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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:

May 2017

May 16: AARP will host a luncheon from 12 to 1:30 pm at J. C.'s River Run Bar and Grill, west of Waddington, NY. The presenter is Andrea Montgomery, Director, Office for the Aging. The title of her presentation is “The Changing Face of Aging – what older adults need to know about programs, services and advocacy.” Director Montgomery will provide an oversight of the comprehensive services offered by the Office for the Aging; as well as discuss the changing face of aging in today’s world and how it will impact us all. Menu choices: hot turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes, honey carrots; OR fish platter, seafood chowder, cole slaw; OR grilled chicken breast salad (tomatoes, onions, grn pappers, croutons, cheese). RSVP your menu choice to Linda Wilkinson at lynwilky@yahoo.com or 315-265-4464 on or before Thursday, May 11th.

May 17: Women In Engineering Day at SUNY Canton, co-sponsored by AAUW-St. Lawrence County. See what we did last year! Download the 2017 WIE Flyer. Women in Engineering Day in Canton Wednesday (May 12, 2017)

May 23: Mothers’ Equal Pay Day - When women become mothers, their careers suffer even more. According to The New York Times, women's earnings generally tend to decrease, on average, by about 4 percent for each child they have. And if a woman with children is hired for a new job? She is likely to be offered about $13,000 less on average than men with children to do the same job, and would be more likely to be held "to harsher performance standards" by their bosses. According to Fortune, mothers are also more likely to be seen as having "lower competence and commitment" not only compared to men, but compared to childless women, and are less likely to be hired and promoted.

May 31: YWLI Membership Event - Stand Up, Speak Up, Join Up: A Call For Women from 5:30-7 pm at MacAllaster House, 54 East Main, Canton, NY. You’re invited to Young Women's Leadership Institute’s membership event! Join journalist and author Marion Roach Smith for a discussion of the hows and whys of board service. Interested in becoming a member with YWLI? Come join us to learn about the benefits entailed! Register to attend.

May 31–June 3: National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, University of Maryland, College Park.

2016-17 Officers