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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:

October 2017 - Domestic Violence Awareness Month and National Bullying Prevention Month

October 14-22: House recess (district work period)

October 15: 25th Anniversary of the Renewable Energy & Green Building Home Tours from 10 am to 5 pm, in the St. Lawrence Valley sponsored by the Local Living Venture.

October 15-21: National Teen Driver Safety Week - NHTSA’s website has detailed information and statistics on teen driving and outlines the basic rules parents can use to help reduce the risks for teen drivers.

Oct. 15 - Dec. 7: Medicare open enrollment around the corner - Whether qualifying for the first time or changing plans, the open enrollment period will begin this Sunday. 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.”

October 18: “What Did I Miss?” - Prof. Healther Beauchamp, a SUNY Potsdam psychology professor with explore the topics of inattentional blindness and change detection, factors that influence our ability to attend, and the practical applications of the field. Science Café at 7:15 pm on Wednesdays at Jernabi Coffeehouse, 11 Maple St. Potsdam.

October 18: AAUW Branch Board meeting at 4 pm at SUNY Canton in French Hall HR conference room #212. All members are welcome.

October 20: The YWLI is planning a networking event at High Peaks Winery (805 Pickle Street, Winthrop, NY) from 5-6:30 pm. Come network with professional women in the area. Let's unwind together during this casual happy hour filled with conversation, snacks, and wine! What more can you ask for? The Young Women’s Leadership Institute (YWLI) is a coalition of organizations that seeks to support the leadership aspirations of young women, including AAUW-St. Lawrence County.

October 26, 2017: Join an ˇAdelante! Book Discussion Webinar with the Author of A Disability History of the United States at 7:30 p.m. ET. - Register for the webinar.

October 26-27: Journey into Literacy Conference at SUNY Potsdam

October 27-29: Women’s March to reconvene around 2018 after Charlottesville - The goal is to direct its resources and grassroots network toward the 2018 midterm elections. The Women’s Convention, to be held in Detroit, will bring together thousands of the women who organized sister marches across the country on Jan. 21 and have formed 5,000 local groups, or huddles, in 50 states to organize resistance actions over the past several months.

October 30: Community Conversation on Poverty - the next conversation takes place from 3:30 to 5:30 pm, location TBA. The topic will be Employment Rights with featured speaker Blue Carreker who will discuss NYS's Paid Family Leave Act which comes into force January 2018.

Oct. 31 - Nov. 1: Two-day symposium looking at past, present and future of St. Lawrence County - The past, present and future of St. Lawrence County, its students and its families will be the subject of a two-day symposium hosted by the American Federation of Teachers and The People Project. The People Project Partners’ meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 in SUNY Potsdam’s Knowles Multipurpose Room, 23 Barrington Drive, Potsdam. The People Project is a joint initiative between labor and community activists who are looking for ways to revitalize the region by strengthening educational and economic opportunities.

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: October 18, 2017

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