AAUW-St. Lawrence County Branch
AAUW advocates for women and girls - not corporate special interests.
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.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April: Human Wrong Campaign Events at SUNY Potsdam & SUNY Canton
April 22 Earth Day
April 25-27: AAUW-NYS Convention at Honor's Haven in Ellenville, NY - A World of Wellness: Stimulating the Mind, Energizing the Body, Inspiring the Soul.
April 26: SUNY Potsdam students organize county’s first gay pride parade. Two talks will be held on campus the week of the parade: one on sexuality from 7 to 9 p.m. on April 22 and one on gender from 7 to 9 p.m. on April 24.
April 28: The Occupational Health Clinic of Northern New York will present an observance of "International Workers' Memorial Day" With a Documentary Film and a Discussion (Refreshments will be served) at the Unitarian-Universalist Church, 3 ½ East Main Street, Canton, at 7 pm. The documentary film, "Radium City" will be shown. It tells the story of the girls who, in the 1920's, worked at a factory in Ottawa, Illinois, painting watch and clock faces with radium-infused paint, in order to make the time pieces glow in the dark. The girls ultimately paid for their labor with their lives. There are still safety issues facing workers today. The program will address how to have their voices heard.
April 29: The Empire State Pride Agenda’s annual Equality & Justice Day in Albany.
April 30: In conjunction with the Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+), the SUNY Potsdam AIDS Education Group (SUNY-PAEG) will take part in the 31th Annual Candlelight Memorial Service to acknowledge the impact of the epidemic on the world at 6 p.m. in the Academic Quad by the Crumb Library. This annual International AIDS Candlelight Memorial is one of the largest and oldest grass-roots mobilization campaigns for HIV/AIDS awareness in the world.
April 29: NYSCADV Legislative Awareness Day 2014 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT - Over the last 30 years, many laws have been implemented that improve victim safety and offender accountability. Yet, gaps remain that create barriers for victims of domestic violence to achieve safety, freedom, and justice.
May 2: Download the 2014 AAUW Named Scholarship Application and submit it by May 2. This year's scholarship is given in memory of long-time AAUW member Bea Woodward (1920-2013). Memorial Scholarship Applications Sought
May 11-17 National Women’s Health Week
- President: Jennifer Ball
- Membership VP: JoAnn Rogers
- Want to renew your dues on-line at AAUW? Here's how!
- It’s GRADUATION season, and with that comes the question of gifts. How about the beginning of a life - time of friendship in AAUW? Through the national program you can (at no cost to yourself) give someone a FREE one-year national membership. AAUW-NYS waives one year’s dues for “GGG” recipients, as does our branch. Please note that only members can be the providers of these gifts and they must be given within two years of the recipient’s graduation. Think about it for your students, daughters, granddaughters, friends, nieces, etc. – a great deal for all!
- The Perfect Gift for College Grads
- Learn how to become an E-Student Affiliate for free!
- Join or Renew your membership today!
- What Makes Women Decide to Join or Stay in an Organization Today? presented by Claudia Richards: AAUW, Senior Branch Field Relations Manager, at the AAUW New York State Summer Leadership Conference on July 16, 2011
- Program VP: Betty Connolly
AAUW Development VP: position open
2013-14 Committee Chairs
- Public Policy: Kathleen Stein
Watch North Country Matters - the local video public affairs magazine produced by WCKN under the direction of Dan Dullea of the Center for Excellence in Communication at Clarkson University. The NCM civic partners working to educate North Country residents about critical public policy issues facing our region include AAUW-St. Lawrence County, the League of Women Voters of St. Lawrence County, and Clarkson Media and Mass Communication students, who provide the technical expertise for the productions. The shows are filmed at the WCKN studio on the Clarkson campus.
