Welcome to the Gig Harbor, Washington, branch of AAUW

We are so happy that you found our website.  Since you are here, please take a few minutes to learn more about us.  We hope that you will like what you see and consider attending a meeting and joining one of our interest groups.

AAUW-Gig Harbor exists for many reasons.  First and foremost is that we are a group of like-minded women who enjoy getting together.  We are eager to learn, strive to be engaged on the local, state, and national levels, and want to have a good time.  We take stands on public policy, support our brightest and best female high school seniors with college scholarships, and support the Tech Trek program by making it possible for several of our local 7th grade girls to attend a week long STEM camp on a nearby college campus.

We’re convinced that once you learn more about us, you’ll be excited about what we do.  Please take a look.  We’re eager to meet you!

Our Mission  — our mission supports the mission of the national and state organization:

Advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since our founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.

As a national group we have:

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As such, we are the most significant voice for women across the nation.  Throughout our history, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.

In principle and practice, 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.


Save the Dates!

Our Next Meeting:  February 18th
Please join us as we talk about public policy with the members of our branch who journeyed to Olympia in January to meet with our legislature.  Our own Karen Anderson has assumed a seat on the AAUW State Board and will be in charge of public policy at the state level for the coming year.  She and branch co-president Julie Buffington, as well as Pat Berger and Karen Drum will be summarizing what they learned, particularly with regard to what the legislature plans to do this year with regard to the McCleary decision.  They will also be discussing the issues and initiatives that the legislature will be considering that are of particular interest to women in general and AAUW members in particular.

March 18th
LOCATION CHANGE:  We will be meeting in Meeting Room 1 at the Gig Harbor Library.  Watch this space and the March newsletter for more information about our speaker.

April 15th
Our annual meeting will be held on the afternoon of April 15th at Barb Schmit’s home.  As always, we will be sharing delicious things to eat (think chocolate!!!!), voting for our 2017-18 officers, and considering substantive changes to our Bylaws.  Watch this space and your March and April newsletters for more information.

May 13th
Please plan to join us for our 4th Annual Legacy Luncheon.  This year’s theme is:  Learning from the Past, Focusing on the Future.  We are planning an exciting and fun day at the Inn at Gig Harbor that will include a fashion show, dessert auction, baskets, and art.