Welcome to the Gig Harbor, Washington, branch of AAUW

DO YOU SUPPORT EQUAL PAY AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY FOR WOMEN IN ALL INSTITUTIONS?  DO YOU WANT TO SUPPORT THE EDUCATIONAL ADVANCEMENT OF GIG HARBOR GIRLS AND WOMEN?  DO YOU BELIEVE IN STRONG PUBLIC SCHOOLS THAT ENABLE SUCCESS FOR ALL?  ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT PROTECTING WOMEN FROM ALL FORMS OF VIOLENCE? 

If so, we are the organization for you!  We are a community of informed, active women dedicated to the public good.  Since you have found our website, 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.


Please note that the Seattle Women’s March, originally scheduled for Jan. 18, 2020 has been postponed to Sunday, March 8, 2020.

Please mark your calendars for our Feb. 22, 2020 meeting, which will be held at the Harbor History Museum.  Our speaker will be Becky Maffei, lead counselor for the Peninsula School District, will speak on preparing girls for postsecondary success.  This topic is directly related to the AAUW mission, so we hope to see many of you there.  The meeting starts at 10:15 a.m. and will last until noon.

Please mark your calendars for our Feb. 4, 2020 fundraiser at Applebee’s in uptown Gig Harbor.  We will serve breakfast from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.  Tickets cost $10 and are available from a board member or at the door.  Please come and bring your friends!


If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution to our Tech Trek STEM camps for middle school girls, please send a check made out to AAUW-WA Special Projects Fund to AAUW-Gig Harbor P. O. Box 2705  Gig Harbor, WA 98335.  If you would like to support our branch’s activities, including our college scholarships program, Tech Trek, and other projects, please use the Donate button on the right side of this page.  These contributions are not tax-deductible.  We very much appreciate your support.

For more information about Tech Trek, see our projects page.


Congratulations to our board and members for another successful year with AAUW!  In 2018-2019, we funded three scholarships for girls graduating from Gig Harbor high schools and raised enough money to send eleven girls to Tech Trek camps at PLU and EWU.  We also had many interest group meetings and offered thought-provoking programs on significant public issues.  Several of our members went to the state AAUW Lobby Day and helped us move ahead on our priority legislation, which included strengthening equal pay law, providing state funding for needy students in community colleges, requiring a simple majority to pass school bond issues, mandating the testing of rape kits, and other measures.


PLEASE JOIN US!

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.