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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 Arlington Branch AAUW SPRING AWARDS EVENT
THE WOMAN’S CLUB OF ARLINGTON

700 S. BUCHANAN ST
ARLINGTON, VA 22204
Monday, April 24, 2017 at 7:00 PM
HORS D’OEUVRES AND BEVERAGES PROVIDED
No Charge

You are cordially invited to attend the annual Arlington Branch AAUW Spring Awards Event to honor recipients of the:

Elizabeth Campbell Award for
Advancement of the Arts in Arlington A Student in the Arts

Lunch Bunch Scholarship Recipient

Educator of the Year

PLEASE REMIT CONTRIBUTIONS AND RSVP BY APRIL 18
We encourage you to contribute to these funds. 
Your generous support is appreciated.

Click here to download this flyer and the contribution form.


On Saturday March 25, 2017, AAUW Arlington sponsored a very successful panel program with Arlington County Board and School Board members. The topic was:

Civics and Civility: A Community Conversation
with Katie Cristol, Christian Dorsey, Reid Goldstein and Tannia Talento

The panel discussion was held at Arlington Central Library, from 2.00 – 3.00 PM. It focused on issues of civic engagement and civility. Some questions that were asked of the panel were: 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 community?

Mary Van Dyke, one of our VPs for Programming, was the moderator.

It was a very powerful and informative hour and important for all of us to hear  the answers from the members of both boards.

At 3:00, AAUW members stayed for the Annual Branch Annual meeting and to elect the following set of officers for the 2018-2019 term.

The slate of officers for this term is as follows:

Co-Presidents:
Meg Tuccillo  (incumbent)
Carol Dabbs

Co-Vice Presidents for programs: 
Mary Beth Pelosky (incumbent)
Susan Nelson

Secretary: 
Chris White

Treasurer: 
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.

A GENTLE REMINDER
Vice President for Membership:  WE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR A MEMBER TO VOLUNTEER FOR THIS POSITION BECAUSE CAROL DABBS, CURRENTLY IN THIS POSITION, CANNOT TAKE OFFICE UNTIL ‘YOU’ FILL THE POSITION. PLEASE CONTACT ANY ONE OF THE OFFICERS TO VOLUNTEER. WE ARE HAPPY TO EXPLAIN THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THIS OFFICE

 

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.