The Great Falls, Montana Branch of the American Association of University Women was established in 1914.
AAUW-Great Falls 2014-2015
We have planned an exciting year of programs. Our monthly programs are free and open to the public. Great Falls Tribune columnist, Lisa Schmidt, will present at our September program. Other programs include Women’s Programs at the Rescue Mission, Lewis and Clark Exploration of Central Montana, a visit to the CM Russell Museum and Juvenile Justice in Great Falls.
It’s an election year so our November program will be an informative and lively discussion with a panel of newly elected representatives to the legislature. During Legislative Days in the spring, AAUW members will be traveling to Helena to lobby the legislature on women’s issues.
Our Book Sale workers have spent the summer sorting the enormous amount of books and other materials that have been generously donated for our sale. We have some real gems in auction and collectables and an impressive amount of books, DVDs, games and other materials are waiting for someone to take them home.
Our Great Falls Branch uses the funds from the Book Sale to donate to local libraries, support the HANDS program and funds scholarship for Cascade County Women. Last year, the Branch awarded $10,000 in scholarships.
AAUW-Montana is partnering with the Montana University System on the $tart $mart program that trains young college women on how to negotiate salaries. Several AAUW members will be training to become workshop facilitators. The workshops start in October.