The AAUW Easton Branch was founded in 1926 with the aim of encouraging local young women to attend college. Our programs are mission based and community oriented. We welcome collaboration with other organizations and continue to collaborate with the Senior Circle at Easton Hospital, the Sigal Museum, the AAUW branches in Bethlehem and Allentown, and ProJect of Easton. Our Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to graduating high school seniors, and to women whose education has been interrupted, as one way to fulfill the mission of AAUW. The annual Book Fair and Evening at the Williams Center, as well as donations and other fundraisers, help fund these scholarships. We also administer the Sarah Palmer Tarbell Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships for women majoring in physical education at six educational institutions.
Branch meetings are generally held the third Tuesday or Saturday of the month at various locations in the Easton or Palmer area.
There are diverse Interest and Study Groups in the Easton Branch. Our current groups are: Book Discussion, International Relations, Evening Bridge, Opera, Out to Lunch, Timely Topics, The Tapas Group, and Rotating Gourmet. New groups are formed in response to interest.
Branch members facilitate Let’s Read Math ™ workshops for young children in the Easton area to encourage a positive attitude about math and continue to offer a Women In History presentation to the community.