About Us

Branch meetings are held in the morning on the second Saturday of the month from September through May at the Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora, Colorado 80012.

Officers 2016 – 2017

President Pam Jones 2016-18
President Elect
 Joan Brown 2017-2018
Vice President, Programs Carol Tobiassen 2017-19
Vice President, Membership Judy DeTar 2016-18
Treasurer Joan McCracken 2017-18
Secretary Cheryl Wilderman 2016-18
Newsletter Editor Leslie Jenkins 2017-19
Education Interests Margee Cannon 2017-19
Interest Groups Ingrid Lindemann 2016-18
Public Policy Janet Wise  2016-18
Communications Debra Parcheta & Donna Corriveau 2016-18
Historian Pam Smith 2016-18
Local Scholarship Chairs Jeannie Miller and Betty Anne Budy 2017-19
Legal Advocacy Fund Nancy Slinkard 2017-19
Educational Opportunity Fund Pam Spry 2017-19
Bylaws Sue Bodis 2017-19
Hospitality Alice Lee Main 2017-19

 

Our interest groups are very active and also meet monthly.  Presently the groups include book discussions, culture & cuisine, hiking, bridge, and Great Decisions.

At the national level, we contribute to AAUW’s  Eleanor Roosevelt Fund, the Educational Opportunities Fund and the Legal Advocacy Fund.

Locally, we support a college scholarship given annually to an Aurora resident completing her/his junior or senior year at a Colorado college or university.  We also partner with the Community College of Aurora to sponsor Equal Pay Day, an event that focuses on the issues surrounding equal pay, pay equity, and gender based discrimination. 

NerdWallet, a financial literacy site, ranked Aurora, Colorado as the best large city for women to work in the nation. The June 9, 2014 report considered Women’s earnings, Income equality, and Population growth.

Thanks to higher-than-average recent population growth, a low cost of living and a relatively high level of income equality between women and men, Aurora ranks as the best large city for working women. Aerospace, defense, bioscience, renewable energy and transportation are the major industries in our city.

Past Presidents

Margaret Toppel 1963–64
Dorothy Gifford 1964–66
Dorothy Pearson 1966–68
Annabelle Dunning 1968–70
Ruth Anne Windmiller 1970–72
Patricia Farnham 1972–74
Lucille French 1974–76
Carole Gilland 1976–78
Joan Iverson 1978–80
Miki Gash 1980–82
Ruth Whitmore 1982–84
Liz Carder 1984–86
Rosemary Chojnacki 1986–88
Suzanne Bodis 1988–90
Ruth Fountain 1990–92
Terri Gehler 1992–94
Alice Lee Main 1994–96
Artimese Cowan 1996–98
Joan Peterson 1998–00
Carol Anderson 2001–04
Pat Lord 2004–06
Jean Balint 2006–08
Ingrid Lindemann 2008–10
Jane McGrath 2010–12
Cheryl Wilderman 2012-14
Terry Campbell Caron 2014-16