Penobscot Valley Branch of the AAUW – Welcome

Our Penobscot Valley Branch is celebrating its 95th birthday!   We have a variety of programs planned which 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 meetings.   Please visit the projects and programs pages for further activities.  

To promote women’s economic equality, AAUW has developed an 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!

Our Penobscot Valley Scholarships have been awarded,  Congratulations to the winners!  

Judi, Mary, Susan, Moriah, Cathleen


January Brunch – good food, good conversation!




Upcoming events:

Pizza and Politics:

Thurs, Feb. 20, 2020  5:30 pm at Pat’s.  There’s always lots to talk about!  2020 schedule.

Branch Meeting:

Saturday, March 7, 2020 
Supporting Diverse Women’s Life Experiences
Time and Place: 10:00 AM -!2:00 PM Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center
Triad + Andrea Mercado, Susan Landry, JUdi Coburn-Harris, Mary Cathcart
Poster information

Also see our 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.