Welcome to the AAUW Colorado Springs Branch!

Meet the recipients of our 2020 AAUW Colorado Springs Branch scholarship awards.  We proudly feature the photos of these 8 women on our website masthead (above).  Click on this link to learn more about their talents and stories.  2020 Scholarship Recipients
HELP SUPPORT OUR LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS – REMEMBER US IN YOUR CHARITABLE GIVING PLANS
Click on this link to donate online: Online Donation Branch Scholarships Fund
A check can also be made out to AAUW-Colorado Springs with “Local Scholarships Fund” on the memo line and mailed to: AAUW Treasurer, 5540 Canvasback Ct., Colorado Springs, CO 80918.

 2020/2021 BRANCH ZOOM MEETINGS AND PROGRAMS
Your wellbeing and safety are our top priority.  Because of the risks of COVID-19, we will only meet virtually until further notice.
HERE ARE THE NEXT BRANCH AND STATE ZOOM EVENTS
April 2 to 16, 2021 Scholarship Fundraiser Virtual Silent Auction
How to Find, Register and Create Login!  How to Participate, View Items and Bid!
Use this link:
2021 Auction How To Instructions
Your friends and family are welcome to bid. Please share the link with them! https://www.32auctions.com/AAUWCOS2021
Also check out the article in the April 2021 newsletter (below) for more details.

Sat., April 17, 2021 10:00 – 11:30 am Zoom Author’s Day Fundraiser/Silent Auction
Two Colorado authors will be featured: Pam Houston, author of Cowboys Are My Weakness and the new nonfiction book Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country, and Jeri Norgren, author of Colorado’s Highest: The History of Naming the 14,000-Foot Peaks. We will also hear from our own Member Authors as they share with us their recent book publications.  Link to view additional details:  AAUW 2021 Authors Day
Use the link below to register for Authors Day 2021 today at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aauw-authors-day-tickets-142405275011

Saturday, April 24, 2021, 9:00 am -12:30 pm
AAUW of Colorado Annual Convention, Women as Catalysts for Change, will be held virtually.  Kim Churches, the CEO from our National organization, joins us to give an update on the important work our organization is still able to do during this pandemic. We will also have a session on the Diversity Toolkit and Diversity Officer, presented by national AAUW contributors to the toolkit.
Use this link to register on  AAUW State Website:   AAUW CO STATE
Saturday, May 15, 2021 via Zoom from 10:00-11:30 am
Branch Annual Meeting.  Presentation and vote for new board members.
Presentation by Leah Davis Witherow, Curator of History-Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum.
Click on this link for details:
AAUW COS Branch Annual Meeting Flyer 5-15 -21
Link to view nominations: 
Nominations 2021-22

Check out our latest branch newsletter: April 2021 Newsletter
Use this link to subscribe:  Sign up here to receive our monthly online newsletter!

Program Recording Link Now Available: Dr. Spaulding Feb 27 2021 recording

2021-2022 AAUW Colorado Springs Branch Scholarships application process is now open!

Multiple scholarships in the amount of $2,000 will be awarded for the 2021-2022 academic year. In addition, $2,500 memorial scholarships will be awarded with preference given to elementary education and psychology/counseling majors.

Here is the link for the application process: 2021-2022 Scholarships Application Process
Here is the link for the application:  Scholarship-Application-2021-22 v3


INTERESTED IN ORGANIZING A BRANCH COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT?
HERE’S THE LINK TO THE APPROVAL PROCESS TO FOLLOW
Community Service


AAUW Two-Minute Activist
As individuals in support of the AAUW Mission and Values, we encourage you to sign up for the AAUW Two-Minute Activist. Sign up for the AAUW “Two-Minute Activist” program. Send emails and texts to your legislators to fight for equal pay, family leave, stopping sexual harassment, equality in education and more.  Sign up using this link to get regular alerts and take timely action.  https://www.aauw.org/act/two-minute-activist/


Hardy Hikers at AFA Ice Lake on a sunny day.

INFORMATION FOR BRANCH MEMBERS

  • Latest online Branch Directory for members – (click on Branch Member Directory on toolbar above – use password)
  • Latest online Interest Group (IG) Calendar, IG Chair contact information and IG descriptions  for members – (click on Members Only on toolbar above – use password)
  • Minutes of Board meetings are available on the Members Only page (use password)

Welcome! AAUW (American Association of University Women) was founded in 1881 and currently has over 170,000 members and supporters working to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research.  Click on above graphic to read more about who we are and our Strategic Plan.
AAUW Colorado Springs Branch, established in 1915, currently has over 250 members and is the largest AAUW Branch in Colorado.  We welcome you to join us for education, community programs, legislative advocacy, research and scholarships for women.  By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so all women have a fair chance. 

Meet the challenge!  Get paid what you’re worth.  Take the AAUW Work Smart Online, a free one-hour course now!  AAUW’s goal is for 10 million women to be trained in salary negotiation by 2022.  Click on Get Started Now (above) to take this important course!

We encourage prospective members to click on the Interest Groups tab (on the toolbar above) to see our current Interest Groups calendar and descriptions.  Our Interest Groups provide members the opportunity to share interests, hobbies and to learn and network.  See the latest AAUW Colorado Springs Branch brochure: AAUW Brochure COS 6-30-2019

We welcome new members!  Give Membership VP Melanie Hudson a call at 719-205-7639 or e-mail membership-V-P.


SEE THE LATEST AAUW COLORADO STATE INFORMATION
Read the latest AAUW Colorado NewsletterConnects – April 2021
View the AAUW Colorado Email Campaign Archive: Latest AAUW of Colorado Connects
AAUW Colorado State Meetings – Save the Dates!
Friday, April 23, 2021, 4:00-5:30 pm
The AAUW of Colorado Annual Business Meeting will be held virtually for membership to join together. You will have the opportunity to vote for new state officers, our own Pam Maier is on the ballot for state secretary, hear officer yearly reports, and be informed of state business.
Saturday, April 24, 2021, 9:00 am -12:30 pm
On the following day, the AAUW of Colorado Annual ConventionWomen as Catalysts for Change, will be held virtually. We are honored to have Kim Churches, the CEO from our National organization, join us to give an update on the important work our organization is still able to do during this pandemic. We will also have a session on the Diversity Toolkit and the Diversity Officer, presented by two national AAUW contributors to the toolkit.
Register on State website:   AAUW CO STATE
August 20-21, 2021
The AAUW of Colorado Fall Leadership Conference is being planned!
View the 2021 Public Policy Day Webinar videos
View the videos – use this link to AAUW Colorado State website: AAUW CO STATE

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