AAUW of Albany


President: Karlene McDowell genjidk@msn.com
Membership Chair: Linda Allen Lindaallen1859@comcast.net
The Albany branch was chartered December 10, 1932, and has been continuously active since that date. We currently have 30 members with the majority from Albany and a few from surrounding eastern Linn County and from Polk County. If interested in joining our Albany branch, you may contact the Membership Chair, Linda Allen.


Programs cover a variety of topics related to the AAUW Mission, with scheduled speakers and some programs with a more “hands on” approach. Our monthly meetings are often on Saturday or on a weekday evening. Guests are always welcome.



Our branch works with our College/University Partner (Linn-Benton Community College in Albany) and sponsors an AAUW Club on Campus. We fund the $tart $mart salary negotiation workshop for college women and work with club members on campus and their concerns.

Public Policy

We co-sponsor community forums on candidates or state ballot measures with the League of Women Voters each fall and lobby the Oregon state legislature in January on issues related to our AAUW mission.



We support the AAUW Educational Foundation and AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund


Book Club: Members read a different book each month and meet the first Tuesday of the month for lively discussions.
Great Discussions: Members research and discuss a selected current international or domestic issue.
Lunch About Town: This no-host lunch group meets at a different area restaurant each month.  Above, members enjoy lunch at Glockenspiel in Mt. Angel.


Contact our Membership Chair Linda Allen, listed above. She will be happy to answer any questions.