Welcome to the Beaver Valley, PA Branch of AAUW!

MISSION STATEMENT |  AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research.

VISION STATEMENT |  AAUW will be a powerful advocate and visible leader in equity and education through research, philanthropy, and measurable change in critical areas impacting the lives of women and girls.

DIVERSITY STATEMENT |  In principle and in 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.

AAUW has been named a 4-Star Charity three years in a row by Charity Navigator–America’s largest and most used rating agency.  Only 10% of charities evaluated are awarded this rating.  This means AAUW efficiently applies our generous donations to efforts that achieve our mission—advancing equity for women and girls.

 2016 AAUW-PA Convention
Plans Underway
April 15-17, 2016

Chateau Resort & Conference Center Tannersville, Pa. (Poconos)

 WILD Book Group

AAUW-PA is participating in a variation of AAUW-NYS’s Women in Leadership Development (WILD) project. Members will read the same book on their own, and discuss it as a group at our April state convention. The selected book is Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way by Robin Gerber. Robin spoke at the National Convention in New Orleans and was outstanding; her speech resonated with members. AAUW National has endorsed this book as a way of developing and encouraging leadership qualities in our AAUW branch members.

Western DistrictNovember 7

Twenty seven people representing five branches attended the meeting. Susan Frietsche, senior attorney at the Women’s Law Project, spoke about legislative bills in the state related to women’s health issues. Nancy Weinstein provided AAUW-PA board updates, and Linda Tozier shared information about Tech Savvy, which North Hills/McKnight Branch is coordinating in the spring with help from Alcoa Corporation. Volunteers are needed from surrounding branches to facilitate the program, which will be held at LaRoche College. Cheryl Towers gave a report on education fair funding and budget issues in the state.

—Nancy Weinstein
Western District Co-Coordinator