• We encourage young girls to consider careers in science and math by recognizing students from Algona Middle School and Bishop Garrigan School who excel in these areas.  Women with non-traditional careers are the inspiring speakers.
  • We facilitate candidate forums for those running for state and local offices.
  • We facilitate other public forums that educate women on a variety of topics.  Currently we are working with the Iowa Initiative to Reduce Unintended Pregnancies in our community.
  • Each fall we offer for sale hundreds of donated, gently used books at bargain prices at the annual Algona Craft Sale—the best bargains of the day!
  • We do local radio public service announcements during March, Women’s History Month highlighting the heroines, dead or alive, who inspire us.
  • We created the Women’s Networking Event with 200 professional women gathering to exchange experiences, enjoy a light supper and terrific entertainment, and special women receiving recognition.  A great time!
  • We support the education of women by giving scholarships.
  • We are creators and sponsors of the Heritage Award for lifetime service to our community.  The Award is given each year during the annual Founders’ Day Weekend to a local person, dead or alive.
  • Through projects such as the Paycheck Fairness Bake Sale, the women pay less for the food than their male counterparts, reminding the public that women still earn less than men for doing the same jobs.  Women should earn the same pay as men for doing the same job.
  • We establish study groups as necessary to meet the interests of members.  Our book discussion group has been active since 1969.
  • Members worked in partnership with the Kossuth County Genealogical Society in planning and presenting “Voices from the Past,” a guided tour through Riverview Cemetery, featuring citizens who played prominent roles in the history of Algona.
  • We have attended public meetings with those who represent us in the Congress and Senate and in the Iowa Legislature, and have asked them questions about AAUW issues, especially about the Paycheck Fairness Act.
  • We sponsored public and school talks by Holocaust survivor and violinist Samuel Marder.
  • We sponsored a public talk by Dr. Mercedes Bern-Klug on positive aspects of aging.
  • We find time to relax together too.
  • Caucus training where the candidates were different kinds of candy, combing fun with caucus preparation.
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Caucus and candy – getting ready for Iowa Caucuses