As you know, the Tar Heel Branch is a virtual branch, and while we do try to keep our “offline” members in the loop, spending a bit of time checking our online resources will help you get more from your membership.
Please use this information as a supplement to the “new member packet” you’ll be getting from AAUW and if you’ve got questions, comments or suggestions, please let us know!
National web site
There’s an incredible wealth of information on AAUW programs and priorities at www.aauw.org.
Check out, for instance, these links on how AAUW advances equity through
- Advocacy – principles and priorities as determined by the members
- Education – a variety of programs, including those focused on STEM (science, technology, education and math)
- Philanthropy – a description of the opportunities to donate to advance AAUW goals
- Research – more than 20 years of publications on gender equity, many available for free download
Additional information is available to members.
- Login from the link on the top menu bar. [Your member ID is your login name, you will choose a password when you register. If you have difficulty registering, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call them at 800-326-2289.]
- Then additional resources will be available — check the “Member Tools” link at the bottom of each page.
- In particular, the Member Services Database provides a way to check/correct your contact information, renew your Tar Heel Branch membership, see the branch roster and contact state officers, make a contribution, and more.
State web site
The state web site, aauwnc.org, has news and background information. Check the lower right of the page for suggested email lists and other resources to get access to a variety of AAUW information.
There is also a “member center” with directories of state and branch officers. If you need more than the public information that can be found at aauwnc.org/contacts, check with email@example.com or call 866-525-2155 for the access information.
The branch news, documents, and history are all online. We did a “tour” of these resources at the 2011 AAUW NC spring meeting — if you missed that, here’s the handout and here’s more information:
- The Website: http://tarheel.aauwnc.org
- Find suggested mailing lists and more in the right hand column
- At the bottom of the page, you’ll see headlines from AAUW and AAUW NC
- Find descriptions of earlier branch events and pictures of our face-to-face meetings
- Be sure you know how to tell your friends to find our Join Now (http://tarheel.aauwnc.org/join) page!
- A Google group for an e-mail list
- You should be subscribed shortly after you join, but if you’ve got questions, use the “contact the group owner” link
- This isn’t a high traffic list, but we use it to keep the branch on track, to repost key information from some of the national lists, and to share event information from across the state.
- There is a separate list for branch “business” – discussing the actions the branch might want to take with the board and others who are interested. Find this (and other subscriptions that might be of interest) on the lower part of the right-hand column of this page).
- A Facebook group
- Only about half of the branch members participate – it’s completely optional and a supplement to the e-mail list
- It can be helpful for connecting with other members of the branch. We don’t publish a yearbook, partly because the information it would contain can be found on Facebook — along with more detailed information on members’ interests and backgrounds (or at least as much as they are willing to share with their Facebook friends).
- For the informal “events” that the branch does sponsor, sometimes Facebook can be an easy organizing tool.