Welcome to the Tillamook County Branch of AAUW!

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WELCOME TO TILLAMOOK AAUW! Celebrating Service and Advocacy Since 1938


  • 2019-20 BUSINESS MEETINGS WILL BE HELD AT ELKS CLUB in downtown Tillamook: 11:30-1:00 September-May (2nd Thursday)

  • JOIN US!  If you’re interested in learning more about AAUW Tillamook, come to our September Welcome Event.  For present members, this is your chance to invite a friend who might be interested in joining.  (To join, one must have a 2 year or 4 year college degree).  You will learn more about which committees and activities are a good fit for your special skills and interests. The event is planned for the afternoon of Sept. 22nd, 2:00-4:00 in the Conference Room at the Dept. of Forestry building on Third Street in Tillamook.  A light buffet of refreshments will be served. Our theme will be “Camaraderie Matters” and we will emphasize the friendship aspects of working together on common goals that help improve women’s lives.

Another Successful Year of Tech Trek Camp

AAUW Tillamook Branch wrapped up their 6th year of Tech Trek STEM camp held at TBCC.  Thirty 8th grade girls attended the week-long camp which emphasized studies in science, technology, engineering and math.  The girls were nominated by their teachers from Astoria, Warrenton, Seaside, Neahkanie, Tillamook, Nestucca, Newport and St. Helens school districts.  During the week, the girls took classes in coding, app building and cyper-security taught by Rachel Williamsen and Nadja Paulissen. Ocean robotics and squid dissection were explored at Hatfield Marine Science Center.  Other afternoon workshops were about watershed mapping, ocean habitats, engineering, professionalism, soil science and nutritional biology.  Professional women in Tillamook County (representing TEP, US Forest Service, TCCA, Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS, and OSU Extension) were interviewed by the girls at a special dinner.  Pioneer Museum volunteers organized an afternoon of environmental studies and data gathering at Kilchis Point. This AAUW camp is one of eleven held across the country; all of them at Universities except for Tillamook’s camp held at TBCC.


The 17th Annual STEM Recognition for Tillamook County high school senior girls was held January 27 at TBCC.  Women working in STEM professions presented a panel discussion on the theme “Perseverance”, expressing the ups and downs of their careers.  Annette Pampush (Tillamook Health Dept.), Angela Kruger (OSU Masters Student), Amanda Rose (Tillamook Regional Medical Center and Wendy Schink (GIS Cartographer) served on the panel.  Lisa Phipps facilitated the sharing by the students about their goals and educational plans to an audience of Parents, teachers and AAUW members.  Kris Lachenmeier and Michele Bradley co-chaired the committee and members provided refreshements. Those students honored were:
Tillamook High School: Celeste Stout (Science), Bre Maciel (Technology), Jennifer Arreloa (Math)
Neah-Kah-Nie High School: Grace Farris (Science), Maisie Siegel (Technology), Alexis Marshall (Math)
Nestucca High School: Dylan Myers (Science), Kirsten Wagner (Technology), Ashley Houck (Math)


AAUW Tillamook is proud to announce the 2019 scholarship winners; the most ever presented.  These amazing young women are Dixie Esplin, Morgan Queen, Alaina Holm, Brooke Reibach, Rebekah Hopkins, Baelie Werner, Brooklyn McKillip, McKenzie Main, Kestrel Bailey, Savanna Crabtree and Erika Llamas-Delgado.  Scholarship money is raised at our annual Chocolate Wine Affaire.    

Final 2019AAUW university application packet PDF 


New Member Application

AAUW Brochure Tillamook

Branch Newsletters

2019 Chocolate/Wine Fundraiser Raised $16,000 for Scholarships.

 THANK YOU for your support!

Tech Trek Brochure 2019

About TILLAMOOK Branch

The Tillamook branch of AAUW works together to promote the welfare, education, and rights of all women and girls.

With these goals in mind, the branch works on fundraising projects and other programs that promote math, science, and technology (STEM)  education for girls by honoring nine high school women each year for their excellence in these fields and by providing thousands of dollars worth of scholarships for local women attending 2-and 4-year higher educational institutions.

Our community education projects include co-sponsorship of county spelling bees and the hosting of political forums so that citizens can meet the candidates and hear their views.