2017-18 Theme and Goals: The theme this year is "Give voice to your leadership." Our goals are to improve communication within the community and within the branch through the website, Facebook, brochures, and the newspaper; to provide mentoring and program activities for Tech Trek girls throughout the year; to provide a wide range of interest groups and general meeting programs for members as well as the public; to provide scholarships and financial assistance for women and girls; to encourage participation in community issues and serve on elected and appointed councils and boards; to ensure that the over-all mission and goals of AAUW are at the forefront of all we do and promote within the community.
105+ members strong, the Lodi branch AAUW was chartered in 1959 and incorporated in 1962. Membership is open to all persons who hold associate or baccalaureate degrees from accredited colleges or universities and to graduates of foreign institutions. This branch has been responsible for the establishment of the Family Life Education program in Lodi public schools, the Friends of the Lodi Library, the Lodi office of the Women’s Center of San Joaquin County and a “school-to-work educational guide for all middle school students and/or incoming ninth graders for Lodi Unified. We have also provided public forums for candidates for public office. As a mission-based organization, we believe in supporting education by sending middle school girls to Tech Trek and raising money for scholarships. We strongly support the national Education Foundation Fund (EF)and the Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF) through annual fundraising to help women.