AAUW – Gaylord Area Branch

AAUW Seeking Nominations for 2019 Woman Making History

Nomination deadline: February 1, 2019

Nomination Form

Do you know an Otsego County woman who makes a positive impact in our community?  Nominate her for the 2019 “Woman Making History” award sponsored by the American Association of University Women Gaylord Area Branch. Nomination forms are available on AAUW’s website at gaylord-mi.aauw.net. The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 1, 2019.

The winner will be honored at the 30th annual Woman Making History luncheon, held each March to celebrate Women’s History Month.  For more information about this event view the press release.

Save the Date for Tech Savvy Gaylord 2019!

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

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 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.


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.