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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:

January 2017: National Mentoring Month

January 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day - GardenShare is partnering with SLU Volunteer Services on this event and we are reaching out to the Potsdam and Canton communities to help hungry students by donating food to the Potsdam Snack Packs program and the Canton Golden Bear Packs program.

January 19: Local Expert Dicusses Emergency Preparation in the Potsdam Public Library’s Computer Center, 2 Park St., at 6 pm.

January 21: Women's March in Washington as well as local marches in NYC, Ithaca and Seneca Falls in NYS.

January 22: Roe v. Wade decision anniversary

January 24: Before the Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change. 5:30-7:30 pm Clarkson University, Student Multipurpose Rooms.

January 26: The AAUW Board Meeting at 4 pm in the SUNY Canton Miller Camus Center room 218-220 is going provide a dynamic exchange on planning for the Spring 2017 AAUW-led Conversation on Civility. All members welcome.

January 29: Anniversary of Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act signing (2009)

Januray 30: Planned Parenthood's Day of Action at the New York State Capitol in Albany to stand up, speak up and speak out for our reproductive health care.

January 31: NYS Network for Youth Success holds their annual Advocacy Day in Albany from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm.

February: National Human Trafficking and Slavery Prevention Month ~ Black History Month

February 1: National Women and Girls in Sports Day

February 4: National Rosa Parks Day

February 5: National Wear Red Day - Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds. Fortunately, we have the power to change that because 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action.

February 9-10: (Dis)Enfranchisement, the Gender and Sexuality Studies Conference at SUNY Potsdam. RSVP for the conference.

2016-17 Officers