AAUW is a company of college-educated individuals from all walks of life who share a vision in advancing education for women and girls, by being part of a network that makes a difference both locally and nationally . Be part of a powerful voice on women’s issues. At our monthly meetings, September through May, we invite you to make lifelong friends, have fun, and enjoy good eats!
We are the local branch of a national organization dedicated to advancing educational equity for women and girls, sponsoring research by and about women and girls, and acting as advocates for women in the legal and political spheres. We welcome members from all professions and businesses who care about education for women and girls. The only requirement for membership is a college degree, including an associate’s degree.
We meet the second Thursday of each month, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. At meetings we share a meal, listen to a speaker address issues important to women, and hold a business meeting.
Our activities include raising funds for local and national scholarships. We also cooperate with other community organizations to create opportunities for girls including “Expanding Your Horizons,” the science and mathematics fair for middle school girls.
For more information, contact Ayne Cantrell, email@example.com. In principle and in practice, AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin or disability.
National Women’s History Month Program & Reception—Serving the Local Community: Women in Murfreesboro City and Rutherford County Governments–20 March 2014–5:00-7:00 PM–Place TBA. The Murfreesboro Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) presents a panel discussion among five local public officials who are women entitled “Serving the Local Community: Women in Murfreesboro City and Rutherford County Governments.” Panelists Laura Bohling, Circuit Court Clerk, Rutherford County;Donna Scott Davenport, Juvenile Court Judge Rutherford County;Joyce Ealy, Commissioner, District 19, Rutherford County Commission; Madelyn Scales Harris, Councilwoman, Murfreesboro City Council;Lisa Nolan, Finance Director, Rutherford County. Moderator: Ayne Cantrell, Professor Emerita, Middle Tennessee State University.
“Serving the Local Community: Women in Murfreesboro City and Rutherford County Governments” speaks to the NWHM 2014 theme of Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment. At a time when women are still under-represented in government, citizens of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County are fortunate to have strong and committed women serving them in local government, such as the five panelists, some of whom have waged campaigns to be elected to their positions. Among topics the panelists will address are how they came to be involved in local government, the special qualifications their positions require, the challenges they face as women in local government, and what steps women should take to prepare themselves to enter local government. The event is free and open to the public. The audience will include members of Murfreesboro-AAUW; citizens of Rutherford County; MTSU students, faculty, administrators, and staff–especially those involved/interested in gender issues and studies. AAUW will advertise via flyers, email, our organization website and social media. We will offer professors the opportunity to give extra credit to applicable classes.