The Bennington Branch of AAUW

AAUW (American Association of University Women) was founded in 1881 and currently has over 100,000 members supporting its mission to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research.  AAUW Bennington, established in 1926,  is the largest AAUW Branch in Vermont.

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We hold monthly meetings, sponsor two special interest groups:  Scribble Sisters, and a book group;  the Book Group, a monthly book discussion group. We also offer occasional pop-up events, such as a group visit to a museum.  We are proud or our major project–supporting scholarships for non-traditional women students.


SCRATCHINGS 5, the fifth collection by the “Scribble Sisters,” the branch-sponsored writing group of about a dozen women, is available for purchase.  Order your copy here.

This volume of Scratchings by the Scribble Sisters was writ­ten during the Covid-19 pandemic’s later stages. New variants of Covid-19 brought new waves of infection. Red States removed all restrictions; Blue States maintained them. Red States denied the validity of President Biden’s election; Blue States affirmed it. Conflict and uncertainty were rife.

You will find these themes explored in these pages, interleaved with memories of childhood, family, and wild encounters and past plea­sures.

We hope we can help you think, feel, and join us in celebrating the passage of another very difficult year.

By purchasing a copy of Scratchings 5 you are making a donation to the Branch Scholarship fund, supporting AAUW Branch members, and giving yourself a treat.  Click here to order Scratchings 5 .

Also Available:  Scratchings, Scratchings 2, Scratchings 3, and Scratchings 4. Click the name to purchase.