Welcome to the Easton (MD) Branch of AAUW!

Our Vision — To promote fair, equal treatment of women on the Eastern Shore by inspiring, educating and advocating.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) seeks to empower women and girls. Our nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has more than 170,000 members and supporters across the United States, over 1,000 local branches and over 800 college and university partners. Since AAUW’s founding in 1881, we have  taken positive action  on the fundamental educational, social, economic, and political issues that impact women.

Our Mission Tadvance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanprophy, and research.
AAUW’s Value Promise —  To create a community of like-minded women dedicated to  breaking through educational and economic barriers to offer all women and girls a fair chance.

For more information, contact Merrilie Ford   (410) 310-6622  / mdford@goeaston.net


Sat. Nov. 18, 10:00 am Program on Women & Finances, forum led by financial advisor Amanda David. Easton Library

Amanda David, AAMS™, a Financial Advisor at Edward Jones, will head an open forum on personal financial issues at the Talbot County Free Public Library, Easton, on Saturday, November 18 at 10:00 am.   In addition to addressing some universal concerns, she will be happy to answer questions and discuss your options whatever your stage of life or circumstances, there is always more to learn achieving financial goals and avoiding pitfalls.

Some questions we all share are:

  • How can I achieve the quality of life I want?
  • Will there be enough money for the legacy I want to leave without sacrificing the lifestyle I want to have?
  • What changes could I make now to achieve later financial goals?

David will also address Social Security eligibility and deciding when to start taking your benefit, along with Required Minimum Distributions, Qualified Charitable Distributions and similar matters.

Today, financial fraud is a real threat. Thwarting fraud begins with educating yourself and communicating with family members and financial professionals. David will help you recognize possible issues, and provide tips about preventing fraudulent activity, and protecting yourself or a loved one if fraud does occur.

Nov. 18, 1:00 PM. St. Michaels Conversations and Easton Branch AAUW will co-sponsor a program featuring local author, Joseph Koper discussing his book, The Isaiah Fountain Case: Outrage and Jim Crow Justice on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It will be held at the Union United Methodist Church in St. Michaels.

Nov. 30, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Waterfowl Building. Understanding Through Diversity Summit, sponsored by The Mid-Shore Board of Realtors.

Saturday, Dec. 2  Carpool to Chestertown for the “Dickens of a Christmas” festival. We’ve reserved lunch for our group at the Kitchen at the Empress Hotel, 208 High St., at 12 noon. View the menu at https://www.imperialchestertown.com/menu/lunch-menu/

The festival celebrates the season with live music, carriage rides, Victorian food and drink, costumed characters, entertainment and more. You can also reserve tickets for the house tour, tea, or both after Oct. 15. Browse Chestertown’s charming shops. You might  find some Christmas gifts. Add to the fun and wear a Victorian costume yourself.

Learn all about it at https://www.mainstreetchestertown.org/dickens-festival

January 13, 10:00 – 11:30 : St. Michaels Library.  We will be discussing the wonderful, witty novel, Lessons in Chemistry, by Bonnie Garmus, about a women in the 1960’s who is facing all the challenges that we, and other women, faced in that time frame. Optional lunch following the discussion at Limoncello at noon.

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