President’s Message


Our thriving AAUW branch, located in the Northwest Valley of Arizona, offers a wide range of activities and engagement opportunities for our members.

We are proud of our rich history. This year, our branch will celebrate a special milestone- we have a number of members who have been part of this organization for 50 years, advancing the AAUW mission with women and girls in our local communities.

We are so proud of these ladies and what they have accomplished as well as all of our members of the years. Going forward, we want to do all that we can so that Women’s Voices, with their Hopes and Dreams, continue to be heard in our Communities, States, Nation and the World.

So, whether you are a continuing or new member, I invite you to learn more about our current initiatives, and provide feedback to our branch board about them. We are ready to listen and respond.

If you have discovered us in your search to become involved in a dynamic women’s organization, please know we would be delighted to have you join our branch.

Dawn Humay

I hope you’re enjoying this – finally – cooling weather.

We enjoyed our  Summer Survivor’s  lunches this summer at Angela’s Kitchen in Sun City Grand, Anacapa at Corte Bella and the Saigon Kitchen in Surprise.  Lots of gals were able to help me pick out an entree at the Saigon Kitchen.  Lots of fun!!

We’ve now had our second board and General Meetings – our speaker was great!: Dr. Edward Zamrini – from the Bannr Sun Health Research Institute – spoke to us about Alzheimer’s Disease, including much of the new information being discovered and things we can do to prevent AD.  He and Kathy O’Connor also from BSHRI and the Institute for Healthy Living spoke about volunteer opportunities and services and research currently taking place.

Our November meeting is Thursday, November 17th 9:00am at the Sun City West Foundation Building, 14465 RH Johnson Blvd, Sun City West.  Our speaker is Sue Lynn Stiner, a writer, consultant and International Educator. Her presentation will be on A.G.R.E.E. – “Golden Lives”. A.G.R.E.E. stands for -Arizona Golden Rule for Educational Experience.  Sue will speak about the Curriculum she developed and Living By the Golden Rule.

Finally, as most of you know, we will be hiding our annual luncheon and fashion show to benefit our scholarship recipients. Our grand boopah, Rosalie Chapman will be chairing this major fundraiser but, as always, lots of assistance is needed. We’d like to get together our various chairpeople sometime soon- We should have a date scheduled for the first meeting within the next few weeks. Please let me know if we can expect your assistance.

Dawn Humay
Northwest Valley AAUW