work Savvy – Online
Jamestown High School Computer Lab
7:00 – 9:00 pm

AAUW members and guests will work online and complete the online AAUW Work Smart Program on Salary Negotiation.  Learning how to actively negotiate salary is one of the biggest obstacles to Pay Equity for Women.  Help AAUW reach their goal of training one million women in salary negotiation skills.

Hostess: Debbie Alber



The AAUW Used Bookstore is open.  The bookstore is located at 601 1 Ave. S. in Jamestown. (Across from the St. James Basilica) or can be reached at 701-952-9684.  The bookstore is open M-F from 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and the second Saturday of each month from 10 AM – 2 PM.  Please like our Facebook Page to stay updated on specials and bookstore news.

Now Open Every Saturday Until Christmas 10 AM – 4 PM

The book store will accept your used book donations during business hours only!  Please use north side door for large donations. Ring bell and knock.  DO NOT LEAVE DONATIONS OUTSIDE OF THE BUILDING, always leave with a volunteer.

Types of Books Accepted

  • Fiction books: published within the past 10 years
  • Non-fiction books: published with the past 15 years
  • Exceptions: Classics, regional or special interest.
  • NO text books, encyclopedias, magazines or Readers Digest Condensed Books


2019 AAUW North Dakota State Meeting Scheduled

All AAUW members are invited to attend We Rise as part of our program for the 2019 State Meeting that will be held in Bismarck in conjunction with this event.  AAUW ND will follow the WE RISE schedule of activities as follows below with the exception that we will have our official annual meeting on Sunday, March 3, 5:00-7:00 PM in one of the conference rooms at the Ramada by Wyndham at 1400 Interchange Ave, Bismarck.

To register for the event and for a full schedule:

WE RISE 2019

2018 AAUW North Dakota Annual Meeting

AAUW ND State Convention

Women Firsts
April 13-14, 2018 – Jamestown, ND


AAUW members will be excited to attend the 2018 Annual meeting that is scheduled for April 13 and 14 in Devils Lake, ND.  Activities will focus on the theme, Women Firsts.  The event will be hosted by the Jamestown branch.  Women have always had a part in shaping North Dakota’s history.  Today we will hear from some women who have been first in the state.  The tentative program will begin on Friday evening with a historical overview of the ND State Hospital.  The event will be held at the North Dakota State Hospital in the Superintendent’s House.”  The event will start will registration on Saturday, April 14 at the Legacy Center at 8:30 A.M.  A block of rooms has been reserved for AAUW members at the Hampton Inn in Jamestown. Please call them and request the AAUW block of rooms.

Bookstore Volunteer Schedule

Volunteers are needed to assist with packing books for the move to our new bookstore location across the hall.

Volunteers are asked to help on:

Tues, March 29 – 5-8 pm
Thurs. March 31 – 5-8 pm
April 5, 7, 12 and 14 – Tuesdays and Thursdays  5-8 pm
April 2, 9 and 16 – Saturdays – 9:30 am – 2 p.m.