Recognition and Awards

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AAUW of Oregon members proudly support AAUW missions. 

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Oregon’s AAUW 2020-2021 AAUW Fellowship Awardees

Barbara Hudson-Hanley American Fellowship Oregon State University

Mary Muthoni Morrison, Kenya International Fellowship University of Oregon

Alexandra Vargas Quinones, Peru International Fellowship Portland State University

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State Named Gift Honorees

Congratulations and many thanks to the AAUW Oregon members who were selected in 2020: 

LINDA O’HARA (YAMHILL COUNTY)

This is the highest honor that AAUW of Oregon may bestow upon members who have done extraordinary work for AAUW, above and beyond any job requirements for our organization and mission at the state and/or district level. It is my pleasure to nominate Linda O’Hara for this award. At a time when branches are shrinking and disbanding around the state, Linda started a new branch in McMinnville, the Yamhill County Branch. To start a new branch, encourage membership and conduct a viable program in her community is exemplary. Additionally, Linda served the state and AAUW Funds by chairing an innovative new fundraiser at the 2019 convention. Linda arranged and conducted a raffle, wine sales and gift card sales event whose proceeds nearly doubled the previous years’ receipts.

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ASHLAND PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE

The committee organized Lobby Day 2020 in Salem.  The committee has broken out the tasks and volunteers have stepped up to set the agenda, run registration, contact the caterers, develop signage, etc. The Public Policy Committee has learned a lot and should be able to pass on an organizing structure to the next branch that sponsors Lobby Day.

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GEORGIA APPLEGATE

Georgia has been a phenomenal state president these past two years.  She has truly led by example.  She has visited every branch in the state, at least once if not twice.  She shares leadership materials and is ready to counsel and advise branch leaders and state officers.  And in turn, she seeks advice from those same people.   She is very open and communicative.  She has been remarkable in working with Washington State leadership on the combine convention, using tact, patience and consensus building.

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ILGA ROSS

Ilga has been a tireless worker on behalf of AAUW of OR for many years. She has lately served as AAUW Funds Chair and done so in a highly competent and efficient manner.

However, I am thinking of another way in which she served our state. In the spring of 2018 she accepted a special charge from Past President Kathi Dew to form and chair the State Meetings Study Task Force to study and come up with a workable plan regarding our annual conventions. This task proved formidable. Yet she persisted. Due to her persistence and her very strong leadership, her task force produced the “State Meetings Guide 2019”. This is our roadmap for all future statewide meetings.

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AAUW of Oregon Breaking Barriers Award 2020

The Breaking Barriers Achievement Award is awarded to women who are not AAUW members but who exemplify the AAUW mission. Community groups that demonstrate an impact on women and girls in our state that exemplify our mission are also eligible.

The 2021 Breaking Barriers Achievement Award Application, due January 10, 2021. 

The 2020 winner is the Oregon Women’s History Consortium and their officers,  President Kimberly Jensen and Vice-President Janice Dilg.

Janice Dilg

Kimberly Jensen

 

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AAUW’s Greatest Needs Fund

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Fundraising Status

AAUW members were honored for their contributions through out the year to AAUW Funds.

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