Penobscot Valley Branch of the AAUW – Welcome


Pizza and Politics Nov. 2022

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!

Penobscot Valley College Scholarships recipients!
Our two deserving scholarship recipients are both students at the University of Maine Augusta, Bangor campus.  Nicole Blair is enrolled in Social Science and  Kristen Cartier is enrolled in Mental Health and Human Services.

Next Branch Meeting!

Date: March 8, 2023.   ZOOM!!
Time: 7:00 pm 
Speaker: Mary Marin Taylor, Executive Director of  Literacy Volunteers of  Bangor
Topic: Improving Women’s Literacy – Improving Women’s Lives

Please join us to learn more about this important topic.  The Zoom link will be emailed to members.  

Susan Landry, Susan Wishkoski, Charmen Goehring, triad

Pizza and Politics!

Next meeting: March 15, 2023  4:00pm  ZOOM 

Meetings will be on the third Wed. of the month on Zoom until further notice. 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!  


Please see the Membership 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.  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.