Welcome!

RosemaryJamesLake Washington Branch is in Bellevue, Washington.  We are a group of women who enjoy belonging to AAUW, and we have many interest groups that serve to provide fellowship, learning and just plain fun.  We love having new members, and we would love to have YOU!  We work hard during the year—September through May—meeting the mission statements of AAUW. Our monthly meetings include branch updates and a program provided by local women entrepreneurs, authors, and leaders. In December, we have a lovely Holiday Brunch that sets the spirit!  Varied meetings at the State level keep us active and aware of the changes that are happening locally and nationally. We have great respect for community grants, college partnering through National Conference for College Women Leaders (NCCWSL), and Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) for high school girls (usually at least 600 girls attending), and we support Tech Trek and NCCWSL through AAUW Funds. We would love to hear from you!  Come check us out!  You will be warmly welcomed, I promise! And, we will actively help you find your place with us!

Rosemary James, President, AAUW – LWB

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.
  • 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.