AAUW – Gaylord Area Branch

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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 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.