For 130 years, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. Our commitment to our mission is reflected in all aspects of our work.
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
AAUW’s Value Promise
By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance.
AAUW’s Diversity Statement
In principle and practice, AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or class.
Medina County Branch
50 years ago our branch was founded by a group of women dedicated to declaring their common interests in encouraging educational activities, cultural activities and personal growth. They were leaders in our community and instrumental in developing long-standing institutions in Medina County, including the Medina Arts Council, the Women of Distinction Awards, home tours, candidates’ nights, a scholarship fund for non-traditional women students, an annual used book sale, and the Sister-to-Sister Conference for Girls. This is our “Golden Year” — we will celebrate our accomplishments and recognize our heritage throughout 2014 with special activities and programming!
The branch offers opportunities to come together monthly to experience programs on topics of interest from NASA space shuttle projects to storytelling, human trafficking awareness to following a student as she re-traced the original “Freedom Ride” of 1961 through the south. We have active interest groups that discuss pertinent books, visit area museums, exhibits and attractions, and screen current films.
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New! Medina County Branch now has a Facebook Page….visit us at Http://www.facebook.com/MedinaAAUW to see what people are interested in. Share your thoughts and LIKE us!
BOOK SALE 2014: Mark your calendars: the 21st Annual Used Book Sale will be held April 22 (Members Only Night) through April 26 at a location to be named. Book collection boxes are expected to be in place in mid-February.
The Re-Purposing Books Contest 2 will be held in conjunction with the sale.
Create a useful or decorative object our of your old books, enter it into our contest and win a cash prize! For information, see Book Sale page.
Connect to our new page, SISTER-TO-SISTER, for information for this year’s conference for girls ages 11-14 to be held Sunday, March 9 at 12 noon at Medina Hospital. Go to this page to download a registration brochure and get up-dated details on how young women from Medina County can participate. See a summary and photos from last year’s event.
MEDINA AAUW SCHOLARSHIPS: applications are now open for two $1000 scholarships to Medina County women who are attending college as ”non-traditional” women students. If you are a woman who has returned to complete a degree after interrupting your educational program or one who has delayed entering college several years after graduating high school or obtaining a GED, then you can qualify. See our Scholarship Page. Deadline: April 10.
Arts & Excursions:
We will attend the Black River Comedy Club’s “26th Annual Slapstick Musical Family Entertainment” or “Westward Ho!”, as this year’s show is titled, on Sun., March 30 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $8 and may be purchased at the door or call 330. 625.5764. The Comedy Club will perform at the Homerville Community Center on Rte. 301, just north of the intersection with Rte. 224. Please contact Joellyn Leget if you plan to attend: email@example.com . Drive on your own or check with Leget who will facilitate car pooling for those who need a ride. The show benefits local groups and schools.
The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit, by Lucette Lagnado, is the March discussion selection. Meet at the home of Pam Miller, Mon., March 10, at 1 p.m. Willeane Schrock will lead the discussion. Contact Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm if you will attend.
FEBRUARY BLACK HISTORY MONTH PROGRAM:
AAUW will partner again with the Second Baptist Church of Medina for the 12th Annual Black History Month Program, Thursday, February 27, at the church, 451 Bronson Street. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; program starts at 7 p.m.
Neighborhoods change, but do people? Inspired by the classic A Raisin in the Sun, Cleveland Play House’s production of 2011 Pulitzer Prize-winner Clybourne Park asks just that. Join CPH Artistic Staff and special guests for readings from the play and an open conversation about what has, or hasn’t changed in the last 50 years. Refreshments and fellowship after the program. This is an open community event. The public is cordially invited to attend; there is no admission charge. The Fellowship Hall of the church will be featuring a display of African-American achievements.
For more information, contact email@example.com. Branch members attending are asked to please bring a dessert tray of favorite “finger food” to share at the refreshment table —mini cupcakes, cookies, bars, fruit snacks, etc.
January Membership Meeting
Members turned Ann Thomson’s family room into a video screening room as we watched a presentation of last year’s PBS Special “Makers: Women Who Make America, Part 1.” This segment focused on the 50′s and 60′s with major events and commentaries by women who have had an impact on women’s rights. We learned about Gloria Steinem, MS Magazine, the National Organization for Women and the Women’s Liberation Movement. Thanks to our hostess and her co-programming vice president Mary Gresco for an enlightening afternoon.