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

Ballwin-Chesterfield is an active branch!  

See what members can do now

Sign up for the 2017 ELEANOR ROOSEVELT WALK
Tuesday, October 17, 10:30 a.m.
Des Peres City Park, 12325 Manchester Road, 63131
Here’s your chance to help raise funds for research on topics important to AAUW’s goals and mission.

2017 WINTER AUCTION  — Plan to  join us for “The Winter Soiree” December 14 (Reservations­─$25)
HOW CAN YOU HELP? Donate items to one or more of our sales:

Boutique   Create three or more similar items that will sell for $5, $10, or $15.
Silent Auction  Donate new, quality items that will appeal to our members.
Food Emporium   Donate baked goods, casseroles, and other delicious edibles.
Oral Auction   Offer items worth $100 or more which may include personal services, dinner parties, vacation venues, event tickets, themed baskets, or ???
Monetary Donation  Can’t be there?  Please donate to our branch!

 Sponsor a Dollars for Scholars event!  Help to further the mission in a fun way.  See how.

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

 

 COME TO A MEETING

NEXT MEETING:    Thursday, October 12
A Follow-Up on the Women’s March – How to Keep the Momentum Going
Speakers: Valerie Brinkman & Margaret Johnson, Women’s Rights Advocates
These dynamic women were very involved in the “Women’s March on St. Louis” in which more than 20,000 women participated.  Valerie Brinkman  was the lead organizer to bring the January march to St. Louis.  For her efforts,  she was honored by the National Political Women’s Caucus.  Margaret Johnson, a women’s rights activist for more than five decades, was one of the main speakers
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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 welcome!
(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.   See the program schedule for 2017-18.

Four of our regular meetings are special events:
~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. 

Want to JOIN AAUW AND OUR BRANCH?

Get a membership application form here.

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  about our branch founded in 1981. Read about our branch’s history here.

 View Photos and read commentary about our last branch meeting

View information and awardees for the 2016-17 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!

     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.