Welcome to the Fort Bend County (TX) Branch!

Upcoming Event:

February Program:  Cancer Treatments and Cures, presented by Daryl Moss.  Besides the standard treatments including tumor targeted therapy,  he will discuss virotherapy (using modified viruses, e.g., HIV and polio) and adoptive T-cell therapy (using genetically modified T-cells) to recognize and cure blood cancers, like leukemia.

7:0PM, Thursday February 11, 2016, at Kelley’s, Meadows Place, 5:30 PM for dinner.

all members and guests invited. Contact President Barbara PIckthall, to arrange a carpool.  

Many THANKS to Judy (& Mark) Cenkus who hosted our Annual December Holiday Celebration.  We saw friends old and new, sample tasty hors d’oeuvres from a groaning table and in the Silent Auction bid in friendly competition for white elephants,which  benefited the Branch, our local Mary Frierson Scholarship and AAUW Funds, including the Ann Richards fellowship.

Thursday, December 17 – wqs  Poinsettia Pickup at the home of Jane Stilley.  we enjoyed cocktails (or coffee) and convos (conversation) with some we missed at the Holiday Party or had a more relaxed chat with our wonderful 50-year member, Charlotte M.  The GORGEOUS  poinsettias freshly delivered from Brookwood Community, support Brookwood AND the AAUW Funds.

Shop for a Cause day ticket sales to Macy’s raised a record sum for the Legal Advocacy Fund.  THANK YOU, Nancy W!!

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paragraph_separatorAt our branch recognition dinner meeting in May 2015, at  Sweetwater Country Club, we met our wonderful Educator of the Year, Dannielle Prado, and yet another amazing young woman, Sonia Ketchum, from Wharton County JC, recipient of our Mary Frierson local scholarship

West Harris AAUW EYH – will be hosting their 24th Expanding  Your Horizons event on February 20, 2016 at a new location: Spring Forest Middle School
14240 Memorial Drive.  Fort Bend Branch supplied 5 volunteers last year and is participating in the recruitment of dynamic engineering presenters for 2016.

We had a GREAT Eleanor Roosevelt Luncheon at Brenda’s – graciously hosted by Brenda and Irene, had record attendance and raised  a record amount for the Eleanor Roosevelt Fund.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Thank you Brenda and Irene. Did you know Eleanor was an AAUW Member? or Read Lessons from Eleanor

paragraph_separatorGreat Decisions has completed their discussion of timely and significant topics on world events for 2015.   Many Thanks to Enid Tovy for organizing every year. Check this page for next year’s start  date and topics.

paragraph_separatorApplications for 2015 AAUW Fort Bend Scholarship are now closed …more  but will reopen in 2016.

Fort Bend AAUW Scholarship Chair, Judy Cenkus presenting to Lerma Parker, 2014 recipient

Fort Bend AAUW Scholarship Chair, Judy Cenkus presenting to Lerma Parker, 2014 recipient

GAGAGIT’S ALWAYS…time to Give a Grad a Gift of an AAUW membership, any time up to 2 years from baccalaureate or associate degree graduation.  Give the gift of AAUW membership

Here were Tracey’s pictures in the 2014 AAUW Art contest.

TraceyMeyer_AerialView_1     OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Her March program was definitely a WINNER, and we believe the contest winners learned from Tracey’s style!  She is leading the art wave.

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N. Harris AAUW Outstanding Women Awards Luncheon – was a GREAT event.  Make plans to go again on February 28, 2015! 


What’s left this year? Programs? Books? more…

The BEST was definitely in the MIDDLE at the AAUW Texas 2014 convention in Hurst!

Fort Bend Branch will continue to sell AAUW business cards as a Branch fundraiser—see our order form and ad

Our Mission: AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

Our Vision: AAUW empowers all women and girls to reach their highest potential.

Our Value Promise: By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women and girls have a fair chance.

Our Diversity Statement: AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or class.