AAUW – Gaylord Area Branch


 Business Ownership & Women Event

When women are considering a career path that allows them both opportunity and flexibility, self-employment is a viable option.  The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Gaylord Area Branch and the Otsego County Economic Alliance (OCEA) are extending an invitation to attend “Business Ownership & Women” to get inspired by female entrepreneurs who have turned their passion into real profits, to learn about resources to help start or grow a business, and to support women business owners in our community.  The forum will be held on Tuesday, October 24th from 7:30 – 9:00 am at the Jay’s Sporting Goods Headwaters Conference Room at 1151 S. Otsego Avenue in Gaylord.  Doors open at 7:00 am.

The FREE event was developed for current and aspiring business owners and their supporters.  It features a moderated panel discussion, a question and answer session, open discussion on business ownership experiences, and information on women-owned businesses in our area.  Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

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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.

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Claire Huber

Taylor Kroll

Allison Kowatch

Gaylord’s Kane awarded AAUW grant

WASHINGTON — The American Association of University Women awarded a 2017-18 Career Development Grant to Jessica Kane of Gaylord.

Kane is pursuing an online master’s degree in geographic information systems and web map programming at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

AAUW Career Development Grants help women advance in their careers. These awards were originally created to offer funding to AAUW members who sought to renew or resume academic work for career or employment advancement.

The grants now assist women who are preparing to advance or change their careers or to re-enter the workforce. One past recipient, for example, used the grant to pursue advanced certification in auto mechanics at a community college, where she helped start a club to support women mechanic students. She’s just one of thousands of AAUW awardees who work to empower women and girls.

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Gaylord's Kane awarded AAUW grant

Jessica Kane

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.


Fall 2017 Newsletter

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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.