AAUW-St. Lawrence County Branch
AAUW advocates for women and girls - not corporate special interests.
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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.
May 28–30: Nominate a Student for Our Leadership Conference - Registration is open for the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders. Tell the students in your life to sign up for this inspiring skill-building event.
June 4: AAUW-St. Lawrence County's annual meeting at TAUNY, 53 Main Street, Canton (parking the rear). Set up at 5:30 pm, enjoy a wrap and salad dinner at 6 pm ($8) with homemade desserts; short business meeting and the program to follow. We'll hear from a panel of elected women about what brought them to public service, the unique talents they bring to the table, and their views of the challenges and opportunities. RSVP by June 1 to Secretary Relani Prudhomme.
Thursday, September 10: NYS Primary Day
- President: Betty Connolly
- Membership VP: JoAnn Rogers
- AAUW Member in the News: Mayor Ashley honored as Woman of Distinction (May 8, 2015)
- Join AAUW video
- Congratulations to our 2014 Emerging Leader for St. Lawrence County Branch: 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: Tina Flannagan
AAUW Development VP: Sue Rice
2014-15 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.
- WPBS Public Eye with Jeff Cole: Title 9, Sexual Harassment in College - Sexual abuse on college campuses is not just a national problem but it affects colleges here in the North Country. In this special 1-hour 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. This special edition of Public Eye was underwritten by AAUW-NYS and the Branches of District 7. (April 13, 2015)
- Body Image & the Media - Jenna Boss, a member of the Clarkson University Class of 2015, discusses how media images in movies affect children, media marketing directed at children, and how to become a savvy media consumer. (April 7, 2015)
- Opening the Gendered Toolbox - Emily Baker, a Social Documentation major of the Clarkson Class of 2016 discusses her research into women engineering students at Clarkson using the new AAUW report Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women's Success in Engineering and Computing, they discuss AAUW's recommendations for colleges with Clarkson as a case in point. (April 7, 2015)
- North Country Matters: Public Heath Today in the Face of Current Events Dr. Timothy Sellati, who joined Saranac Lake's the Trudeau Institute in 2013 as an Associate Member, talks about public health, both from a historical perspective and how it applies today in the face of the current events, including the recent measles outbreak and how climate change is affecting disease. (March 31, 2015)
- North Country Matters: Sexual Assault Awareness - St. Lawrence Valley Renewal House guests Valarie Dana, Child Advocate/Educator, and Caitlin Hill, Legal Advocate, talk about sexual assault awareness. (March 31, 2015)
- North Country Matters: Helping Hands of Potsdam - Tom Chappell, the Director of Helping Hands, discusses the history and work of the non-profit agency.
- North Country Matters: St. Lawrence County SUNYS' Cambodian Study Tour - Sabel Bong, the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Counselor at SUNY Canton and two SUNY Potsdam students, Isaac Griffith, a senior in Sociology and Speech Communications, and Joshua Garry, a junior in Sociology and Psychology, discuss their recent Study Abroad trip to Cambodia.
- North Country Matters: North Country 350 Alliance with Heather Sullivan-Catlin and Ginger Storey-Welch (March 10, 2015)
- North Country Matters: Village of Canton Check Up with Mary Ann Ashley & Leigh Bixby Rodriguez (March 10, 2015)
- North Country Matters: Potsdam Central Update with Superintendent Pat Brady (March 3, 2015)
- North Country Matters: Steve Todd on Education Challenges in 2015 (Feb. 17, 2015)
- North Country Matters: The 2015 Workers Memorial Theater Project (Feb. 17, 2015)
- Tom Graser on Media Changes (Jan. 27, 2015) Tom Graser is the editor of the St. Lawrence County newspapers. He discusses his media career - which started in Plattsburg at WEAV Radio in 1985 - and the changes he has seen in the last 30 years.
- Food Insecurity in St. Lawrence County with Heather Sullivan-Catlin and Daisy Cox (Jan. 27, 2015)
- North Country Matters: Gloria McAdam, the Executive Director for GardenShare.org (Jan. 20, 2015)
- North Country Matters: Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month with Caitlin Hill & Valerie Dana from the St. Lawrence Valley Renewal House for Victims of Family Violence (Jan. 20, 2015)
- Higher Education Issues to Watch
- Charter School Issues to Watch
- Immigration and Border Issues to Watch
- Check out the newCommon Core Issues to Watch
- Human Trafficking Issues
- Check out the new Pay Equity
- Pregnancy & Family Leave Discrimination
- Poverty Issues
- Violence Issues to Watch
- The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap (Spring 2015)
- Veteran's and Military Issues
- First Session - 114th Congress: 2015 House Votes
- First Session - 114th Congress: 2015 Senate Votes
- Federal Budget - FY 2016
- 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.
2015 AAUW-NYS Convention Awards for AAUW-St. Lawrence County Branch:
- Programming: 2015 21st Century Platinum Award for North Country Matters
- Membership: Special Membership Recognition (and a $25 check)
- AAUW Funds:
- Top 10 Total Unrestricted AAUW Funds Contributions
- Top 10 Total Public Policy Fund Contributions
- Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF) Star Branch
- Evvie Currie Giving Circle (LAF) Award (3rd)
- Public Policy:
- Common Core Education Award
- Title IX Action Award
- Voter Legislation & Education award
- STEM-Hour of Code Award
- STEM Impact Grant ACTION Award
- Social Justice Award
- Website Award of Merit
- Visibility Award of Merit
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 May 30, 2015