AAUW – Gaylord Area Branch

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Registration CLOSED for Tech Savvy Gaylord 2019!

Confidence.  This key ingredient to success is the theme of the 6th Tech Savvy event being offered by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Gaylord Area Branch on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the University Center in Gaylord.  Registration opened March 1 for this full day of workshops for girls in grades 6 – 9 featuring Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) topics.  Parents and mentors are encouraged to attend a separate program track designed to raise awareness of opportunities and barriers in STEM in order to support girls’ success in these fields.  Girls are taught by women working in a variety of exciting and lucrative STEM careers, providing positive role models during early goal setting years.

Registration is free for Otsego County girls and adults, thanks to a generous donation from the Otsego Community Foundation.  The cost for those from other areas is $8 per student and $5 per adult, which includes breakfast, lunch, the event program, hands-on workshops, speakers and prizes.  Early registration is encouraged, as some workshop choices fill quickly; persons should register no later than April 13 to be sure to receive a Tech Savvy T-shirt. Read More

For more information visit our Tech Savvy page.

Johannesburg-Lewiston Graduate Receives AAUW Education Award

Gaylord — The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Gaylord Area Branch is pleased to announce that RaeAnn Kievit was selected as the recipient of a $750 education award.  This award is given annually to an exceptional young Otsego County woman who plans to continue her education in pursuit of career goals.

RaeAnn was Valedictorian of the graduating class of Johannesburg-Lewiston High School with a 4.0 grade point average.  She will be attending Ferris State University in Fall 2018 to study Welding Engineering, with an added degree in Heavy Equipment.  RaeAnn said that her dream to go into a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) related field was fueled when she attended AAUW sponsored TechSavvy events, both as a participant and as a volunteer.

Read the full press release.

From the Gaylord Herald Times: Tech Savvy 2018

Photo Courtesy of Gaylord Herald Times

GAYLORD — Girls from around the state made a beeline for the annual Tech Savvy STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) event for teen girls in Gaylord Saturday.

Carrie Miller, a math teacher from Tahquamenon Area Schools in the Upper Peninsula, said the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Gaylord area branch’s Tech Savvy event gives girls unique opportunities to develop connections with women.

She stressed the importance of the fifth-annual event’s full day of workshops for young girls and said Luce County, where her school is located, has very few examples of women with college degrees.

“What I have seen is some students who may have never considered going to college come here and hear that there’s opportunities for them that they didn’t know,” Miller said. “There’s just not opportunities for them to see professional women in our county … They don’t have a lot of positive female role models.”    Continue Reading

Members Volunteer at the Community Meal

AAUW Members at Community Meal

In January 2019 AAUW Gaylord Area Branch members volunteers at the Community Meal.

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, 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: We only cancel our meetings if the University Center is closed. You can check the 7&4 News website to see if the University Center is closed.

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.