About Us

Co-Presidents: Mary Kay Ault  and Emily Hitchens
Email: highline@aauw-wa.org
Archives: NW Center, Western Washington University
Awards: 21st Century Recognition Platinum Award for 2006

BRANCH MEETINGS – 2016 and 2017:
Generally, FIRST Saturday of Month, 9:30am at various locations including

  • White Center Library, 1409 SW 107th St, White Center, WA
  • Highline College, Bldg 21, Room 104, Des Moines, WA
  • Burien Community,  14700 6th Ave So, Burien, WA
  • Occupational Skills Center, 18010 8th Ave So, Burien

Please be sure and check our newsletter or email Mary Kay Ault for exact location  (aauw2015@gmail.com)

Chapter Board Meetings:  All members are welcome to attend our monthly board meetings traditionally held the Friday following the Membership meeting noted below.

Past Exciting Events:  Our abilities to send youth to summer Tech Trek Camp and recognize the High school Scholars in 2016!   Click on the link below http://www.smilebox.com/playBlog/4e444d774e444d794d7a4d3d0d0a&blogview=true

Highlights from Sept 2015 Meeting – Dr Enfield, Supt Highline Schools plus our Tech Trek participants!!

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Dr. Susan Enfield presenting at local meeting Sept 2015

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Dr. Susan Enfield visiting with member, Dr. Lakshmi Sanga

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Hope Kingenstein, Tech Trek Camper

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Kali Brooks, Tech Trek Camper

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Billien Tesfey, Tech Trek Camper

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2016-2017 Meetings and Events!

Saturday , Sept 10, 11-1:30,  White Center Library, 1409 SW 107th St, White Center, WA  ” Tech Trek Camp – Presentation and Discussion by Student Attendees”

Saturday, Oct 56:30-8:00pm (note time), Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Ave So, Burien, WA.  “Old is Not a 4 Letter Word“.  Susan Towle will be discussing the issues in her book of same name.  Highlights include the issues and things you need to do as you journey through age.

Saturday, Nov 5, 9:30am-12N, Wesley Homes (tentative).  Preparing Teacher Appreciation Gift Bags – join us for this fun assembly!

Saturday, Dec 5, NO MEETING


Saturday, Jan 6 or 13th , 9:30am Occupational Skills Center, 18010 8th Ave So, Burien, WA. (tentative location)  Breakfast Meeting  and Discussion on “Public Policy”  Speaker TBA

Saturday, Feb 4, 9:30am, Location and Speaker TBD, Program  “Black History Month”

Saturday, Mar 4, (speaker, time and place TBD), Program, Women in History

                 plus Expanding Your Horizons (EYH)*, March at Highline College.

*EYH is a gathering of over 500 7th and 8th grade girls to learn and experience non-traditional occupations and options.  Instructors are women in these professions.  Scholarships are available to students.  Attendance is at the suggestion of the local School.  Contact E. Hitchins for more information (eahitchens@Comcast.net)

Saturday, April  (date, time and place TBD) , Viewing of  “The Hunting Grounds” in collaboration with other AAUW local branches.

May 2017 
High School Scholars Recognition Ceremony” held at the Highline School District Offices, 15675 Ambaum Blvd SW, Burien.
The program features 11th grade girls from 7 area highschools who have excelled in math, science and technology. Join us for this heart warming evening.

June (date and location TBD)
End of Year Celebration” – “Cuba: A Health and Education Perspective” by member and State Legislator, Karen Keiser and her recent delegation visit to Cuba

What to Bring? Your favorite potluck dish to share and next years dues!

July 2017
Joint Virtual Summer Garden Tour  – Visualize yourself in your favorite garden, open you check book and make a donation.  More to come on this innovative venture!   Funds will be earmarked for the Mary Lou Hughes Fund, #4362

Education & Equity
AAUW Scholars Recognition Program working with seven area high schools in the Highline area.
Reception in  May of each year for the honorees, teachers and families held at ERAC – High School District Offices. May 2016 keynote speaker to be announced

 Highline Chapter funded four 7th grade girls at the 2015 summer STEM Camp, also known as Tech Trek Camp.  This state wide camp is sponsored by Washington State AAUW.  Congratulations to these outstanding young teens!

Public Policy
Branch delegation to Lobby Day
Branch Candidate/Issues Forum with LLW
Get-Out-the-Vote Project

Annual Fall Fundraiser in a new format and event this year!  ….more info to come!
Summer Garden Tour – July 2016

AAUW Educational Foundation
AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund

Book Groups (2) a morning and and an evening group
Book Exchange


Highline AAUW branch members enjoyed meeting and listening to Lilly Ledbetter – May 2012


When Women Succeed, America Succeeds!  Local members hear Nancy Pelosi speaking about an Economic Agenda for Women and Families -Nov 25, 2013

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Linnell, Parks, Sando  (Kathy Linnell, Eva Parks, Barbara Sando)

Pay Equity for Airline Attendants by Mary Patricia Laffey Inman – Presented by Highline Community College Women’s Center –  October 10, 2013

4 Highline Branch members attended this powerful presentation – which after 15 years resulted in a $59 million award to the flight attendants.

IMG_0610left to right: Jean Munro, Mary Pat Laffey Inman, Kathy Linnell, Emily Hitchens, Barbara Sando

Highlights from our November 2013 Fundraiser – Dinner and Silent Auction!!

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