Welcome to AAUW-Appleton!

Since 1913, our branch has been serving members in Appleton and the Greater Fox Cities via the AAUW Mission of advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.


New!

August 2017: Now accepting contributions to our 2017 Book Sale.

AAUW Used Book Sale: The Appleton Branch of American Association of University Women will be holding its 81st annual used book sale, “Books for all Seasons”, October 19-22 & 26-28, 2017 inside the Northland Mall, Appleton. Proceeds from the sale provide scholarships to women in college.

We’re accepting contributions of books from the community. This includes hardback & paperback books, children’s books, books on CD, sheet music, CDs, DVDs, puzzles, & games. (Please, no magazines, textbooks, or condensed books.) For book pick-up or drop-off, please call: (920)427-6655; (920)734-6750; (920)843-8888;or (920)739-6469.

May 16, 2017 – Awarding of Scholarships, Branch Member Recognition, and Installation of Officers

Location: Fellowship Hall, First United Methodist Church, 325 E. Franklin St., Appleton
5:45 p.m. – Gather, dinner, Scholarship Awards, Branch Meeting with Member Recognition, and Installation of New Officers

Congratulations!

AAUW-Appleton received a 2017 Growth Award at the recent AAUW-WI State Convention held in Neenah. We received recognition for placing third in the state among branches with 100+ members. In 2017 we added 24 new members to our branch. Kudos to our Membership VP Jackie Booher, Assistant Membership VP Margie Young, the Membership Committee, and all the branch members who make this branch so very special here in the Greater Fox Cities!

Tech Savvy Conference Details and Descriptions of Workshops Now Available. Click on the Tech Savvy Page Heading.

Tech Savvy Registration is Open. Follow the link HERE.
Click on the List of Events. Scroll down to Wisconsin – April 8th – UW-Fox Valley – Click on the Register button.


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Press Release – Tech Savvy 2017

Appleton and Oshkosh Branches to Host Dynamic Math and Science Program for Girls on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at UW-Fox Valley

UW-Fox Valley in Menasha— Although women hold close to half of all jobs in the U.S. economy, they hold less than 25 percent of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) jobs. Appleton and Oshkosh Branches in Wisconsin are one of 23 AAUW National Tech Savvy sites working to improve those numbers.

Appleton and Oshkosh Branches will host an AAUW National Tech Savvy program, a daylong event designed to show girls firsthand how STEM fields can lead to exciting careers on Saturday. The conference, part of the AAUW National Tech Savvy Pilot Program will welcome 250 girls in grades six through nine and their parents to UW-Fox Valley.

Read the full press release here

Candidate Forum – Thursday, October 6, 2016
Sponsored by AAUW-Appleton, League of Women Voters of Appleton, and Fox Cities Advocates for Public Education

7:00-8:30 pm, Einstein Middle School Auditorium, Appleton

This forum will focus on public education and brings together candidates running for contested legislative seats in the following school districts: Appleton, Kaukauna, Kimberly, Little Chute, Menasha, and Neenah.

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Mark Your Calendars – September 27, 2016
AAUW-Appleton & League of Women Voters of Appleton Present the movie Iron Jawed Angels at 6:30 p.m. at the Appleton Public Library.

Click here to view the movie flyer.

Voter Registration Assistance available before the movie begins.

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News Update – September 1, 2016: AAUW-Appleton kicks off its 2016-17 Program Year.
Location: Fellowship Hall, First United Methodist Church, 325 E. Franklin St., Appleton
5:45 p.m. – Gathering with food & beverages, Branch Meeting, AAUW Program with Judy Goodnight, Branch President, Activity Sign-Up Fair & Social time.
COME JOIN US AND LEARN ABOUT AAUW!

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Mark Your Calendars – September 13, 2016
Dr. Julie Mead, Professor at UW-Madison,
Presentation at Appleton Public Library

Sponsored by AAUW-Appleton, League of Women Voters – Appleton, and Fox Cities Advocates for Public Education

Click here for the details of Dr. Mead’s presentation

News Update – August 14, 2016: Welcome to our New Members!
We are happy to welcome a dozen new members who attended our summer picnic. It’s not too late to join. Our 2016-2017 year is just beginning! Check out our Join page for more information.

Prospective Member Picnic – 8/1/2016

Get Acquainted with AAUW-Appleton!

A get-acquainted picnic for new, rejoining, and prospective members. We look forward to sharing our mission, program, and enthusiasm for AAUW with you.

Monday, August 1, 2016
5:30 p.m. at 2609 S. East St., Appleton

Food & beverages provided. Casual dress.

RSVP to Jackie Booher at jlbooher@athenet.net
or by phone to (920)738-0153 or (920) 205-0805

News Update – May 19, 2016: Scholarship Recipients Announced for 2016
Congratulations to the women who were awarded scholarships by AAUW-Appleton this year! They include Allie Theuerkauf, Jennifer Reed, Jordan Sorenson, Sophia Szymonski, Lucy Woerfel, Krista Hoffman, Gabrielle VanGompel, Alyssa Hemmen, and Sarah Polar. Best of luck to these amazing women as they complete their degrees and begin their careers!

