Salem Branch participates in multiple community activities that promote equity and access for women and children with donations of time, energy and funds.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Expanding Your Horizons
Members coordinated this one-day career conference for middle school girls. Each student selected 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 provided crucial support to make the conference a success. Look at www.expandingyourhorizons.org for the national perspective.
Discover Pink Walk
Members have participated in this event yearly. The walk raises money for local women to receive breast exams for the prevention of breast cancer.