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Astoria Branch of AAUW turns 90, holds special event

Published on May 18, 2017 12:01AM

ASTORIA — The American Association of University Women Astoria Branch is celebrating its 90th anniversary 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, at the Clatsop County Historical Society’s Heritage Museum (1618 Exchange St.). The public is invited to attend, and refreshments will be served.

During the event, branch members will highlight the group’s achievements over the past 90 years. For the occasion, they will be wearing apparel that represents each decade. An exhibition of gowns, memorabilia and photographs will be on display, organizers said.

The Astoria Branch held its first meeting May 12, 1927, and — except during World War II — the group has been meeting continuously to the present day.

The branch’s accomplishment’s include hosting state association conventions, granting scholarships, aiding the library, establishing kindergartens and history classes in state schools, researching and honoring women during Astoria’s Bicentennial, and co-sponsoring (with AAUW Seaside) Clatsop Community College’s popular Women Interested in Going to School (WINGS) program, Pamela Alegria, a co-organizer and branch board member, said in a release.

The group’s annual fundraising event, Readers Dessert Theater, and the candidates’ forum are staples of the community.

For more information, call Sara Meyer at 503-325-7969.


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