Vienna Area Branch
in the Northern District
Expand your network
Come to the monthly meetings of the Vienna Area Branch of AAUW and get to know writers, designers, lawyers, educators, retired professionals, volunteers, and homemakers—a diverse cross-section of the Vienna/Oakton area. By working on branch projects you will contribute to our community and perhaps make lifelong friendships in the process.
You also will be part of an influential national organization of more than 100,000 members, 1,300 branches, and 500 college and university partners, founded in 1881 and recognized for its research and advocacy for education for women and girls. AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership.
Stretch your mind and promote equity and education for all women
Vienna Area AAUW offers you continuing education at its monthly meetings. Topics range from the impact of globalization on women, to ending homelessness in Fairfax County. Join one of our literature discussion groups (evening or morning, fiction or nonfiction) and engage in a lively debate about a classic or a recent best seller. Learn about the latest legislative issues and participate in the annual Capitol Hill Day or volunteer as an AAUW Lobby Corps member. Support the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund in its efforts to combat sex discrimination in higher education and the workplace. Attend workshops at the Virginia AAUW annual convention and Northern Virginia District events. Develop your leadership skills through branch volunteer opportunities, and acquire lifelong skills in the process.
Vienna Area AAUW provides time for fun and fellowship, too. We hold informal potluck dinners two or three times a year as part of monthly meetings, and we visit a local restaurant for a holiday luncheon in December to benefit a local women’s shelter. Join our new Garden Group led by a master gardener, and learn what plants grow best in this area. We organize local tours that are both educational and fun; past tours have included George Mason’s home and Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. This year, we are offering a behind-the-scenes tour of Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts as a benefit for the AAUW Educational Foundation, which is providing more than $3.7 million in funding for more than 240 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2011-12 academic year..
Come join us!
We would love to see you at our next meeting!