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 2019 Scholarship Flyer

Taunton AAUW 2019 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 Programs

THEME: LOOKING BACK, MOVING FORWARD!

We invite you, your family and friends to join us. All meetings are open to the public.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 6:00pm, Holiday Inn, Taunton

Opening Meeting

Guest Speaker: Bridgewater State University Professor Dr. Lisa Krissoff Boehm

Topic: Making a Way Out of No Way: African American Women and the Second Great Migration

Social at 6:00pm; Dinner at 6:30pm

 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 7:00pm, The Arbors, Taunton

Program: Children’s Literature with Emphasis on Strong Role Models

Guest Speaker: Bridgewater State University Professor Dr. Mary Shorey

 

Saturday, December 8, 2018, 11:00am, Louise Freeman’s Home, Raynham

Holiday Brunch 606 Pleasant Street, Raynham, MA

Guest Speaker: Yassah Lavelah, AAUW International Fellow at Harvard University

*No meetings in January and February 2019

 

Saturday, March 16, 2019, Noon, Hong Kong City, Broadway, Taunton

Book Review with Lunch.

 

Saturday, April 13, 2019, 1 – 4pm, The Arbors, Taunton

Mystery Auction to Benefit Scholarship.

 

Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 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