Penobscot Valley Branch of the AAUW – Welcome

We hope you are doing well during this time.  Please call or email if you need help or have questions.  

This year, our Penobscot Valley Branch is  planning a variety of programs by Zoom to further the mission of AAUW  including 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” dinners, and annual meeting.   Please visit the projects and programs pages for further activities.  As you know, some of these will have to be changed or postponed.  

January Meeting:

Date: JANUARY 16, 2021
Time:  10 AM to 12 Noon.
Place:  ZOOM. You will be emailed a link to this meeting.
Program:  Honoring 2020 Non Traditional Scholarship winners. 

Joanne Boynton will introduce scholarship winners who plan to share their backgrounds and/or research studies.  We can share our lunch, companionship, ideas and questions on Zoom. Thank you to Susan D’Angelo for setting up the Zoom meeting and Mary Cathcart for hosting.  

To promote women’s economic equality, AAUW has developed a free online salary negotiation program!!  Click here:

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!

Our Penobscot Valley College Scholarships have been awarded to 3 deserving women students.  

Upcoming events:

Pizza and Politics:

Wed. Jan.20th at 4:00 on Zoom –  Inauguration Day!! The Zoom link will be sent to all by email. 

Past Branch Meeting: September 12th, 2020:

For those unable to attend, Andrea Mercado coordinated an interesting Zoom meeting on the topic of racial equality and AAUW.   After  a short presentation on some highlights of AAUW’s history and membership, we discussed how being a college graduate as requisite for membership may create barriers for inclusivity. Here is a link to Andrea’s presentation:

We have a Facebook page

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, Bradley, Deer Isle, Holden, Newburgh, Old Town, and Orono. 

Special Recognition …

Maryann Hartman Awards:

Members and former 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 members and former members who have been elected to the Maine Women’s Hall of Fame.