AAUW – Gaylord Area Branch

Fall 2017 Continuing Education Award Application Available Now

This education award is available to women who are continuing their schooling after a year or more away from the educational setting, OR who have completed one or more years of uninterrupted undergraduate study at the university level and plan to continue. At least two individual $500 awards will be granted to qualified recipients. Applications are to be postmarked no later than August 21, 2017. Send to AAUW Gaylord Area Branch, attn.: Education Committee, P.O. Box 1455, Gaylord, MI 49734 or to aauwgaylord@gmail.com. For questions regarding this application, please contact Mary Tomaski at ttomaski@hotmail.com.

Visit our Education Awards page for the application.

 Three Local Women Receive Spring Education Awards

With the help of earlier awards Claire Huber and Taylor Kroll, both graduates of Johannesburg-Lewiston High School, will soon be heading off to college.  Claire, who was Valedictorian of her class, will be attending the University of Michigan to study biology on the way to a medical career.  Claire participated in numerous extracurricular and volunteer activities to reach her personal goal of becoming a well-rounded individual, including sports, band, student government, and church activities.

Taylor Kroll plans to study biochemistry at Ashland University, with a future goal to join Doctors Without Borders.  Taylor is a student-athlete who participated in school sports and the unique Highland Games, with events like throwing trees (caber) and stones.  She served as President of both the National Honor Society and Student Government, a testament to her leadership skills.

Gaylord High School graduate Allison Kowatch will be traveling north to Michigan Technological University to major in Chemistry/Exercise Science with the intention of entering the field of physical therapy.  Allison’s academic, extracurricular and volunteer activities are extensive.  She received academic all-state honors in both skiing and cross country, helped with running events at  Alpenfest and Alpenfrost, and was a student council representative for 4 years.

Read the full press release.

Claire Huber

Taylor Kroll

Allison Kowatch

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.”


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 education awards, educational programs, and honoring the achievements of local women. For more information email aauwgaylord@gmail.com.


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