American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a nationwide network of more than 170,000 members and supporters, 1,000 local branches, and 800 college/university institution partners.

For over 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’s Mission
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 and girls 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

The Medina Branch was founded in 1964 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.


Thurs., October 22, 7 p.m., “What AAUW Does in Medina County,”  The Reserve Building, 3637 Medina Rd., Medina, Lower Level Meeting Room. Come and hear from leaders in three organizations about their missions and the part Medina County Branch plays in supporting the women and families they serve. Representatives from The Children’s Center, The Coalition Against Human Trafficking and the Battered Women’s Shelter will be on hand to give information and answer questions. The public is invited to attend. For more information contact: Sue Whitfield.

LAST MONTH’S GUEST SPEAKER: We welcomed Nicole Ward, member of the Cleveland Branch AAUW and College/University Chair for AAUW Ohio, at the September Kick-off “Meet and Greet”.

Nicole Ward

Nicole Ward

See an introduction by branch president Jill Morton and Programming for the 2015-2016 year HERE.

Photo from The August Picnic Potluck at Medina County Park’s Krabill Shelter, Thanks to Sue Whitfield and Mary Gresco, co-vice presidents for program, for planning the fun event.

Members assemble on the patio of Krabill Shelter on Chippewa Lake

Members assemble on the patio of Krabill Shelter on Chippewa Lake



To the greater Medina Community: Thank you for your support in 2014 –our “Golden Year” — and in the past. We had a fabulous time remembering and celebrating our accomplishments and recognizing our heritage throughout the year with special activities and programming! See 50th Anniversary Page for photos and notes on the luncheon and program. Our featured speaker was Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton, President Emeritus, Cuyahoga Community College.

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We conducted a ONE-DAY STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) CONFERENCE in April for girls in grades 6-9 (and parents) at Stark State College, North Canton. Over 130 girls, parents and teachers attended.  Co-sponsored by ALCOA Barberton, Stark State College, AAUW. See photos from the event.


The 13th ANNUAL BLACK HISTORY MONTH PROGRAM:  Medina County Branch AAUW and the Second Baptist Church hosted “A Community Conversation: Does Race Matter?” on February 12. black history month

At the end of the program, a number of persons expressed interest in continuing the dialogue. Branch member Pamela Miller and the Rev. Cornell Carter met with community members. From these sessions, the “Medina Diversity Project” was conceived. Read about the project in this link with the Medina Gazette. Contact Miller for more information.


Medina’s 16th conference for girls ages 11-14 was held on Sunday, March 8 at the Medina Hospital Conference Center.  Over 60 girls registered and participated. We thank all our supporters who donated items or services or made financial contributions. It was a super fun day for all! See Sister-to-Sister Page for a report and photos.S2S logo 50


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.

Browse our site and find out how you can be a part of our active organization!

Medina County Branch 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!