Lake Washington Branch Officers
Left to right: Karen Moore, Program; Carole Petrich, Treasurer; Deanna Houck, Asst. Secretary; Rosemary James, President-Elect; Sandy Heidergott, President; Joanne Hufnagel, Membership; Paulette Penney, Asst. Treasurer.
Not shown: Jeanne Forrey, Program; Lynda Ott, Membership; Sue Rigos, Secretary.
If you believe in our mission and want intellectual stimulation plus friendships, this is the group to join! The mission of Lake Washington Branch: “With education as the cornerstone, the Lake Washington Branch fosters personal growth and friendships that empower members to impact the community and achieve equity for women and girls.”
Membership in LWB is open to all graduates who hold an associate (or equivalent) or higher degree from an accredited college or university. In principle and practice, 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.
AAUW, formerly American Association of University Women, is a national organization that advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, research and philanthropy. Along the way, we make new friends and pursue common interests. If you are interested in this important work and want to meet like-minded people, we invite you to join us. Click here for a membership application.
AAUW Lake Washington Priority Projects
- Expanding Your Horizons (EYH)
EYH is a half-day conference for high school girls held at Bellevue College. The participants choose three hands-on workshops presented by women who have careers in areas based on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
- Community Grants
Annually, monetary grants are awarded in our Eastside communities for work that reflects and supports the AAUW mission. Recently, the focus has been on promoting quality early learning experiences for children birth to age 5 years and training of child care providers.
- Scholar Recognition
Young women from six local public high schools are recognized for their efforts and achievements in Math, Science, and Technology.
- AAUW Funds
AAUW has more than 100,000 members and donors across the nation plus 600 college/university partners all working to further the mission. Since AAUW’s founding in 1881, it has taken positions on fundamental educational, economic and social issues relating to women. AAUW is a charitable entity, and the AAUW Funds support this work.