May 21, 2017

 

The last meeting of the Salina (KS) Branch of AAUW was for members only on Monday, May 8,  at Martinelli’s Little Italy, 158 S. Santa Fe Avenue. The AAUW Salina (KS) Branch Executive Committee presented a recommendation about plans for next year. Unfortunately, societal changes have led to having less active local members able to participate in the business of the organization. Members voted  to disband the local branch at this time and will pursue in other ways their interests in making the world a better place for women and girls.

Who were the Salina AAUW members? We were a small local group (branch) for women from Salina who have college degrees and an interest in issues that affect women and girls. Men are welcome to join AAUW, too. 

Current Salina members or prospective members are welcome to contact one of the other branches in Kansas for information about becoming a member of their branch. There are seven other branches in Kansas – El Dorado, Goodland, Manhattan (manhattanksaauw@gmail.com), Newton, Olathe, Shawnee-Mission, and Wichita. 

Branch membership:
If you support empowering women and girls, both women and men can join one of the local branches of AAUW (national and state memberships are included). Yearly dues include $49 for national, $6 for state, and local membership dues. The new membership year begins July 1 and new members can join at any time.

AAUW at the state and national level  empowers women through helping shape the lives of the next generation of women leaders through working on college campuses; exposing students to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education; advancing equity for women and girls; challenging sex discrimination in higher education and the workplace;  helping women contribute to the economic and social development in other countries; and providing leadership opportunities for AAUW members. We were also engaged in providing educational funding; this past year our local branch contributed $35 to AAUW’s Educational Opportunities Fund and $125 to the Legal Advocacy Fund. 

Our email address is aauwsalina-ks-branch@cox.net if you need more information or contact information for the other branches in Kansas.

It is also an option to be a member of only the national organization – contact aauw.org.

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Student Membership Options – The following accredited colleges or universities in Kansas are college-university partners of AAUW.

Bethel College

Fort Hays State University

Johnson County Community College

Kansas City Community College

Kansas State University – Manhattan (manhattanksaauw@gmail.com)

and Olathe

and Kansas State Polytechnic Campus

Pittsburg State University

The University of Kansas

Wichita State University

To join AAUW, you have to have a two-year degree or more from an accredited institution. But if you’re still a student, there are three ways that you can join AUW now.

1. E-student affiliation (free)

E-student affiliation is free for all undergraduate students attending an AAUW college/university partner member institution listed above. Since more than 800 schools in the United States are AAUW partner members, you’re likely eligible for this option. Upon graduation, e-student affiliates receive a free, one-year membership to AAUW as a graduation gift.

2. Student affiliation ($17)

Undergraduate students at institutions that are not AAUW college/university partner members can join AAUW for $17 a year. This membership is available to students at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina and other schools in this category.

3. Graduate students ($18.81 for your first year and $49 a year thereafter)

If you’re in grad school, you’re already eligible to join AAUW at the branch or national level since you’ve already presumably earned an undergraduate degree. But you can get a graduate student discount: AAUW offers an introductory rate of $18.81 for your first year. After that, it’s $49 a year to get all the benefits of AAUW membership.

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AAUW Member Benefits – 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.

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To guarantee equality, individual rights, and social justice for a diverse society, AAUW advocates

  • Vigorous enforcement of and full access to civil and constitutional rights, including voting rights
  • Choice in the determination of one’s reproductive life
  • Increased access to quality, affordable health care and family planning services, including expansion of patients’ rights
  • Freedom from violence and fear of violence, including hate crimes, in homes, schools, workplaces, and communities
  • Support for U.N. programs that address human rights and women’s and girls’ concerns
  • Freedom in the definition of family and a guarantee of civil rights in all family structures
  • Passage and ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment
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 Get Girls Interested in Science and Engineering
 
  • Spread the word about girls’ and women’s achievements in math and science.
  • Teach girls that intellectual skills, including spatial skills, are acquired.
  • Teach students about stereotype threat and promote a growth-mindset environment.
  • Talented and gifted programs should send the message that they value growth and learning.
  • Encourage children to develop their spatial skills.
  • Help girls recognize their career-relevant skills.
  • Encourage high school girls to take calculus, physics, chemistry, computer science, and engineering classes when available.
  • Make performance standards and expectations clear.

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 AAUW at the state and national level  empowers women through helping shape the lives of the next generation of women leaders through working on college campuses; exposing students to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education; advancing equity for women and girls; challenging sex discrimination in higher education and the workplace;  helping women contribute to the economic and social development in other countries; and providing leadership opportunities for AAUW members. 

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Membership Information

In principle and in practice, AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership.  There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or class.

AAUW (formerly known as the American Association of University Women), advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. 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.

National membership: Become a national member only and connect through the national AAUW website, aauw.org.                        

Branch membership:
If you support empowering women and girls, both women and men can join one of the local branches of AAUW (national and state memberships are included). Yearly dues include $49 for national, $6 for state, and local membership dues. Our new membership year began July 1 and new members can join at any time.
 

We welcome you to join our non-profit organization if you  hold an associate’s (or equivalent, e.g. RN), bachelor’s, or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university. For more information about our organization, email us at aauwsalina-ks-branch@cox.net.

At the national level AAUW has been empowering women as individuals and as a community since 1881. For more than 130 years, we have worked together as a national grassroots organization to improve the lives of millions of women and their families.

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