General meetings are held at the First Presbyterian Activities Building, Room 102, on fourth Mondays at 11:30 a.m., and include lunch and a program, with exception that a Holiday Tea is hosted on a Sunday afternoon in December. No general meetings are held during the months of November, December, June, July, and August.
Two (2) major Branch projects fund scholarships for women at Roane State Community College and a locally-named grant to National Women’s Post-Graduate Fellowships: 1. April Luncheon for Scholarships, and 2) Holiday Tea Donations. In addition, AAUW provides magazines and tutors to Girls, Inc., books for Women’s History Month to Oak Ridge High School Media Center, and Women’s History displays at the Oak Ridge Public Library. Members sell White House Holiday ornaments. Calendars are for sale to increase the Branch’s operational income. AAUW members may volunteer and contribute to any of these projects and/or to the Branch operating expenses.
Membership Requirements / Annual Dues
- AAUW Members: A person holding an associate or equivalent, baccalaureate, or higher degree from a qualified educational institution, or a foreign degree acceptable as a basis for admission by graduate schools at regionally accredited universities of the U.S.A. shall be eligible for membership in AAUW. Such membership shall be granted on presentation of proper credentials and payment of all authorized dues to the Branch Treasurer. Membership Dues: National $49; State $12; Local Branch $9 = Total $70
- Life Members:
- Paid-Life Members: Any member of AAUW may become a Life Member upon a one-time payment of twenty years’ dues, based on the amount of National dues the year that the member elects to become a Life Member. Thereafter the Life Member shall be exempt from payment of AAUW dues. Paid Life Members who are members of a Branch continue to pay State and Branch dues.
- Fifty-Year Members: Any Branch member who has paid National dues for fifty (50) years shall become a Life Member and shall thereafter be exempt from payment of AAUW State and Branch dues.
- Student Affiliates: An undergraduate student enrolled in a regionally accredited educational institution shall be eligible for student affiliation. Student Affiliates shall be entitled to attend Branch, State, and AAUW meetings and receive the publications distributed to all AAUW members. Student Affiliates may not vote nor hold office. Student Affiliate Dues: National $17; State $0; Local Branch $1 = $18
New members are welcome throughout the year.