AAUW – Gaylord Area Branch

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AAUW Used Book Sale 2021

United Way Building: 116 E. Fifth Street, Gaylord, MI

Friday, Oct 8: 9am-6pm

Saturday, Oct 9: 9am-noon

AAUW Gaylord Used Book Sale Oct 8 and 9, 2021


Gaylord Community Schools educators Aaron and Laura Hotelling graciously volunteered the Gaylord Band trailer and their time to help with a big contribution to the Used Book Sale.  The community donates used books, AAUW Gaylord Area Branch members sort the books, and hold a Used Book Sale.  This year’s sale is Friday, October 8 (9am-6pm) and Saturday, October 9 (9am-noon) at the United Way Building on 116 E. 5th Street in Gaylord. Bestsellers, history, romance, cookbooks, self-help, classics, children’s, large print and audio books abound.  Prices range from $.25 to $5.  Bring your own bag on Saturday at 11 am – books are $1 a bag!  For questions or details about the sale, email Mary at aauwgaylord@gmail.com.  Proceeds from the sale benefit education awards and programming for local girls and women.  This is a great book sale! Please join us.

Group collects books for AAUW used book sale

Volunteers (L. to R.) Jan Kellogg, Aaron Hotelling, Mary Tomaski, Laura Hotelling, Helen Mate, Margaret Soller, Joan Becker and CiCi Becker.

2021 Continuing Education Award Application Available

The AAUW Gaylord Area Branch is offering a $1000 grant to an Otsego County woman who is returning to college after a year or more away from school or who has competed one or more years of uninterrupted undergraduate study at the university level and plans to continue.  The application requests a recent transcript and two letters of recommendation. Essay questions are also part of the application.

Mary Tomaski, Education Committee Chair, notes, “Part of our mission is to encourage women to achieve as high a level of education as possible.  The thought is the more the education, perhaps the more opportunities are open to the community’s women.”

Visit the Otsego County Library, University Center Gaylord or our Awards page for an application.

Emily Lauster Awarded AAUW Education Award

This past spring, the AAUW Gaylord Area Branch granted 2021 Gaylord High School graduate Emily Lauster its $1000 Education Award. Emily was a National Honor Society member, an award-winning band member, and active in the Drama Club and Key Club. She has earned the Girl Scout Silver Award. Volunteering in her community, Emily says she has learned “kindness, care, and the importance of making a difference.” Emily will be taking her academic, leadership, creative and volunteering passions to the University of Michigan where she plans to major in psychology.

Kelly Lauster, daughter Emily Lauster and AAUW Gaylord Area Branch Education Committee Member Sheila Simpson celebrate Emily’s award.

Tech Savvy Postponed

Tech Savvy (which had been scheduled for November 20, 2021) has been postponed.

In the meantime, visit the Tech Savvy page for a list of online STEM resources for girls.

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.

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 Otsego County Library (700 S. Otsego Ave.
Gaylord, MI 49735), and feel free to bring a sack lunch. We do not meet in June, July or December.  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).

In case of inclement weather: If Law Enforcement calls a State of Emergency, we will not meet.

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.