No Longer in Boxes Under the Bed: AAUW WHC History

A positive vote to gift the AAUW West Harris County Branch documents to the M. D. Anderson Library at the University of Houston will have many benefits:

  1. Protecting our records from age-related deterioration such as yellowing paper, fading photos, drying glue and tape
  1. Preventing loss/misplacement of records over time
  1. Becoming part of an important women’s archive at a top-notch university library that already houses collections such as the Association for Women in Science, The Houston Heights Women’s Club, Houston Area NOW and Other Feminist Activities Collection, River Oaks Business Women’s Exchange Club, and many more
  1. In time having access to searchable, digitized documents that make available our history and accomplishments to our members and to the broader public.

The Board recommends that AAUW West Harris County Branch gift the documents created by this branch since its inception in 1976 through 2015 and annually thereafter to the University of Houston M. D. Anderson Library for archiving in the Special Collections Department’s Carey Shuart Women’s Research Collection.

This proposal, unanimously approved by the Board, will be voted on at the March 21, 2017, meeting.

Martha Ewell, Historian

The AAUW Juggernaut will hit Washington, D.C.
June 14 – 17, 2017

Enjoy an Eduvacation by taking this opportunity to see the sights of our nation’s capital while exchanging leadership ideas and opportunities with other AAUW members.

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Members recently received a message from Mark Hopkins, Interim CEO of AAUW National, urging all to cast their vote. “As with any election, you are shaping the future. Who will lead AAUW? What will our public policy platform reflect? Will our membership requirement change? Your vote is your voice, and I hope you participate in this important process.” Please use the link in your email or go to and click on the VOTE NOW button to participate.


There are many ways to gather funds to support our AAUW mission and tapping into corporate ‘pockets’ is one.  Here’s some updated information for easy, painless fund raising.

Participate in the Randall’s and Kroger’s community outreach programs.  Log on to each grocers’ web site or stop by their Courtesy Booth to link our AAUW-WHC number listed below to your respective card(s).
Randall’s Good Neighbors number:    1427  Randall’s is a one-time only card enrollment. (Last Quarter’s check: $55.55)

Kroger Community Rewards number:    16748 Kroger requires you to enroll your card each year.

SmileAmazon: West Harris County Branch AAUW Expanding Your Horizons is now set up as a SmileAmazon charity. With every qualified purchase you make at, our Expanding Your Horizons will receive .05%. All you need to do is logon to and get started. FYI…we just received our first Smile donation of $5.52. How easy is that!!


Office Depot and Office Max

AAUW has partnered with Office Depot and Office Max to bring you a free national discount program. Members of AAUW can now save up to 80 percent off preferred products, online and in stores! You will also receive free next-day delivery on orders over $50! Print your in-store savings card by accessing the following URL.

Free lamination of the card is included if printed online. This is an INCREDIBLE discount for printing. There are other available discounts online as well.