Welcome to the Huntsville, AL Branch of AAUW!

Next Meeting 

We are excited to announce our October meeting! We hope you will join us as we hear from our special guest speaker, Cindy Hewitt, Executive Director of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library.

Meeting Details
Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2022 @ 5:30PM
Location: Huntsville First United Methodist Church
120 Greene St., Huntsville, AL 35801
Wesley Center Building entrance on Greene Street & Randolph Street
Small Dining Room on 2nd Floor (elevator available)
Registration @ 5:30PM
Meal Served @ 6:00PM
Speaker @ 6:20PM
Branch Business @ 7:00PM
Adjourn @ 7:30PM

Please use the link below for Registration & Dinner Ticket (Cost $21):
Deadline to register is 12PM on 10/1
*Members who wish to register and pay by check, please contact Lois Guendel by text/call/email @ #256-520-4038/lois.guendel@gmail.com

Speaker: Cindy Hewitt, Executive Director Huntsville-Madison County Public Library
Speaker Topic: “Huntsville’s 21st Century Library”
Speaker Bio: Cindy Hewitt is the Executive Director of the 10-branch Huntsville-Madison County Public Library System. She was appointed Executive Director in July of 2021 after serving as Interim Executive Director since October 2020. Cindy has served the library for 12 years with prior roles as the Deputy Director and Branch Manager of the Monrovia Public Library. During her tenure as Director in the midst of the COVID pandemic, she developed and executed the phased reopening of the library, the opening of the new North Huntsville Public Library and the opening of the new South Huntsville Public Library. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Georgia and Masters of Library and Information Studies from the University of Alabama. Before joining public library, she was the librarian at Westminster Christian Academy for 15 years. She and her husband, Ken have lived in the Huntsville area for 29 years and raised their two children here. She is committed to serving our community through her role as Library Director and sees the public library as an essential part of the infrastructure that is needed to sustain a healthy and thriving society.

We look forward to seeing you there!
AAUW Huntsville

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Ongoing Events

Join the ¡Adelante! Book Club as they discuss the September book, Graceland, At Last: Notes on Hope and Heartache from the American South by Margaret Renkl. Date:  September 26, 2022 (4th Monday in the month); Time: 5:30 pm; Location: Zoom Meeting. Please let Karen Rudiger, Patricia Smith, and June Wilson if you are interested in joining us! Go to our Activities Page for contact info and to read more about the selections.

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AAUW, the American Association of University Women, is a nationwide network of more than 100,000 members and donors, 1,000 branches, and 500 college/university institution partners.

For more than 128 years, AAUW Members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day – educational, social, economic, and political. Our commitment to our mission is reflected in all aspects of our work.

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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.


AAUW was founded in 1881, in Boston, Massachusetts. The Huntsville Branch was chartered in April 1949. AAUW is open to all graduates who hold an associate, baccalaureate or higher degree from a college or university on the list of qualified institutions. Undergraduates are welcome to become AAUW student affiliates.

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