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 gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy.

Latest Posts:

6/22/2020: July Newsletter now available – Click here

6/7/2020: 2020 Book Sale Update:

Planning is underway for our 2020 sale, but so much depends on the status of this part of Wisconsin and the Covid-19 pandemic as we head into the fall.

At this point we are asking you to hold on to any donations for the sale until we have access to our new book collection storage facility. If you have an urgent, immediate need such as moving out of town, you may contact one of our Book Pick-up representatives as listed here:

Shirley – 843-8888

Chris – 636-8153

Stephanie – 734-6750

Becky – 739-6469

5/17/2020: Update on Events and Branch Activities

Our in-person events and activities have been canceled since March, but we are using our own Tech Savvy skills to continue branch activities through social media in Facebook groups and via Zoom meetings. To prepare for our May 21, 2020 branch meeting on Zoom, we have an info sheet with Zoom tips that you can read to be familiar with use of this technology. Click on the link to read: ZOOM TIPS

 3/16/2020: Events and Branch Activities Canceled

Due to the public health emergency related to COVID-19, all of our AAUW Appleton meetings and activities for March have been canceled. This includes our March 19th event: 19th Amendment Centennial Celebration program, Essay Contest Reception, and branch meeting. Essay contest winners will be notified and receive their prizes and certificates at a later time.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Dear Tech Savvy Participants and Parents,

We are sad to inform you that Tech Savvy – Fox Cities scheduled for Saturday, March 14, 2020 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus. The university is now temporarily closed.

We are going to work with the school, as soon as possible, to reschedule, but this may take some time.  If you will wait along with us, we will hopefully apply your fees to a rescheduled event.  If you would like a refund, please send your mailing address to apposhtechsavvy@gmail.com.  We promise to keep you updated as soon as we learn anything new.

Thank you for your understanding and please stay safe.

Tech Savvy-Fox Cities Planning Committee

 

February 11, 2020:

AAUW Tech Savvy-Fox Cities
March 14, 2020 – UWO – Fox Cities
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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! 

Click here to register

 

October 2019:

Thank you, Fox Cities Communities – 2019 Book Sale Success!

We thank all of you who donated books and more to our annual sale. We especially thank all of you  who came and bought books – at full price, at half price, by the bagful, or giving a donation on free day! We will be able to offer many scholarships to women who are completing their degrees.

The 2019 Book Sale is happening now!

Join us inside the Northland Mall, 900 W. Northland Ave., in Appleton, Wisconsin for one of  our largest book sales ever.

Thursday, October 17 – 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday, October 18 – 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 19 – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, October 20 – 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Most books $1.00 – Cash or check only

Thursday, October 24 – 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM HALF PRICE DAY
Friday, October 25 – 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM HALF PRICE DAY
Saturday, October 19 – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM BOOKS BY THE GROCERY BAGFUL $5 A BAG
Sunday, October 20 – 10:00 AM – Noon ALL REMAINING BOOKS ARE FREE – DONATIONS APPRECIATED!

ALL FUNDS RAISED GO TO SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WOMEN.

2019 Book Sale Dates – October 17-20, October 24-27
Mark your calendar.

We’re accepting Book donations now.

It’s that time again – book sale donation time! We’re accepting contributions of books from the community. This includes hardcover & paperback books, children’s books, books on CD, sheet music, CDs, DVDs, puzzles, & games. Profits are used to provide scholarships for women. For book pick-up or drop-off, please call: (920)427-6655; (920)734-6750; (920)843-8888; or (920)739-6469. (No magazines, textbooks, or condensed books, please.)

NOTE: BOOK SALE INFORMATION IN OUR NEWSLETTER IS FOR MEMBERS ONLY. IF YOU ARE NOT A MEMBER & HAVE BOOKS TO DONATE, CONTACT US AT ANY OF THE PHONE NUMBERS LISTED ABOVE.

 

AAUW Tech Savvy-Fox Cities
March 9, 2019 – UW Fox Valley
Registration is now open!
Click on the Register Today button.

