Penobscot Valley Branch of the AAUW – Welcome

The Penobscot Valley Branch offers educational meetings which include information on women’s health issues, bullying in schools, voting rights, women in the legislature, and women in STEM fields.  We also enjoy each other’s ideas and conversation at our luncheon, book sale and annual meeting. Please visit the projects page for other activities and for national and local scholarship information. Apply for National AAUW Scholarships 

Ready for the sale



We had a successful Book Sale!!  Thanks to all!!




Next!!  Annual Meeting, Wed., May 10.  Details on Programs Page.


            AAUW Maine members at the January Women’s March in Augusta!

A little Penobscot Valley History …                 

Originally called the University of Maine branch, our branch was founded in 1924.  Many familiar with the University of Maine will recognize buildings named after these charter members: Dr. Caroline Colvin, Dr. Ava Chadbourne, and Dr. Edith Patch.    Later, in the 90’s, we became  the Penobscot Valley Branch.  Our branch now includes members from Bangor, Belfast,  Holden, Newburgh, Old Town, Orrington, Orono, and Topsham.

90 years of the Penobscot Valley Branch – slide show!  90th Anniversary 

Innovative Leadership Team Governance …

In 2001, Penobscot Valley Branch chose a new governance structure to ease the president’s duties. Our strategy improved our leadership functions and was designed to bring greater involvement from Branch members as well.  Here is a snapshot of the structure and procedures.

Special Recognition …

Maryann Hartman Awards:

Members Mary Cathcart, Ruth Lockhart, and Katherine Musgrave have received the Maryann Hartman Award at the University of Maine, These annual awards recognize women whose works inspire others and raise awareness of contemporary women’s accomplishments.

Maine Women’s Hall of Fame

Mary Cathcart, Katherine Musgrave, Sharon Barker,  Ruth Lockhart, and Ann Schonberger are elected members of the Maine Women’s Hall of Fame.