Welcome to our branch! Penobscot Valley is planning a variety of programs to further the AAUW mission of promoting women’s economic equality and diversity. In addition to our programs, we also enjoy each other’s ideas and conversation at our annual January brunch, “pizza and politics”, and annual meeting in May. Please visit the projects and programs pages for further activities.
To promote women’s economic equality, AAUW has developed a free online salary negotiation program!
Apply for National AAUW Scholarships now
Dr, Bonnie Newsom, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Maine, is a 2019 AAUW American Fellowship Winner!
Apply for Penobscot Valley College Scholarships now!!!!
For the latest meeting information check your email or the latest issue of Branching Out.
Past Annual Branch Meeting
The Penobscot Branch Annual Meeting was held May 10, 2023, 7;00 pm on Zoom. Our scholarship recipients, Kristen Cattier and Nicole Blair shared their inspiring stories.
Pizza and Politics!
Check your email for notifications of meeting places. Save the following dates: June 21, July 19, August 16 and September 20. If you have not participated in this lively discussion group, do yourself a favor and join us. It is always informative and fun. Hope to see you soon!
Next meeting: September 20 4:00 pm You will be notified of the latest updates by email.
Please see the Membership page.
Penobscot Valley Branch 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. Our branch, now the Penobscot Valley Branch, includes members from Bangor, Belfast, Brewer, Deer Isle, Eddington, Newburgh, Old Town, and Orono.
Special Recognition …
Maryann Hartman Awards:
Member Mary Cathcart and former members 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 members and former members who have been elected to the Maine Women’s Hall of Fame.