Welcome to the Washington DC Branch of American Association of University Women (AAUWDC). We are glad you are here. As the first AAUW branch, founded in 1884, we at AAUWDC have a proud legacy. You can read more about our history here.

By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance. Membership in the AAUW is open to anyone who holds a two-year associate’s degree or higher degree from an accredited college or university. By joining the Washington DC branch of AAUW you have the opportunity to meet and participate in a variety of activities with an interesting group of women.

Branch activities are listed below.  Follow the links below to learn more about specific activities:

You are welcome to join us any time. Simply contact the person listed for each activity to let her know you are coming.

If you are a member of the branch, you can use your password (Don’t have a password? Contact Karen Justesen) to enter the Members Only section of the web page. In this section you will find the current membership directory, news about members, minutes of recent board meetings, branch by-laws, branch newsletters, and other information.

If you are ready to join, you can click here to download an application form.

Branch Programs

Saturday, May 13, 2017
  Afternoon Tea with AAUW DC

Linda French’s Home
 Time: 1:00 – 3:00pm

Please RSVP to Linda at lin.m.french@gmail.com or Carolyn at carolynfrench@gmail.com by Thursday, May 11 so that we can make sure we have the right amount of food.

Carolyn and Linda French invite you to an afternoon tea on Saturday, May 13 from 1-3 pm at Linda’s place.  Hopefully the weather will be nice and we can sit on the patio!  Please feel free to break out any of the fabulous hats in your collection too.


  • Various kinds of tea (including flower tea that Linda brought back from San Francisco)
  • A selection of scones
  • Tea sandwiches (smoked salmon, egg salad, and cucumber varieties)
  • Savory leek and mushroom tarts
  • Roasted strawberry and goat cheese tarts
  • Chocolate truffles

Transportation: There is plenty of street parking for those driving.  There are also several bus lines that stop along Wisconsin Ave, one block from Linda’s house.  It is a 25 minute walk from either the Dupont or Foggy Bottom metro.  And we can probably find you a carpool as needed.

Hope to see you soon!

Saturday, June 3, 2017
   Annual Branch Meeting

Alfio’s La Trattoria
4515 Willard Ave., Chevy Chase, MD 20815

  Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Cost: $35/person

 RSVP required

AAUW DC branch will have its annual branch meeting at Alfio’s on June 3, 2017, from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Our speaker will be an AAUW National staff member. We will also present our annual budget and have nominations for open positions. RSVP required. Program details to come.