News Update – May 19, 2016: Retiring Branch Officers, New Officers Installed
Many thanks to our retiring officers who provided excellent to our branch: Joan Schneider, President, Chris Scott, Membership VP, Sue Taylor, Program VP, and Kathy Bold, Secretary. Congratulations to our new Officers for 2016-2017! They are President Judy Goodnight, Program VP Chris Taylor, Assistant Program VP Helene Iverson, Membership VP Jackie Booher, Assistant Membership VP Margie Young, and Secretary Joan Schneider. Continuing in her position is Finance VP Mary Zanto.

News Update – March 7, 2016: Tech Savvy Keynote Speaker Announced
Dr. Peggy Ward, head of Kimberly-Clark’s North America Consumer Tissue Sustainability Strategy efforts, will be the keynote speaker at Tech Savvy at UW-Fox Valley on Saturday, March 19th. Over her 18 year career at Kimberly-Clark, she has held roles with increasing responsibility in Business Intelligence, Product & Technology Development and Strategy. Dr. Ward ‘s presentation is titled “First You Have to Care, Then You Can Dare.”

News Update – February 23, 2016: Tech Savvy Registration is now open.
CLICK HERE to register. Once the Tech Savvy page opens, click on the green button ‘Check the list of events’, then click on Register button for Wisconsin – March 19th – UW-Fox Valley.

News Update – February 17, 2016: AAUW-WI State Convention Info Now Available
Click Here
to go to the state website for program info, the registration form, and hotel reservation info for Women Take The Lead, the theme for the 95th Anniversary Celebration of AAUW-WI.

News Update – February 13, 2016: Girls STEM Workshops Information Now Available

Check our Tech Savvy page for the fascinating workshops that the girls attending Tech Savvy will have to choose from.

News Update – February 11, 2016: Tech Savvy Registration Opens Soon

Registration for Tech Savvy by AAUW will be open by mid-February. Watch here, on our Tech Savvy page, and AAUW-Appleton Facebook page for the announcement.

News Update – January 25, 2016: Tech Savvy by AAUW returns for 2016!

The Appleton and Oshkosh branches of AAUW are collaborating once again to present Tech Savvy – Wisconsin, a one-day conference for local girls in grades 6-9 and their parents/guardians. Tech Savvy is a national AAUW program designed to give girls an opportunity to experience firsthand how science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields can lead to exciting careers. This event is the only one presented by AAUW in the state of Wisconsin and one of only 15 pilot programs nationwide. It will be held at UW-Fox Valley in Menasha, WI on Saturday, March 19th, 2016. Click on our Tech Savvy tab for more info.

News Update – January 19, 2016: February Program and Meeting

Fox Valley Advocates for Public Education will present a panel discussion on “Current Status and Concerns for Public Education in Wisconsin” on Saturday morning, February 6, 2016 at the Atlas Coffee Mill and Café. We’ll meet in the Historic Appleton Gathering Room at 9:30 a.m. to enjoy coffee or tea. The program will begin at 9:45. At 10:45 will be the Branch Meeting with an optional buffet lunch to follow at 11:15 for those who have prepaid.

News Update – September 8, 2015: September Program and Meeting

“What Makes AAUW Tick?” is the topic for our September kickoff branch meeting. We’ll be gathering at 5:45 pm at the First United Methodist Church, 325 E. Franklin St., Appleton. There’ll be social time with plentiful appetizers, desserts, and beverages. Learn about branch advocacy, STEM projects, book sale, interest groups, and more! Prospective members are invited to attend as well.

News Update – March 16, 2015: March Program and Meeting

Our March Program is this Monday, March 16th, 6:45 pm, at the Appleton Public Library. We’re celebrating Women’s History Month with a reception for the winners of our Influential Women of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Essay Contest. The contest is sponsored by AAUW-Appleton and the Appleton Public Library.

Come hear some fascinating essays by our middle school essayists who have worked very hard to gather their information to share with you about a woman in history who has made a significant contribution to the STEM fields. You might even find yourself learning about someone new! Join our essayists, their families and guests as we celebrate these young writers.

As an added bonus, we will hear from Beth De Stasio, a full professor and chair of the biology department at Lawrence University. She is always excited to talk about biology and worms! Beth will share her tales of genetics and how a small worm has been used as a model in muscle function. We’re honored to have a great example of a woman in a STEM career to share her story and her research with us.

News Update – February 20, 2015: Tech Savvy Registration is now open!

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REGISTER HERE

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More information can be found under the Tech Savvy tab.

News Update – February 2015

The Appleton and Oshkosh branches of AAUW are collaborating to present Tech Savvy – Wisconsin, a one-day conference for local girls in grades 6-9 and their parents/guardians. Tech Savvy is a national AAUW program designed to give girls an opportunity to experience firsthand how science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields can lead to exciting careers. This event will be a first in the state of Wisconsin and one of only 15 pilot programs nationwide. Click on our Tech Savvy tab for more info.