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AAUW Announces Virtual “Women’s History Month” Celebration

PRESS RELEASE – American Association of University Women (AAUW) Gaylord Area Branch will not hold its annual Woman Making History luncheon this March due to Covid-19 concerns and restrictions. Each year since 1993, AAUW Gaylord Area Branch has recognized and celebrated a woman from Otsego County who has gone above and beyond to make a positive impact in our community and has been a mentor or pioneer in her field.

This March, in order to continue the important tradition of celebrating National Women’s History Month, our local AAUW members are putting together a collection of personal tributes for a woman, locally or globally, alive or deceased, whom they admire and has been inspirational in their life. To view our local tributes to inspirational women, follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AAUW.Gaylord

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


Spring Education Award Application Now Available

The AAUW Gaylord Area Branch will grant a $1,000 Education Award to a 2021 female graduate.  This year, we have partnered with the Otsego Community Foundation and its common application process for several area scholarships.  Application for the AAUW Education Award is open to 2021 female graduates from an Otsego County high school or an Otsego County resident female home schooler with the required documentation.  The AAUW Education Committee seeks goal-oriented students who display community involvement, academic achievement and financial need who are planning to attend university, college, technical training or seeking further certification.  Go to www.otsegofoundation.org to complete the common application.  Applications opened on February 2, 2021 and the application deadline is March 11, 2021.  For questions, please email aauwgaylord@gmail.com with AAUW Education Committee in the subject line.


Tech Savvy Shifting to Fall 2021

Mark your calendars for the our next Tech Savvy event, tentatively scheduled for Saturday, November 20, 2021.

After several years of hosting a Spring event, Tech Savvy is shifting to the Fall, allowing us to eliminate conflicts with sporting events, enhance involvement of college-age mentors in STEM, and ultimately benefit even more girls in 6th through 9th grade from our local communities.  Given uncertainties surrounding the current pandemic and safety of large group gatherings for the Fall of 2020, we’ve decided to schedule our next event for the following year with a tentative date of November 20, 2021.  Detailed planning will begin early next year with more information to follow.

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.


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