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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:

Oct. 15 - Dec. 7: Medicare open enrollment around the corner - Whether qualifying for the first time or changing plans, the open enrollment period began Oct. 15. Open enrollment ends Dec. 7. “People’s health and financial status can change over the course of a year. At the same time, plans can change what they will cover and also adjust the cost to the beneficiary. This is an important time of year for older adults to review their plans ... to ensure they are getting the best deal for themselves,” said New York State Office for the Aging’s acting director Greg Olsen, in a public statement. “Health Insurance Information, Counseling and Assistance Program counselors at each local office for the aging can provide older New Yorkers with the information needed to make an informed choice.”

Nov. 1 – Dec. 15 (Jan. 30, 2017 in NYS!): Enrollment for the 2018 Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) starts on November 1 and ends on December 15. 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.

November 11-19: Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is an annual program where people come together across the country to draw attention to the problems of hunger and homelessness. Participating groups spend the week holding a series of educational, service, fundraising, and advocacy events.

November 13-17: National Education Week

November 17-27: House recess (district work period)

November 20-24: Senate recess (state work period)

November 23: Thanksgiving

November 25: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

November 28: AAUW’s first organizational meeting held in 1881

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.

St. Lawrence County College/University Partners:

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.

See the lastest news from on AAUW STEM.

You can reach the branch by e-mail.

Updated: November 13, 2017

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