University women's association reassembly slated for August 26
The annual Tyler AAUW Reassembly is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 26 at First Christian Church, 4202 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler.
The American Association of University Women is a nationwide, 501c(3) organization that shares a commitment to educational and economic equity for women and girls. This is accomplished through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research on both a local and nationwide basis, Tyler AAUW spokesperson Jeanelle Maland said.
At the local level, AAUW raises funds through several activities, including the annual “Holiday in the Pines” home tour and the annual “Games Day,” which provide scholarships to local high school and college students. AAUW Tyler also participates in the “Expanding Your Horizon” Program for middle school girls, which is a program that encourages young women to explore careers in the science and technology fields. The Branch also participates in the “Academic Rodeo Spelling Bee,” Ms. Maland said.
Membership is offered to graduates with an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university. Student membership is offered to undergraduates enrolled in a two- or four-year regionally accredited educational institution. In principal and in practice, AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership.
For more information, contact Nancy Kirk, membership chair, by sending an email to nancy.kirk @sjscpa.com or Gail Johnson, AAUW president, gail_sbpc@hotmail .com.