Welcome to the Cortland (NY) Branch of AAUW!

Next Meeting

Please join us next Monday, Nov. 5 for our November branch meeting at the
Sherman House in Homer. Social time starts at 5:30, dinner at 6:00 and the speakers
will begin by 6:30. The cost of dinner is $20.
The topic of the month Is Advocating for Women, Children and Families. Family,
County, Surrogate Court Judge Julie Campbell, Attorney Mardi Kelsen, and YWCA USA
Chair of Global Relations Katherine Compagni will speak to the group.
Please RSVP to MaryAnn Gambitta at mgambitt@gmail.com as soon as possible.
We look forward to seeing you next week!


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.