AAUW Mission Statement: A powerful network of educated women advocating equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.
AAUW Lodi Vision Statement: To create educational leadership opportunities that empower women and girls with a strong focus on how today's actions will sow seeds for the future.
2019-20 Theme and Goals: The theme this year is "Show Them Who You Are." Our goals are to improve communication within the community and affiliate through the website, Facebook, and print media; to provide scholarships and financial assistance for women and girls; to provide a wide range of programs for members as well as the public; to ensure that the over-all mission and goals of AAUW are at the forefront of all we do and promote within the community; continue to grow in membership, involving all members in increasing diversity; and to engage all members in supporting equity for women and girls in all walks of life. The vision statement is to honor the battle and victory of suffragette sisters who went before us; to step up, let our presence be acknowledged, and our voices be heard in strong support of equity, education, and empowerment for women and girls.
100 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.