Mission Statement:

AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research.

Mark Your Calendars for our AAUW-WW

Virtual Annual Spring Meeting

Wednesday, May 20 at 7 pm

Members:  Please visit our Member Area  to view the list of 2020-21 AAUW-WW Officers and to view the 2020-21 approved budget.                           

Please contact Tracii Hickman with any comments, questions or feedback.  

Important Update from Kim Churches – AAUW National CEO

Click this link to listen to Kim talk about the impact of the Coronavirus on our AAUW organization and membership.  AAUW Video Clip

56th Annual AAUW-Walla Walla Book Sale

Update!  Our local AAUW branch recognizes our good fortune to have been able to hold our Book Sale fundraiser before things changed so drastically. Our board made the decision to contribute to the Blue Mountain Community Foundation Covid-19 fund. These funds will be used to help our community. 

Our most successful sale EVER! 

Thank You to all of the volunteers and book lovers who helped with this year’s fundraiser!  

“Like” our AAUW Book Sale Walla Walla Facebook page for continued updates.  Click her to go to our Facebook page

Join Us in Welcoming our Latest Members!  

Contact information is available in the online directory – found in our “members only” section

Newest members added to the top of the list – names in red indicate members who have joined since Fall 2019. 
Judy Bennett
Sarah O’Connor
Anita Williams
Cheryl French
Lorraine Gail Smith
Judy Schlicher
Cindy Castro
Janice James
Cindy Deatsman
Renee Hadley
Karen Hindman
Martha Anderson
Moran Tompkins
Mary Grant Tompkins
Dara Osborne
Pamela Causey
Rebecca Hom
Jeannette Barrow
Lisa Chamberlin
Riett Jacks
Ellen Anderson
Carolyn Dietzman
Dorothy Diede
Sherry Coate

Eileen Seifert
Kathy Makus
Laurie Flippen
Denise Owen
Ellen Dougherty
Lindsey Oldridge
Laurie Mitchel
Diane Anderson
Linda Carney
Kim Lawbaugh
Suzy Kunda
Lynn (Marilyn) McAuley
Erin Anders
Gail Tastula
Nancy Smithson
Kathleen Sanders
Mitzi Jensen
Patty Martin
Marcia Middleton Kaplan
Karen Hedine
Michelle Summers
Pamela Mittelstadt
Naomi Blinick
Meg Duhr
Linda Herbert
Penny Linterman
Annie Yetmez
Barbara Beito
Cindy Meyer
Donna Rapp
Marilyn (Mimi) Morgan
Shauna Andrews
Susan Collins
Jean Bender
Jody Sanchez
Mary Gibson
Chessa Hickox
Lindsay Engh
Logan Higgins
Pat King
Karen Leier
Debra Mallard
Patti Parks
Ursula Volwiler
Amy Watkins
Nancy Wood
Becky Thomas
Karen Bury
Martha Schilling
Donna Murray
Lorree Go
Kate Frey
Sue Baker

UPDATE! National Conference for College Women Student Leaders Scholarship – Cancelled for 2020

Please keep this in mind for next year 2021!

Are you interested in developing your leadership skills – or do you know a young woman who would benefit from this conference?  This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to join women from all over the country, joining together to share and learn.  The NCWSSL Conference will take place May27-May 30, 2020 at the University of Maryland.  All expenses are paid by our local branch of AAUW-Walla Walla!  

Click here for more details about the conference:  NCWSSL Announcement Flyer

Click here for the NCWSSL 2020 Application:  NCWSSL 2020 Application – MS Word version

NCWSSL 2020 Application – PDF version

Should you have questions regarding the application process contact Jenny Romine by email: jennylouromine@gmail.com or phone/text 509-386-9369.

Pictured above are Aline Uwase and Malorie
Wilwand, the 2019 NCCWSL award recipients,
attending the 2019 NCCWSL Conference.

UPDATE – Special invitation to Younger Members and Prospective Members 

We invited women in our community who identify as “younger” AAUW members – or prospective members to a program we called “Networking for Young Women.”  Aren’t we creative???  We gathered on the evening of November 20th, at the Finch Motel (brand new renovation of the old Red Lion at 325 E. Main.) The meeting involved a few minutes of social chatting, followed by small group brainstorming sessions, and then larger group summation and plans of action.  We heard from young women who have an appreciation for our AAUW branch, but who also have ideas for ways we can better connect and serve our younger population.
We on the board are eager to meet the needs of all our members, especially those of you who will be leading this group into the future.

We are so grateful for those who joined us, for the ideas and enthusiasm for making AAUW-Walla Walla an even better organization.

AAUW-Walla Walla Winter Social

Thank you to members and guests who braved the rainy weather to join us for our winter social – and to president Tracii Hickman for her leadership. A special thank you to program chair Karen Fuller, Barb Doherty and their team who once again treated us to a perfectly appointed event – and even got our Seahawks and Packers fans out in time for kickoff!  

We enjoyed hearing from our community grant recipients from 2019 who shared with us how their grant monies were put to use. Diana and Bill Erickson introduced three young women who attended the 24th World Scout Jamboree. Grant funds went toward troop uniforms for the jamboree. Anne-Marie Zell Schwerin and Augusta Sparks Farnum inspired us with their project “Quiet Forces”, a YWCA sponsored effort to celebrate 52 women from our community. Grant funds are helping to make this vision a reality.

AAUW-Walla Walla rocks!

Donations can still be made by contacting Jen Stutesman (coffeediva1965@gmail.com)
NEW sports bras or package of underwear to be donated to women in need following a hospital visit for rape or domestic violence event.

