Southern New Hampshire Branch

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since our founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. AAUW is a non-partisan non-political organization that never endorses candidates or specific parties. The Southern New Hampshire Branch, established in the 1970s, hosts a variety of programs that are open to the public.
Mission ~ To advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy.
Vision ~ Equity for all.
Values ~ Nonpartisan. Fact-based. Integrity. Inclusion and Intersectionality.
Members of the Southern NH Branch live in southeastern NH including the following communities: Amherst, Atkinson, Bedford, Dover, Exeter, Hanover, Hollis, Manchester, Merrimack, Milford, Mont Vernon, Nashua, and Wilton.


President: Gail Agans
Membership: Diana Owen

Book group coordinators:
Mary Marsh
Linda Pellerin
Please click/tap on the Book Group schedule below to see the Reading List

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Sunday, 12/15 – 12:00 to 3:00 PMHoliday Brunch. 
RSVP YES or NO by Monday December 9th. Cost: $12.50 per person (all proceeds benefit the scholarship fund). Make your check payable to Southern NH Branch AAUW and mail to our treasurer. Once you’ve mailed your check, email Gail Agans for your recipe assignment.



Monday, 1/6 – 7:00 PMBook Group
Mr. Penumbras 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
A young unemployed web designer, a mysterious bookseller, odd “members” who check out, but don’t buy books. Part love letter to books, part technological meditation, part thrilling adventure, part requiem.
Meeting moved to  location other than that printed on original schedule; please refer to newsletters for information regarding new location. Please contact the Book Group coordinators for location of this book discussion.  Due to the increasing popularity of Book Group, we  are asking all members who are planning to be  Book Group, to RSVP to Mary Marsh

Tuesday, 1/14 – 7:00 PMBoard Meeting

Wednesday, 1/22 – 5:15 PMWinter Branch Meeting.  Black Forest Cafe
Media: Friend or Foe? 
Second Program in Civic Engagement Series.
The evening will begin with a social time at 5:15. Each person may order from the regular dinner menu with separate checks.  Current members and anyone interested in learning more about the organization are invited to attend. RSVP to Susan Hoover at 603-213-6601 or
The program will begin with opening remarks at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. The branch will welcome Michael Cleveland, who has over 50 years working as a newspaper editor and reporter, and Sarah Leonardi. Assistant Library Director at the Amherst Town Library.  The program will be a panel format with Susan Hoover moderating. There will be time for questions.


Sunday, 2/9 – 4:00 to 7:00 PMCocktail Party


Monday, 3/2 – 7:00 PMBook Group
Closest Companion: The Unknown Story of the Intimate
Relationship Between Franklin Roosevelt and Margaret
Suckley by Geoffrey C. Ward

Tuesday, 3/3 -7:00 to 9:00 PMCandidates Night. Barbara Landry Room, Amherst Town Hall
The Southern New Hampshire Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will hold the Eighth Annual Candidates Night. Thursday, March 5, 2020 will be the snow make-up date. All Amherst school and town candidates will be invited to participate after the final filing date, January 31, 2020.

Wednesday, 3/25 – 5:15 PMBranch Meeting. Black Forest Cafe


Monday, 4/6 – 7:00 PMBook Group
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
[note: the discussion date of this title was changed from the linked list]

Tuesday, 4/14 – 7:00 PMBoard Meeting

Saturday, 4/18 – 7:00 PMMeet & Eat 
An evening of feasting and fun. Please see the Newsletter for location and guidelines.


Monday, 5/4 – 7:00 PMBook Group
Educated by Tara Westover

Wednesday, 5/20 – PMAnnual Meeting & Potluck Dinner


Monday, 6/1 – 7:00 PMBook Group

Saturday, 6/6 – 7:00 PMMeet & Eat 
An evening of feasting and fun. Please see the Newsletter for location and guidelines.


Saturday, 7/4 – 8:00 AMSoup Sales on the Green, Amherst NH

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The Southern New Hampshire Branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW) is delighted to pass along information about an online course and offer guidance to women interested in closing the gender pay gap.