Welcome to AAUW, Whidbey Island Branch, WA

Upcoming Programs

APRIL MEETINGS- Special General Meeting, and Scholarship Awards Meeting

Special General Meeting – April 24, 2021, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

As no member has stepped forward to take the position of Treasurer for the branch, we must, according to National By-laws, dissolve our Whidbey Island Branch.   In addition, the Board is pursuing the establishment of an endowment fund with Skagit Valley College to disburse the remaining monies in our accounts to Whidbey Island women/girls after our branch annual scholarships are awarded.  A vote by the general membership is required to close the branch, even with the requirement in the National Bylaws;  the general membership must also vote to make the expenditure to establish the endowment.

A special meeting of the general membership is set up for 24 April 2021 at 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., via Zoom.  In order to vote using Zoom, members will need to register.  It is a very simple process and details on how to register will be sent to all members prior to the meeting.

April 24 2021 at 10:00 am
Program:  Special Meeting of General Membership
Location:  Zoom

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Meeting ID: 979 6174 8915

Passcode: 659105

Scholarship Awards Meeting – April 24, 2021, 3 p.m.

Our regular monthly meeting will be held separately for the Annual Scholarship Awards.  Instead of our usual scheduling of this meeting on a Tuesday night in April, this year the meeting will be held on Saturday, April 24, at 3 p.m., via Zoom.  Please be sure to join us to acknowledge and support these great young ladies.  No Zoom pre-registration is required for this meeting.

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Meeting ID: 930 5136 1896

Passcode: 937196

MARCH General Meeting – Whidbey Working Artists

For our general meeting this month we will hear a presentation from Kay Parsons, Artist, painting in the medium of watercolor, from the Looking Glass Cottage Studio and Gardens.  Kay will tell us about her work and about the studio.

Kay says of her love of painting “I paint because I want to. I keep painting because my vision is generally moving one step ahead of what I’m actually doing. I’m not quite certain how one can continually face a blank, white sheet of paper without wanting to face it.

Painting is my ongoing conversation with the world: listening, seeing, interpreting, translating. More accurately, painting is a conversation with my garden. My garden stands as a chapel to my belief in everything: life, death, dying, renewal, exuberance, sadness, acceptance and beauty. I am tied to the land.

If there is anything I want to SAY with my paintings it is that what I see in this world is great, wonderful and heartbreakingly beautiful.  I love the process of painting, the creative moment that transforms the observed and experienced world into art. It nourishes me, intellect and soul.”

March 13, 2021 at 10:00 am
Program:  Whidbey Working Artists
Location:  Zoom

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Meeting ID: 988 4663 0310 Passcode: 426043

Our Programs are currently via Zoom and are open to the public.  If you would like to attend but are not a member of AAUW – Whidbey Island, email your sign-in name to us at whidbeyisland-wa@aauw.net, prior to the program. This will allow the ZOOM Host to admit you into the meeting.


FEBRUARY General Meeting – Ryan’s House

Susan, Tom and Amber did an excellent  presentation about Ryan’s House for Youth.  Ryan’s House for Youth is tackling the tough issues of how to best serve the homeless youth on Whidbey Island.  Their Mission Statement:  Create a community where youth homelessness is a thing of the past. 

For addition information visit their website:  https://www.ryanshouseforyouth.org


LINK to League of Women Voters Video from the January Meeting

This year LWV asked the commissioners to respond to subjects such as COVID, business development, living wage jobs, budget shortfall, and workplace culture.
Below is the video link to the meeting.
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WWIN Star Scholarship Accepting Applications Now

WWIN (Washington Women In Need) is accepting applications now through April 10 for new Star Scholars! They select women who represent WWIN’s values and are ready to transform their lives through higher education. The Scholars receive up to $5,000 per year and up to $20,000 total towards their cost of attendance. They also have the support of the Resiliency Fund to help with financial setbacks that could impact their education.

Applicants must meet WWIN’s eligibility criteria to be considered. The list of criteria can be found here.

Prospective applicants can visit the WWIN website for additional information and to submit their online application. The application will be open now through 11:59 pm on April 10. If you have any questions, please feel free to email programs@wwin.org.


ONE AAUW, watch the video

  • AAUW-WA is a charitable, non-profit organization in Washington State which works to change the climate for women and girls.  We accomplish this through education, research, advocacy and philanthropy.  View this video for more…
  • Our members belong to branches in Washington State which are rural and urban, big and small.  We are even virtual with our online branch.  Our branches include Anacortes, Bellingham, Clallam, Colville, Cowlitz, Dayton, Edmonds-SnoKing, Everett, Federal Way, Gig Harbor, Highline, Hudson’s Bay, Issaquah, Kirkland-Redmond, Lake Washington, Lewis County, Mt. Vernon, Olympia, Palouse-Garfield, Port Townsend, Puyallup Valley, Ritzville, Seattle, South King County, Spokane, Stanwood-Camano, Tacoma, Tri-Cities, Twin Harbors, Vancouver, Walla-Walla, Washington Online, Wenatchee, Whidbey Island, and Willapacific