Welcome to the Northern Palm Beach County (FL) Branch!

norpalmThe American Association of University Women (AAUW) empowers women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Our nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has more than 165,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and 800 college and university partners. Since AAUW’s founding in 1881, our members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. Located on Florida’s beautiful southeast coast, the Northern Palm Beach County Branch draws members from throughout Palm Beach and southern Martin Counties and serves the communities of Hobe Sound, Juno Beach, Jupiter, Lake Park, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach Shores, Riviera Beach, Stuart, Tequesta, and West Palm Beach. The branch was founded in 1959.

The Legislative Action Alerts and the Two Minute Activist:

To receive the timely Legislative Action Alerts from the AAUW Action Network about important legislative issues coming before either the Senate or the House of Representives please sign up to receive the Action Alerts in your email. These include information about the issue and a suggested  Two Minute Activist message to your US Senators and member of the House of Representatives giving reasons for taking a specific action.  You can edit this message using your words to ask the legislator you are contacting to take a specific action.  The action can be to ask your legislator to co-sponsor a bill,vote for it or against it.

During the Florida Legilsative session Florida also has the Florida Action Alerts to provide Florida AAUW members with the same type of information and a Two Minute Activist message as the National Action Alerts.  To sign up for these please send an email to Pat DeWitt, AAUW Florida Public Policy Director. Write AAUW Florida Action Alert in the subject line.

Scholarship Information for 2017:

The deadline to submit scholarship applications for 2017-2018. was  March 1st, 2017 i. The schoarship recipients will be notified in May 2017.

Looking Forward:

Saturday, April 22nd – 4 – 6 pm  Celebration of new members.  Parched Pig, 4580 Donald Poss Road, Suite 100. It is located on the south side of Donald Ross Road in the Donald Ross Village between Military Trail and Central Blvd in Jupiter.  Current members are encouraged to bring friends who might be interested in joining AAUW.

April is For Authors – April 29, 2017 –  9 to 4 Palm Beach Gardens High School off Military Trail between Lilac and Holly Drive. The entrance is on Lilac. A free event for children and their parents who would like to meet children’s authors and hear them speak about the books they have written.  All of these authors will have books for sale and be available to sign their books.

June 11 – 17, 2017 -Tech Trek Summer Camp for 64 rising 8th grade girls on  the Boca Raton Campuses of Palm Beach State College and Florida Atlantic University. Five girls from the northern county area have been selected to attend the camp.

AAUW National Convention June 14 – 17, 2017 – Washington DC

On Going Regular Activities:

Dinner Club

AAUW Dinner Club has four dinners during the year. Each dinner is for eight people with the menus are determined by each of the hostesses.  Members are single or couples. We also have an end-of-the-year party. Kentucky Derby end of the year party May 6th at the Herzing’s home. All branch members and guests are welcome. Contact Ann Hutchins, Chair, for more information.

Book Group

The Book Group meets monthly October through May on the third Thursday of the month to discuss a book the group has selected to read. New additions to the group are always welcome.  Susan O’Connell,  Chair

Bridge Group

The Bridge Group meets on the First Tuesday of the month at 7 pm,  at the home of one of our  members. We play party bridge to  have fun and learn more about playing good bridge, too.. We welcome new members to play regularly or be substitutes. If you are interested in joining the group please contact Judy Pierman or Barbara Rizzo.

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