As you know, we are working to increase our AAUW Reston-Herndon Area branch membership. One way to do this is through our Meet and Greet events which we hold twice a year.

I invite you to bring friends, colleagues, family and neighbors as potential new branch members. Together, we can discuss our mission statement and the important role AAUW has in empowering women and girls. I will have a current list of upcoming events in our September Newsletter to hand out to potential members.

Here are the two upcoming Meet & Greet events at great venues. Plus new members can joining at a reduced dues rate of $54.50 since both events are open to the public:


Please join me for coffee and pastries on Saturday morning.


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2016, 5 – 7pm

Please join me for great appetizers and of course, a glass of spirits!


The Reston-Herndon Area Branch, founded in 1969, is a vibrant group of women and men balancing leadership of our mission to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research with activities that are educational, engaging and fun. We welcome members from Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Great Falls, Oak Hill and Leesburg.

Be sure to click on Our Endeavors to read about the scope of our branch’s reach.

Find: Information on how to join or renew; membership criteria ; mission; dues; branch contacts.

Join or renew online:

Renew offline: If it is easier for you to renew by sending a check directly to our treasurer, contact Ruth Ruttenberg, 1767 Wainwright Drive, Reston, VA 20190.
Membership Criteria

Membership: is open to anyone holding an associate or equivalent (RN), baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Student Affiliation is open to anyone who does not already hold an undergraduate degree and is enrolled in a two-or four-year regionally accredited educational institution.

AAUW’s mission as a community breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance. Your membership makes AAUW’s powerful voice even stronger on critical issues affecting women and girls.AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or class.


AAUW Annual Dues: $79 ($49 National, $15 State, $15 Branch)
—$46 tax deductible
Students: $27 ($17-National/$10-Branch)

Dues breakdown is $49 for National, $15 for State and $15 for the Branch.

You can also renew by going to the main AAUW national web site (

      1. Log in by clicking ‘Login’ on the top line of the site. You need your membership number and a password or click on member ID lookup. Enter your name and zip code, click on submit. Your information redisplays along with your ID. If you haven’t done this before, you will need to create your account with a password.
      2. At the bottom of the page, click ‘Member Tools’.
      3. Click the ‘Visit Here’ button under Member Services Data Base (MSD).
      4. On the left side of the page under Membership Payment Program, click ‘Renew My Membership’. You will receive an immediate confirmation email, which is also sent to the branch treasurer.

Branch contacts: Reston Herndon Area AAUW

2016-17 Membership Committee

Ashby Ponds                               Marilyn Silvey 703 860-5141

Leesburg                                     Gail Parsons 703 915-1893

Loudoun County                         Garima Singh 215 300-4425

Reston-Herndon-Sterling           Beth Balmer 703 6095211

Ilene Banker 703 715-9063

Judi Polizzotti 203 258-9552

Roberta Sherman 703 860-3943

Judy Skirbunt 703 860-1446