AAUW MN State Convention 2022

The convention will be held in St. Cloud, April 29-30, 2022.

All AAUW members are encouraged to attend the state convention April 29-30, 2022, hosted by the Saint Cloud Area Branch. The cost is $135 and includes the Friday appetizers and banquet, Saturday morning coffee break, luncheon, speakers, seminars, business meeting, historic presentation, and music.

We hope the Central Minnesota location will make it convenient for many to attend this two-day event. Our members are pouring their hearts into this convention to make it fun, interesting, innovative, and memorable! Opening ceremonies on Friday will feature dramatic readings depicting each decade from 1922-2022, to commemorate the centennial of the Saint Cloud Area Branch.

The overall theme is unity and the tagline, is WE ARE ONE! Many AAUW Minnesota branches also have a long history. What better time to unite harmoniously, share ideas, and come together? Minnesota branches have submitted information describing the most outstanding program offered in the last two years and the most successful fundraiser to benefit the community or AAUW’s Greatest Needs Fund. It will be included in the convention program. If you want to include a newsworthy branch history fact or anecdote that would be great.

Please email your responses to Linda MacLeod (lmariemac1949@gmail.com) by March 15, 2022.

Finally, after a year or more of isolation, the convention offers a perfect opportunity to celebrate AAUW and all of our Minnesota members! Please save the dates and plan a short road trip to Central Minnesota. We will welcome you with open arms!

Get the full information in the State Convention Packet by clicking on the link below.

State Convention Packet Updated

Convention Highlights

Friday

  • Presentation of the colors
  • Welcome ceremony
  • Introduction of dignitaries, and honored veterans
  • AAUW CEO Gloria Blackwell via zoom
  • Dramatic Readings by Saint Cloud Area Branch members depicting each decade to commemorate the centennial
  • Social and Entertainment

Saturday

  • Business Meeting.
  • Dr. Brittany Williams, AAUW Fellowship Grantee
  • Keynote address, Dr. Joy Plamann, president of the St. Cloud Hospital
  • Branch Team Seminar

Lodging Details

The convention is a two-day event. Overnight accommodations are available at the Hilton Garden Inn which is connected to the Park Event Center, 500 Division Street, Waite Park.

The group rate is $124 (king) or (2 queens).

Call 320-640-7990 to make a reservation and say, AAUW State Convention.

A full breakfast can be ordered in the HGI’s private room off the lobby from 6 – 9 a.m. at your own expense.

2022 State Convention Fundraiser Information

Merchandise for the AAUW Greatest Needs Fund can be ordered using the convention registration form. You can use it to order promotional items even if you can’t attend the event. Just have someone from your branch deliver the items to you.

All items must be prepaid

Classy long-sleeved T-shirts, hoodies, and tote bags, in AAUW blue with white screen printing and the official AAUW logo and tag, empowering women since 1881 will be available with prepayment.

Click here for the State Conv. Fundraiser flyer Jan. 2022

Ready to register?

Click this link Convention 2022 Registration to print it.

Mail registration forms with your payment by March 31, 2022, to:

AAUW St. Cloud  |   P.O. Box 7694   |   St. Cloud, MN 56302

Here’s the Convention Flyer State Convention Flyer (final) (1)

Public Policy Information

Resolutions Committee Report

AAUW MN Annual Meeting Public Policy Report

AAUW MN Public Policy Update January 2022