Welcome to the AAUW Colorado Springs Branch!

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
See our Branch Newsletters:  https://coloradosprings-co.aauw.net/newsletter/

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

 

Authors Day event recognizes local authors

Click on this link AAUW Authors Day to read about our successful
2019 Annual Authors Day Fundraiser for scholarships awarded to local women.
(William J. Dagendesh/Woodmen Edition  Nov 4, 2019)

INFORMATION FOR BRANCH MEMBERS

  • NEW FEATURE!!   Follow the progress of our branch filing for 501(c)(3) nonprofit (tax-exempt) status with the IRS.  Click on these links for the latest information to learn and stay informed.      501c3 Project Update 9 18 2019                                                        FAQs of Changing to 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Status
  • See our Branch Newsletters and check out the new features!   https://coloradosprings-co.aauw.net/newsletter/
  • Latest online Branch Directory for members – (click on About tab  – Members Only page – use password)
  • Latest online Interest Group (IG) Calendar, IG Chair contact information and IG descriptions  for members – (click on About tab – Members Only page – use password)
  • Minutes of Board meetings are available on the Members Only page

Programs are open to the public and guests are welcome!  Additional details including any ticket price will be posted when finalized so please save these dates.

November 16, 2019   10:00 AM – Noon
Women in the Economic World of Colorado Springs
Chelsea Gaylord, Sr. Economic Specialist
 Colorado Technical University (CTU) – 4435 N. Chestnut St. off Garden of the Gods Rd.
Click on the link below for the latest information – it’s free to attend:
Nov 16 2019 Branch Meeting 
RSVP to Jean Little at
 wjean1@gmail.com
Or use the following link to sign up on Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aauw-branch-meeting-viewing-colorado-springs-thru-a-womans-eyes-tickets-73710952443?utm_term=eventurl_text


December 7, 2019  11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
RSVP deadline Nov. 30 to:  jmarsh@pcisys.net
Holiday Luncheon with Children’s Chorale
Cost:  $33.00 per person
Briarhurst Manor
 404 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs
See details here: Colorado Springs Branch 2019 Holiday Program
Pay online – use this Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aauw-holiday-luncheon-tickets-73655322051



January 18, 2020, Saturday   9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
The AAUW Colorado Springs Branch Public Policy committee members have developed a program to address the means by which voter suppression is manifested in our election process.  Deb Walker, Executive Director Citizen’s Project, will lead the program which will include active interaction.
Colorado Technical University (CTU) – 4435 N. Chestnut St. off Garden of the Gods Rd.
Click on the link below for the latest information & register – it’s free to attend:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/voter-suppression-in-colorado-what-you-need-to-know-aauw-branch-meeting-tickets-82050552411


SEE THE LATEST AAUW COLORADO STATE INFORMATION
Click on the link below to read the latest State Bulletin:
Fall 2019 AAUW of Colorado Bulletin

Save the dates for the following AAUW Colorado State events:
January 15, 2020, Legacy in Leadership Award Nominations Deadline
February 1, 2020, Public Policy Day, Holiday Inn Lakewood
March 15, 2020, Sanderson Young Leader Award Nominations Deadline

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                         Website masthead photo by William J. Dagendesh, Pikes Peak Newspapers