Serving the South Shore of Massachusetts from Quincy to Plymouth
Holiday Social Lunch
Sunday, December 5 at noon
Mia Regazza, Marshfield
Followed by an optional tour of the Christmas Designer Show House at the Daniel Webster Estate, Marshfield
Our Holiday Social this year will be at Mia Regazza in Marshfield on Sunday, December 5. The restaurant is at 1 Proprietors Drive, adjacent to Roche Bros. Lunch will be at noon. We will be ordering off the menu with individual checks requested. It is important to call or text Sheila Doherty before December 1st (781 267-1098 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org) so she can include you in the reservation. We hope to see you at our celebration.
Lunch will be followed by an optional tour of the Christmas Designer Show House at the Daniel Webster Estate, 238 Webster Street, Marshfield. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $10 for seniors.
Sheila Doherty, Social Chair, 781 267-1098
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy,and research. 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.
We welcome you to join our branch.
The South Shore Area branch of AAUW is the South Shore’s leading advocate for education and equity for all women and girls. We seek and welcome new members from Quincy to Plymouth holding an associate or equivalent or baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited institution.
The South Shore Area branch of meets monthly from September through May usually on the evening of the second Tuesday of the month at various locations convenient to the wide area covered by our membership. Our programs relate to AAUW’s mission to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
We engage in fundraising for AAUW Funds which supports programs such as the Educational Opportunities Fund, the world’s largest source of funding exclusively for graduate women and the Legal Advocacy Fund, which supports the protection of the legal rights of those who are facing discrimination.
For many years our branch funded the Pamela J. Lincoln Recognition Award presented to an female applicant continuing higher education. The 2013 award winner pursued an Associate’s Degree in Nursing (RN program) at Massasoit Community College. In 2014 the branch sent two Bridgewater State University students to the National Conference of College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL). In 2018, in partnership with Curry College, the branch sent two Curry College students, Paulina Adams and Tiana Delano, to NCCWSL. In 2019 two more Curry students were sponsored to attend NCCWSL. Our branch sent Sarah Simmons.
Here is a slide presentation in PDF of Sarah’s experience at NCCWSL 2019.
Here is a slide presentation in PDF of Paulina and Tiana’s experience at NCCWSL, 2018 .
Due to Covid-19 some branch activities are currently conducted on Zoom.The South Shore Area branch also encourages Study and Special Interest Groups. Study Groups may be formed to allow for a more in-depth exploration of a particular topic or for a more informal presentation of a timely topic than might otherwise occur at a branch meeting. Special Interest Groups, open only to our branch members, include book discussion, 2021-2022 Book List, adventures in dining, and a game night. Groups generally meet in homes and are announced in the monthly branch bulletin. Check with Ginny Giordano for information on our current interest group activities.
We seek and welcome new members among graduates who hold an associate or equivalent or a baccalaureate or higher degree from a college or university. Undergraduates may join the branch as AAUW student affiliates. We practice AAUW’s diversity statement: 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. We welcome new members from the South Shore! For more information about how to join, please contact our Membership Vice Presidents, Gail Saccone, 781 749-9881 or Anne Foley, 781-749-2369. Return to top
2021-2022 Dues Branch dues are $92 annually beginning July 1. Dues are $62 to the national association, $15 to the state and $15 to the branch. Dues include subscriptions to the Outlook, the BayStater and the News of Note. Student affiliates are exempt from branch dues, but must join the national association ($17) and the state ($8). Return to top
In honor of our branch’s formation over 50 years ago, here is a PDF slide show looking back on AAUW’s in women’s history since 1968.
Programs and Events 2021-2022
The South Shore Area Branch is in its 53rd year as part of the American Association of University Women. AAUW members believe in the power of education to change women’s lives. We also recognize that women’s education means not only attaining higher degrees. It also means becoming financially literate, daring to take risks to grow and learn throughout our lives, and to help others both around us and far away from us to reach their potential.Our programs focus on our mission to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. We hope you will join us at one of our events. No matter how busy your daily routine is, we think you’ll get something out of our events. You’ll meet like-minded women from the South Shore. We’ll hear from fascinating speakers on thought-provoking topics.
Due to Covid-19 some of our branch programs are currently conducted on Zoom on the second Tuesday of the month.
For more information about our meeting topics and speakers, please contact Branch CoPresident Ginny Giordano. Expand your horizons and potential. Come to our monthly meetings, bring a neighbor, friend or colleague! Remember, AAUW advances equity for all women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research — because equity is still an issue. We look forward to seeing you! Return to top
Online Voter Registration Tool
Registering to vote just got easier, thanks to the AAUW Action Fund online voter registration tool. Now people can complete the voter registration application online so that all they have to do is print the form and mail it to the address provided. Click here to get started: www.aauwaction.org/registertovote.
Program Vice President
Membership Co-Vice Presidents