Besides local branch leadership activities, our member leaders participate at the state and national levels. As branch members, we are also affiliated members of AAUW national and AAUW of Oregon. Some of the available leadership experiences include local, state and national board of directors officers, chairs, committees, member leaders, interest group leaders, trainers and presenters. Also, there are many leadership training experiences offered at the national and state conventions, Inter-Branch Council, North Central District, state-wide leadership retreats, other regional meetings, and other educational symposia.
Branch representation and member participation is overseen by the board of directors and approved by the membership. The branch helps defray the cost for its representatives and delegates to the AAUW bi-annual national, and the annual AAUW of Oregon state convention and summer all-member leadership retreat, and other leadership training activities.
Recently, the branch participated with other North Central District branches of AAUW of Oregon to conduct the April 2018 AAUW of Oregon Convention.
When appropriate, the branch participates with other local community-based nonprofit organizations, and branch representatives attend their signature events, as much as possible. Occasionally, the Branch participates with other mission-based community information programs, particularly those of the League of Women Voters and the Gresham Historical Society. In the past, we have sent 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.