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 40-plus strong and always interested in new people and ideas.   We serve all of SW Portland in addition to Tigard, Tualatin, King City, Newberg, McMinnville, Wilsonville, Sherwood, and even some dual members of the Beaverton Branch.  Our meetings are monthly on Tuesday nights in King City, free and always open to the public and to potential members.


Topics of our meetings are varied, ranging from current political topics to social issues and so much more.  As AAUW members, we of course stress situations that involve women.  These topics are the result of our brainstorming together, and we always welcome new suggestions.  See if these intrigue you:

  •  Human Trafficking;
  • Race Relations — Awareness of  “White Privilege”;
  • Earthquakes and Tsunamis in Oregon;
  • Current Education Issues
  • Research in Women’s Health
  • Involving Women and Girls in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)


We actively support national AAUW programs by raising awareness of Public Policy Issues and by fundraising for the AAUW Foundation, 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.

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

  • Bridge
  • 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!