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Save the Date: 2020 AAUW Wisconsin State Convention

2020 AAUW Wisconsin State Convention
April 17-18, 2020
Radisson Hotel La Crosse (website)
200 Second Street S., 200 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse,WI, 54601 

(608) 784-6680
2020 State Convention Fact Sheet

Please note: the date for the 2020 AAUW-Wisconsin State Convention has changed from the date initially announced at the 2019 convention. This year’s convention is being planned by:

Eau Claire, La Crosse, River Falls, Chippewa Falls, and Tomah branches

**Registration information coming soon!**

Save the Date: 2020 Regional Convention

Image of AAUW Regional Convention 2020 Logo

2020 AAUW Midwest Regional Convention
June 18-20, 2020
The Bend/Hyatt House in East Moline, Illinois

Confirmed Speakers:

Kim Churches – CEO of AAUW
Kendra Davis – Senior Vice President for Advancement and Partnerships at AAUW
Lisa Maatz – AAUW’s former top policy adviser
Denise Lieberman – Director of Advancement Project’s Power and Democracy Program


  • Economic Security Panel
  • Celebration of the 19th Amendment
  • WorkSmart–bring your own device for the online workshop
  • Town Hall with Kendra Davis
  • Branch Program Sharing–bring your best ideas and take some home!
  • Breakout sessions on Cyber Security, Running for Office, Title IX, Diversity & Inclusion, and more!

The Quad Cities, an Iowa/Illinois central location in the heart of the region, is an exciting destination: www.visitquadcities.com. Please check out the area!

Pre-convention activities planned for June 17. For more information, email Jennifer.

Congratulations to the Janesville Branch

Image of Janesville Women's ClubThis past fall, the Janesville Woman’s Club was awarded an $80,000 grant after receiving first place in the 2019 Partners in Preservation: Main Street competition, sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express. The win was due in part to the efforts of the AAUW Janesville branch, which calls the Janesville Woman’s Club Building home, and worked to help garner the most votes of any of the 20 sites that participated. This historic preservation grant will fund vital repairs to the almost 100-year-old building. Learn more here.

Public Policy Day Updates

AAUW Wisconsin Public Policy Day
Sat. Nov. 2, 2109
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Madison Technical College
Truax Campus Health and Information Technology Building, Room 311
1705 Hoffman St., Madison, 53704
(608) 246-6065
Schedule of Events

If you registered to participate in AAUW Wisconsin’s Public Policy Day (Team AAUW for GOTV), you were sent an email with details regarding how to access the Gated Visitor Parking Lot. Please park in either the visitor parking area or any of the student lots. You will want to enter through the doors labeled V2 on the Health Bldg 1st Floor. These doors are facing the parking area and the open walkway from the parking lot to the main Truax building. You can see the large stairwell close to these doors on the map. Take either the stairs or the elevator (marked E-1, E-2 on the map) up to the Health Bldg 3rd Floor.

Can’t make it to Madison? Please join our meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone:

If you have questions, please reach out to Stephanie Malaney, Public Policy Chair, at smalaney5@aol.com or (920) 740-9632.

AAUW Janesville Needs Your Help!

Image of Janesville Women's ClubAAUW Janesville calls the Janesville Woman’s Club Building its home. Recently, the Foundation that works to preserve and maintain this historic building applied for a major grant that would allow them to complete several vital repairs to the almost 100-year-old building, such as the leaking foundation, the inadequate climate-control system, crumbly walls, and roof.

They are 1 of 20 projects in the U.S. (and only project in Wisconsin) competing for funds from Partners in Preservation, an initiative created by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express to engage the public in preserving and increasing awareness of America’s historic places and their role in sustaining local communities

In order to win, they must receive the most votes for their project through an online voting process. The voting period runs now through October 29. Each person can cast 5 votes per day. Winners will be announced on October 30.

Please visit voteyourmainstreet.org/Janesville, register with an email address, and cast 5 votes every day for our friends in AAUW Janesville!

AAUW WI Public Policy Day

2020 will be an important election year, so save the date and bring a team to AAUW WI’s Public Policy Day! This one-day training is an opportunity for members to learn how to become more active in the election process and advocate for AAUW policy issues. Please note: guests are welcome to attend this event. Those who can’t travel to Madison, will be able to join us through GoTo Meeting (details coming soon).

AAUW WI Public Policy Day
Saturday, November 2, 2019
9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.
Madison Technical College, Truax Campus
1705 Hoffman St. | Madison, WI 53704
(608) 246-6065
Public Policy Day Info & Registration Form

PowerPoints from the 2019 AAUW Wisconsin Annual Convention

We had many dynamic speakers at the 2019 AAUW Wisconsin Annual Convention. Here are the PowerPoints and presentation notes that several of our speakers kindly shared, after the event:

Photographs from the 2019 AAUW Wisconsin Annual Convention

Did you miss the 2019 AAUW Wisconsin Annual Convention, or want a lovely reminder of the event? You can view photos from the convention which were taken by Sherry Babicky (AAUW Racine), Marlene Salley (AAUW Racine), and Kate Meredith (AAUW Geneva Lake). Thank you to these talented photographers for sharing such wonderful memories of the state convention!