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Welcome to the Somerset Hills Branch of AAUW

AAUW is the oldest women’s organization in the USA. Our mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research. We have general meetings and various interest groups. Our major fundraiser is our annual used book sale.

All members, even new ones, are encouraged to participate as board members, group chairs, convention attendees, and book sale workers, in order to get the most out of the AAUW experience.

Somerset Hills Branch Program – March 2018

MARCH BRANCH MEETING: Tue, Mar 13, 6:30 PM at Bernards Township Library (32 S Maple Ave, Basking Ridge) – What better way to celebrate Women’s History Month than with AAUW? Carol Simon Levin’s programs are always entertaining and informative – this is the perfect program for inviting friends and prospective members! Pickets & Persistence, War Service & Women’s Suffrage, American Women’s Fight to Win the Vote – by Carol Simon Levin.  ​Living History Presenter Carol Simon Levin portrays Jeannette Rankin, America’s first female member of Congress, telling the intertwined stories of women’s suffrage activism, war service, and the political calculus that finally brought the support of President Wilson, the U.S. Congress, and state legislatures to achieve passage of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. Light refreshments will be served. Refreshments start at 6:30, presentation at 7:00.

Check out the new MEMBER STORIES page! Lynn Verano, Chinese brush painting artist will be a guest lecturer at the TEA AND TREASURES SERIES at the Morris Museum on 4/18 at 2pm.

Don’t Forget – Bring your contribution for an “Italian Dinner” themed auction basket to the March Branch meeting, or to Ginny Lyttle by Friday March 16thAnd, if you haven’t already, sign up for the AAUW NJ state meeting so you can take a chance on winning one of the many fun baskets contributed by the branches.

AAUW NJ Annual Meeting: Saturday, March 24, 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM, Forsgate Country Club, 375 Forsgate Drive, Jamesburg, NJ 08831. Registration fee of $25 includes breakfast and lunch. Onward & Upward in 2018 – Empowered Women Empower the Future – click here to go AAUW NJ website for more information and to register. The annual meeting will have many interesting and influential women on the agenda, as well as fun activities like the basket raffle.

AAUW National Bylaws Amendment – The national Board of Directors is proposing changes to the bylaws with the intent to help our organization grow and become more influential.  There is a comment period after which the proposed amendments will be put to a one-member-one-vote referendum this spring. Be prepared to shape the AAUW of the future – go to AAUW website to learn more: https://www.aauw.org/resource/national-election/