Summer Skills Camp 2020

This “summer camp” was online this year, responding to the needs and suggestions of our members. These Zoom sessions were held in the evenings and on weekends to accommodate everyone over this two-week period. Now you can tune in to our YouTube channel to view the ones you missed! Pick and choose from these free sessions

Summer Skills Camp 2020 Program

Sessions are on AAUW-OR’s YouTube Channel:

The Votes for Women Movement in Oregon and the Continuing Struggle for Democracy and Human Rights in our State and Nation,  Kimberly Jensen, Professor of History and Gender Studies at Western Oregon University.

Working Effectively with Social Media to Promote your Branch and your Mission, Kelli Matthews, Senior Instructor, Public Relations, School of Journalism and Communications, University of Oregon, Eugene Branch AAUW.

The Work We Need to Do,  Trish Garner, public policy chair AAUW Oregon, Portland Branch

What do AAUW State and National do for us? And what about that strategic
  Moderator Georgia Applegate, immediate past president, AAUW Oregon. Panelists: Kim
Churches, CEO of AAUW; Pat Lehman and Sue Klumph, co-presidents of AAUW Oregon; and
Betsy McDowell, governance co-chair of AAUW Oregon. These seasoned leaders will discuss topics such as leadership development and growth for branches and individuals.

Making Meetings Worthwhile, and Fun!  Claudia Gray, co-governance chair, AAUW Oregon
This experienced AAUW leader has been a past state president and involved with AAUW
nationally for many years. Her program will show you how to run a great meeting.

Exemplary Branch Programs, Pat Lehman, co-president AAUW Oregon. Join this 25+ year-member and experienced leader while she introduces members from four Oregon branches describing successful programs that your branch can adapt or replicate.

Where Will We Find Our Next Leaders? Are You One?  Pat Squire, program vice president AAUW Oregon, Lake Oswego and Tigard Branches. From her perspective as a non-profit leader for 30 years, Pat will lead a discussion of how we identify and cultivate our next leaders.

Mindful Activism with Self-Care, Barbara and Julia Weinberg, (Mom and daughter), AAUW members and Seaside Wellness Center. The presentation will include a mindful awareness activity for calming the mind and body, for not ruminating on what you aren’t doing, but living a life where you are comfortable with all you are doing.

AAUW Oregon Membership Matters!
Sue Klumph, co-president AAUW Oregon, Grants Pass Branch, Online Branch. participants
will discuss recruiting, engaging, valuing and retaining members in our branches, and how
we can adjust our thoughts about membership to fit into a virtual reality.

Moving Forward and Celebrating AAUW, Sue Klumph, Pat Lehman, state leaders and all participants. Join us for this participatory round-up (think end of camp, Kumbaya!). What can we
realistically do moving forward?


AAUW of Oregon joins the country and our other branches in other states in mourning the losses of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and countless other people of color who have been unjustly killed across our nation. Our country needs healing. But healing will only come with justice. As an organization we condemn racism.

Systemic racism is firmly rooted in the U.S. and today’s injustices mirror our shameful history — from police brutality to the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color. There can be no justice or equality when Black and Brown communities are seen as less deserving of basic human and civil rights.

We in Oregon have seen this in our own history.On behalf of our 1300 members and supporters, we commit to fighting for justice, long-term and lasting change, and we stand in solidarity against racism. We also acknowledge that as an organization we have our own work to do.

AAUW of Oregon will continue to advocate with strength and urgency for a time when safety and justice are rights shared by everyone.


AAUW of Oregon Covid-19 Guidelines – September 3, 2020

 AAUW CEO Kim Churches writes:  “Given that you are your own IRS sanctioned charity and that your geography is different than the DC metro area, we continue to advise to follow local elected officials’ guidelines and local public health requirements.”

AAUW National staff are not currently holding in-person meetings or official travel and do not plan to do so until at least 2021.

However, National continues to recommend that States and branches bear in mind that the average age of our members is 72+ and that members in the more vulnerable age group and anyone with underlying conditions take all possible precautions.

AAUW of Oregon strongly advises all branches to refer to the State of Oregon and local directives before planning meetings or events.  The health, safety and welfare of our members is our highest priority.

The most up-to-date state and county information can be found at https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19.

AAUW of Oregon Public Policy

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AAUW of Oregon Priorities

Click link to see the priorities selected for AAUW of Oregon for 2018-2020:                                     AAUW of Oregon Priorities

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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.

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