The Great Falls branch has been active since 1914 and celebrated its 100th anniversary last year, making it one of the oldest women’s service groups in Montana. The branch currently has about 55 members living in the Great Falls area.
The branch meets monthly from September to May, with speakers at each meeting. Most often meetings are held at the University of Great Falls, but some are held at the speaker’s workplace. Each December, there is a holiday luncheon, and in May the branch hosts a celebration brunch honoring their scholarship winners, community contributors, and outstanding branch members.
Programs and Activities
The major branch fundraising activity is the annual book sale. In 2010, the branch decided to expand the book sale to two weekends in October: 14-18 and 21–25. Proceeds from the book sales fund local scholarships for women seeking bachelor’s and associate’s degrees. The branch is also raising funds for the AAUW Funds’ Great Falls Centennial Career Development Grant (#4302). In addition, the branch donates funds to H.A.N.D.S. (a before-and-after-school daycare program), the Great Falls Public Library, and the libraries at both the University of Great Falls and Montana State University College of Technology.
The branch has three different book clubs that meet monthly at various locations and times.
For more information about the branch and how to join, contact: