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AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
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By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women and girls have a fair chance.
Vision Statement
AAUW empowers all women and girls to reach their highest potential.
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AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or class.

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We appreciate your membership and encourage you to attend upcoming events at an AAUW branch in your neighborhood. Click on Branches for information about a branch near you.


      What’s New?

✔ AAUW of Virginia State Lobby Day. 

Following our State Lobby Day activities in the morning of February 1, 2017, there will be an optional lunch for AAUW members, as well as for members of the League of Women Voters of Virginia (LWV-VA) and other kindred organizations visiting Richmond on February 1. In the past, the LWV-VA handled all of the lunch logistics. This year, AAUW is organizing the lunch. It has always been a nice ending to a great morning so I hope members participating in Lobby Day can stay for lunch. The details are below:

LOCATION: The Tobacco Company Restaurant
1201 E Cary St, Richmond, VA  (a short walk from the Capitol Building)

TIME:  Staggered arrival between approximately 12:30 –1:00 p.m., depending on when we are recognized in the General Assembly Galleries, which will be the last item on our official agenda.

MENU:      You’ll be able to individually order anything off of the regular lunch menu  http://www.thetobaccocompany.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/lunchjuly2016web.pdf. Separate checks.

PLEASE LET Leslie Tourigny KNOW BY JANUARY 23, 2017, if you are coming to lunch. If you sign up for lunch, and change your mind, please let me know No LATER THAN January 28, 2017.

REMINDER: RSVP to Leslie Tourigny by January 18 if you are participating in State Lobby Day, and to Kathy Kelley, by January 15,  if you need sleeping accommodations and/or dinner for January 31.

✔ Saturday, 25 March 2017, 2.00 – 3.30 PM, AAUW Arlington Branch Annual Meeting at Arlington Central Library auditorium, 1015 N Quincy St, Arlington, VA 22201, with a panel program Civics and Civility: A Community Conversation with Arlington County Board members, Katie Cristol and Christian Dorsey, and Arlington Public School Board Members, Reid Goldstein and Tannia Talento.

The panel discussion will focus on issues of civic engagement and civility.

  • What inspired you to serve and represent the community?
  • Do you see yourself adjusting or refining any of your ideals or values now that you are elected? If so, how?
  • How do you continue to learn and grow as an elected official?
  • What are the current issues facing our community?
  • How can we as a community engage in civil conversations: open, transparent and productive?

Doors open 1.45 PM, Panel discussion 2.00 – 3.00 PM, AAUW Arlington Branch Annual Meeting 3.00 – 3.30 PM.

✔ Branch bylaws revised in accordance with the new 2016 model bylaws are being posted at http://aauw-va.aauw.net/branches/bylaws/  as they are approved. Congratulations to AAUW  Virginia Beach Branch who is the first Virginia branch to complete the revision and to Bylaws/Resolutions Chair Suzanne Rothwell, who is leading the effort.

✔ Celebrate! AAUW has posted a new resource to help you celebrate and plan events: AAUW’s 2016 Events and Deadline Calendar. The events, along with links to websites that will help you plan your celebration, have been added to the AAUW Calendar at the top of the sidebar on your right.


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Did you miss  the AAUW of Virginia State Conference  on April 15 to 17?

Resources from the conference are on the 2016 AAUW of Virginia Conference page.