Community

Salem Branch participates in multiple community  activities that promote equity and access for women and children with donations of time, energy and funds.

Expanding Your Horizons

Members coordinate this one-day career conference for middle school girls. Each student selects four of 50 career workshops that highlight the use of science math and the educational path needed to secure that career. Willamette University, Chemeketa Community College and Salem Hospital provide crucial support to make the conference a success. Register at our homepage and look at www.expandingyourhorizons.org for the national perspective.

College Scholarships

Salem Branch awards annual scholarships to an outstanding senior woman at Chemeketa Community College. Funds are provided to an undergraduate woman student at Western Oregon University and Willamette University in alternating years.

League of Women Voters Candidate Forum

Branch funds and member volunteers help coordinate the well-attended candidate forum each biennium. www.lwvor.org

Mahonia Hall Tours

Salem branch members serve as tour guides at the governor’s Tudor residence built in 1924 by Ellis Lawrence, founder of the University of Oregon School of Architecture. 533 Lincoln St S. To arrange a tour on a Wednesday afternoon for your group, contact Sally Hollemon rhollemon@comcast.net

Salem Speaks UP!

Each December branch members volunteer to host this annual community discussion focused on human rights and discrimination experiences and issues.  Coalition members include Mano a Mano, NAACP, Humanist Association of Salem, Planned Parenthood, PFLAG, CAUSA, YWCA, Oregon Peace Works, and the City of Salem.

Salem Peace Lecture

Branch funds help secure a high profile speaker to address human rights issues each October. www.oregonpeaceworks.org

Pink Walk for Breast Cancer

Members and friends will walk the Capitol route the first Satuday in October as AAUW and Abby’s House with funds going to providing mammograms to women in the community.