Welcome to the Cortland (NY) Branch of AAUW!

Next Meeting

Our December 3d holiday celebration is at the YWCA at 14 Clayton

Ave. , Cortland beginning at 5:30 pm with social time. Dinner will

be at 6 pm. Dec. 3d is the first day of Chanukah and we will have a

menorah to light. Please let Maryann know by Thursday,

November 29th, if you will be attending at mgambitt@gmail.com

or 607-423-8356.

After dinner, we will enjoy music while we wrap our donated items

for local seniors and children. Gift bags, tape, ribbon, candy canes

will be provided.

Suggested items for seniors:

Slip-free slippers or socks

Large print books or audio tapes

Diabetic friendly candy treats

Soft throw blanket

Suggested items for children:

New pjs, undies, socks in any size


New book

New stuffed animals

Gifts will be donated to the local Senior Centers, Salvation Army,

temporary residents in the YW Safe dwelling, CAPCO families, and

Catholic Charities.


Celebrating our Early History

During our annual meeting on April 30 we recognized 3 members, Sandra Decker, Grace Bentley, and Joan Johnson, who have been part of our organization since the beginning and were instrumental in getting the Cortland branch started back in the early 60s. Pictured are Grace and Joan with Cortland Branch President Sheila Cohen. Sandra could not attend but flowers were delivered to her as well. Thank you to all of those who paved the way. It was not an easy process as this AAUW Historical Timeline, compiled by Branch Historian Jan Dempsey, will point out.


The American Association of University Women (AAUW) empowers women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Our nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has more than 170,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and 800 college and university partners. Since AAUW’s founding in 1881, our members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.

AAUW’s Mission
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

AAUW’s Value Promise
By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women and girls have a fair chance.