March 2024
Stay in Touch and
Up-to Date

  • Register for a 2024 AAUW FL Member Conference Scheduled in Four Locations.

All AAUW Members are welcome to Register in advance by sending a $25 check made payable to AAUW Florida (include your Branch name and email). Fee includes morning coffee, Buffet Lunch, Beverages and Snacks.) Free parking.

Conferences will be held 10:00 am - 3:30 pm at the following locations:
  • March 2, 2024  Daytona Museum of Art
  • March 16, 2024 The Villages - Rohan Recreation Center 
  • April 4, 2024    Venice Art Center 
  • April 20, 2024   North Palm Beach Library

Topics will include; Leadership TrainingShared Branch Successes, Public Policy Initiatives, Growing Membership, and details on the upcoming Vote for Bylaw change to the definition of AAUW member
Time is allowed for mixing and mingling with fellow AAUW members.  
Join in to become part of the larger statewide AAUW member happening.

Learn everything you need to know about AAUW Bylaw Amendment Vote that will determine the definition of AAUW Membership going forward.
  • Voting begins April 3 and ends May 15. 
FAQs for AAUW Election
Membership Webinar, “Securing Our Future”
National’s Advancement Committee has organized a webinar to share best practices from AAUW Branches, nationwide, about member retention and recruitment.
  • March 26, 2024, 7:00 pm EST
  • Register in advance for this webinar:

See 2024 Five Star Program Requirement Updates online:

View AAUW’s CEO, Gloria Blackwell’s, recent Media Clips: AAUW speaks up nationally.

It's Not too Soon To Mark Your Calendars!
  • AAUW-FL’s Annual Meeting of Members is scheduled for Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 6:00pm via Zoom. Plan to be there - we’ll need a quorum.
  • Details to follow.

Branches with applicants are finishing interviewing their candidates. The applicants were nominated by their teachers and have completed an application.

Girls will be notified by the end of March as to their acceptance to Tech Trek. We are planning on having 48 girls at each camp. Stetson University or FAU Jupiter. Plans are underway for great core courses, workshops and field trips for the girls. We will provide a stimulating week for our girls.

Branches should be working hard to raise funds for the camps. Each camper costs about $1200 for housing, food, classes and supplies. We look to all branches to help fund this statewide initiative but branches who participate should provide for their girls.

We have a letter ready to be emailed to businesses or members to ask for donations. This donation letter needs to be emailed rather then printed in order for the embedded links to work.

Please remember all donations for Tech Trek must be done via the Zeffy link or by check made out to AAUW FL Supporting Foundation. Our mailing address is AAUW FL Supporting Fnd, PO Box 126, Palm City, FL 34991. Funds should be sent as soon as possible as bills will need to be paid starting in April.
AAUW Florida Public Policy

Public Policy Forum: Women's Economic Security
Thursday March 7
6 pm

Wouldn’t you like more in-depth information on the important issues facing Florida from a nonpartisan but equity-focused viewpoint? Would you like to be able to ask your own questions of experts regarding these issues?
Come join our March Public Policy Education Forum where Mary Gatta, our AAUW FL Co-Public Policy Director will share her new research on Florida women's economic security and the gender pay gap.
The forum will occur on Thursday March 7th at 6pm on ZOOM

Dr. Mary Gatta has over twenty years of teaching, research and advocacy experience working on issues of career education and workforce development in colleges and non-profit organizations.
Here in Florida, she serves as the Co-Public Policy Director for the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Florida. She has led research for the AAUW in Florida on older women's economic security across race and class. Through this work she wrote several reports including: “Women, Economic Insecurity and Aging in the Florida Sunshine”, “Florida’s Hispanic Women – Striving But Not Economically Thriving”, and “Working Black Women in Florida and Economic Insecurity: A Story of Gender and Racial Inequality.” and "Women and Economic Insecurity In Sarasota County, Florida" In addition, she worked on the national AAUW report Limiting Our Livelihoods: The Cumulative Impact of Sexual Harassment on Women’s Careers.
Lobby Days: Members Shared our Mission in Tallahassee

Thank you to the 16 lobbyists from 13 branches who represented us at AAUW Florida Lobby Days in Tallahassee
For information contact: 
Bea Holt - AAUW Florida President:
Kay Lee Smith - AAUW Florida President-Elect:

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