About

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’s Mission
AAUW advances gender equity for women and girls through research, education and advocacy,

AAUW’s Vision
Equity for all.

AAUW Values

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

President Alanna Arnold
Vice President for Program Development Jeri Penn
Co-Vice Presidents for Membership Anne Gates; Kathy Kraus
Secretary Katherine Baker
Finance Officer Mary Lou Euse
AAUW Funds Alanna Arnold
Communications/ Newsletter Pat Chaloupek
Public Policy Anne Gates
Public Information Sue Whitfield
Diversity Kim Oliver
Nominating Committee Cindy Weisheit
By-laws Alanna Arnold
Directory                   Pieri Levandofsky
Hospitality Jill Heck
Historian Theresa Laffey
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