Traverse City Area Branch

AAUW-TC is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity

Serving Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse and
Leelanau counties in Michigan

American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a nationwide network of more than 170,000 members and supporters, 1,000 branches, and 800 college/university institution partners.

The Traverse City Area Branch of AAUW was chartered in 1954. Various community projects, congenial interest groups, networking with other women’s groups, and issues and topics of interest are all a part of the overall programming offered by the branch.

AAUW’s mission is to “Empower and advance equity for women and girls.”
The Traverse City Branch holds monthly program meetings
and has many interest groups for members to join.

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Branch Annual Meeting

Saturday, April 8, 9:30-12:00,
—light brunch available $10—
Bethlehem Lutheran Church

Business Meeting and Elections

Changes from the Inside:
A personal conversation and branch leadership

Speaker: Penny Larsen

Penny Larsen’s previous life was in public education in teaching, administration, and supervision of people and programs. She has always had a passion for women’s issues, but due to her job there was never a lot of time to devote to her passion, until now. Penny has been an AAUW-MI member for 18 years and has been on the national task force for Inclusion and Diversity.
She has held all branch offices, except finance over her tenure as well as having been on the state board for several years holding many positions.

May Branch Meeting

Tuesday, May 2, 6:30, Bethlehem Lutheran Church

Service Drones

Speaker: Peter Baumeler

Don’t believe all of the negative hype about the use of drones. Peter Baumeler will show us how Service Drones protect lives by remotely entering dangerous spaces and sending back video to be reviewed by inspection teams. Peter’s consulting business, Netstation, works with companies to inspect shipping tankers, underground mines, and dangerous power lines. He has even done some demonstrations for the Chicago Police SWAT team.

During this presentation, Peter will show video from actual inspections.

Bring friends and family to learn more about this important subject.

For all branch meetings and activities, contact aauwtc@gmail.com