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Welcome to the Green Valley AAUW branch!

 AAUW (American Association of University Women) has been empowering women since 1881.  AAUW is a nationwide network of more than 100,000 members and donors, 1,000 branches, and 500 college/university partners. Since its founding, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day – educational, social, economic, and political. Our commitment to our mission is reflected in all aspects of our work.

AAUW MISSION 

To advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

ISSUES ADVOCACY

AAUW works in partnership with diverse allies and participates in a coalition of women’s groups that lobby Congress on bills and resolutions that benefit women and families.

  • AAUW advocates equality, individual rights and social justice for a diverse society.

  • AAUW advocates for all women to achieve economic self-sufficiency.

  • AAUW supports a strong system of public education that promotes gender fairness, equity, and diversity.

AAUW supports vigorous enforcement of Title IX and all other civil rights laws pertaining to education.

LOCAL PHILANTHROPY

Our charitable efforts include offering scholarships to Pima Community College students and supporting AAUW National Funds.  These contributions are made possible by donations and fundraising activities.

 Summer Activities

AAUW Green Valley Summer Book Group

The Summer Book Group will be meeting June through September on the second Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m.  Our selections will include two fiction books, one non-fiction book and one mystery.

Many of you are away part of the summer, but even if you can only attend some of the meetings, you are welcome to participate.  Check the Members Only Interest group section of this website for more information.

Exploring Women’s Culture

This interest group meets all year the first Thursday of each month (except June) from 2:00-4:00 pm.  Check the Members Only Interest group section of this website for more information.

Posada Java “Drop In” Gatherings

If you are interested in socializing with other AAUW members, plan to join us at Posada Java at 10:00 a.m. on the following dates:  June 19th, July 17th and August 21st.  These dates are the third Tuesday of each month.  This is an informal gathering; no leader, no agenda~just an opportunity to connect with AAUW friends.

Needles & More

Mondays, 1:00-3:00 p.m.  We will continue to meet during the “Summer” (mid-April through mid-November).  If you would like to join the group, please contact Linda Laird, 393-0623 or clproducts@gmail.com.

Scholarships Awarded at May 15, 2018 General Meeting

Thanks to our fantastic Fund Raising Committee, our branch was able to award four scholarships to Pima Community College students this year.  Two of the recipients attended our May meeting, Jodi Miller and Breanne King.

Left to right, Jodi Miller, Co-President Polly Daly, Breanne King, Co-President Kathy Davisson

Jodi Miller is in the program at Pima Community College to become a licensed respiratory therapist.  She is in a concurrent program with Northern Arizona University where she will also earn a Bachelor’s degree.

Breanne King currently works at a credit union.  She plans to complete the Business Administration program of study at Pima and then will transfer to UA to earn a Bachelor’s degree.  Her long term goal is a job in banking management.  She is the first in her family to attend college.

Two recipients who were unable to attend our meeting:

Cosondra Holmes is a Certified Nursing Assistant and a Patient Care Technician currently working at the Tucson VA Hospital.  She is attending Pima to become a Licensed Registered Nurse.

Lauren Chapelle made her way to AZ from NYC after high school to work on a horse ranch.  She current works forty hours a week as a Safety Assistant with a Tucson construction company.  

 Installation of Officers at April 17, 2018 General Meeting

Installation of Officers at April, 2018 program meeting. Left to right, co-president Kathy Davisson, co-president Sharon Rezac Andersen, VP Programs Elect Betsy Hansen, Treasurer Elect Annie Stitt, VP Membership Elect Kraylen Miholer

New AAUW OFFICERS FOR 2018-19

Co-President :  Sharon Rezac Andersen

Vice- President for Programs-Elect: Betsy Hansen

Vice-President for Membership-Elect:  Kraylen Miholer

Recording Secretary (2 yr term)  Stacie Meyer

Corresponding Secretary (2 yr term)  Verne St. Clair

Treasurer-Elect:  Annie Stitt

 Honored Members Announced at April 17, 2018 General Meeting

Honored members 2017-18, left to right, Henne Queisser and Linda Enterline

Link to Spring Issue of the Arizona Sun, state AAUW Newsletter

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