AAUW’s Mission

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.

The AAUW is a nationwide network committed to taking positions on the fundamental issues of the day – educational, social, economic and political. Our commitment to our missions is reflected in all aspects of our work. The Greater Naples Branch is one of the most active in the state of Florida. With a membership of approximately 100 and growing, it is a well respected organization within the community.

RECENT AAUW NEWS  __________________________________________

School Vouchers

Five members of GNB AAUW attended the Oct 30 meeting of the Coalition For Quality Public Education (C4QPE) at which Pat Drago spoke on school vouchers. Florence Chandler, Karen Clegg, Jan Messer, Ardel Nelson, and Kathy Ryan attended to hear Pat Drago, member of the League of Women Voters of Volusia County and the state board of directors of The … Continue reading

Day of Action / Day of Issues

Members of Greater Naples Branch took part in Naples’ first nonpartisan Citywide Day of Action / Day of Issues on Saturday, Nov 4.  The new event for Naples was sponsored by Collier Freedom and other Lee and Collier county social justice groups. Demonstrations in support of 19 different issues were held at 19 intersections across the city of Naples. AAUW was among … Continue reading

Say “Yes” to Second Chances

Public Policy members will support the statewide nonpartisan effort to restore voting rights to felons who have completed serving their sentences, including probation and parole.  PP members who choose to participate will gather petitions to place a voting registration amendment on the ballot in November, 2018. Many women are among those deprived of their voting rights. Training for collecting signatures … Continue reading

National Convention Highlights from Local Member, Susan Barley

Another successful AAUW National Convention was held in June, in Washington DC, bringing great ideas and enthusiasm for members to take “home” to their branches.  About 20 Florida AAUW members attended.  Susan Barley was the only person attending from the Greater Naples Branch.  For four days and nights, attendees were kept busy, attending workshops, Daily Dialogues, Plenary Sessions, celebrations, and … Continue reading