Presidents’ Message

The Spokane Branch AAUW has been a source of support for issues critical to women and girls for over 100 years. We do this by coming together with friendship and cooperation, working together to raise funds for projects and to share interests and personal support.

At this time our fund-raising projects include supporting an AAUW Spokane Scholarship Fund which is available to a female student at Spokane Community College, a Community Projects yearly grant to a local non-profit agency that provides programs which benefit women, providing funds to support At-Risk student programs, and, in partnership with AAUW of Washington, provides sponsorship to send middle school girls to the week-long science and math camp, Tech Trek.

At the same time, we offer Interest Groups for bridge, books, needlework, mah jonng and other social gatherings. We encourage friendship and social opportunities for women wanting to support other women.

Our formal gathering is a luncheon usually held on the third Saturday of the month from October to May. We meet at locations that are handicap accessible, with easy parking, which will accommodate about 30 women. Starting at 10am we have a short meeting followed by a presentation and lunch served at 11:30am.

Our presentations usually focus on women’s issues but can include other areas of interest. Past speakers have included Marilee Roloff of Volunteers of America, Teresa Fuller from the Spokane Police Dept., and a member involved in prison reform in Spokane County. Presentations are usually followed by discussion.

We welcome women who are looking for a way to make a difference for women – Women who may have skills to share or would like to learn. Our leadership is composed of over 20 positions, and with such a large team, no job becomes too much to do.

If this group looks and sounds like you, please contact us and come to a luncheon or an interest group. You will be welcomed.