- North Country Matters Video: Caitlin Hill & Valarie Dana from Renewal House on Sexual Assault Awareness(April 5, 2014)
- North Country Matters Video: Jenna Boss: The Pursuit of You Campaign (March 26, 2014)
- North Country Matters Video: Town of Potsdam Supervisor Marie Regan on the proposed Town of Potsdam Recreation District. (March 26, 2014)
- Senator Kirsten Gillibrand: Paid Family Leave Insurance in Watertown, NY. (Video from Jan. 24, 2014)
- North Country Matters Video: Education Grants with Steve Todd, the Assistant Superintendent for St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES
- North Country Matters Video: Potsdam Public Library with Pat Musante, Library Director, Carol Halliday, Library Board Fiscal Officer, and Chip Morris, a Library Board member
- North Country Matters Podcast: The NYS Common Core Standards with St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES School Superintendent Tom Burns (March 7, 2014)
- North Country Matters Video: Privacy Concerns, Data Mining and Information Security with Clarkson University's Dan Dullea and Hannah Marchitelle(March 4, 2014)
- North Country Matters Video: A Village of Canton Check Up with Mayor Mary Ann Ashley(March 4, 2014)
- North Country Matters Video: Pat McKeown from the St. Lawrence Leadership Institute. (March 1, 2014)
- North Country Matters Video: Potsdam Village Check-up with Dave Fenton, Village Administrator (Feb. 22, 2014)
- North Country Matters Video: Assemblywoman Addie Russell, 116th "River" District, Discusses Child & Family Care Issues (Feb. 20, 2014)
- North Country Matters Video: Potsdam Central School Superintendent Pat Brady presents a School "Report Card" and Renovations Update (Feb. 19, 2014)
- North Country Matters Video: Teen Dating and Violence with Valerie Dana and Caitlin Hill from Renewal House (Feb. 5, 2014)
- North Country Matters Video: Suicide Awareness & Prevention with Mary Jones, Director of Family Support Services, Hospice & Palliative Care of the St. Lawrence Valley (Feb. 10, 2014)
- North Country Matters Video: What is Title IX? with Carl Normandin (Jan. 29, 2014)
- Check out the newCommon Core Issues to Watch
- Human Trafficking Issues
- Check out the new Pay Equity webpage!
- Pregnancy & Family Leave Discrimination
- Poverty Issues
- Violence Issues to Watch
- AAUW Report: The Simple Truth About the Gender Pay Gap
- Elect HER!
- Census and Redistricting Issues
- Veteran's and Military Issues
- Second Session - 113th Congress: 2014 Votes by Rep. Bill Owens
- Second Session - 113th Congress: 2014 Senate Votes
- Federal Public Policy Issues to Watch
- St. Lawrence County's State and Federal Representatives
St. Lawrence County College/University Partners:
- Clarkson University: Jennifer Ball
- St. Lawrence University: Dayle Burgess
- SUNY Canton: Betty Connolly
- SUNY Potsdam: Margaret Madden
- AAUW's College/University Partner Member Program provides educational institutions the opportunity to easily share all the benefits of AAUW with their students, faculty, and staff. Partners collaborate with branches on community programs, receive national visibility, and benefit from AAUW's powerful network that supports them and advocates on their behalf.
- As an AAUW college/university partner, all of your undergraduate students are immediately eligible for FREE e-student affiliate memberships. E-student affiliates receive electronic copies of AAUW's publications and research and have access to all AAUW's student affiliate benefits, including the vast array of leadership and professional development resources, the more than $3 million in fellowships, grants, and awards, access to local branch scholarships, and opportunities for networking and outreach on campus and beyond through collaborations with local branches on relevant community initiatives.
2013 AAUW-NYS Convention Recognitions:
- 2013 Newsletter Award of Excellent: St. Lawrence County
- 2013 Public Policy Taking Award
- 2013 Get Out the Vote Action Award
- NYS Women's Equality Agenda Leadership Branch
- 2013 Equal Pay Day Action Award
- Best Use of Op-Eds to Educate the Public Award
- Best Use of Public Access TV and YouTube
- 2013 Emerging Leader for St. Lawrence County Branch: Betty Connolly
- 2012 Legal Advocacy Fund Awards:
- Top 5 Evvie Currie Giving Circle Contributions
- 5 Star Branch w/$5 or more per member
- Top 10 Branch Per Capita LAF Contributions
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.
You can reach the branch by e-mail.
Updated April 21, 2014