Join or Renew Membership


It’s that time of year to Join or Renew your Membership to AAUW.  AAUW is a community standing 170,000 strong for gender equity. Your membership makes our powerful voice even louder on critical issues affecting women and girls. Learn more about AAUW.

Visit our JOIN page for more information.  Past members who renew before the June 1 deadline are entered into a drawing to receive a free National AAUW membership (valued at $59).  The drawing will be held at our June meeting.


Jamestown AAUW recently hosted the AAUW North Dakota Annual Meeting on April 13-14.  It was a great meeting, read all about the highlights here

Branch member, Mary Craft, Unison Bank, Artist of the Month

Mary Craft, a member of our branch, was honored this month by Unison Bank as their “Artist of the Month.”  Her thirty-one pieces of mixed media art are on display at the bank, located on Main Street Jamestown, during the month of April.  Mary also was recognized last year by having her art work selected for one of the AAUW National postcards during the AAUW National Member Art Contest.

Jamestown AAUW Sponsors Tech Savvy/Stem Tastic on March 15

Jamestown AAUW member assisted and sponsored the Tech Savvy/Stemtastic event that was held on March 15 on the University of Jamestown Campus.  This event showcases hands on activities that promote careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).  Read all about this event.  Tech Savvy and Stemtastic

January 13 Brunch Meeting

Members attended the January 13 brunch meeting at The Legacy Center (old Jamestown Hospital) at 10 AM.  Guest speakers were Kelly Krein and Deb Lee on the new joint venture between the AAUW Used Book Store and the RSVP Volunteers and the Dakota Store.

Pizza Party

The branch held a Pizza Christmas party on November 8th at the Deer Ridge Apartments Community Meeting Room.  Members welcomed new members Elizabeth, Linda and Denyse and had fun holding a white elephant gift exchange.

Alfred Dickey Library Expansion

Dr. Jo-Ida C. Hansen Professor of Psychology, University of Minnesota

Dr. Jo-Ida C. Hansen, daughter of member Charlotte H. Hansen, shares her memories of the library and it’s influence on the Jamestown Community.

Read the complete story here: A Library Story: Community Quality


University of Jamestown Awards AAUW Scholarship

This year our branch scholarship was awarded to Lisa Truax of Jamestown.  We wish Lisa continued success in the pursuit of her career.

November-December Christmas Pizza Party and White Elephant Exchange

On November 8 members enjoyed a Christmas Party that was hosted at Deer Ridge Community Room by new member Louise Williams. It was a great party and members enjoyed doing a white elephant gift exchange.

Trick or Treating at the Buffalo Mall and Frontier Village

Branch members hosted two activities for Trick or Treaters for Halloween on Oct. 31. Members  handed out used children’s books from our Bookstore at the Buffalo Mall event and also gave out an assortment of treats at the Frontier Village School House.  It is always fun seeing all the children (and supporting adults) in their costumes.


AAUW Jamestown at Rock the Block – August 31, 2017

AAUW Jamestown members will be hosting a booth at the Annual University of Jamestown “Rock The Block” block party from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 31, on Main Street, Jamestown.  The theme for this year’s booth is based on Title IX education.

These are thirty-seven words that changed everything for women’s equity in education.

Members will be handing out “Safety Whistles” for the University of Jamestown incoming Freshman students.

Shape the Future Branch Meeting – September 6, 2017

Members had dessert and beverages at our first meeting after summer break. The meeting began at 7:00 P.M. at the central meeting room, Centerpoint Condo, 1208 7 St. SW, Jamestown. (On the way to Victory Lutheran Church).  This was a “Shape the Future” event and four new members were added.  Member Jill Schlenker shared her experiences at the AAUW National Convention that was held in Washington, D.C. in June.

AAUW National Convention

Branch member Jill Schlenker attended the AAUW National Convention in Washington, D.C. in June.  She joined fellow ND branch members Theresa Leiphon, our AAUW ND State President and Fargo-Moorhead Branch member Pat Schutt.  One of the many activities they got to do was visit with our ND Legislators. Here they are pictured discussing important issues for women with State Senator Heidi Heitkamp.  Hear all about AAUW National Convention at our September 6 branch meeting.


A video from the AAUW National Convention

 AAUW Annual Garden Tour

Thank you to all who attended the 28th Annual Garden Tour on July 19, 2017.  It was a beautiful evening and the event was well attended. Visit our Garden Tour web page for more details.

AAUW Bookstore Opened May 1

It is exciting news to announce that the AAUW Jamestown Used Bookstore is now open in collaboration with the Dakota Store and the Jamestown Volunteer Center. The new bookstore is located at 601 1 Ave. South in Jamestown (across from the St. James Basilica).  It will be open weekdays, Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM starting on May 1, and the second Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

The book store will accept your used book donations during business hours only!  Please use north side door for large donations. Ring bell and knock.  DO NOT LEAVE DONATIONS OUTSIDE OF THE BUILDING, always leave with a volunteer.

Types of Books Accepted

  • Fiction books: published within the past 10 years
  • Non-fiction books: published with the past 15 years
  • Exceptions: Classics, regional or special interest.
  • NO text books, encyclopedias, magazines or Readers Digest Condensed Books