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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 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.

WHAT’S HAPPENING: WINTER/ SPRING 2015

JANUARY EMA_CoffeeTeaorMe_WA_wordart-327, 2015: SPECIAL EVENT

“Take tea and carry on” – a special Arts&Excursions event is planned for the daytime, instead of an evening meeting. The return of the PBS series Downton Abbey has prompted aficianados to plan an occasion to commemorate the beginning of the fifth season.  Members and guests are invited to an Afternoon Tea, Tuesday, January 27 at 1 p.m. at the home of member Ann Thomson. Contact Ann at atruefish@aol.com for more information.  RSVP by January 23, please. The United Kingdom Tea Council notes that “dresses are the ultimate solution for teas and pants are also acceptable.” So, put on your proper dress, if you wish.

13th ANNUAL BLACK HISTORY MONTH PROGRAM

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Medina County Branch AAUW and the Second Baptist Church invite the public to the 13th annual Black History Month program, Thursday, February 12, at 7 p.m. at the church, 451 Bronson St., Medina. Community leaders and students will offer a panel discussion on “A Community Conversation: Does Race Matter?”.  More details here.

SISTER-TO-SISTER 2015

Medina’s FREE half-day conference for girls ages 11-14, will be held on Sunday, March 8, from 12 noon to 4:30 p.m. at the Medina Hospital Conference Center, 1000 East Washington St., Medina, Ohio. Registration and parental consent required. See Sister-to-Sister Page for downloadable registration form and more information.S2S logo 50

BeWISE CAMP: JUNE 14-19, 2015 AT DENISON UNIVERSITY, GRANVILLE, OHlogo

  • Applications are now open for two (2) camperships to BeWISE Math and Science Camp for girls entering 7th and 8th grades in fall of 2015. Deadline of Feb. 21 to submit applications. For more information, click HERE.

ANNUAL USED BOOK SALE: DATES SET FOR APRIL 15-18.

Book collection boxes will be out in February.

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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!