Polk County Branch

AAUW’s 21st Century Recognition Program – Silver Award for 2001-2002

2023-2024 Leadership

Co-presidents Virginia Key & Jo Mink
Vice President programs Open
Vice President Membership Emily Banks Wooten
Secretary Carol Jo Taylor Bardwell
Treasurer Barbara Alexander
Parlamentarian Open
Committee Chairs
    Hospitality Genny Watkins
    Public Relations Emily Banks Wooten & Carol Jo Taylor Bardwell
    Memorial Scholarship Paula Casa & Marilyn Nail & Betty Peebles
    AAUW Funds/Public Policy Jane Holcomb
    College/University Relations Carol Helm


Branch History

Dr. Alena Pace, Huntsville,Tx AAUW , and Mrs.Leland Best, Beaumont, TxAAUW, were instrumental in establishing a new branch in East Texas in1981-1982.  Our charter members were teachers, librarians, home economists, and county agents. We expanded to include doctor, lawyers, college professors, and administrators. All of our members became involved in the community.

Higher education as been an expressed value in our branch. Though small in number, early on we established a scholarship for a local high school graduate, funded by an annal book sale in front of the local Walmart store. In 2015, a bridge luncheon/Silent auction became our new  fundraiser and has continued to be a successful event that has allowed our original scholarship of $150 to grow to over several over $3,000.Our branch over the years has organized projects to include a workshop for middle-school girls on career opportunities, voter registrations, assistance in Christmas Empty Stocking program, supplying needs for SAAFE house. We have supported the National Legal and Education funds,.Our branch meets on the third Monday from September through May at 11 am and enjoy lunch afterwards. Homes of members were the beginning meeting places. Now our meeting are held in community meeting rooms, and churches. New members have found this AAUW through the aAUWTexas website and the local newspaper, Polk County Enterprise. Women  have said they have gained awareness of many areas and topics, and have created networks and friendships they may never have experienced.

Join This Branch

Contact our Membership VP at the address above, or join this branch through the national web site.

Visitors/new members who have an associate’s degree or higher are welcome; first-time members are entitled to discounted dues.

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2023-2024 – Program and Events

Monday, Feb 19, 11:00 a m, Fellowship Hall, First Presbyterian Church, LivingstonMonthly Meeting

Monday,March 18, 11:00  a.m., Fellowship Hall, First Presbyterian Church, LivingstonMonthly Meeting
Monday, April 15, 11:00  a.m. , Fellowship Hall, First Presbyterian Church, Livingston
Monthly Meeting
Monday,May 13, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall, First Presbyterian Church, LivingstonAnnual Scholarship Dinner