Welcome to AAUW of Utah!

Convention & Annual Meeting – Full STEAM* ahead!

April 29­-30, 2016
Cottonwood Country Club
1780 E. Lakewood Dr., Holladay, Utah 84117

All branch state members and national members are invited. Come join us and be a part of this gathering with state, branch and national leaders. Join the conversation about adding the arts back to the AAUW focus—STEAM.

Along with branch updates, networking, and our annual meeting, we will hear about national projects, celebrate our recent successful Utah Women Artists Exhibition, and focus on increasing membership in our organization.

*STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) plus Art & Design = STEAM

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Claire Turner (AAUW of Utah Co-President ), MelodÍa Gutiérrez (AAUW Regional Field Rep) ,Pam Wootten (AAUW of Utah Co-President)

The $50 registration fee includes Friday evening light refreshments, Saturday continental breakfast, lunch, and materials.

Friday, April 29, 2016

3:00 – 5:00 AAUW of Utah Board Meeting
5:00 – 7:00 Leadership Training:Membership and Diversity
Melodía Gutiérrez, AAUW Regional Field Representative
(Open to all members – light refreshments served)

Saturday, April 30, 2016

8:00 – 8:30 Registration (continental breakfast)
8:30 – 9:30 Welcome
One AAUW: Changing the Climate for Women & Girls:
Janet Bunger, AAUW Finance Chair and Wasatch Branch member
9:45 – 10:45 AAUW of Utah Annual Business Meeting:
11:00 – 12:15 STEAM panel (Moderator: Amanda Barusch, SLC branch president)
Science: Tracey Collins, M.Ed., Utah Museum of Natural History
Technology: Kassandra Verbrugghen, M.S., Executive Director, Spyhop
Engineering: Stacy Firth, Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Assoc. Instructor, U. of U.
Art: Kassandra Verbrugghen, Executive Director, Spyhop (youth digital media)
Mathematics: Maggie Cummings, Ph.D., Dept. of Mathematics, U. of U.
12:30 – 1:15 Lunch
Recognition of Branch Distinguished Women
AAUW Fellow at U. of U. of Utah, Portia Strahan (by media presentation)
1:30 – 2:25 Workshop I: Sue Nissen & Kathy Horvat, Wasatch Branch,
Utah Women Artists Exhibition, 1981 – 2016
Workshop II: Melodía Gutiérrez, AAUW Elevator Speech
2:35 – 3:30 Workshop III: Nancy Mitchell, SLC Branch “Women STEAM Ahead”
Workshop IV: Melodía Gutiérrez, AAUW Elevator Speech
3:45 – 4:30 Reports (continuation from Annual Business Meeting)
Poster Session Celebration of the Branches and their yearly activities
Installation of Officers
Invitation to 2017 State Convention: Wasatch Branch
Closing Resolutions
4:30 Adjourn

Use this link to a printable registration form:


Pdf Version of a flyer :  AAUW of Utah, Convention & Annual Meeting 2016

Real Women Run

Real Women Run is a collaborative effort of many women and groups in Utah, with the goal of empowering women to participate fully in public life and leadership, whether through running for elected political office at all levels, seeking appointments to public boards and commissions, working on campaigns, or learning more about the system.

Sharyl AllenRebecca Chavez-Houck (D), Minority WhipOp-ed: Utah needs more women running for office, and we will help them
Salt Lake Tribune, January 9, 2016

Legislators Sharyl Allen (R) and Rebecca Chavez-Houck (D) support the goals of Real Women Run. They know what it takes and why women engaging in civic involvement is so important for all of us.


The Final Training event for 2015-16 is the Real Women Run Spring Training.
Saturday, April 30, 2016, 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM at the Hinckley Institute of Politics,
220 South Central Campus Drive#255, Salt Lake City

These workshops are for women who have either made the decision to run or to help with a campaign and/or fundraising, or who are close, but need just a little more information.

Register for the event here.