Welcome to the Independence (MO) Branch of AAUW!

Eight Woman of Achievement Award Recipients                                                                          The ladies pictured above have all received the Woman of Achievement Award and were in attendance at the Branch Meeting on April 22, 2022. From left to right: Sue Shineman (2020), Eileen Weir (2022), Nina Anders (2017), Kathy Vest (1992), Patt Braley (1989), Alversia Pettigrew (2001), Kathy Killip (2013), and Jan Keeler (2014).

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 gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy.

AAUW’s Vision                                                                                                                                                Equity for all.

AAUW’s Value Promise                                                                                                                          Nonpartisan. Fact-based. Principled. Inclusive and Intersectional.

Independence Branch is an active, award-winning Branch of AAUW.  It is a 10 Star Award Winning chapter in the state of Missouri and has been recognized for contributions to AAUW Funds.  In addition, the branch participates in the Kansas City Area Interbranch Council and awards scholarships to deserving women to continue their education.

Upcoming Meeting:  November Meeting:  November 28, 2023, Review of Legislation
relating to Women” and “Legislation in Review” by Aaron Crossley, Missouri District 29
State Representative
Social time begins at 6:30 pm. The Meeting begins at 7 pm. In-person meetings are held at the First United Methodist Church, 400 W. Maple, Independence, MO 64050.                      

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