Welcome to the Saint Cloud Area (MN) Branch of AAUW!

A message from the president

President Linda MacLeod

The Saint Cloud Area Branch of AAUW is active and innovative in our 2021-2022 season!

We just executed Savvy Teens, Seminars for Career Success, a new branch program exclusively for Central Minnesota high school girls. While our numbers were few this first year, the size allowed more interaction. Our 30-minute seminars featured women professionals from the St. Cloud Area. Students, presenters, and volunteers raved about the program. Two Bremer finance experts drew two students’ names for $100 each to open a Bremer Bank savings account after the seminar on finance. Dr. Joy Plamann’s presentation on CentraCare, which was explained as a comprehensive community, was one of the girls’ favorites. They learned about career and job opportunities across a spectrum of options.

Besides valuable community service projects, the Saint Cloud Area Branch offers members interesting monthly dinner programs that educate and enlighten. We are happy to announce the return of the group to St. Cloud State University in 2021, where it began nearly 100 years ago. Beginning in September, all programs will be on campus, and we invite faculty and administrators to join us! The branch is growing and continues to invite women and college students in the area to come and see what all the excitement is about. We offer an exceptional opportunity to meet new friends, participate in activities such as book clubs or social events, and volunteer on community projects of interest.

Save the date for An Evening of Inspiration and Empowerment, on October 21, 2021, at the Park Event Center. This fun-filled event is open to the public. You won’t want to miss the chance to win remarkable raffle gifts, enjoy a delectable sit-down dinner, and be entertained by the Melodies of Broadway, featuring  performances by local singers, dancers, and musicians! This fundraiser supports women and girls through projects such as the Paramount Area High School Arts Exhibition, a local effort that sends college students to a national leadership conference in the Washington, D.C., area, TechSavvy, a STEM event for middle school girls, plus more.

Our branch will host the AAUW of Minnesota State Convention April 29-30, 2022, and will feature dramatic readings by a group of nine women and one man based on the top news from each decade. The Saint Cloud Area (MN) Branch was founded on February 14, 1922 – on a day of hearts by women with big hearts and a strong commitment to our mission over the years!

Please come join the fun!

Yours Truly,

Linda MacLeod

lmariemac1949@gmail.com

Our Mission 
AAUW advances gender equity for women and girls through  education, research, and advocacy.

The American Association of University Women  – Saint Cloud Area (MN) Branch welcomes women with a two-year degree or higher from an accredited college or university to join us! When you become a member of AAUW, you are part of a local, state, and national organization comprised of educated, successful women who have supported women and girls since 1881.  The Saint Cloud branch began in 1922 and is still going strong today, with over 100 members! We are a strong voice in the community for women and   girls.

AAUW offers an online training program on salary negotiation. More than 102,000 women have registered and taken the WorkSmart course so far (98% found the information helpful and 72% said they were more confident in salary negotiation. Go to https://salary.aauw.org. We are determined to close the pay gap!

Vision
Equity for all
Values
Nonpartisan, Fact-based, Integrity, Inclusion, Intersectionality
Focus
Education and Training, Economic Security, Leadership
Diversity
In principle and in practice, AAUW values and seeks an inclusive membership,
workforce, leadership team, and board of directors.  There shall be no barriers to
full participation in the organization on the basis of age, disability, ethnicity, gender,
gender identify, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.