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BecomeAmerican 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 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

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.

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 September 28th Luncheon and program. Our featured speaker was Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton, President Emeritus, Cuyahoga Community College.


ANNUAL USED BOOK SALE: DATES ARE SET FOR APRIL 15-18 at a new storefront in the same shopping plaza as last year. Look for us at 5012 Grande Shops Ave., Medina, directly across from Home Depot and on the other side of Dental Works. (North end of town off Pearl Rd.)

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Book collection boxes are now in place. Please donate your saleable books — hardcover or paperback, fiction or nonfiction, adult, young adult or children’s, audio books or puzzles–by depositing them in the following locations: Buehlers River Styx, Brunswick and Wadsworth; First Merit Bank on Medina Square; Westfield Bank on Medina and Foote Rd.; Paramount Tennis Club; Dental Works on Grande Shops Ave., Lodi Community Hospital. Contact chairperson: Pat Chaloupek.

MARCH MEMBERSHIP MEETING:  Want to become “Tech Savvy”? Come to the March membership meeting, Thurs., March 26 at 7 p.m. at the Reserve Building, 3637 Medina Rd., Lower Level Meeting Room. Karen Sands, branch Membership Vice President and chair of the upcoming NE Ohio Tech Savvy Conference, will discuss STEM curriculum for girls and new data from the soon to be released AAUW study, “Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing,” Guests are welcome.

MEDINA BRANCH AAUW SCHOLARSHIPS FOR NON-TRADITIONAL WOMEN STUDENTS

  • Applications are now open for two $1000 scholarships to be awarded to non-traditional women students who are residents of Medina County and are attending an accredited college or university.  Follow this link for more information and to download application forms HERE

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. More details here.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 will coordinate further sessions that will be open to anyone in the community who wishes to participate. Contact Miller for more information.

SISTER-TO-SISTER 2015

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

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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!