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 Representatives 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 Legislative 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.

Read or download and print the 2017-19 Public Policy Program Brochure that describes the public policy priorities established by a vote of AAUW members to set forth the  federal action issues on which AAUW members focus their advocacy efforts on national issues. Florida AAUW branches will also focus their advocacy efforts on these priorities for the next two years.

Scholarship Information for 2018:

The scholarship application for the 2018-19 academic year will be available in October 2017.The deadline to submit scholarship applications for 2018-2019  will be prior to March 1st, 2018. The  three 2017-2018 scholarship recipients attended our annual dinner meeting on May 15th and had an opportunity to tell us a little bit about themselves.

Looking Forward:

Monday September 18th 6:30 pm.  A Salad and Dessert Supper at the North Palm Beach Library.  303 Anchorage Drive. At this first meeting of the year  we will talk about plans for the year, introduce new members who have joined us recently, honor a young lady from the Benjamin School who was selected as an outstanding Junior Girl in May. Yearbooks including members contact information and our calendar of events for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 will be distributed.

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, if you are interested in becoming a member of the club.  Our next dinner will be in late fall.

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. Doris Noble,  Chair.  The next book we will read and discuss on September 14th at 1 pm is the Rent Collector by Camron Wright.

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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