New Member Social–March 2018
Did you know that AAUW not only participates in robust programs like voting rights, equal pay and student scholarships, but also partners with important coalitions such as Women’s Law Project and Women’s Caucus in the Legislature? New members learned about this and more as they gathered on a beautiful sunny day for a New Member Social at the lovely home of a n AAUW Carlisle member. The purpose of the social was to welcome new members, learn their stories, as well as gain knowledge of the many volunteer opportunities and initiatives that AAUW Carlisle offers. The backgrounds among the ladies range from human resources, insurance, state government just to name a few. Guests heard from program chairs, shared cutting edge ideas, mingled over delightful refreshments and left feeling inspired. Nine new members attended. Special thanks to the membership committee and chairs who organized and participated in the event. Welcome!
The Power of Membership
“I was looking for a way to be involved in the community for the betterment of women. AAUW is a perfect blend of my interests and talents.” –Ann
Whether you’re still chasing your dreams or happily living them, AAUW can help — and we’ve been doing just that for more than 130 years. Our nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has more than 170,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and over 800 college and university partners.
AAUW makes sure that nothing stands in the way of women and girls achieving what they want in life, and we couldn’t do it without the passionate community of women — and men — who bring our mission to life across the country. From equal pay to increasing opportunities for women in STEM to expanding women’s leadership, we’re at the forefront of making change happen. Throughout our history, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.
As an AAUW member, there are many ways to get involved. Our backbone are the monthly meetings featuring thoughtful speakers on topics that are interesting and thought provoking. Looking to be more involved? Check out the Volunteer Opportunities. Also, take a look at Interest Groups because there may be something you want to do.
AAUW Carlisle Branch held its charter meeting on May 10, 1924, in Old West on the college campus. Chaired by Josephine Meredith, dean of women at Dickinson College, 47 of the 54 charter members were Dickinson alumnae. We continue a great relationship with Dickinson College today–holding our meetings and many events on campus. In 2015, Dickinson College became a College/University partner member. The collaboration and friendships are just beginning. In the first year, Carlisle Branch members assisted the students with a voter registration event and equal pay bake sale, and enjoyed social interactions.
Interested in joining the vibrant organization? We welcome persons holding an associate or equivalent (RN), baccalaureate, or higher degree from an accredited college or university. Annual dues are $82. Download the AAUW Carlisle Membership Application.
Membership with AAUW means you’re part of a community dedicated to changing the climate for women and girls. As an AAUW member, you will not only have access to valuable resources but also get discounted pricing on some merchandise and services. It’s one more way to express our gratitude for all your support to empower women and improve the lives of millions of women and families. With each purchase, AAUW receives a royalty that is used to support the work we do. Click here to find out more about AAUW Member Benefits.
The Carlisle Branch is governed by a Board of six elected officers, nine appointed Committee Chairpersons, and four Interest Group Coordinators guided by Carlisle Branch Bylaws and 2017-2019 Policies and Procedures.