About Medford AAUW

Roundup of Summer Events

Celebrate Community Connections at OLLI 

You’re Invited! OLLI at SOU Open House Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Southern Oregon University

Saturday, July 20 · 1:00–4:00 pm

RCC/SOU Higher Education Center

101 S. Bartlett St., Medford

  • Visit dozens of exhibits from OLLI faculty and community partners
  • Preview 130+ OLLI courses being offered during Fall 2019
  • Sign up for the 2019–2020 OLLI academic year
  • Enjoy free desserts and enter to win valuable door prizes
  • FREE admission and parking

Registration Required: To register for the Open House or join OLLI,visit inside.sou.edu/olli or call 541-552-6048

Participate in the Annual Garden Tour

You are invited to a 2020 Garden Tour Interest Meeting August 2nd, 3-5 pm, at Sun

Oaks community clubhouse (2485 Sun Oaks Drive, Medford.). If you have any interest in

any aspect of the Tour, you can find out more about the various ways to get more

involved by attending. Past Committee members will speak about available positions

and what is involved with each. Snacks will be provided and you may bring “adult”



KidSpree 2019 is just around the corner on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 7 – 9 a.m.! Southern Oregon KidSpree is a non-profit community project held under the auspices of the Jackson County Community Services Consortium, providing economically disadvantaged school-age children throughout Jackson County with approximately $100 credit to purchase back-to-school clothing. JCPenney increases this amount through store discounts. Each child receives breakfast and a backpack with school supplies. Our branch supports KidSpree with volunteers and donations from local businesses. We anticipate approximately 180 children.

Volunteer shopping chaperones needed: Escort children to help them make their clothing decisions. This is a very special treat for them and a confidence builder before returning to school. Food service volunteers needed: Our AAUW branch gets breakfast food from McDonald’s. Volunteers put together a bagged breakfast for each child and hand them out when the children are finished shopping. Other volunteers serve coffee cake and coffee to the volunteer shopping chaperones. If interested in either of these positions, reply to this email with your preference.  Contact Valerie Barr at 541-499-9668 if you have any questions.

First Branch Meeting in the Fall

Mark your calendar for the first meeting in the Fall of 2019.

Saturday, September 7

10 am  Rogue Credit Union (McAndrews & Poplar)

FEATURED PROGRAM: “Blue Zones – Why are these people so healthy?”   presented by Diane Hoover

SHORT PROGRAM: Garden Tour Recap, Named Gift Honoree,  Strategic Plan Committee Overview, Interest Group Sign-Ups


AAUW Hoedown

Join other AAUW Members and the public to enjoy a Hoedown at the Bayer Family Estate on September 28, 2019 from 6-9 pm.   Funds support our scholarship program.

What We Do

Since the 1930s, the Medford Oregon branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) has served our community, advancing advocacy, education and equity for women. Our Branch, together with other community organizations, has helped to establish and further some of the most esteemed institutions and cultural events in Jackson County. We offer fellowship, networking, leadership training and lifelong friends. Our members enjoy opportunities to meet and have fun with others of like interests from antiques to books to international cuisine and much more through our interest groups. From working to improve the lives of thousands to helping one homeless teen, this is what we do.

Nationally Networked

Nationally, AAUW has been empowering women as individuals and as a community since 1881. For more than 130 years, it has worked as a national grassroots organization to improve the lives of millions of women and their families. Our nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has more than 170,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and 800 college and university partners.

Join Us Today!

AAUW membership is open to any graduate who holds an associate or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution. By joining AAUW, you belong to a community with strong local roots as well as statewide and national reach to break through educational and economic barriers for women and girls.  Click here for information.