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Welcome to the Tyler, Texas Branch of AAUW!

TX7077_AAUW_hiresWe are located in Tyler, Texas, the Rose Capital of the World!  We have been a branch since 1931 and we continue to give back to our community in many exciting ways!  We invite you to explore our website for more information about what we do and we hope that you might even consider joining us!  You can also learn of upcoming events by joining us on facebook.

Since the first meeting in 1881, the American Association of University Women has been a catalyst for change and improving women’s lives.  Today, AAUW boasts more than 170,000 members and supporters – women and men of different generations, races, and political affiliations.  With 1,000 branches and 800 college and university partners, AAUW members across the country contribute to a more promising future for women and girls.

SAVE THE DATE!

Hope you can join us Tuesday, August 17th for our annual Reassembly. It’s been a long year apart and we look forward to seeing you all in person.

AAUW Texas Opposes Senate Bill 7

Dear AAUW of Texas Members,
The right of access to the ballot box is a fundamental right of our democracy. Our Texas State Senate is currently discussing Senate Bill 7 which includes several proposals that would make voting in Texas more difficult. Our friends at the League of Women Voters Texas invite you to use the following tools to join them in opposing these changes.
SB 7 was introduced two weeks ago and is already coming up for a hearing on Monday, March 22nd! Some of the items in it are: persons who use mail in ballots (especially those over 65) will now be required to make a copy of their driver’s license or state ID and enclose that copy along with their ballot. Another provision will allow election judges at the polls to carry concealed weapons. Curbside voting for the disabled will become even more difficult. The list goes on. We are sharing a number of links that the League has created and given us permission to use and to share with other organizations.
Gloria Long, President
Pat Rehm, President Public Policy Chair
Community Outreach for Action From the LWV:

STEM Like a Girl

AAUW Tyler partners with Discovery Science Place on February 22, 2020 for the “STEM Like a Girl” program. Up to 60 middle school aged girls attend this event, free of charge. They interact with female professionals in the STEM fields and conduct hands on activities related to each area.
How can you help? We need 6-8 volunteers for the day of the event from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Volunteers assist with registration, meal set up and helping guide the hands on activities. This is an easy volunteer event and it is rewarding to watch the girls engaged in STEM.
Contact Diane Kavanaugh if you can volunteer.

Board Games Interest Group

Our next outing of the Board Games Group is on Tuesday, September 10th at Boards & Bites located in the Green Acres Shopping Center (next to Dollar General). We’ll start at 6:30. $15.00 total cost for our group lets us play games as long as we want. Boards & Bites has hundreds of games to choose from for all ages and interests. They have sandwiches and other food to order if you haven’t had a chance to eat dinner before coming out. Cost of game playing is determined by number attending. Cost of food/beverage is on your own.

Our group meets every other month on the second Tuesday..

Contact: Mary Lynn Smith

DAYTIME BOOK CLUB

Daytime book club meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m, except for January and February will be at 2 pm. To see the complete list of books, dates and times, visit our Daytime Book Club page.

For location or more information contact Andie Rathbone at andie.rathbone.66@gmail.com