AAUW was organized in Boston in 1882. For more than 130 years, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. Our commitment to our mission is reflected in all aspects of our work.
The Morton Illinois branch was chartered in November, 1975. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month, September through May. AAUW Funds is an integral part of the organization. Money from these funds is used to award a scholarship to a local woman for a postgraduate degree and to contribute money to AAUW Funds to further advancement of women. Fund raising projects in recent years have included selling concessions at Arts in the Park and the Morton Fine Arts Concerts.
Morton Branch officers for the 2016-2017 year are as follows:
Elected Officers: President, Judy Griffin; Program Vice Presidents, Paige Hadsall and Heather Thompson; Membership Vice President, Marilyn Formhals; Treasurer, Cathy Durflinger; Recording Secretary, Karen Loudermilk; Corresponding Secretary, Susan Scott; AAUW Funds/Community Officers, Mike Gunn and Cheri Patterson; Parliamentarian, Patti Erwin.
Appointed Officers: Hostess Chairperson, Kay Lindley; Local Grant Chairperson, Patti Erwin; GEMS Chairperson, Heather Thompson; Publicity Officer/Historian, Lora Kober; Public Policy Representative, Deb Elliot; International/Cultural Representative, Judy Triggs; Education /Women’s Issues Representative, Joan Rice.
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
AAUW will be a powerful advocate and visible leader in equity and education through research, philanthropy, and measurable change in critical areas impacting the lives of women and girls.
AAUW’s Value Promise
By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women and girls have a fair chance.