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The St. Lawrence County Branch was formed in 1927 - Celebrating 90 years of service in 2017!

We have members from a diverse educational and employment background who work together to fulfill the mission of the American Association of University Women: Advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Membership in the St. Lawrence County Branch is open to anyone who supports the mission of AAUW. In principle and practice, AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There are no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or class.

The St. Lawrence County Branch created the first AAUW Branch website in the country!

The AAUW Educational Opportuntities Fund provides funds to advance education, research, and self-development for women and to foster equity and positive societal change.

The AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund provides funding and a support system for women seeking judicial redress for sex discrimination.

AAUW-St. Lawrence County Branch, PO Box 909, Potsdam, NY 13676-0909.

Upcoming Events of Note:

September 15-22: House recess (district work period)

September 21-22: Senate recess (state work period)

September 25: Native American Women’s Equal Pay Day

September 25: Community Conversation on Poverty - the next conversation takes place from 3:30 to 5:30 pm in the Canton Library's Basement Meeting Room, Park St., Canton, NY. The meeting focus is on Housing and Homelessness with Matilda Larson, the St. Lawrence County Fair Housing Task Force, and the Solutions to End Homelessness Program (STEHP). All welcome.

September 26: National Voter Registration Day

September 27: AAUW Branch Board meeting at 4:30 pm in Snell Hall, Clarkson. Room TBA. All members are welcome.

September 30: Unitarian Universalist Church of Canton holding a workplace bullying conference as part of its new Social Justice Initiative. The conference, Working Together: Creating Bully-Free Workplaces, will address the problems of harassment and bullying that many people face in their jobs. The conference will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on, at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Canton. All conference activities are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is requested. The Canton Unitarian Universalist Church’s Social Justice Initiative is a new program intended to raise awareness about important problems in local communities. Learn more in this North Country Matters show.

October 2017 - Domestic Violence Awareness Month and National Bullying Prevention Month

October 2: First day of the 2017-2018 U.S. Supreme Court term

October 3: Write the Power NY 21 will be hosting a Democratic Congressional Candidate Forum at 7:00 p.m. at the Canton Senior High School Auditorium. To date, five of the six candidates running for office in 2018 have accepted our invitation, including Don Boyajian, Tedra L. Cobb, Emily Martz, Patrick F Nelson, and Katie Wilson. Save the date and stay tuned for further info.

October 4: 116th Assemblywoman Addie Jenne will be the guest of LWV-St. Lawrence County on Wed., October 4 at 6:30 pm for a discussion of NYS and North Country issues. Join our collaboration partners in the League of Women Voters - SLC to learn more at the Potsdam Town Hall Community Room on Elm Street. We'll have light refreshments and plenty of good conversation. The Town Hall has plenty of on-site parking and is fully handicapped accessible.

October 9-13: Senate recess (state work period)

October 10: Office for the Aging public hearing for discussion of the 2018 St. Lawrence County Annual Implementation Plan for senior services at 1:30 p.m. in the Human Services Building; 2nd Floor Conference room; 80 State Highway 310, Canton. These hearings provide older adults, caregivers, and other beneficiaries an opportunity to comment on proposed program changes and service modifications of Older Americans Act Programs. The Office for the Aging will continue conducting Medicare Q & A Forums after each Public Hearing to answer questions regarding Medicare.

2017-18 Officers