AAUW – Gaylord Area Branch

 Tech Savvy 2017: A Success!

Tech Savvy Michigan 2017 took place on April 29 and was a resounding success.  Over 150 girls and adults took part in various workshops focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).  Here are some quotes from the girls who participated:

“It’s life changing.”

“I loved learning more about STEM jobs, because before this I never knew about them.”

“I really enjoyed the great professors who put in their own time to teach us.”

 “Oh yeah, I am definitely coming back next year.  It was a crazy good time – I love it.”


Woman Making History 2017: Maureen Derenzy

On March 4, we celebrated Maureen Derenzy as the 2017 Woman Making History. Thank you to everyone who gathered to honor Maureen’s achievements and contributions to our community library, literacy, and life-long learning!

Maureen is the director of the Otsego County Library, an activist and an enthusiastic volunteer.  Her many contributions focus upon advocating for the elderly, adults, children, toddlers, and the disadvantaged.  She has worked with virtually every program in the area that supported causes for literacy and education.  She was instrumental in reestablishing the Otsego County Literacy Council and spearheading the expansion of our library. She has devoted her time and talent to great causes such as the Otsego County Community Foundation, the Volunteer Center of Otsego County, Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Gaylord Woman’s Study Club, Otsego County Historical Society. Maureen won the Zonta 2012 Golden Hug Award and she was the Alpenfest 2013 Beurgurmeister.


AAUW Action Network

The cornerstone of AAUW’s e-advocacy efforts, Action Network sends subscribers urgent e-mail notices to contact their members of Congress. With our online Two-Minute Activist tool, it takes just minutes to make your voice heard. Check it out here.


Winter 2017 Newsletter

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Winter newsletter 2017


Please Join Us!

If you want to see what we do you can stop by our lunch meetings to check us out. We meet at noon on the second Wednesday of the month at the Gaylord University Center, 80 Livingston Blvd, and feel free to bring a sack lunch. We do not meet in June or July.  If you can’t make it to our lunch meetings, you can still be involved in our mission through our various activities (see the “About Us” page).

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a nationwide organization that advances equity and education for women and girls. The Gaylord Area Branch empowers through scholarships, educational programs, and honoring the achievements of local women. For more information email aauwgaylord@gmail.com.


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AAUW Gaylord Area Branch: Advancing equity and education for women and girls since 5/9/1976.