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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:

Nov. 1 – Jan. 31, 2018 in NYS!: Enrollment for the 2018 Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) starts on November 1, if you need to sign up or change policies, this is the time to do it. The open enrollment period for New York’s State of Health insurance exchange will stretch from Nov. 1 through the end of January, officials said. Because New York runs its own insurance exchange, however, it can set its own deadlines. "Our goal is to ensure that consumers have adequate time to shop for and enroll in the health plan that is best for their family," said State of Health Executive Director, Donna Frescatore. “New York is more committed than ever to ensuring that core protections of the Affordable Care Act remain intact," she added.

January 20: Commemorative Women's March, Part 1 from 10 am to 12 noon starting from the Unitarian Universalist Church of Canton New York, 3 1/2 East Main Street, Canton, New York 13617.

January 20: Nevertheless, She Persisted Sister March in Watertown from 1-3 pm at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church (1330 Gotham Street, Watertown) to reunite and plan on how to move forward, to look at the good, the bad and the ugly over the past year, and re-energize! The theme is 2018: Power to the Polls!

January 21: The Laurentian Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club’s first Outdoor/Indoor Series presentation of the year, on the town and village of Potsdam’s participation in the Climate Smart Communities program at 7:30 pmSunday in the Potsdam Civic Center Community Room. The Town and Village of Potsdam are among the villages, towns, and counties that have pledged to become certified Climate Smart Communities in a program managed by NYS DEC. Alex French, Sustainability Coordinator for Clarkson University, will discuss specific ways Potsdam and similar communities might fulfill the elements needed to achieve CSC certification; ways Clarkson will be involved; and ways the town and village might take.

January 22: Marks the 45th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Roe v. Wade. There is a Facebook Live Town Hall with AG Schneiderman and NIRH President Andrea Miller on Reproductive Rights at 3 pm. They will take your questions on the AG office’s work to protect New Yorkers’ reproductive rights.

January 23: Let NY Vote Action Day, a 12 noon rally at the Capitol Building, Albany NY. Let NY Vote invites supporters to a rally supporting voting changes needed, following up with some lobbying in the afternoon, and delivering a petition to Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders as well.

January 23: AAUW Branch Board meeting at 4 pm in Snell 129, Clarkson University's Hill campus. All members welcome.

January 24: Business and Economic Development / Land Use - The Town of Potsdam has set several meetings for citizens to participate in the discussion and development of a new comprehensive plan for the town, including the villages of Potsdam and Norwood. Upcoming meetings will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on three successive Wednesdays in Town Hall, 18 Elm St.

January 25: Point in Time Homelessness Data Count from 1 to 4 pm in the Dobisky Center, 100 Riverside Ave, Ogdensburg, NY - Transitional Living Services of Northern NY, Ogdensburg office, is hosting a magnet event in partnership with the Points North Housing Coalition reaching out to those in need of shelter, housing and services. Agency partners whose services would improve our homeless populations’ lives sought, including a tabling opportunity at the event.

January 25: Car Seat Class for low income distribution programs from 10-11 AM at Seaway Valley Prevention Council in Ogdensburg sponsored by the St. Lawrence County Traffic Safety Program.

January 27: North Country Women's Campaign School from 10 am to 4 pm at the Crandall Public Library , 251 Glen St, Glens Falls, New York 12801. Want to learn about running a campaign (for a candidate or a cause), fundraising, field and voter contact, or messaging? Tell us your interests; we'll get you started. This school is open to pro-choice progressive women interested in political engagement at the state and local level and the fundamentals of running a campaign. Pre-registration is required.

January 31: Infrastructure and Energy - The Town of Potsdam has set several meetings for citizens to participate in the discussion and development of a new comprehensive plan for the town, including the villages of Potsdam and Norwood. Upcoming meetings will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on three successive Wednesdays in Town Hall, 18 Elm St.

February 3: Women's March Commemoration: Part 2 - Potluck and Movie From 6 to 8:30 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Canton New York, 3 1/2 East Main Street, Canton, New York 13617.

February 5: The Potsdam Central PTSA will sponsor a community forum on school safety at 6:30 p.m. in the A.A. Kingston Middle School L.G.I.R. At this meeting, the school administration will provide information about district and building-level school safety plans, discuss safety drills, and share details about security systems already in place. Discussion will also take place about the steps PCS plans to take to make sure students receive the help and support they need. Finally, school officials will talk about the role of a School Resource Officer (SRO), based on information from other schools and on the experiences of some members of our administrative team.


2017-18 Officers


AAUW's College/University Partner Member Program provides educational institutions the opportunity to easily share all the benefits of AAUW with their students, faculty, and staff. Partners collaborate with branches on community programs, receive national visibility, and benefit from AAUW's powerful network that supports them and advocates on their behalf.

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2017 AAUW-NYS Convention Awards for AAUW-St. Lawrence County Branch:


Read the remarks of Mitzi Witchger, GREAT! who was the keynoter for our Celebrating 35 Years of Change: Title IX & Girls' & Women's Sports event on March 5, 2007. Hear an audio interview with her on NCPR!

Read the Executive Summary of the KIDS at RISK: A North Country Forum, held on Sept. 24, 2005.

Toxic Tide: No Place to Hide - A Preliminary Report on Cancer and the Environment in the North Country - from the 1998 Cross-Border Conference.

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Updated: January 18, 2018

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