AAUW, with its nationwide network of approximately 100,000 members, 1,000 branches, and 500 college and university partners, has been a leading advocate for equity and education for women and girls since 1881.
Women Making Waves
2013 Convention in Garibaldi
Join us to celebrate “Women Making Waves” in Garibaldi at the 88th AAUW Oregon State Convention, Friday, April 19 to Sunday April 21. Stay at the comfortable, welcoming Garibaldi House Inn on the rugged, beautiful, and historic Oregon Coast, our state heritage. They are known for their gourmet breakfasts too.
You will find it hard to choose from the list of Friday’s enrichment activities which include a Museum Tour to Kilchis Point Nature Reserve, the Latimer Quilt Center, the Pioneer Museum, the Tillamook Air Base, (formerly a WWII Blimp Base) and the Maritime Museum. A Vintage and Charity Store shopping tour will travel from Wheeler to Tillamook, a Gift Shop Tour will include the Tillamook Cheese Factory, the Myrtlewood Store, fabric and quilt shops and the Tourist Crawl, which will take you to spectacular sites with short walks to historic and natural sites.
Bring casual and comfortable clothing for the convention, jeans are in, and layers for changeable coastal weather. Saturday will be filled with state business, counterpart sessions and mission-based workshops that highlight AAUW initiatives: personal growth topics including technology, harassment in schools, financial literacy, women in higher education, personal well-being and balance, generational understanding, justice in the media, women in political leadership and STEM success stories for women.
Sunday morning will provide time for a walk to the bay or a fun Zumba session before our final business and workshop. Join us for the refreshing salt air! We are ready to meet and greet you.
Registration forms are available in the Member Center under “Forms to download”.
AAUW of Oregon
Branch Grant Program
At the Fall Leadership Team meeting, it was decided to use $1000 of the profits from the last convention to fund some branch grants. We felt it is important to try to assist branches financially when we have this opportunity. Click here for Branch Grant Application
a. Open to all branches.
b. Application limited to two pages.
c. Applications accepted any time during the year.
d. Application will be online at state web site. Electronic submissions are encouraged.
e. Review Panel includes Finance VP, Programs VP and Membership VP.
f. Review Panel makes recommendations for approval to the President.
g. Finance VP oversees the program and keeps record of approved applications.
2. Maximum grant size will be $500 for an individual grant. The total amount of money available for grants each year will be set during budget process and approved by Leadership Team.
3. Grant Criteria:
a. Grants will be used to underwrite new programs or activities, not established programs.
b. Priority will be on grant requests from small and/or vulnerable branches. A small branch is one with 50 or fewer members. A vulnerable branch is one with declining membership over at least 3 years. Other factors that make a vulnerable branch may be determined by the Leadership Team and/or Review Panel.
c. Grant projects must support the AAUW mission and may support one of the following goals: (1) programs that are of service to the community, and/or (2) programs that promote membership.
4. Branches receiving a grant must submit a short report (email) to the Finance VP on their project after it is completed. Unused funds will be returned to the state.
Membership is open to all graduates who hold an associate or equivalent, a baccalaureate, or higher degree from a college or university on the AAUW list of qualified institutions. Student affiliate memberships are also available for those currently enrolled in a qualified institution of higher learning.
About the Member Center
There are many pages on this Web site that are available for browsing and we hope that our visitors find them to be both enjoyable and informative (click navigation buttons above).
In addition, there is a second part to the site that is non-public. It is called the Member Center and that is where members of AAUW will find the forms, lists, and documents that are the basic tools for the smooth running of our organization. Back issues of the state newsletter are available also.
To log-in to the AAUW Oregon Member Center, follow the procedure outlined in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section of this website.