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!

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!**

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!


The Latest Badger Brief is Here!

President Lyn Hildenbrand

President Lyn Hildenbrand

The summer issue of Badger Briefs came out, this week. This issue featured an article from our President, Lyn Hildenbrand, regarding AAUW’s national focus on economic security. While AAUW has had many legislative successes related to pay equity, there is still work to be done! At convention, Lyn set a goal of having having 100,000 women trained through Work Smart by August, and challenged members to go online and register to take the Work Smart workshop at salary.aauw.org. If you have not yet done so, she encourages you to take the course, so that you can serve as an equity ambassador!

The issue also included a report on the 2019 state convention and fundraiser, photos from the convention, a list of the 2019 Membership Growth Award recipients, the Treasurer’s report, state board and annual business meeting minutes, and a list of the new  2019-2020 State Board Members.

Click here to view the Summer 2019 Badger Brief

All Hands on Deck!



Make plans with your fellow members and/or your significant other to enjoy spring in southeastern Wisconsin! Lake Lawn Resort has a spa, indoor pool, golf course and marina.


WHERE: Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan, in the Lake Delavan and Geneva Lake Area

For more information and reservations call Lake Lawn Lodge at 1 (800) 338-5253 or go to: http://LakeLawnResort.com

Click Here to Register Today and Save money!

$75 By April 7, 2019 $85 After April 8, 2019
$25 Student registration
Plus $30 Friday dinner
$45 Saturday meals

$116.91 Per night (includes resort fee & tax)
Suites available at a reduced rate

State Annual Meeting
Breakout Sessions:
 Human Trafficking,
 Turn up the Vote,
 Title IX update,
 Remarkable Women of Lake Geneva
 Status of Women in WI
And so much more…..

Brought to you by:

Convention Committee
Geneva Lake, Kenosha & Racine Branches


draft convention invitation 2019 March 6 2019

The Latest Badger Brief is Here!

The fall issue of Badger Briefs hit the inboxes of our members this past week.  The change from paper to electronic is a new endeavor that will save some trees, appeal to members on the go and will help our state organization utilize our dues in more effective ways.

President Lyn Hildenbrand

This issue feature an article from our resident, Lyn Hildenbrand.  Be “in the know” by reading about AAUW’s national goals.  “Through Work Smart our collective goal is to provide salary negotiation workshops online to 1 million women by 2020.” writes Ms. Hildenbrand.

Also addressed is a SWOT analysis of AAUW.  Click on the link to this issue and find out what has been identified as our Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and  Threats.  By identifying who we are and where we can go, success can be achieved.

In this issue is more information about this year’s convention! Learn about the efforts of Denise Anastatio and Gretchen McCarthy, the Co-Chairs and their group of doers.

With many more articles by great contributors this first effort by our new editor Tamar Morgan is informative, entertaining and inspirational.

Click here to view our Fall 2018 Badger Brief



ALL HANDS ON DECK! State Convention 2019 will Sail Away on April 26-27


Be sure to plan on attending the next AAUW Wisconsin State Convention, to be held Friday April 26 and Saturday April 27, 2019 at the lovely Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan, in the Lake Delavan and Geneva Lake Area. We have secured room rates of only $103 (including the resort fee) plus tax so extend your visit into a mini-vacation and enjoy the lovely area. Larger rooms and suites are also available at reduced rates. Make plans with your fellow members and/or your significant other to enjoy spring in southeastern Wisconsin! Lake Lawn Resort has a spa, golf course and marina too. Although April is a little early for outdoor swimming in Wisconsin, Lake Lawn has a lovely indoor pool as well. See http://LakeLawnResort.com for more information.

We are keeping the prices at last year’s levels – $75 registration ($85 late), plus $30 for the Friday dinner and $45 for breakfast, lunch and breaks on Saturday. Student registration is $25. Registration opens at 2 pm on Friday, and sessions begin at 3 pm. (State board members will begin at 9:30 am.) The program will end around 5 pm on Saturday.

Our speakers are still being confirmed; however, we do know that we will have speakers on Progress on Title IX, Nontraditional Career Education for Women, Preventing Human Trafficking, Best Branch Practices, What You Don’t Know about AAUW, and a presentation on the Remarkable Women of Lake Geneva. Other topics are under consideration as well. Stay tuned for more details that will be forthcoming as the program is finalized.

The Geneva Lakes, Kenosha and Racine AAUW branches make up District 3 of the Wisconsin AAUW. District 3 is proud to be the host of the 2019 State Convention and hope that you will be joining us. Contact Gretchen McCarthy, Geneva Lakes Branch, or Denise Anastasio, Racine Branch with any questions. We can be reached at denise.anastasio@gmail.com. Looking forward to seeing you in April!

Photographs from the 98th AAUW of Wisconsin Annual Convention

National Board Member

Ann Garvin, Bestselling author of I Like You Just Fine When You’re Not Around

Michelle Prosek, Chair of the Convention

Linda Keane – S.T.E.A.M. Inspire (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math)

Janan Najeeb –  Milwaukee Women’s Muslim Coalition Prosperity

Mitzi Dearborn – Women Veterans Across the Years Clarity

Keynote: Susan Landino, National LAF Recipient The Struggle to Move Past Higher Ed. Gender Inequities

Silent Auction Baskets Raised Record Amount

Information about AAUW Branches was Available

The Board

2017-2018 Board

New Members of the Board

Thanks to Mary Mindham for the great photographic coverage.