AAUW of Vermont

We are joined in our commitment to achieve quality education for women and girls over the life span and to promote equity for women and girls in all walks of life. To achieve these goals, we are active in our communities and lobby Members of Congress and the Vermont Legislature on issues related to equity and education for women.

AAUW of Vermont has three active local branches with a total membership of approximately 110. You can obtain more information about our branches in the Vermont Branches section of this site. Many AAUW events are open to the public and cover a wide variety of interests.

We also have approximately 150 national members of AAUW living within our state who are not associated with a branch. All national members are welcome to attend state or branch meetings and to work with us in our programming and lobbying efforts. To join AAUW please contact an AAUW member within your area or telephone or email a branch contact listed on the Vermont Branches page of this site.

For a brief account of the history and accomplishments of AAUW of Vermont please click the link below. This short speech was given at the celebration of our 90th birthday in 2010.

AAUW of Vermont Steering Committee 2018 - 2020

Administrator: Gudrun Hutchins  802-823-7220

Secretary: Julie Mackaman  802-823-5545

Treasurer: Jenifer Ambler  802-254-9181

Website manager: Gudrun Hutchins

AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

Restructuring of AAUW of Vermont

During the 2013 - 2014 fiscal year, AAUW of Vermont members downsized and streamlined the state organization. We unanimously accepted a proposal for restructuring AAUW of Vermont developed by state leaders and elected a steering committee of three members. Bylaws for the restructured organization were written with the assistance of national AAUW staff and are consistent with Vermont Statutes as well as National AAUW Bylaws.

The three steering committee members took office on July 1, 2014 and  administered the operational, legal, and fiduciary responsibilities of AAUW of Vermont until June 30, 2016. They were re-elected in June 2016.

Reference Documents for Restructuring:

Proposal for Restructuring AAUW of Vermont

Vote to Restructure AAUW of Vermont

2016 Bylaws for AAUW of Vermont and Vermont Branches

Vermont's New Pay Equity Law

Julie Mackaman, Secretary of AAUW of Vermont, recently testified in support of equal pay bills H.294 and S.275. Both bills prohibit an employer from requesting an applicant's salary history prior to a job offer. Julie testified by phone to the House General, Housing, and Military Affairs Committee. 

The Middlebury Branch wrote a letter of support to committee chairs and lead sponsors of both bills.

H.294 was passed in both houses of the Vermont Legislature and was signed by Governor Scott on May 11, 2018. It is now titled Act 126 and the final language can be read by clicking the link below.