Welcome to the Tigard Area Branch of AAUW!

If you’re interested in the company of dynamic and intelligent women, we have a wonderful group for you!  We are always interested in new people and ideas.   We serve all of Tigard, Tualatin, King City and Sherwood, as well as Beaverton, SW Portland, Newberg, McMinnville, and Wilsonville.  Our monthly general meetings are on Tuesday evening. They feature interesting speakers and are free and always open to the public and to potential members. Smaller gatherings of interest groups occur throughout the month.




Changing Role of Community Colleges

Tuesday, November 14
7:00 p.m.
Keller Williams Office Building
7504 SW Bridgeport Rd. Portland (I-5 Exit 290)

Today’s community colleges serve much larger purposes than the traditional technical training and university transfer programs. We are delighted to have Traci Boyle-Galestiantz, Coordinator of the PCC Sylvania Women’s Resource Center, and her students as our November speakers. They will tell us how the WRC provides a central location for services that support the academic achievement of women while working to increase access to education for women, improve the retention of women students at the college, and encourage women’s leadership development.

Every year, a new group of students is chosen to participate in the WRC Student Leadership Program.  These students have the opportunity to develop leadership, peer advocacy, program planning and organization skills while earning an hourly wage or receiving college credits. With these skills, it is anticipated that they will go on to participate effectively in the decision-making spheres in the community, business, politics, and the professions.

“Women’s leadership draws out the voices of the silenced, engenders trust, builds a shared vision and collective action, facilitates learning—within the individual and the group, inspires confidence and promotes empowerment, requires telling the truth, supports others to develop as leaders.”

Click HERE for the press release.




We actively support national AAUW programs by raising awareness of Public Policy Issues and by fundraising for AAUW Funds, which awards fellowships and grants.  Our branch also awards a scholarship to a woman who attends Portland Community College in preparation for a 4-year degree.  In December, we insure that our donations make for a happy holiday for a family in need.


Tigard Branch AAUW members on a NW Discoveries excursion.

Our mission of advancement for women is a priority for our branch.  We offer fellowship, networking, and the opportunity to make lifelong friends.  Our interest groups include:

  • Book Discussion
  • Lunch Bunch
  • NW Discoveries:  Excursions that are sometimes off the beaten track.  In addition to known Portland attractions such as the Art Museum and the Rose Garden, we have explored more eclectic interests, such as going behind the scenes with a judge or learning how to decorate a cake.  Usually a docent or instructor brings our subject to life; then we talk about our experiences over lunch.

For more information about our branch and how to join, contact:                                     Membership Vice President:
Dianne Kaepplinger  503-998-5683

Click here to download the membership application!