AAUW is a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance. Your membership makes AAUW’s powerful voice even stronger on critical issues affecting women and girls.

Membership is open to anyone holding an associate or equivalent (RN), baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

Student Affiliation is open to anyone who does not already hold an undergraduate degree and are enrolled in a two-or four-year regionally accredited educational institution. Students enrolled at many colleges or universities such as CWRU, BGSU or University of Akron can receive a free e-Student affiliation. Check the College/University Partner Member institutions,  list to see if your school is a Partner Member. National memberships for graduate students are currently available for $18.81!

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.

Because AAUW is a 501(c)3 charitable membership organization, most of your national dues are tax deductible on your personal federal income tax return.

Membership Renewal

Membership renewals and dues are payable this year by the end of June. All members should have received a personalized e-mail from AAUW National in mid-March regarding dues renewal. As indicated in the message, you may now pay your dues for the fiscal year 2020-2021; thank you to those of you who have already done so!

If you haven’t renewed yet —there are TWO options for renewing: 

  • Write a check or $79 made payable to : AAUW Medina and mail it to:
    Pieri Levandofsky
    251 Jasper Lane Medina, OH 44256

She will be happy to process your renewal. OR 

  • Look for an email that will be going out at the same time as the newsletter where you can renew online. You must use the special link provided in that email Please renew BEFORE June 30th 

If you have any questions or need help with renewal contact Pieri Levandofsky at: or 330-461-1945 

$59 of your national dues is tax deductible as a charitable contribution.

The 2020-2021 Program and Membership Directory is now available online. You may access it as follows:

  1. Search for Medina County AAUW
  2. At the Membership tab (top right of the page), click on the “Members Only” bar
  3. Enter the new password. If you don’t have it, contact Kathy or Anne.

Paper copies were mailed to the members who requested one. If you did not request a paper copy and would like one, please contact Anne Gates.

We are delighted to welcome two new student members to our branch. Mercy Muchemi earned a B.A. at the United States International University –Africa, located in Nairobi, Kenya, and she is currently pursuing a nursing degree at Fortis College. Aneta Mullins earned an A.A. degree from Lorain County Community College and is now enrolled at Cuyahoga Community College studying psychology and social work. Contact information for both women may be found in the Directory.

We are also pleased to welcome back Betty Lynham to the Medina County branch. Welcome, Betty!

We extend a special note of appreciation to Pieri Levandofsky for her collaboration in creating the annual Directory. When combined with her leadership as Finance Officer, it made for a very streamlined process. We are also grateful to Mary Baker for her ongoing efforts to ensure that the membership information on the website is accurate and relevant. If you have not been on the branch website recently, we recommend that you spend some time exploring it; there is a wealth of information!

Please contact either of us with any membership-related questions.

Anne Gates                                                           Kathy Kraus
330-464-4733                                                       330-722-1107                           

A Bittersweet Goodbye

Pat receives a going away gift of hand painted art by member Kathy Kraus.

Members gathered at the end of July to say goodbye and best wishes to Pat Chaloupek. Pat will be moving in August to Colorado to be nearer to family.

Masked members visit during Pat’s reception.

Masked members enjoyed the rare opportunity to visit and catch up for a few minutes. Then, Pat addressed the group, updating them on her plans, and thanking them for the many years of friendship and enthusiasm for AAUW projects. Everyone took the chance to let Pat know how much she has meant to us. Over and over members expressed their appreciation of her leadership as President and various project chairs, her graciously given expertise and advice, talent with the written word, (we still need a

Members gathered to wish goodbye and buena suerte to Pat Chaloupek

Newsletter Editor, folks!), and of course, her open and ready friendship.

Wishing you all the best, Pat and know you will be greatly missed.

The Akron Community Fund
Ken Chaloupek Memorial Russ Vision Scholarship
received donations totaling $715.00 honoring
AAUW member and dear friend Pat Chaloupek