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


Thompsen-Baker-Telfer Scholarship Application 2023
deadline is April 14, 2023, at 11:59 pm

Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 9:30 a.m.
Tracy Gee Community Center,
3599 Westcenter Drive and Zoom

Spring Pot Luck Brunch and Social!

For our April meeting we will celebrate our AAUW Community with a Spring Pot Luck brunch and social. We ask members to bring a brunch dish to share for the meeting. In addition, we ask for those members who are comfortable doing so to share a 2-minute story about themselves (first person only please) with the theme “College Memories!” (We will have a timer!) Our members are made up of very talented and gifted women and we know you have had your share of fascinating experiences from your college days that you might like to tell us about.

Our Zoomers are encouraged to participate in the story-telling but it may be hard to share the good food!

Lilian Care
Program Vice President

Hold That Date!

Sunday, May 7, 2023 – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Annual Style Show Fundraiser at Talbot’s in Town and Country
A great opportunity to support AAUW and update your wardrobe.

Introduction Video


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