The Geneva Lake branch of the American Association of University Women, AAUW, was organized in 1951 as the Lakeland Branch. We currently have about 100 members. The branch meets every month on the second Thursday of the month from April through December. Meetings generally consist of a brief business meeting and an informational, educational, entertaining program. Guests are welcome at most events.
Members join at least one committee to keep the branch a thriving affiliate of the state and national organization. Visit the national website, aauw.org, to learn more about the organization.
We have several interests groups that meet year round. Members participate in a book group, Lunch Bunch, hiking/biking/cross-country skiing, Culinary Questers cooking group, Great Decisions discussions, and Bridge.
Fundraising events have included a Soup & Signing event, themed fashion shows, local house walk and tea, silent auctions, and a speaker’s series. Funds are raised to support scholarships and other branch activities. The major fundraiser for 2019 will be a Luncheon Style Show at Geneva National on Friday, November 8, 2019. The theme will be “Wine and Dine Through Time.”
A new scholarship for a female college student to attend a 2 1/2 day leadership conference, National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL), will be given in 2020.
AAUW presents a free online salary negotiation course (approximately one hour) to acquire fair and equal pay. Recognize your own self-worth and get the tools you need to successfully negotiate and close the pay gap! Go to salary.aauw.org.