AAUW – Gaylord Area Branch

Please Join Us for the 2018 Woman Making History Celebration

Kandus Schalter has been named AAUW Gaylord Area Branch’s 2018 “Woman Making History”.  Kandus is a World War II Navy veteran, a longtime Gaylord business woman and a founding member of Zonta Club Gaylord.  Building on her Girl Scout foundation of courage, confidence, and character, Kandus has made “the world a better place.”

Tech Savvy 2018: Save the Date

April 21, 2018

Registration will open March 1 (and close April 7, 2018).  The first 75 who register will receive a special prize (a free Tech Savvy water bottle). Visit our Tech Savvy page for the registration link on March 1.

Thank You Downtown Design Center Tile Showroom!

AAUW Gaylord Area Branch members celebrate the $500 grant from the Chris Korona of the Downtown Design Center Tile Showroom.  Members (l. to r.) Brenda Brummel, Jan Kellogg, Maureen Derenzy, Mary Tomaski, Mary Fox, Bonnie Vance and Marty Goodman noted the donation will be used for educational awards and programs for local girls and women.

AAUW Giving Supports Education and Literacy

An annual tradition within the American Association of University Women Gaylord Area Branch will benefit two programs with a mission to advance education. This year, donations collected from personal members as a part of AAUW’s holiday giving program were designated to the Otsego County Library’s 1000 Books before Kindergarten program and the Foster Care program under the Otsego County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

To learn more read the full press release.

Book Sales Fund AAUW Education Awards

Natalie Burzynski

Natalie Burzynski

Ariane Hawkins

Ariane Hawkins








Gaylord – The highest ever sales at this year’s American Association of University Women (AAUW) book sale held in October has made it possible for the group to again provide educational awards to women who plan to continue their education in pursuit of career goals.  AAUW Gaylord Branch recently selected the recipients of the Fall 2017 round of grants.

Natalie Burzynski was awarded $500 to help cover her expenses at Michigan State University where she is taking classes leading to a degree in Packaging.  Natalie has completed an Associate’s Degree from North Central Michigan College, where she volunteered as a Student Ambassador, was Vice President of the Student Senate, and graduated with Distinction.

The $500 award for a woman who is continuing her schooling after a year or more away from the educational setting goes to Ariane Hawkins.  Ariane was a Valedictorian of the Gaylord High School Class of 2002 and is now attending Kirtland Community College with the intention of becoming a nurse.  In her application, Ariane shared that this is a dream she has had since she was a teenager.

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, visit gaylord-mi.aauw.net or email aauwgaylord@gmail.com.

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

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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.