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 – 2017 and 2018:
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
  •        Normandy Park Community Center, 1500 Shorebrook Drive, Normandy Park, WA

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 2017!   Click on the link below http://www.smilebox.com/playBlog/4e444d774e444d794d7a4d3d0d0a&blogview=true


2017-2018 Meetings and Events!

Saturday , Sept 9, 10-11:30,  Normandy Park Community Center, 1500 SW ]Shorebrook Drive, Normandy Park, WA  ” What Happened at Teck Trek This Summer at PLU  – Presentation and Discussion by Student Attendees”


Thursday, Oct 12,  6:00-7:30 pm Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Ave. SW, Burien.  “Protecting Yourself from Medical Harm” .  We are partnering with WAPS, CU, BCC.

Saturday, November 4, 10-11:30, Normandy park Community Center, 1500 SW Shorebrook Drive, Normandy Park, WA   Promoting the “A” in STEAM. What is the relationship between STEM and STEAM?

December: No formal meeting but get to-gether with a friend for tea. Happy Holidays with holiday cards and tea bags!



Friday, January 5 or 12—depending on the school’s schedule. “Home Schooling: What’s happening in our area?” Puget Sound Skills Center at 18010 8th Ave. So., Burien. Lunch at 11:30 a.m program to follow 


Saturday, February 3: HerStory: Women’s History Month recognition at Normandy Park Community Center, 10-11:30 a.m.


Saturday, March 3: Black History Month: Field Trip to the NW Museum of African American History, 2300 S. Massachusetts, Se-attle. Time to be determined


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 7: Annual meeting and election of officers, and we will work together on the Teacher Appreciation Project. Normandy Park Community Center, 10:00-11:30 a.m.



May: High School Scholars Recognition and Reception, ERAC, Highline Schools, 7 p.m. Precise date to be determined later.


June: End-of-Year Celebration with special program. Time and place to be determined later. What to Bring? Your favorite potluck dish to share and next years dues!


Other important dates:

Lobby Day in Olympia, the last Monday in January.

 Washington State Convention, April 27-29 in Spokane, WA.


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 2018 keynote speaker to be announced

 Highline Chapter funded four 7th grade girls at the 2017 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


Summer Garden Tea or Tour – July 2018

AAUW Educational Foundation
AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund

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


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

IMG_0855    Pelosi nameplate IMG_0876    IMG_0866

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