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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, 2017 in NYS!): EThe 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.

December 15: 115th Congress target adjournment

January 7, 2018: District 21 Congressional Candidate Forum in Queensbury - A moderated question and answer session will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 pm, followed by an open question session in the SUNY Adirondack, Miller Auditorium (Dearlove Hall), 640 Bay Rd, Queensbury, NY. Doors open at 2 pm. Citizens Acting Together for District 21 is soliciting questions to be asked of candidates, and you can submit questions online. The deadline for question submission is 10 pm on December 31, 2017.

January 19, 2018: Utility Consumers' Rights Training - The Community Conversation on Poverty and the North Country Energy Task Force invite you to attend a free training on utility consumers' rights from 11 am - 12:30 pm in Potsdam. The training is intended for anyone who works with consumers facing disconnect notices, late bills, or other issues that may negatively impact their ability to get or maintain electric, gas, telephone, and other utility services. The training will be led by Richard Berkley, Executive Director of the Public Utility Law Project of New York (PULP). Those working for nonprofits, community based organizations, churches, schools, constituent relations staff of elected officials and civil services attorneys are particularly encouraged to attend. The training is free and open to the public, but you must RSVP to reserve your spot. You must RSVP.

January 20, 2018: 2018 Women's March on NYC hosted by Women's March Alliance. Join the world in raising our voices again to demand equality for all humans from 11 am to 3 pm, Columbus Circle, NY, NY.

February 11: A film screening the new movie, Wasted, about the challenges of food waste at 4 p.m. at the UU Church (3 1/2 East Main Street, Canton), sponsored by GardenShare.

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.

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Updated: December 14, 2017

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