About Us

What is AAUW? Since 1881, the American Association of University Women has been the nation’s leading voice promoting education and equality for women and girls. The Association has over 100,000 members nationwide, 1,000 branches, 600 college/university partners and last year awarded 4.3 million dollars to 270 scholars. We are advocates for women’s educational, social, economic and political advancement. For 130 years, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. Our commitment to our mission is reflected in all aspects of our work.


East Mesa AAUW  branch began in 1989. We provide scholarships to local women who are trying to return or complete their education. East Mesa AAUW has a membership with diverse backgrounds, interests, and talents. Members are actively involved in a variety of activities which promote equity for women and girls, lifelong education, and positive societal change.
Our branch meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. in the Leisure World Club Room from November – April.  The October meeting is an ice cream social and interest group sharing.  Please refer to our newsletter, the EMBers,   We meet at Leisure World in Mesa, but there are members from all surrounding areas. In addition, East Mesa AAUW supports local scholarships and offers opportunities to participate in fund-raising events, community-improvement programs, and public forums. Summer activities continue for local residents.


Meetings for the East Mesa Branch of AAUW are held at Leisure World (LW), 908 South Power Road, Mesa, AZ 85206.
General meetings are the first Wednesday of the month, November – April. General Meeting Program Speaker and topic can be found each month in the branch newsletter, The EMBers.
Branch General Meeting timeline is as follows:
1:00 p.m., Meet and Greet with refreshments.
1:30 p.m., Call to Order by the branch president