A “pod” of AAUW Duluth friends at a holiday lunch, December 2021
Award-winning Ojibwe writer (and branch member) Linda LeGarde Grover reading at the launch of her latest book, Gichigami Hearts, October 2021
ELIGIBILITY & MEMBERSHIP FORM
Membership in AAUW is open to anyone with an associate (or equivalent), baccalaureate, or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
AAUW Duluth members have professional backgrounds in such areas as engineering, counselling, nursing, teaching, public relations, art, law, library science, and social work. We value and seek a diverse membership.
Check out this brief inspirational AAUW video “The Power of Membership”
NATIONAL, STATE, AND LOCAL DUES
Like many organizations, AAUW operates at the national, state, and local (branch) levels. And all three divisions need funding to carry out their mission.
Reduced student rates are available, and at AAUW-affiliated schools, national membership for students is free.
But if you’re not a student, three quarters of your annual dues goes to national with only a quarter going to the state division and the local branch. It may seem like a lot of money, but at every level it does a lot of good.
National dues account for at least 13% of AAUW’s annual budget. They help to sustain and grow programs to advance equity for women and girls. A combination of dues, donations, and corporate and foundation funding is critical to supporting AAUW’s salary negotiation workshops, groundbreaking research, millions of dollars given in grants, advocacy efforts, campus leadership programs, and so on. We are investing in women and girls all over the country with our national dues.
State dues give local branches access to state funds and state programs, like Leader on Loan. For example, the state division helps the Duluth branch to sponsor a lucky young woman to attend the National Conference of College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) every year, usually held in Washington, DC. State grants have also helped the branch advance diversity issues and programs.
Local (branch) dues are in many ways the most visible use of our money because they help to cover the costs of local speakers, events, and activities. Good news! The Duluth branch also offers GRANTS (up to $30) to subsidize the total cost of membership. Details are on the attached membership form.
Branch members at the 2021 Summer Social
AAUW Duluth Membership Co-Chairs
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