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.

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Tech Savvy Registration is Open!
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Registration for the March 9, 2024 Tech Savvy event opens January 12, 2024!
Click on the Registration button on the Tech Savvy front page on Friday.

Girl and Parent Workshop Info is updated. Choose your workshops now & be ready to register right away!

AAUW Appleton is part of the Women’s Action Coalition of the Fox Valley.
Check it out at https://womensactioncoalition.org/

Yes, It’s Starting to Be Book Sale Time! We’re Collecting Books NOW!

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Call the numbers listed to arrange for book pick-up.

For more info, check our BOOK SALE PAGE.

Thank you to these community organizations who are helping to underwrite this year’s Tech Savvy program!

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Fox Cities Tech Savvy Registration is now OPEN!
Click here to go directly to our information page.

Happy Holidays to all from AAUW Appleton!

It’s October 2022 – That Means It’s Book Sale Time!

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4/14/22 Final Approved Bylaws and Policies are now posted  on the Who We Are: Bylaws and Policy page 

4/6/22 AAUW WI State Convention Registration is now open!
Here’s the link to register: AAUW WI State Convention
There’s a video at the top of the page that you can watch that explains the registration process.
Don’t forget to check out the auction website raising money for AAUW’s Greatest Needs Fund!

4/6/22 Bylaws and Policy Sheet Revisions:
Read the revised documents here:
April 2022 Bylaws of the AAUW of Appleton WI Branch
April 2022 AAUW Appleton Policy Sheet

2/24/2022: Changes  on our website:
Newsletter links  from January 2022 on are now available in the sidebar.
Under Links in the sidebar, you’ll find links to relevant AAUW websites.

1/17/2022: February 2022 Newsletter Now Available: Click Here

Fox Cities Tech Savvy is on the horizon!
Registration will be opening in February for the March 5, 2022 event.
Click here to go direct to our information page.

Coming Soon: January 11, 2022 – Branch Meeting
Program: “Microaggressions” by Dr. Ozalle M. Toms
5:30 pm on Zoom
Non-member guests may request an invite via email to         aauwappleton@gmail.com

Click here for the January program handout

12/21/2021: January 2022 Newsletter now available: Click here

Essay Contest “Influential Women of STEM 2022” – Information now available – CLICK HERE

AAUW New Member Holiday Open House
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Click Here for Poster with Details
R.S.V.P. by Nov. 30 Susie Jennings Susiejennings@gmail.com or (608) 212-4008
Sponsored by AAUW Membership Committee

11/21/2021: December 2021 Newsletter now available: Click here

10/21/2021: November 2021 Newsletter now available: Click here

It’s Book Sale Time! (click on poster to enlarge)

9/21/2021: October 2021 Newsletter now available: Click here

8/22/2021: September 2021 Newsletter now available: Click here

8/22/2021: August issue of AAUW WI Badger Briefs now available: Click here

7/12/2021: Summer II 2021 Newsletter now available:
Part 1 – click here
Part 2 – click here

5/24/2021: Summer I 2021 Newsletter now available:
Part 1 – Click here
Part 2 – Click here

5/15/2021: Spring issue of AAUW WI Badger Briefs now available: Click here

4/23/2021: May 2021 Newsletter now available – Click here

3/25/2021: April 2021 Newsletter now available – Click here

3/20/2021:  AAUW-WI State Convention booklet now available – Click here

2/27/2021: March 2021 Newsletter now available – Click here

2/11/2021: Winter issue of AAUW WI Badger Briefs now available – Click here

1/20/2021: February 2021 Newsletter now available – Click here

1/7/2021: Influential Women of STEM Essay Contest Now Open!
Check out our Essay Contest page for the rules and entry form.
Entries are due by February 26th!

12/23/2020: January 2021 Newsletter now available – Click here

11/27/2020: Welcome to AAUW Appleton’s Holiday Auction

This year our auction has gone virtual, with all proceeds to be used for local scholarships. 

Our auction website:  32auctions.com/AAUW-Appleton

-Starting November 23rd, you can browse the auction site, but you must set up an account to bid.  This is easy, just follow the directions.
-Bidding starts November 27th (Black Friday) at 5:00 AM and ends on Wednesday, December 2nd at 10:30 PM.
-All you have to do is view the items and place bids. You will receive an email confirming your bids and another email if someone outbids you. You can then return to the site and continue bidding.
-You will be notified at the end of the auction of your winning bids.
-The auction committee “elves” will contact you soon to arrange pickup/delivery and payment.
-All payments will be by check payable to AAUW Appleton, with AUCTION on the memo line. 

-Questions? Contact Sylvia Bull at sjbcreate@gmail.com,  Donna Cook at djocook16@gmail.com,  or Mary Grace at mcggs@aol.com

Please bid generously and bid often! Thank you!

11/24/2020: Now updated –
Economic Security links from our Public Policy page
Work Smart Online Salary Negotiation Course link added

11/23/2020: December Newsletter now available – Click here

11/14/2020: The latest issue of Badger Briefs, AAUW Wisconsin’s newsletter is now available – Click here

10/26/2020: November Newsletter now available – Click here

9/22/2020: October Newsletter now available – Click here

8/24/2020: September Newsletter now available – Click here

8/20/2020: AAUW WI Public Policy Forum – Register Now to Attend

8/10/2020 Book Sale Update – Important!

Due to the Coronavirus the October, 2020 AAUW Book Sale has been postponed until 2021. We will continue to collect books this year for future sales. If you have books to donate, please call to make arrangements for book pickup: 920-636-8153; 920-734-6750; 920-843-8888, or 920-540-7751. Thank you for your support.

7/26/2020: August Newsletter now available – Click here

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.


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


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


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.)



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

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AAUW Tech Savvy-Fox Cities
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!


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.