Committees

AAUW Honolulu Committees are the backbone of the organization. We couldn’t advance equity for women and girls in Hawaii without the valuable work of our committees! Check out What We Do to see how the committees support our work.

Following are descriptions of what each committee is responsible for within AAUW Honolulu. If you are interested in supporting the committees we have a variety of ways you can help, you just need to let us know your capacity. We welcome participants to sit on the committee as well as those who want to pitch in here and there with specific activities.

We aspire to the Lazy Leader concept espoused by Cynthia D’amour! In a nutshell, we ask that the many do the work in small portions so that the few don’t throw their lives out of balance. It makes for a much more engaging and fun organization!

Please make contact with any of the chairs of committees that interest you in the fields below.

Scholarship Committee Responsibilities:

  • Promote AAUW Branch Scholarships (Educational and NCCWSL) through a variety of channels to ensure a high level of quality applicants
  • Administer NCCWSL scholarship program (reviewing and selecting applicant; arranging registration and transportation for scholarship recipient)
  • Maintain alumni outreach program
    • Maintain records of scholarship alumni
    • Invite alumni to Cocktail and Convos events
    • Plan and host annual event for alumni to present their research or where they are in life (i.e. how their education has impacted them in a way relevant to the AAUW mission)
    • Conduct annual interest survey of scholarship winners
  • Plan and host annual educational scholarship awards dinner

Interested in the Scholarship Committee? Let us know.

Advocacy Committee Responsibilities

  • Organize legislative plan of action, including focus on select topics, coordinating with the AAUW-Hawaii plan of action
  • Organize advocacy education (minimum 1 / legislative session)
  • Organize meeting/educating legislators about bills important for AAUW goals
  • Organize publicity for advocacy events (various media expertise)
  • Organize education in using social media social media for AAUW-Honolulu members (minimum 1 / year)
  • Coordinate Equal Pay Day events with other organizations & branches
  • Organize Equal Pay Day event at legislature with other organizations

Interested in the Advocacy Committee? Let us know.

Leadership Committee Responsibilities

  • Coordinate Start Smart Program
  • Coordinate Branch liaison for Elect Her Workshop
  • Organize member leadership training (minimum one per year)
  • Develop a plan of support in conjunction with AAUW-SM leadership
  • Dependent on interest on committee:
    • Participate in AAUW training opportunities to become Member Leader Trainers
    • Facilitate leadership training at member leadership training events
  • Plan and host mission based Branch Membership Meetings (minimum 4 per year including Annual Meeting)

Interested in the Leadership Committee? Let us know.

STEM Committee Responsibilities

  • Volunteer Committee- Performs outreach to local schools, colleges and universities, and the community about the Tech Savvy event. Recruit committed volunteers for staffing the Tech Savvy event.
  • Adult Curriculum Committee- Performs outreach to local schools, colleges and universities, and the community to recruit committed and talented workshop presenters. Ensures quality of curriculum presented at STEM workshops for parents at Tech Savvy
  • Student Curriculum Committee- Performs outreach to local schools, colleges and universities, and the community to recruit committed and talented workshop presenters. Ensures quality of curriculum presented at STEM workshops for students at Tech Savvy
  • Out Reach Committee- Performs outreach to local middle and high schools and promotes Tech Savvy. Assists fundraising coordinator with outreach to local media sources and other like minded organizations
  • Fund Raising Committee-Performs fundraising outreach to local sources and AAUW members to raise funds for the conference

Interested in the STEM Committee? Let us know.

Membership Committee Responsibilities

  • Plan and host new member orientation (minimum two times per year)
  • Process new membership applications (can be tasked out to paid administrative staff with committee oversight);
  • Welcome new members to the Branch; Survey new members interest and engage them in Branch activities
  • Assign members to mentor new members and student affiliates.
    • Mentor duties: welcome to branch, call before meetings, answer questions, welcome them at meetings, introduce them to other people and encourage them to get involved.
  • Plan and host Cocktail and Convos events to recruit new members and to provide a forum for member engagement (minimum four per year)
  • Plan and deploy recruitment efforts of new members at colleges and universities

Interested in the Membership Committee? Let us know.

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