Welcome to the West Harris County (TX) Branch of the American Association of University Women

Thomsen-Baker-Telfer STEM Scholarship Application is now

Available ONLINE

Spread the word!
Please share this information with any family, friends, and/or organizations who may have contact with girls eligible for this year’s scholarship.
Application deadline is April 15, 2024

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AAUW West Harris County Branch  Spring Potluck Brunch and Social!
Saturday, March 16, 2024, at 9:30 am at the Tracy Gee Community Center.

For our March meeting we are having a potluck brunch and social.  We ask members to bring a brunch dish to share for the meeting.
The business part of our March meeting will be the election of 2024-2025 branch officers.

The following ladies have been nominated for the following offices:

  • President: Jo Glidewell
  • President-Elect: Lilian Care
  • Membership VP: Kris Bybee-Finley
  • AAUW Funds-Assistant VP: Maureen Kraker
  • Recording Secretary: Michele Taylor

Lillian Care
Program Vice President

Introduction Video

Texas AAUW Membership Flyer
link to more information

Legacy Circle

Ever since working on 5 Star Recognition for our branch last year, I have been very curious as to what was involved regarding becoming a Legacy Circle contributor. Legacy Circle has come up again in the next generation of 5 Star. My quest was to find the easiest way to set up a Legacy Circle bequest and then encourage other branch members to look into doing the same thing.  Legacy Circle funds promote equity and benefit women and girls in the future.

My first step was to check out AAUW National’s website and then contact a representative of Legacy Circle. I did not want to set up a trust, change my will, or affect any other retirement programs I already had in place. I found out all I had to do was set up a savings account at my bank naming AAUW as the Paid-on Death (POD) beneficiary.  You don’t need to open the account with thousands of dollars, a few hundred will do! Most banks want a minimum of $200.00 to open an account. Then, over time, you can add funds as you wish. Even after setting up the account, if you need to withdraw any money in the future, you can do that!  Not my intention, but good to know I have that flexibility. Once you have opened the account, you fill out a simple form called Legacy Circle Enrollment Form and forward it to AAUW National.  That form can be found on the national website.  AAUW Leave a Legacy

If anyone would like to know more, feel free to contact me.  I want to encourage other WHC members to participate in Legacy Circle now and in the years to come.

Rose Ennis
Past President, WHC


Member News Notification

Please send Becky French (bfrench1@flash.net), Corresponding Secretary, any news about our members they give you permission to share.

This year we are sending digital birthday cards to all members for whom we have dates, so if you’ve had a birthday since mid-July, please check your email inbox for a card. We hope you enjoy them.

 Becky French
Corresponding Secretary

To ensure that you do not miss any communications from the Branch, please send updates or corrections to your contact information to                                                            Mary Andersen aauw.mary.andersen@gmail.com