Penobscot Valley Branch of the AAUW – Welcome

Susan Wishkoski , Evelyn Dearborn, 50 Year Honorary Life member

Penobscot Valley Branch furthers the mission of AAUW to empower women. This year’s program topics include: AAUW Maine initiatives; the what, where, when and how of the 2018 election in Maine; and diversity and immigration.   We also enjoy each other’s ideas and conversation at our annual January brunch, “pizza and politics” dinners, and annual meeting. We’re also hosting the state convention in the spring!  Please visit the projects page for other activities and for national and local information.   

Apply for National AAUW Scholarships now!

Apply for local Penobscot Valley Scholarships now!!  Qualifications Poster Link.  Scholarship application Link.

Our first meeting of the year will be on September 19, 7 pm at the Margaret Chase Smith Conference Center, UM. Speaker: Carly McCarthy, our dynamic new Maine AAUW president.   If you need a ride, please call Fran Haines 866-3486 or email fahaines@msn,com

Mark your calendars!!  The programs page lists future meetings.  

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, Orono, Portland and Auburn.

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 have been elected to the Maine Women’s Hall of Fame.