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), politics, and other women’s issues. 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 the AAUW branch in Great Falls. It is also the 100th Anniversary of women’s suffrage in Montana. The AAUW 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 mid March through April. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday.
We are also celebrating the early completion of our Great Falls Centennial Endowment Fund 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 were awarded at our Christmas luncheon. The recipients were Eva Maydole, nursing student, and Jolina Waldner, future math teacher.
Applications for $2000 scholarships for college juniors, seniors or graduate students are now available and will be awarded in May for the fall semester. Requirements and applications can be downloaded from this website or obtained from financial aid offices.
Probably the event most people associate with AAUW is the annual Book Sale. This mega sale happens every October beginning the week of teacher’s convention. It is held on the third floor of the Great Falls Public Library. Donations are accepted at the alley entrance to the library beginning in June. Watch the Great Falls Tribune or this site for more information.
A member spotlight this fall was on one of our long time members – Andree Deligdisch. Andree 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 educational and equity goals of AAUW to empower women and girls