The Great Falls, Montana Branch of the American Association of University Women was established in 1914.
Welcome to the 2013-2014 AAUW-Great Falls year. Our branch meets monthly at the McLaughlin Center of UGF and guests are welcome. We have some wonderful speakers and programs scheduled particularly addressing the subjects of women in nontraditional rolls such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM careers), and politics. In February, there will be a community wide presentation of the documentary “The Invisible War” regarding sexual assault in the military. Please check our program information for dates and times.
This is an exciting year for us in several other ways. It is the 100th Anniversary of AAUW in Montana in addition to being the 100th Anniversary of women’s suffrage in Montana. The state convention will be held in Great Falls April 25-27 beginning with a reception and special display at the History Museum. This display will be open to the public during the months of March & April.
We are also celebrating the early completion of our Great Falls Centennial Endowment Fund Fund #4302) begun in 2006. This fund will now be available for grants and fellowships through our national organization. See the national AAUW website for more information.
Our local branch continues to offer scholarships to local women twice a year. Two Associate Degree scholarships for $1000 each are available now for the January semester. The deadline is October 25, 2013. Requirements and applications are available on this website. Traditional scholarships will be offered in the spring for the next fall semester. Applications will also be available on this website.
Probably the event most people associate with AAUW is the annual Book Sale. This mega sale is happening October 16-27 on the third floor of the Great Falls Public Library. Watch the Great Falls Tribune or this site for more information.
This year one of our long time members, Andree Deligdisch, was the Health & Human Services Honoree at the YWCA’s Salute to Women. Andree has worked as a clinical social worker in Great Falls since the late 1950’s. She is a past AAUW president, among other AAUW positions, as well as a community and political activist. She retired from the Headstart program and is currently committed to the Early Childhood Coalition. We’re proud of you, Andree
Our organization has been “empowering women since 1881.” It is open to anyone, male or female, with a graduate degree (associate or equivalent, baccalaureate or higher) from an accredited institution. Consider joining us to further the goals of AAUW.