The New Canaan branch of the American Association of University Women will host a coffee for prospective members from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at 36 Richmond Hill Road, New Canaan.
The AAUW is a national organization whose mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.
The New Canaan branch, which has more than 100 members, is the second largest in Connecticut. Some are lifetime members who have been active for many years; others are younger women and those who work locally. Members include homemakers, professionals, published authors, educators, musicians and community fundraisers. The branch draws its membership from New Canaan, Greenwich, Stamford, Norwalk, Wilton and Darien.
Members meet monthly for programs related to women's interests and advocacy. In addition, special interest groups meet independently.
Annually, the branch sponsors a Book and Author Luncheon to raise funds for the AAUW Educational Foundation. The branch also presents awards to the academically outstanding male and female members of the New Canaan High School graduating class, and recognizes a "Woman of the Year" for her significant contributions to the community.
Membership is open to all who hold an associate or equivalent or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university or from a foreign institution recognized by the International Federation of University Women.
Reservations to the coffee, visit newcanaan-ct.aauw.net.