Vienna Area

AAUW Vienna Area Branch
in the Northern DistrictCo-Presidents:

Sarah Jane Brady

Kate Macleod

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About AAUW Vienna Area Branch

Expand your network
Come to the monthly meetings of the AAUW Vienna Area Branch  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 170,000 members and supporters, 1,000 local branches, and 800 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.

One of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW is providing more than $3.7 million in funding for more than 244 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2014–15 academic year. AAUW also supports the protection of the legal rights of those who are facing discrimination.

Stretch your mind and promote equity and education for all women
AAUW Vienna Area Branch 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.

Have fun
AAUW Vienna Area Branch provides time for fun and fellowship, too. We hold informal potluck luncheons and 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 which is often hosted by a master gardener, and visit area gardens and learn which plants grow best in this area.

Come join us!
Follow the contact information to come to a meeting.

2014-2015 Branch Programs 

September 6
Open House for prospective members
Oakton Branch, Fairfax County Public Library

October 14
Finding Balance in Busy Lives
Janette Muir, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education, George Mason Univerrsity

November 18
Kate Malpeli, recipient of AAUW Career Development Grant

December 6
Supervisor Catherine Hudgens, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
Holiday luncheon

January 10
Travel adventures from 3 members and chili cook off

February 10
George Strawn talks about “Big Data.”
7:00 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Avenue East, Vienna

March 10
Women’s History Month
Linda Johnston, author, Hope Amid Hardship, Pioneer Voices from the Kansas Territory
7:00 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Avenue East, Vienna

April 14
“Immigration Services”
Speakers: Kristin Macleod-Ball, American Immigration Council, and Dr. Courtney Gaskins, Youth For Tomorrow
7:00 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Public Library, 101 Maple Avenue, East,

Member potluck supper and installation of new officers.