After 1-1/2 yrs of development, a second AAUW Tech Savvy in Wisconsin has been created by the AAUW-Fort Atkinson & Janesville branches. Their 1st event is taking place on Saturday, March 14th at UW-Whitewater. They are expecting over 100 girls to participate in hands-on workshops and their parents/mentors to attend special workshops to learn how to help advance their girl’s future in STEM fields.
In addition, the 6th Annual AAUW Tech Savvy-Fox Cities is taking place at UW-Fox Cities (Menasha, WI) on Saturday, March 14th, sponsored by the Appleton and Oshkosh branches.
This 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.
AAUW Kenosha branch will be celebrating their 100th anniversary as well as the 100th anniversary of Wisconsin’s ratification of the 19th Amendment:
Sunday, November 24th
Kenosha Women’s Club
3308 4th St.
Kenosha, WI 53144
Suffragette or 1920’s attire is appropriate but not necessary.
Milwaukee Branch is hosting a talk on campaign financing reform by Mike McCabe on Oct 11th. See their flyer for details.
When she heard that the Fond du Lac American Legion Auxiliary could afford to sponsor only one young woman to Badger Girls State, Pam Hoaglin, Fond du Lac High School social studies teacher and AAUW member, alerted the Fond du Lac Branch Community Projects Committee. The committee voted to sponsor a second Badger Girls State participant. In addition to meeting the committee guidelines, this sponsorship intersects exceptionally well with the mission of AAUW and the association’s emphasis on developing leadership skills in young women
Oconomowoc is hosting a showing of the movie Girls Rising at 7pm on April 10 at the Oconomowoc Arts Cnter. For details see the flyer
Oshkosh’s Centennial Celebration will be held April 12 at 10:30am at the Oshkosh Country Club. Take a look at their invitation
Oshkosh also is sponsoring a program on Suffrage in Sawdust City on March 4th The Facebook event page has more details.