Ely Branch


The Ely branch focuses on the AAUW mission of supporting equity for all girls and women in the areas of economic security, educational opportunities and leadership among many others.  Our branch is celebrating our 96th year!

We are in the midst of a multi-year educational project launched in 2021 called “Awareness… Then Change.”  This initiative is designed to increase understanding, honor the heritage of the area, and set the stage for supporting policy and social action to reduce risks and support the resilience of Indigenous women and children. 

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Branch Meetings
Join us every second Tuesday at 5:30 (5:00 Social Time) from September to April at Grand Ely Lodge. The May meeting is Monday, May 8 at 5:30 (our annual meeting).
Board Meetings
Every fourth Monday at 9:00 am from August to May at Grand Ely Lodge.

For more information on the Ely AAUW Branch, contact Linda Sutton at ldsutton2001@aol.com.

What have we been doing in the last year or so?

February and March 2023 – Calls, emails, and postcards were sent by Ely Branch Members to legislators in St. Paul asking them to pass the two Equal Rights Amendment bills.

February 10, 2023 – Hosed a pizza luncheon for about 125 students attending a day of Indigenous-focused films at the Ely Historic Theater as part of the four-day End-of-The-Road Film Festival.

February 9, 2023 – Awarded scholarships to two Ely high school students for the five-day Camp Atsokan Writing Camp next summer. Some students attending previous camps soon will be publishing their work.

December 13, 2022 – Held a successful Annual Holiday Auction and Raffle to raise funds for scholarships and programs.

November 22, 2022 – Organized a presentation by a grassroots organizer from Bois Forte Band of Chippewa in collaboration with Ely EMPOWER about local economy building and the food sovereignty movement. This was a presentation for the community at Tuesday Group.