April 18, 2017

 

The next meeting of the Salina (KS) Branch of AAUW is for members only and will be on Monday, May 8 at noon at Martinelli’s.  Check back here for meeting information.  All of our meetings (which are September through May) are held in accessible locations.                                                      

AAUW Members – 

Stars! ***Stars! *** Stars! *** AAUW Rising Stars

is the theme of our Annual Conference. 

2017 Kansas AAUW  State Conference  on Saturday, April 22 

COST: $35 per Member/ $10 Student (with lunch included).

No cost to e-members, which are student affiliates at Kansas State University, Johnson County Community College, and Kansas City Community College.

If you need a place to stay before the AAUW State Conference, these hotels are close to the Johnson County Community College campus where the conference is located:

Hawthorne Suites by Wyndham
11400 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS
913-624-3981. $60.

Extended stay America
10750 Quivera Road, Overland Park, KS
913-661-9299. $62.

Candlewood Suites KC
11001 Oakmont, Overland Park, KS
$63.

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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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Who are the Salina AAUW members? We are 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, too. 

There are seven other branches in Kansas – El Dorado, Goodland, Manhattan, Newton, Olathe, Shawnee-Mission, and Wichita.

 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 are 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. 

Contact us …

For more information about our organization or to join,

email us at any time of the year at aauwsalina-ks-branch@cox.net.

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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 our local branch of AAUW (national and state memberships are included). Yearly dues of $65 include $49 for national, $6 for state, and $10 for local membership. We meet once a month to enjoy an educational program from September through November and in February, March, and May. 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 or to join, 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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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 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 AAUW 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.

For more information about our organization or to join, email us at 

aauwsalina-ks-branch@cox.net.

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