AAUW Appleton presents Dr. Julie Mead

Appleton Public Library on Wednesday, February 27th, 2019, 7:00 pm.
Topic: How School Privatization Opens the Door for Discrimination
This event is open to the public.
Co-sponsors: Fox Cities Advocates for Public Education,
League of Women Voters of Appleton,
League of Women Voters of Winnebago County

Click here for larger version of the poster.

AAUW Tech Savvy-Fox Cities
March 
9, 2019 -UW Fox Valley
Registration opens February 11th.

Our Keynote speaker is Elizabeth Braatz, a 2013 graduate from Appleton North High School. She is a lepidopterist for a major butterfly house in Florida.  She will share her STEM journey and the joys and challenges of her career.

Check our Tech Savvy page for complete info!

82nd ANNUAL BOOK SALE HAS BEGUN!

October 18th to October 21st, TH & F 9 am to 8 pm,
Sat 9 am to 5 pm,
Sun 11 am to 5 pm – Books $1

October 25th to October 28th,
TH & F 9 am to 8 pm Half price days
Sat 9 am to 5 pm $5 for a bagful!
Sun 10 am to noon – FREE!


EVENT REMINDER – FIX THE SYSTEM: Reforms needed to align the political system with the public interest.

Appleton Public Library
225 N Oneida St, Appleton, Wisconsin
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Open to the Public

 

 

 

 

Sara Eskrich, Director of Political Innovation for Katherine Gehl, brings an entirely new analytical lens to understanding the performance of our political system. Her presentation is based on the 2017 Harvard Business School Report entitled “Why Competition in the Politics Industry Is Failing America: A Strategy for Reinvigorating Our Democracy” by Katherine Gehl and Michael E. Porter. What would be required to change the political outcomes we are experiencing? What would it take to better align the political system with the public interest and make progress on the nation’s problems? The reforms she proposes constitute a cohesive strategy that will alter the incentives that drive behavior in the political system.

A question and answer period will follow the presentation.
Sponsored by AAUW-Appleton Branch, American Civil Liberties Union-Fox Cities, League of Women Voters of Appleton, League of Women Voters of Winnebago County

“Fix the System” A strategy for reinvigorating our democracy
A presentation by Katherine Gehl, business leader & political innovation activist

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Book Sale News

The Appleton Branch of AAUW is holding its 82nd annual used book sale, “Making Memories with Books”, Oct. 18-21 & Oct. 25-28, 2018 inside the Northland Mall, 900 W. Northland Ave, Appleton, WI  54914.

Thurs., Oct. 18th – 9 am-8 pm (Most books $1)
Fri., Oct. 19th – 9 am-8 pm (Most books $1)
Sat., Oct. 20th – 9 am-5 pm (Most books $1)
Sun., Oct. 21st – 11 am-5 pm (Most books $1)

Thurs., Oct. 25th – 9 am-8 pm (1/2 Price Day)
Fri., Oct. 26th – 9 am-8 pm (1/2 Price Day)
Sat., Oct. 27th – 9 am-5 pm ($5/Bag)
Sun., Oct. 28th – 10 am-noon (Remaining Books Free)

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.)  Profits provide scholarships for women. For book pick-up & drop-off, please call: (920)427-6655; (920)734-6750; (920)843-8888; or (920)739-6469.


New Member Coffee – 1:00 pm September 12th, 2018

The membership committee would like to remind everyone of the upcoming coffee on Wednesday, September 12, 1-2 pm at Nancy Havens’ home. This coffee is for brand new members, members who have only been in AAUW for 5 years or less, and especially for any members who haven’t been very active recently and would like to get reacquainted with AAUW. It’s an opportunity to meet other AAUW members before our first branch meeting. This will be a very casual get together and a chance to mix and mingle. You will also get a chance to meet our new President, Becky O’Connor , and ask her any questions you may have.

Please come and let’s have a great turnout! Looking forward to seeing you there.

Connie Wunderlich VP Membership
Nancy Havens Asst. VP Membership Call Nancy at 991-9606 for address and directions.