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 concerning women’s education and equity issues 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.
The Southern New Hampshire Branch provides scholarships for young women who are pursuing college degrees with the intent to follow STEM careers after graduation.  Please see our Archive Page for names of former recipients,

Current members of the branch live in the following New Hampshire communities: Amherst, Dover, Exeter, Hanover, Hollis, Manchester, Merrimack, Milford, Mont Vernon, Nashua, Wilton, and Wolfeboro. For more information about the organization contact


President: Pauline Landrigan
Membership:  Ingrid Michaelis, Chair

A graduate holding an associate degree, an RN, a baccalaureate, or a higher degree from a regionally accredited institution is eligible and welcome to apply for membership.

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

Book Group coordinators after June 30th
Nancy Bennison
Cynthia David
Please click/tap on the Book Group schedule below to see the Reading List, or click/tap HERE to visit the Book Group page.

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In addition to providing scholarships,  the branch has book discussions and members enjoy Meet and Eat social events. They sponsored the annual Candidates Night, giving the public a chance to hear the positions of candidates running for offices on the Amherst ballots. Occasionally members also attend theatrical performances and see special exhibits at local museums.


Calendar is under construction. Logistics for some dates and meeting/event locations currently in discussion.  Please return later  for updated information. ~ Thank you!





It’s time to pay your AAUW dues for the coming year. Please mail a check; see the May Newsletter for details.


Monday, 06/06 – 7:00 PM Book Group 
Location announced in Newsletter, or contact Book Group coordinators linked above.

The Spy and the Traitor; The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War by Ben Macintyre
Oleg Gordievsky was a spy like no other: the product of a KGB family and the best Soviet institutions. He eventually saw the lies and terror of the regime for what they were, and turned toward the West. As the Cold War heated up, he provided critical information that foiled Soviet plots, exposed spies of the West, and ultimately avoided nuclear escalation between the great powers. It is a riveting story of intrigue that sounds frighteningly like echoes of today.
Click or tap here for  2021 – 2022 Book Group “Book Blurbs”

Monday, 06/13 – 7:00 PM Book Group: Presentation of Nominated Titles for 2022-2023
Zoom – a Zoom link will be sent directly to Book Group members from the 2022-2023 Book Group Coordinators, Nancy Bennison & Cynthia David
Book Group members may present the titles they nominated for the 2022-2023 year. The list of nominations will be posted here prior to the meeting. Online voting to select & finalize  titles will be available to Book Group members after this meeting.

Tuesday June 14 through Friday June 17 – Book Group, Online Voting
A link to the online ballot will be sent to all Book Group members so they may vote on the titles that were nominated by May 14th and presented on June 13th.

Tuesday, 06/14 – Last day to purchase/sell tickets for Scholarship Fundraiser
We are again participating in the 100 Holes 50/50 fundraiser to help fund our scholarship (AAUW gets half of the $20 ticket and Milford Rotary keeps the other half). The online process is very simple and you can share our link with family and friends outside of NH to increase our fundraising levels!

Here is our link to the 100 Holes ticket sales site:

This is a much better setup than last year. It does come across as PayPal centric. If you are not a PayPal user have no fear! Click on the pay with PayPal button and scroll to the bottom – there is an option to pay with debit/credit card. Even when you do that, you still get a bunch of PayPal messages on screen and the confirmation email contains PayPal information as well. During your purchase you can indicate if you would like to receive the coupons or not. If you choose yes, they will be provided electronically directly to you – no paper to exchange at all!
The tournament will be FridayJune 17th



Monday, 07/04 ~ Soup Sales on the Green




Monday, 09/05 – 7:00 PM Book Group


Monday, 10/03 – 7:00 PM Book Group


Monday, 11/07 – 7:00 PM Book Group


Monday, 12/05 – 7:00 PM Book Group



Monday, 01/09 – 7:00 PM Book Group


Monday, 02/06 – 7:00 PM Book Group


Monday, 03/06 – 7:00 PM Book Group


Monday, 04/03 – 7:00 PM Book Group


Monday, 05/01 – 7:00 PM Book Group


Monday, 06/05 – 7:00 PM Book Group




Click or tap here for Current AAUW Southern New Hampshire Branch News and Events

Click or tap here for Archive of AAUW Southern New Hampshire Branch News and Events

While waiting for the economy to get back on track, consider a program developed by AAUW to help women in salary negotiation. Work Smart Online is a free course that helps women achieve the pay they deserve. To access the online course type in your search bar and begin preparation to negotiate a better salary and benefits. An easy, engaging e-tool will teach participants to learn the market value of their skills and experience, determine an equitable “target salary” based on skills and experience, and ask for the pay they deserve. In surveys nearly all participants reported having more confidence and better negotiating skills after taking the class. For additional information, contact Susan Hoover at 603-213-6601.



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