The Winona Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will be holding its next branch meeting at the Winona County History Center on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 7 p.m. A presentation will be given by Jennifer Weaver on the Early Women of Winona. The AAUW is national organization, which advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, research and philanthropy.
The Winona branch was organized in 1923 and will be celebrating its 90th anniversary later this year. Membership is open to any woman or man holding an associate degree, bachelorís degree or higher, as well as college students who are pursuing their degrees.
Each year the Winona branch awards a scholarship to a non-traditional woman college student at one of the higher education institutions here in keeping with the mission stated above, a fact that branch members are very proud of.
Our branch is looking forward to the March meeting in this new venue. The public is invited to attend , there is no admission charge and light refreshments will be served.
Some of the women featured in Jenniferís presentation will include Catherine Goddard Smith who was an early Winona settler and mother of local teen-aged Civil War hero, Charles Goddard; Grace Watkins King who was the daughter of the Watkins company founder J.R.Watkins and an avid collector and sportswoman; and Myrtle Huntley, a vaudeville actress and early local film star. Artifacts from these women and more will be shown as well as a special art exhibit in the museum lobby which features portraits of early Winona women by Mary Singer.
For more informationabout AAUW, please contact Susan Cooper, President, firstname.lastname@example.org.