17th Annual AAUW-WW Kitchen Tour

2019 Preliminary HIGHLIGHTS:

We had 423 tour goers turn in tickets at the kick-off.
Ticket Sales were $11,650. Raffle ticket sales were $1,306.
From all feedback –  we had happy tour goers and happy homeowners!
Your contributions and commitment to the tour made it a success
and a fun event for the community.
Our 2019 Chairperson dug in and earned our respect and won our hearts.
The tour is in good hands going forward!

What a fabulous turnout for our Fall Social!  Thanks to all of you who came out on this beautiful Sunday afternoon.   A VERY BIG Thank You to Karen Fuller, Barb Doherty, Jody Sanchez and their many helpers. 

Hopefully you found the chance to meet with old friends and welcome new members – or BE welcomed, receive your new and up-to-date membership directory, learn about interest groups, and hear from two of our scholarship winners.  These young women were inspiring to all of us.

If you have any questions, please use our Contact Us button and one of our board members will respond.

Click here for more information about membership!  Join AAUW-WW


Click here for an online copy of our updated 2019 AAUW Membership Directory.

This is a wonderful resource for all members – with phone numbers, emails, background info and more.   (The directory is found in our “member area”.  If you do not have the password, please contact Judy Peasley at gjpeas1070@gmail.com)

Every effort is made to have the correct information in our directory.  If you find anything that needs updating, please contact us.

Thank you to all who helped with our recent

Candidate’s Forum   

Walla Walla City Council and Port Commissioner

July 2019

Wow!  2019 AAUW-WW Spring Social – A Time for Celebrations

Thank you to all of our members and guests who joined us on Wednesday, May 8th, for our AAUW Spring Social- A Time for Celebrations. It was a very fun and inspirational evening. If you took pictures, please add them to our shared photo folder.

We had the chance to connect with friends, meet new people, celebrate the many accomplishments of our organization, award some remarkable women and to honor some very deserving members and community supporters.

Community Honorees included: Vera Bohlman and Larry Cannaday from SonBridge, Andy Winnett and students from WWCC John Deer Technology program, Bobbi Hazeltine and WWCC Women’s Basketball team and Nolan & Kathleen Lockwood – WW Harvest Foods.

Over $50,000.00 was awarded to women in our community in direct support of AAUW’s mission to “advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research”. Thank you for your part in raising these funds!

Scholarship & Grant recipients included:
Secondary Scholarship: Ana Angel-Ortega, Torrin Helbling, Katelyn Huesby, Cynthia Montalvo, Kristin Pretorius, and Makya Theis

NCCWSL scholarship– Aline Uwase (WWCC) and Malorie Wilwand (WWCC)

Community Mini-Grants: Lincoln H.S. update library, Reach Out & Read (St. Mary/Prov.), Christian Aid/Child Development Program, BMAC (adult literacy outreach/volunteer support), Children’s Home Society (Valle Lindo/summer), Plus Delta “The Club”, Camp Invention, Shakespeare Walla Walla, Little Theater (summer children’s theater), Carnegie Picture Lab, Transitions Learning for Life (Latino Club/Scouts), Impact! (art and writing therapy for women in transition) and YWCA “Notes from the Road” (photo exhibit).


Image result for check this out imagesPlease review your own listing on the updated directory in our member area.  Remember – if you need the password, please contact Judy at gjpeas1070@gmail.com

if there are any errors in the directory, please let Dorothy know (steding12@gmail.com)  Please add missing info:  schools – degrees – birthdates etc.



A Huge Thank You

to Everyone Who Helped With 

2019 Great Explorations- Reach Beyond the Stars 

Thank You for Supporting the 55th AAUW BOOK SALE! 

                    Thank you to all of our members who volunteered time to make our                                Book Sale the most successful ever!  

A very special thanks to Kay Raddatz, Melanie Plantaric and their Book Sale Committee. 


Thank You for Supporting the

16th Annual AAUW Kitchen Tour

Because the owners of eight homes opened their unique kitchens to more than 400 people in the community, our Walla Walla affiliate of the American Association of University Women raised approximately $14,000 during its 16th annual Kitchen Tour on Oct. 7.

Proceeds will help fund scholarships for local women and support education projects throughout the community, said Cecile Ervin, Kitchen Tour committee chairwoman.

The homeowners who shared details of design and construction in their kitchens with ticket holders are Kelly and JJ Menozzi, Alison Kirby and Dan Calzaretta, Brenda Bernards and Dan Smith, Kelly Watson and Dan Beebe, Robert and Lura Hafen, Dierdre and Ki Bealey and Craig and Charlotte Roberts.

Sponsors that supported the event included Bunch Finnigan Appliances of Kennewick and from Walla Walla, Gary’s Paint and Decorating and t.h.e. Interior.

“The beautiful, designs, craftsmanship and products of these businesses were well represented in many of the homes on the tour,” Cecile said.

Proceeds were also raised from four raffle opportunities made possible by donations from local businesses and individuals: an assortment of gift certificates from local retailers and restaurants, and a Wine Country Picnic-themed gift basket donated by Sue Gillespie. Raffle winners were Joyce Afward, Lisa Johnson, Barbara Suzui and Corinna Whitehurst.

Additional support for the benefit came in the form of ads placed in the full-color Kitchen Tour guide. The 2019 tour is slated for Oct. 6.  If you are interested in volunteering your time, or your kitchen, please contact Judy Peasley (gjpeas1070@gmail.com)

(originally published in the Walla Walla Union Bulletin 10/14/2018)

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