AAUW: Empowering women since 1881

Welcome to the Lake Oswego Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW).  Organized in 1976, the branch draws members from Lake Oswego, West Linn, and surrounding communities.

Established in 1881, AAUW is now a nationwide network of more than 170,000 members and donors, 1000 branches, and 100 college/university partners. It is nonpartisan, but not value neutral. AAUW fights to remove the barriers and biases that stand in the way of gender equity. It trains women to negotiate for pay and benefits and to pursue leadership roles. AAUW also advocates for federal, state and local laws and policies to ensure equity and end discrimination.

AAUW is open to all graduates who hold the Associate or higher degree from a college or university. We seek a diverse membership. There are no barriers to full participation on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or class. As an organization, we condemn racism. 


Community Policy – On Zoom

 Saturday, January 9, 2021

9:30 Social Time; 10:00 Program

Chief Jeff Groth, Sherwood Policy Department

What is a “value-based Community Policing Plan”?  Chief Groth, who began his law enforcement career in 1987 as an Oregon Police Cadet, will describe it and explain how it is used in Sherwood  to contribute to effective community policing.

Since 2008 when he was appointed Police Chief for the Sherwood Police Department, Chief Groth has focussed on establishing a strong agency culture, building enduring support within the community through relational policing and establishing and maintaining a thriving agency that adheres to a community policing model.

Chief Groth has also served as President for the Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police and believes that serving in the OACP Executive Committee was one of the most enjoyable experiences in his career.

Login information for this meeting will be sent to all members prior to the meeting. If you are not a member but would like to join the meeting, please contact us.  The “doors” will open at 9:30 a.m. for those members who would like an opportunity to socialize before the presentation.

Due to our current concern about the corona virus, Lake Oswego AAUW will not be holding any public events before March 2021 at the earliest.

However, we are setting up virtual meetings, using ZOOM, to continue with our many book clubs and other Interest Groups.  Please contact us if you are interested in participating.



AAUW Lake Oswego
PO Box 416
Marylhurst, OR 97036
Email:  loaauw@gmail.com
Facebook:   www.facebook.com/aauwlakeoswegobranch/