AAUW’s Vision Statement:
“AAUW empowers all women and girls to reach their highest potential.”
The 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 advances gender equity for women and girls through research, education and advocacy,
Equity for all.
Non-partisan. Fact based. Integrity. Inclusion and Intersectionality.
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. We proudly celebrated our 55th year at our annual meeting and dinner, June, 2019.
2019-2020 Medina County Branch Officers/ Chairpersons
|Vice President for Program Development||Jeri Penn|
|Co-Vice Presidents for Membership||Anne Gates; Kathy Kraus|
|Finance Officer||Mary Lou Euse|
|AAUW Funds||Alanna Arnold|
|Communications/ Newsletter||Pat Chaloupek|
|Public Policy||Anne Gates|
|Public Information||Sue Whitfield|
|Nominating Committee||Cindy Weisheit|
|Arts & Excursions||Jill Heck|
|Agent of Change|
|Book Discussion Group||Donna Hamilton|
|BeWISE Camp||Jeri Penn|
|Non-Traditional Scholarships||Jill Morton|
|Human Trafficking Coalition||Carol Thombs|
|Book Sale, Chair and Co-Chair||Pat Chaloupek , Carol Thombs|
|Immediate Past President||Kathy Kraus|
|Liaison, Akron Community Fund||Gloria Brown|
|Liaison, Battered Women’s Shelter||Jill Morton|