2013-14 Theme and Goals: The theme this year is stand up for human rights in our community, our country and our world. Our goals are to continue growing in membership, encourage advocacy and education for women and girls, and learn and grow together.
History: 100+ members strong, the Lodi branch AAUW was chartered in 1959 and incorporated in 1962. Membership is open to all persons who hold associate or baccalaureate degrees from accredited colleges or universities and to graduates of foreign institutions. This branch has been responsible for the establishment of the Family Life Education program in Lodi public schools, the Friends of the Lodi Library, the Lodi office of the Women’s Center of San Joaquin County and a “school-to-work educational guide for all middle school students and/or incoming ninth graders for Lodi Unified. We also provide public forums for candidates for public office. As a mission-based organization, we believe in supporting education by sending middle school girls to Tech Trek and raising money for scholarships. We strongly support the national Education Foundation Fund (EF) and the Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF) through annual fundraising to help women.
Ken Nieland, our October speaker, shows Nancy Mellor, co-program chair, information about sandhill cranes.