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 97th year!
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(Make sure you select Ely Branch member and not National member when prompted.) Or click on the following membership form, fill out, and mail with a check to our treasurer.
Join us every second Tuesday at 5:30 (5:00 Social Time) from September to May at Grand Ely Lodge.
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 email@example.com.
What have we been doing in the last year or so?
August 2, 2023 – Co-sponsored with EMPOWER the one-woman performance of the life of Jeanette Rankin who in 1916 was the first woman elected to Congress and was a champion of women’s rights and civil rights throughout her life.
July 15, 2023 – Held a successful Garden Party Auction and Raffle to raise funds for scholarships and programs.
June 2023 – Sponsored a VCC student to attend three days of leadership training at the annual National Conference for College Women Student Leadership (NCCWSL) in a Washington, DC suburb.
May 2023 – Granted a scholarship to a non-traditional female student at MN North College.
May 9, 2023 – Held a successful Banquet Auction and Raffle to raise funds for scholarships and programs.
April 22, 2023 – Held a successful STEM Workshop for girls in grades 5-8 at MN North College.
March 28, 2023 – Sponsored a community presentation, Treaty Promises and Indigenous Health Care, by Dr. Linda Bergum, Ely AAUW Board Member, at Tuesday Group together with EMPOWER.
February, March, April 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 (3 separate calls for action over 3 months).
February 10, 2023 – Hosted 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.
October 11, 2022 – Co-sponsored the Ely School Board Candidate Forum with the Ely Rotary Club.
October 4, 2022 – Co-sponsored a community presentation with Ely EMPOWER by Mak Mars from the Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Abuse in Duluth, MN. He spoke on issues related to justice for our Native American friends and neighbors at Tuesday Group.
September 20, 2022 – Hosted “Unhappy Hour” for the community at Northern Grounds to educate the public about the pay inequities of our BIPOC sisters.
September 2022 – Provided a scholarship to a female student at Vermilion Community College.
July 2022 – Jointly with Ely EMPOWER, sponsored three girls to attend a four-day Summer Engineering Camp at Itasca Community College.
July 2022 – Held another successful Garden Party Auction and Raffle to raise funds for scholarships and programs.
June 2022 – As part of the Adopt a Highway program, picked up trash along a stretch of Hwy 169.
June 2022 – Coordinated an inspirational Title IX community presentation with Ely EMPOWER at Hidden Valley ski chalet celebrating the positive impact Title IX has had on 15 Ely area women – young and old – sharing their stories.
June 2022 – Hosted a 50th anniversary celebration of Title IX with a community presentation at Tuesday Group from two impressive speakers: Deb Sunderman, an Olympic gold medal winner from the 1988 U.S. wheelchair basketball team, and Cindy Haugejorde who set records in college basketball including the all-time leading scorer at U of Iowa and a starter on the US Junior Pan American Gold Medal team.
May 2022 – Sponsored two college women to virtually attend three days of leadership training, inspiration, and networking at the annual National Conference for College Women Student Leadership (NCCWSL).
March 2022 – Sponsored the STEM Workshop at VCC attended by girls in Grades 5-8
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