The Austin Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) was organized by 15 women in 1923, at the Driskill Hotel, with many contributions and accomplishments made by branch members and continuing since, as recorded in our HERstory under ABOUT US.
What a year 2015-2016 has been! Membership numbers have increased and so has branch involvement and visibility in the Austin community. Branch members have made their presence known at the Capitol to lobby for equal pay, at the Women’s Community Center of Central Texas’s WECONference; at Girlstart and Latinitas in a variety of roles; wrapping gifts for tips at Barnes & Noble; at Mainspring Schools; and supporting high school and university women in scholarship and advocacy. And there was still time to have fun and learn in so many ways: art tours, playing bridge, reading and talking about a variety of books, hiking, and of course, eating!
Another exiting year has ended!
Fabulous convention! Bravo to San Antonio Branch. See pictures.
May 14 (Saturday), 10:00 AM – The University of Texas Fellowships, Officer Installation, & Memorials; Norris Center, Northcross Mall; Contact: Joyce Pulich
Every year the May branch meeting is special – we install the new board and meet the new recipients of our Fellowships at the University of Texas at Austin, as well as enjoy lunch with friends.
April 13 (Wednesday), 10:00 AM – “Mindfulness: It’s Not What You Think” – Jenn Fairbank and Erika Marcoux, Austin Woman’s Club; Contact: Janie Alonzo and Barbara Worley.
Guest speakers Erika Marcoux and Jenn Fairbank will introduce the definition, benefits, and practice of mindfulness. Erika and Jenn are the co-Founders of Cornerstone Mindfulness and co-authors of the Companion for Life workbook and Business Mindfulness Training eBook. They wrote these books to share the simple message of practicing conscious compassion. Read more …
March 1 – Come celebrate the annual UN International Women’s Day at the UN/USA-Austin dinner, 6:30 PM. Austin AAUW is a partner, and member Dr. Ann Marie Ellis will be on the panel for the program “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step it up for Gender Equality”.
March 9 (Wednesday), 10:00 AM – “Sexual Violence on College Campuses” – Dr. Noel Busch-Armendariz, Norris Center at Northcross Mall, ; Contact: Janet Widoff
February 17 (Wednesday), 10:00 AM – “Challenges, Strengths in Austin Public Schools Today” – Jennifer Griffis, Dr. Jennifer Holmes, and Dr. Barbara Ten Brink, Austin Woman’s Club; Contact: Judy Reinhart
February 2 (Tuesday), 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Kendra Gives Back Party – Kendra Scott Austin (Lamar Central) 3800 North Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-906-6566
January 9 (Wednesday), 10:00 AM – “Important Issues of Our Community: HIV, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health” – Dr. Michele Rountree; ACC, Eastview Campus; Contact: Myrtle Bell
December 13 (Sunday), 3-5:00 PM – Holiday Social, Austin Federation of Women’s Clubs; Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs “Mansion”, 2312 San Gabriel Street. Contact: Ines Garcia and Anita Knight
November 18 (Wednesday), 10:00 AM – “The Ups and Downs of Austin Politics”– Ken Herman, Austin Woman’s Club; Contact: Jean Bessent
October 10 (Saturday), 10:00 AM – “Women and Children Caught in the Middle” – Martha Dickie, ACC, Eastview Campus; Contact: Mary Ellen Scribner
September 12th: “Driving Around in Circles, The Austin Area Traffic & Transportation Dilemma” – Dr. Jennifer Duthie
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June 14th – 17th, 2017: National Convention