AAUW of Albany

American Association of University Women advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research.

One of the oldest branches in Oregon, the Albany Branch was chartered on December 10, 1932, and has been continuously active since then. We currently have 36 members with the majority from Albany and several from surrounding areas.  If you’re interested in joining our branch, please contact Membership Chair Sue Stein.  Take a look at our Facebook page too!


Programs cover a variety of topics related to AAUW’s mission of empowering women and girls.  Our program meetings are usually on Saturdays, or occasionally on weekday evenings. Guests are always welcome.

The next program, Unhappy Hour, is scheduled for 5:30 PM, Wednesday, April 15 @ Calapooia Brewing in Albany. This event marks Equal Pay Day, the symbolic day(s) on which women’s pay “catches up” to men’s pay Newsletter Feb 2020from the previous year. Enjoy a local craft beer on us!

**The April 15 Unhappy Hour event at Calapooia Brewing is cancelled due to the statewide closure of restaurants and bars per Governor Kate Brown’s 3/16/20 press release. Updates should also be posted on our Facebook page.**

Women in Winemaking program

Women in Oregon Prisons: Past, Present & Future


Two women at a table with printed materials speaking to a man.

Equal Pay Day event at LBCC

Our College/University Partner is Linn-Benton Community College. We often host tables at campus events to let students know what AAUW can offer them.  We also fund scholarships and contribute money and non-perishable food items to the Linn-Benton Lunch Box, LBCC’s pantry for students facing food insecurity.



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


February 2020

December 2019

October 2019

September 2019

Interest groups

• STEM Committee
This group works with our branch budget to provide young women with opportunities to build careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.  We have helped fund workforce training, an engineering program, a robotics team, an OSU program for girls and a Maker’s Club at the Albany Library. Contact Carol Wood.

Book Club
Members read a different book each month and meet the first Thursday of the month for lively discussions. Contact Gail Gerdemann.

Great Discussions
Members research a selected current international or domestic issue and discuss once a month. Contact Gail Gerdemann.

Lunch About Town
This no-host lunch group meets at a different area restaurant on the last Wednesday of the month. Contact Judy Stanley.



Membership Chair:

We’d love to have you join us!

Contact Membership Chair Sue Stein.  She will be happy to answer any questions.  If you have an Associates Degree or higher, you are eligible to join.

Rosie the Riveter program