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Call for Nominations for 2015

AAUW Minnesota Needs You!

Consider joining the AAUW Minnesota State Board – an enjoyable group who gets things accomplished! Share your talents by joining this team effort to implement the AAUW mission.

We are seeking candidates to serve on the 2015-2017 state board of directors for the following positions:

  • President Elect, 2015-2016
  • Vice President for Program, 2015-2017
  • Treasurer, 2015-2017
  • Nominating Committee, 2015 for 2016 elections (3 members and 1 alternate)

The members of the Nominating Committee are Teresa Sagen, Ely, Chair; Beth Nienow, Rochester; Rose Cyert, Winona; Mary Jo Dickinson, Metro West; Sharon Bigot, Minneapolis (Alternate). Please feel free to contact any nominating committee member if you have questions or contact board members who currently hold the position in which you are interested.

All you need to apply is a strong belief in the mission of AAUW and a willingness to learn and grow. Rewards for state service include leadership development, camaraderie and teamwork with other leaders. An applicant may be self-nominated, nominated by your branch or branch board of directors, or any individual.

A brief description of position responsibilities and a vita sheet to be used for nominations can be found here:

Nominations are open for the period of September 15 to November 15 and may be received at any time up to the closing date, mailed to the address below or emailed. Please note that the signature of the nominee is needed on the vita sheet.

The nominating committee will present a slate of candidates to the membership at the 2015 state convention in Austin next April.

Please give serious consideration to applying for a state board position. These leadership positions provide a great opportunity for you to share your talents with AAUW Minnesota. We need you. Thank you.

Mail or email completed and signed vitae by November 15, 2014 to:
Teresa Sagen, AAUW Minnesota State Nominating Committee Chair
13667 Deer Rd.
Ely, MN 55731
Phone: 218-365-6461
tksagen@frontiernet.net


AAUW Team Trivial Perusal (2)Members of the Hibbing, Minneapolis, St. Paul and Ely Branches participated in the Minnesota Women’s Consortium Trivial Perusal. The AAUW MN team won the ‘Best Team Spirit’ Award.


AAUW Minnesota 85th State Convention

The Art of Purposeful Living
April 11 – 12, 2014

Gale Mansion MPLS BranchThe Gale Mansion, Home of AAUW Minneapolis

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Elect Her: Campus Women Win

Elect Her 2014Running Start, in collaboration with AAUW, recently held an Elect Her: Campus Women Win workshop at The University Minnesota. Students from The University of Minnesota and St. Cloud State University participated in this training program that encourages college women to run for student government on their colleges or university campuses. Research has shown that women who run for student body elections in college are more likely to run for office as adults. Thanks go to the University of Minnesota Women’s Center for hosting this event for a second year!that encourages college women to run for student government on their college or university campuses. Research has shown that women who run for student body elections in college are more likely to run for office as adults. Thanks go to the University of Minnesota Women’s Center for hosting this event for a second year!


Minnesota Women’s Consortium “Celebration 34”

MWC Celebration (640x480)AAUW Minnesota members from Ely, Minneapolis, Red Wing, and St. Paul Branches, along with David Kirkwood, AAUW Board Director, were in St. Paul for the Minnesota Women’s Consortium “Celebration 34”. The Celebration highlights the work of MWC to achieve equity and justice for women and their families. Members listened to the inspiring words of Woman of the Year, shared by Monica Meyer, OutFront MN and Ann Kaner-Roth, Project 515. The Minnesota Human Trafficking Task Force was honored as Organization of the Year for their continued work to address this important issue in Minnesota. Sarah Stoesz, President & CEO of Planned Parenthood MN, ND, SD was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award and reminded us that our work is not done in combating the challenges to our rights as women.

AAUW Mission Statement: AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
AAUW Vision Statement: AAUW will be a powerful advocate and visible leader in equity and education through research, philanthropy, and measurable change in critical areas impacting the lives of women and girls.
AAUW Promise: By joining AAUW, we belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that women have a fair chance.