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. 

Revisit with a Dreamer

 Saturday, May 8, 2021

9:30 Social Time; 10:00 Program

Luis Bladeras-Villagrana, a “Dreamer”  (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), who first spoke with our branch in March 2019 as part of the Lake Oswego Reads program, will join us for an update on his life, his experiences and his hopes and expectations.  Previously when he spoke, Luis was student body president at Portland State University.  Now a Portland State graduate, Luis has an interesting job as Program and Event Coordinator at Oregon Entrepreneurs Network.

Installation of Branch Officers

The program will begin with a brief Branch meeting where Oregon State Co-President Sue Klumph will install 2021-2023 President, Catharine Hojem and Vice-President for Program Coordination, Marge Ransom.

Please join us in welcoming Sue Klumph, in celebrating our new officers and in thanking outgoing officers Mary Pat Silveira and Diana Ricks for jobs well done.


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 follow the guidelines established by the Governor of Oregon and by the national office of AAUW before once again holding in-person public events.  Stay tuned!

In the meantime, 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/