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, “pizza and politics” dinners, and  annual meeting. Please visit the projects page for other activities and for national and local scholarship information.

 Apply for National AAUW Scholarships now!!

AAUW Dues Increase Effective March 16, 2018.  National dues have increased from $49 to $59.  Total Penobscot Valley dues are now $84 ($59 national + $15 state +$10 branch). Dues may be paid at the Branch Annual Meeting or sent to Janice Osgood, Also, dues information is in the Penobscot Valley Membership/Program booklet.

Vote for Important National Bylaw ammendments!!!  You should have received an email with your AAUW membership number and pin or go to national for more information.

Important 2018 Dates!!

April 27-27.    AAUW of Maine Convention. Brunswick Maine, Registration deadline, April 18, 2018.  See state of Maine website for  more  information: – convention

May 16.    Annual Branch Dinner Meeting.  6:00 P.M. Dirigo Pines Inn,              Kenduskeag  Gathering Place, $12 per person with payment at  the door (if paying by check, write it to Dirigo PInes).  Invitation here.

June 1.  NEW Leadership Reception and Fundraising Dinner.  Details coming by e-mail.  For more information, see this flyer.


We’re trying different ideas to raise money for scholarships!  Because the book sale, a successful fundraiser, has become difficult to accomplish, this year members will be receiving a  fundraising letter with more information.    The leadership team always welcomes input and ideas from members.  


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.

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.