Mission Statement: Advancing Equity for Women and Girls through Advocacy, Education, Philanthropy, and Research.
AAUW is a national organization with a membership of 100,000 and many local and state branches nationwide.
The Taunton Area Branch was established in 1933, growing over the years into a strong branch with over forty members. Members include student affiliate members and honorary life members.
Our programs and activities support and promote the Mission of AAUW. The branch is affiliated with AAUW-MA.
Meetings & Location
The Taunton Area Branch holds regular meetings monthly from September through May on the second Wednesday of the month unless noted otherwise in the newsletter. Most meetings take place at 7:00 pm at The Arbors, 763 County Street, Taunton, Massachusetts, unless noted otherwise under programs.
All branch meetings are open to the public.
The Mary Anderson Memorial Scholarship
Each year, the Branch offers a scholarship to a local woman entering her junior or senior year of college. Criteria include academic performance, motivation, and an expressed commitment to women in the community and in the world. The Branch-sponsored Women’s History Month Concert in March is the primary fundraiser for the Mary Anderson Memorial Scholarship.
This award is named for Mary Anderson (on right), lifetime branch member (d. 2002).
Bridgewater State University Scholarship Application
To students who are residents of the Town of Bridgewater or graduating from Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School applying for undergraduate education, Bridgewater State University will award twenty-five University and Community Partnerships Scholarships of $1,000 each on a competitive basis each spring to successful applicants who demonstrate the following:
- Acceptance to Bridgewater State University for undergraduate study.
- A desire to contribute to one’s community through public or charitable service as
a vocation or in extracurricular activities.
- Financial need.
Application Deadline: April 10th, 2020
AAUW is the world’s largest source of fellowship funds exclusively for graduate women students. The scholarships support aspiring scholars around the world, teachers and activists in local communities, women at critical stages of their careers, and those pursuing professions where women are underrepresented.
The Taunton Branch supports AAUW’s efforts to promote scholarship and equity for women through various fundraising activities, such as our Silent Auction in November, the sale of Poinsettia plants in December and the yard sale in June. These funds support the Educational Fellowships, the Legal Advocacy Fund for women seeking judicial redress for sex discrimination, and scholarships for undergraduate students from the Taunton Branch area.
2019 – 2020 Programs
THEME: 100 YEARS OF WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE
We invite you, your family and friends to join us. All meetings are open to the public.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 6:00pm, Holiday Inn, Taunton
Guest Speaker: Adrienne Williams, Actor
Topic: “We Did It For You” Speaking Sojourner’s Truth.
Social at 6:00pm; Dinner at 6:30pm
Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 7:00pm, The Arbors, Taunton
Program: Film: SUFFRAGETTE!
Saturday, December 7, 2019, 11:00am, Louise Freeman’s Home, Raynham
Holiday Brunch 606 Pleasant Street, Raynham, MA
Guest Speaker: Radwa Salah Elsaman, AAUW International Fellow, Boston University
*No meeting in January 2020.
Saturday, February 1, 2020, 1 – 5pm, (snow date: February 8) Bridgewater Senior Center,
10 Wally Kruger Way, Bridgewater.
Program: Knit-In for Scholarship.
Saturday, March 14, 2020, Noon, Hong Kong City, Broadway, Taunton
Program: Book Review with Lunch.
Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 7pm, The Arbors, Taunton
Guest Speaker: Cleonie Mainvielle
Topic: An Inclusive Community – How to Get There.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 6:00pm, Vicky Casey’s Home, Taunton
Potluck Dinner, 32 Stevens Street, East Taunton
AAUW membership is open to any graduate holding an associate or equivalent, baccalaureate, or higher degree from a qualified educational institution.
Students may become AAUW affiliate members. We welcome a diverse membership.
For more information about the Taunton Area Branch or general AAUW membership, please contact the Taunton Branch Membership Vice President Rosemarie Buote by email or phone (508) 669-5069.
2019 Officers and Committee Chairs
|AAUW Funds (EF)||Sue St. Germainfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|AAUW Funds (LAF)||Laurel McGregor|
|Local Scholarship||Louise Freeman||Freemanlou@aol.com|
|Public Information||Mary O’Connellemail@example.com|
|Annual Directory||Liz Silviafirstname.lastname@example.org|
Bridgewater State University & Massasoit Community College
Editor: Cris Ajemian
Newsletters are published monthly from September through May and the Summer Newsletter comes out in August. Articles and member updates for the newsletters should be submitted to Valerie prior to deadlines listed in the Year Book.
Newsletter Deadline: 17th of the month