Welcome to the Ballwin-Chesterfield, MO Branch of the American Association of University Women!

Ballwin-Chesterfield is an active branch!  Scroll down to see what members can do now.  

Learn about AAUW & our branch:
Our Mission Statement: AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.
Ballwin-Chesterfield Branch is a nationally recognized major  contributor to the AAUW Fund; particularly the Legal Advocacy Fund, the Educational Opportunities Fund, the Eleanor Roosevelt Fund and more.
Ballwin-Chesterfield has funded two Research and Projects Grants, and awards scholarships to local women returning to their undergraduate degree programs after time away from school.  Learn more below:

  About our branch…
The Ballwin-Chesterfield Branch was founded in 1981 as the Lafayette Area Branch with 41 charter members and the plan to meet during the day. We have grown steadily over the years, with over 250 members at present. Read about our branch’s history here.

Branch meetings are held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 14088 Clayton Rd. (at Woodsmill), Chesterfield, MO 63017, on the second Thursdays from September through May, and in July. Guests are ALWAYS welcomed!     (8:45 AM- sign-ups, social time and registration; 9:30- Business Meeting; 10:30- Speaker; 11:30- Adjournment)
DIRECTIONS:  From Rt. 141 & Clayton Rd., go east on Clayton 0.3 mi.  Turn right into church, drive to the rear entrance.
At our regular meetings, our Program Committee is committed to presenting topics that capture the interest of our members while focusing on the goals that reflect the mission statement of AAUW. Speakers on social justice, health care, economic well-being, equity, human rights, international affairs, and public policy have been heard.  See the program schedule for 2016-17.

Ballwin-Chesterfield also plans four special meetings :
~September: learn about goals for the year at our Fall Welcome Brunch.
~December: a festive Winter Auction raises funds to support branch operating and leadership funds.
~May:  an elegant installation and awards luncheon is held at a local country club.
~July: “Summer picnic” – an indoor potluck picnic convenes at a local air-conditioned venue View Pictures and a report!  Go To EVENTS, then MEETINGS.

NEXT MEETING:  The Fall kickoff brunch meeting (theme: “STEM Blossoms”) is scheduled for Thursday, September 8.  PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE:  9:30 am

                         WHAT YOU CAN DO NOW

Celebrate the centennial of the Saint Louis Suffragists of 1916 and honor the women of today.  Join with other women’s organizations in the Celebrate the Vote Festival at the St. Louis Public Library on September 3 from 10 AM to 2 PM.  Get an information flyer and registration/donation form here!

Spread the Joy!!  Volunteer to help with the many important branch activites!  You will be gratified and your committee chairs will be ecstatic.  Go to Flyers and Forms for directions.  

SPONSOR a Dollars for Scholars Event!  Get a packet of information and directions here.  
Download a signup sheet that you can use to sign up participants.  

December is the month for our annual fund raising auction. Are you ready for a “Jingle Mingle?” The Winter Auction supports our Operating and Leadership Development Fund. It is not too early to plan items to sell at the Auction!
Click here to view a Hollywood Themed party that was sold at the oral auction last year.
Click here to view a Mardi Gras Mystery Dinner that  was another oral auction item.


View Photos and read commentary about our last branch meeting

View information and awardees for the 2015-6 Named Gift Recognition on the Member Awards page.
Click on the “GIVE” tab to learn about AAUW Funds and to donate online or by mail!


 Last year, AAUW supported the nomination of Virginia Minor, a leader in the struggle for women’s suffrage in Missouri, to the Missouri Hall of Fame.  She was selected! Read about the induction ceremony held on September 10 at the capitol in Jefferson city!

 AAUW Ballwin-Chesterfield is a member of the Metropolitan St. Louis Inter-Branch Council(Click on the link to visit their page).  Visit their page to see a report and pictures of the annual Spring Fling Awards luncheon and their Barbara Lackritz Award winner. 

What is AAUW?

American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a nationwide network of more than 170,000 members and donors, 1,000 branches, and 800 college/university institution partners. For 135 years, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. Our commitment to our mission is reflected in all aspects of our work.  Visit the National Website and the state website.