Welcome Message from the President
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I am Deb Frick, AAUW Gresham Area Branch President and Webmaster. Our branch, founded in 1971, has approximately 60 members. We are a dynamic, multidimensional, professional group of women and men from science, business, education, law, and military backgrounds. We include residents of Gresham and surrounding cities. We actively promote programs and local projects that empower women and encourage success.
We're glad you've discovered our website, and we hope you'll find it as warm and friendly. Check out our branch brochure! Our branch serves the communities of the Greater City of Gresham Area. We are located in nothern Oregon shadowed by the majestic Mount Hood and are just minutes away from the stunning Columbia River Gorge and the bustling city of Portland. Whether you are a newcomer or a long-time resident, we welcome you! Membership is open to anyone with a two-year college or university degree or higher. We also offer memberships to college student affiliates.
Our monthly program meetings feature a wide array of interesting speakers who focus on current issues (see our "Meetings" page for more details!). Members have the opportunity to meet other professionals, expand their horizons, and form lasting friendships.
We provide opportunities to develop leadership and networking skills while offering a balance of activities that combine friendship, learning, and advocacy. Our involvement includes local, statewide, and national activism.
We are committed to community involvement and are active participants in many local programs (see our "Public Policy" page for more details!). We are proud members of the Gresham Chamber of Commerce, Gresham Historical Society, League of Women Voters of East Multnomah County, and the Virginia Gildersleeve Foundation. Our many social and educational groups offer a chance for members with similar interests to meet regularly to share ideas, interests, and hobbies (see our "Groups" page for more details). Branch fund-raising events and tax-deductible donations promote education for women and girls at both the local and national level. We are an affiliate of AAUW, Inc., a 501(c)(3), nonprofit, public charity.
We urge you to come to our meeting programs, meet our group of wonderful ladies, and join us!