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The St. Lawrence County Branch was formed in 1927 - Celebrating 87 years in 2014!

We have 60 members from a diverse educational and employment background who work together to fulfill the mission of the American Association of University Women: Advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Membership in the St. Lawrence County Branch is open to anyone who supports the mission of AAUW. In principle and practice, AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There are no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or class.

The St. Lawrence County Branch created the first AAUW Branch website in the country!

The AAUW Educational Opportuntities Fund provides funds to advance education, research, and self-development for women and to foster equity and positive societal change.

The AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund provides funding and a support system for women seeking judicial redress for sex discrimination.

AAUW-St. Lawrence County Branch, PO Box 909, Potsdam, NY 13676-0909.


Upcoming Events of Note:

March is Women's History Month: "Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives" is the theme for National Women's History Month 2015. The theme presents the opportunity to weave women's stories - individually and collectively - into the essential fabric our nation's history. Accounts of the lives of individual women are critically important because they reveal exceptionally strong role models who share a more expansive vision of what a woman can do. The stories of women's lives, and the choices they made, encourage girls and young women to think larger and bolder, and give boys and men a fuller understanding of the female experience. Knowing women's achievements challenges stereotypes and upends social assumptions about who women are and what women can accomplish today.

April 13: SUNY Canton to host Laura Gray-Rosendale - an author and a Sexual Assault Survivor who wrote a book called College Girl: A Memoir about her rape while she was a student at Syracuse University. She is currently a faculty member at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. She is going to be doing a book reading and signing that night in Kingston Theatre from 6-9 pm. Laura will be on campus Monday April 13th and will be doing a book reading that evening in Kingston Theatre. She was featured in the Syracuse New Times last year: 1 in 4 Women Will Be Raped Before Graduating College

April 13: WPBS: Public Eye with Jeff Cole: Title 9, Understand it, Access it -Sexual abuse on college campuses is not just a national problem but it affects colleges here in the North Country. In this special episode of Public Eye, we examine this very controversial and sensitive topic through a panel discussion exploring the realities surrounding sexual assault on our local college campuses. It will be aired on Monday, April 13 at 10 pm and Sunday, April 19 at 8 am and available on the WPBS website as a download on April 20. This special edition of Public Eye is underwritten by AAUW-NYS and the Branches of District Seven.

April 12-18: International Anti-Street Harassment Week organized by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

April 13-17: National Robotics Week

April 14: Equal Pay Day

April 17-19: AAUW-NYS Convention at Byblos Niagara Resort, Grand Island

May 1: The 2015 AAUW Scholarship will be awarded in memory of AAUW member Hazel L. Giltinan. Applications are due May 1.


2014-15 Officers

  • AAUW Development VP: Sue Rice


    2014-15 Committee Chairs

  • St. Lawrence County College/University Partners:


    2014 AAUW-NYS Convention Awards for AAUW-St. Lawrence County Branch:


    Read the remarks of Mitzi Witchger, GREAT! who was the keynoter for our Celebrating 35 Years of Change: Title IX & Girls' & Women's Sports event on March 5, 2007. Hear an audio interview with her on NCPR!

    Read the Executive Summary of the KIDS at RISK: A North Country Forum, held on Sept. 24, 2005.

    Toxic Tide: No Place to Hide - A Preliminary Report on Cancer and the Environment in the North Country - from the 1998 Cross-Border Conference.

    See the lastest news from on AAUW STEM.



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    Updated March 27, 2015

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