Welcome to the Seaside (OR) Branch of AAUW!

Recent Seaside AAUW activities include a get acquainted meeting for new members at the home of president Cindy Gould.  New members Donna Perdun, Bonnie Callow, Lila Moore, Glenda Phillips, Julie Weinberg, and Bebe Michel learned about programs through our local AAUW as well as state and national opportunities and programs.

Other December activities include a Christmas party for the walking group at the Shilo Inn on the promenade of Seaside:

Bonnie Callow, Kathleen Hudson, and Diana McLoughlin

December program was a cookie exchange and directed artistic painting under the direction of Linda Schaeffer. Jane McGeehan, and Gheri Fouts


Seaside AAUW Press Release

Seaside AAUW will be featuring Polly Campbell, motivational speaker and author of three books on living well at their October 21st meeting in Cannon Beach at Breaker’s Point Community Room, at 10:00AM.  This is an open meeting for anyone interested in her message and/or AAUW.

“Inspiring, funny, insightful” are a few of the words used to describe Polly Campbell and the keynotes, trainings, and workshops she offers.    Each presentation is created to provide practical, science-based strategies and practices audiences can use in the moment to ease stress, promote well-being & happiness, and better positive outcomes.

Polly’s down-to-earth, funny, and practical approach engages audiences and motivates them to take small, deliberate actions to get big positive results in their lives.   Polly inspires and empowers people to become the creators of their own lives, instead of complaining about the lives they are living.

Ms. Campbell was raised locally in Seaside and now resides in the Portland area.   She is widely sought after for workshops and has often been featured on Portland television and other venues.  Her published books are How to Live Well, Do Good, Be Happy; Imperfect Spirituality; Extraordinary Enlightenment for Ordinary People; and her latest How to Live an Awesome Life. 

 For more information about AAUW, an organization which advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research contact local AAUW president Cindy Gould at aauwseaside@gmail.com.   Polly Campbell may be reached at p2campbell@comcast.net.


Seaside AAUW Program for 2017-2018

Sept. 19: “Sex Trafficking and Domestic Violence”, Beach Books
Oct. 21: “Be Inspired: Living Well” Breaker’s Point Com. Room, Cannon Beach
Nov. 18: “Panel: Exploring K-12 Girls’ Needs” Diana McLoughlin, Gearhart
Dec. 16: “Painting Workshop & Cookie Exchange” Trails End Gallery, Gearhart
Jan. 20: “At Risk Youth” Foster Club, Seaside
Feb. 10: “WINGS Conference” Clatsop Community College, Astoria
Feb. 17: “Fourth Wave Feminism” Nancy Kruger’s home, Surf Pines
March 17: “Hispanic Issues” Cindy Gould’s home, Gearhart
April 20-22: Oregon AAUW Convention, Hillsboro
May 12: “Spring into Fashion”, Astoria Golf & Country Club
May 19: “Care-giving our Own” Jane McGeehan’s home, Gearhart
June 16: “Scholarship Winners & 2018-19 Program ” Ellen Silverman’s, Warrenton


Seaside AAUW honored Sheila Eagan Roley, Superintendent of Schools in Seaside, with their 2017 Breaking Barrier’s Achievement Award at their “Spring into Fashion” show held April 29th at the Astoria Golf and Country Club.   She is pictured here with branch president Carol Brenneman who is displaying the plaque in her recognition.  The award also includes a $500 award which she has delegated to an ”at risk” group for girls at our local middle school.

Roley has been part of the educational community of Seaside since 1990 serving in numerous capacities and excelling in her ability to inspire thousands of young women under her watch.   She also has been an adjunct faculty member of Portland State University and Lewis and Clark College.    She is this community’s first female high school principal and superintendent of schools.

In accepting the award, Roley inspired those present with her talk indicating that we don’t always know the impact we can and do make on others……particularly students.


The American Association of University Women (AAUW) advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. AAUW believes that together we can transform society for the better. Our vision is simple — we bring people together united behind the common goal of breaking through educational and economic barriers for women and girls. By joining our more than 150,000 members and supporters, as well as 1,000 local branches and 700 college and university partners, you become part of AAUW’s powerful voice.

Source: Search Results women equality: AAUW


AAUW’s Mission
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

AAUW’s Value Promise
By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women and girls have a fair chance.