Taunton Area Branch

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About Us

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).

Taunton AAUW 2020 Scholarship Flyer

Taunton AAUW 2020 Scholarship Application

 

AAUW Fund

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
Opening Meeting
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
Annual Meeting.
Potluck Dinner, 32 Stevens Street, East Taunton

Membership

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

President  Cristina Ajemian  cmajemian@aol.com
Program  Program Committee
Membership  Rosemarie Buote rosemariebuote@aol.com
Secretary Beryl Domingo beryldomingo@hotmail.com
Co-Treasurers Angela Sheble

June Cooney

asheble2@gmail.com

junecooney@aol.com

AAUW Funds (EF) Sue St. Germain rssaint@comcast.net 
AAUW Funds (LAF) Laurel McGregor
Local Scholarship Louise Freeman Freemanlou@aol.com
Communications/Newsletter Cris Ajemian cmajemian@aol.com
Public Information  Mary O’Connell maryservatmls@hotmail.com
Hospitality Barbara Balboni BBalboni@bridgew.edu
Annual Directory Liz Silvia country.traditions1@verizon.net
Auditor/Finance Carol Ritchie
Bylaws Veronica Casey vcasey@holidayinntaunton.com 
College/University Susan McCombe

Bridgewater State University & Massasoit Community College

 

smccombe@bridgew.edu 

 

Newsletter

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