Welcome to the Great Falls, MT Branch of AAUW!

The Great Falls, Montana Branch of the American Association of University Women was established in 1914.

Welcome to the Great Falls, MT Branch of AAUW!

The Great Falls, Montana Branch of the American Association of University Women was established in 1914.

President’s message:

AAUW – Great Falls 2015 – 2016

We have planned a great year of wonderful programs. Our monthly programs are free and open to the public. Our September meeting will have Senator Ed Buttrey, a Montana legislator, who will speak on Medicaid Expansion.   Upcoming programs include the superintendent of Great Falls Public Schools, Tammy Lacey, discussing school district changes, Brett Doney sharing about economic development in Great Falls, a field trip with Dave Snugg at the business “My Neighbor in Need”, Adrian Ehrke from the Great Falls Police Academy, Janine Giordano-Drake with the University of Great Falls History Department discussing “Women in the Early 20th Century Labor Movement”, and Kerry Callahan sharing about her trip to Cuba.

Our Great Falls community has generously donated an enormous amount of books and other materials to be used in our yearly Book Sale. During the summer our workers sort all of these items into an impressive collection of books, DVDs, games, puzzles, and other materials just waiting for someone to take them home and enjoy. The Great Falls Branch uses these funds to donate to local libraries, the HANDS program, and give scholarships to Cascade County women.

AAUW Montana is partnering with the Montana University System on the Start Smart Program that trains young college women on how to negotiate salaries. Many of our AAUW members will be training to become workshop facilitators. Watch for the workshops scheduled in your area.

 

Cheryl Laveson

Great Falls Branch President