Welcome to the Arlington Branch of AAUW of Virginia, Chartered in 1944

105-year-old AAUW member Martha Ann on Women’s rights

AAUW member Martha Ann Miller. Photo credit: Hannah Golden.

Martha Ann has witnessed crucial milestones in women’s equality from women’s right to vote in November 1920 to name of the first woman on the presidential ballot in November 2016. When Miller was entering the workforce in the 1930s, sexism and inequality were prevalent.Throughout Miller’s membership, AAUW has supported equal pay legislation, women in politics, equal representation of both men and women and many more programs.

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Please join us for AAUW Arlington Programs
in February and March!

Please do join us for our upcoming programs for AAUW Arlington
branch for February and March.

Our February 27th evening program focuses on discussions about race in our local community, while our March 25th afternoon program features incoming County and School Board members in a panel discussion on civics and civility. As elected officials, what is their inspiration to serve and represent the community?
Please do plan to participate in one or both of these programs!
Details below:

February 16 Branch Meeting

At the February 16 meeting, Ms. Kim Durand, Coordinator for the Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth and Families, (APCYF) provided an overview of the APCYF’s community engagement efforts centered around the issue of race in Arlington. APCYF is currently hosting a series called “Let’s Talk about Race” led by Challenging Racism, which has been facilitating this dialogue with employees of the Arlington Public Schools for several years. Ms. Durand discussed the thinking behind this important initiative, the structure of the series, lessons learned and the hopes for the next steps for the participants, and the community.


Saturday, March 25, 2017, 2:00 – 3:30 PM, 
at Arlington Central Library Auditorium
1015 N Quincy St, Arlington, VA 22201

AAUW Arlington Branch Annual Meeting, join us for an engaging, necessary conversation on civic engagement and civility with a panel program Civics and Civility: A Community Conversation. With Arlington County Board members, Katie Cristol and Christian Dorsey, and Arlington Public School Board Members, Reid Goldstein and Tannia Talento. 

The panel discussion will focus on issues of civic engagement and civility.

  • What inspired you to serve and represent the community?
  • Do you see yourself adjusting or refining any of your ideals or values now that you are elected? If so, how?
  • How do you continue to learn and grow as an elected official?
  • What are the current issues facing our community?
  • How can we as a community engage in civil conversations: open, transparent and productive?

Doors open 1:45 PM,
Panel discussion 2:00 – 3:00 PM,
AAUW Arlington Branch Annual Meeting 3:00 – 3:30 PM.

Everyone welcome, events are free, no prior registration required.

Here are your Arlington Branch Leaders for 2017-19! Please come to the meeting on March 25 to meet and vote for them.

The Arlington Branch has an annual business meeting at which we elect new
leadership. Any organization requires committed membership as well as
leadership, so it is very important for all of you members to make your voice
heard at this meeting.

The slate of officers for 2017 is as follows:

Meg Tuccillo (incumbent)
Carol Dabbs
Co-Vice Presidents for programs:
Mary Beth Pelosky (incumbent)
Susan Nelson
Chris White
Betty Dunn (for rest of term 2017-18)
Assistant Treasurer:
Susan Senn (for rest of term 2017-18)

The Asst. Treasurer also does the website which Susan has been doing this year.
****Vice President for Membership – No candidate has agreed yet to be nominated. Carol Dabbs is leaving the position in order to run for Co-President. We will nominate from the floor.

Many thanks to these women for answering our call for Branch leadership! We thank all of you who spoke with us, and hope you will find participating in Arlington AAUW gratifying and rewarding, and will consider taking leadership in the future.

Sincerely, the 2017 Nominating Committee.

My personal thanks to these excellent members:
Priscilla Becker, Carol Dabbs, Susan Senn
Sara Anderson, chair


Whether you’re a newcomer or a long-time resident, you will find that Arlington AAUW is an excellent place to meet interesting women of all ages. We have close to 100 members who share a belief that education is a a lifelong process and who are committed to promoting AAUW’s national public policy agenda, which includes: public education system that promotes gender equality; economic self-sufficiency for all women; and to guarantee equality, individual rights, and social justice. We believe in being involved in our community – our membership directory reads like a “Who’s Who” of Arlington leaders and activists. Monthly meetings are held from September through May, and we offer a wide range of other stimulating activities.

AAUW Mission
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

AAUW’s Vision Statement
AAUW empowers all women and girls to reach their highest potential.

AAUW’s Value Promise
By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women and girls have a fair chance.

AAUW Diversity Statement
AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or class.