Membership Requirement

 

AAUW welcomes to membership women and men who hold at least an Associate degree.

In principle and in practice, Lake/Sumter AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full partnership in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or class.

 

Benefits of Membership

When you join the Lake/Sumter branch of the American Association of University Women, you get immediate benefits at the local, State, and National levels.

Within our branch, you will have opportunities to

  • develop friendships with other college-educated women through learning, playing, and working together.

  • pursue life-long learning from our learning programs.

  • engage in leisure activities with other branch members.

  • give back by supporting girls and women from the local community who are just beginning their own educational journeys.

At the State level, you will have immediate

  • access to AAUW-Florida's Annual Conference and Leadership Conference.

  • connections with other AAUW branches and members across the state.

  • invitations to "DEI Dialogues" and other State-offered programming.

  • receipt of Florivision, AAUW-Florida's newsletter.

And at the National level, you will have immediate access to

  • AAUW's resources for carrying out mission-driven activities.

  • discounts and perks for insurance, hotels and vacations, car rentals, and more.

  • college-educated women in branches nationwide.

What it Means to be a Lake/Sumter AAUW Member

Lake/Sumter AAUW branch members participate actively in the work of the branch through committee involvement. In addition to enjoying our learning programs and joining our social interest groups, members are asked to choose a committee or committees to which they will contribute their time and talents. New members will be asked to complete a Member Participation Form along with their application for membership; current members will be asked to complete the form when they renew. As a fully volunteer organization, Lake/Sumter AAUW needs fully engaged members. And working on projects with other members is the best way to get the most out of your membership.

Dues

Dues for 2022-23 is $98. Of that amount $67 goes to National, $12 goes to AAUW Florida, and $19 comes to the branch. Only $64 of the $67 that goes to National is tax-deductible. The membership year runs from July 1 to June 30. Dues payments should be made by June 30 for the coming fiscal year. In addition to continuing your membership, this will also assure your inclusion in the branch directory.

However, anyone joining between March 16 and June 30 will pay the next year’s amount. That dues payment covers  membership to the end of the current fiscal year and then until June 30 of the next year…15.5 months of membership for the price of 12 months.

To Join

Download the Membership Application and the Member Participation Form using the buttons below; complete both forms, and return them along with your check to our branch. Checks should be made out to AAUW Lake/Sumter. You can send both forms, along with your check, via ground mail to the address on the application form.