Besides local branch leadership activities, we participate in the AAUW of Oregon's Inter-Branch Council and North Central District. Also, we participate in state-wide and other regional meetings, all-member AAUW of Oregon leadership retreat, and other educational symposia.
Branch representation and member participation is overseen by the board and approved by the membership. The branch helps defray the cost for its representatives and delegates to the AAUW bi-annual national and annual AAUW of Oregon state convention activities.
Recently, the branch participated with other branches located in the North Central District of AAUW of Oregon to conduct the April 2014 AAUW Joint Oregon and Washington Convention by planning and carrying the convention Enrichment Activities and the AAUW Funds Silent Auction.
The branch participates with other local community-based nonprofit organizations, and branch representatives attend their signature events, as much as possible. Additionally, occasionally the Branch participates with and sponsors community information programs of the East Multnomah County League of Women Voters that are aired on MediaEast community television. Also, the branch is a nonprofit member of the Gresham Historical Society. We plan to send branch liaisons and representatives to local meetings and events held by other community-based nonprofits with similar charitable purposes.
We are proud to share that many of our members are highly visible community leaders and award-winning volunteers at the state and local community levels. Currently, our membership includes a local district board member, an Oregon Senator, a Metro Councilor, the Mount Hood Community College President, numerous volunteers and board members of local nonprofits, and other local community supporters.
Mt. Hood Community College
In March 2014, Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) became an AAUW Partner School. We look forward to working with the MHCC representative who will serve as a liaison to our board of directors. Together we hope to identify how we can better support women students, get them involved in AAUW's mission, and provide empowering program services, for example, AAUW's $tart $mart program to teach salary negotiations.