The Johnstown Branch was founded in 1923 when
the Johnstown College Club affiliated with the American
Association of University Women. Our branch promotes equity for
women and girls, lifelong education, and positive societal
change through its programming and fundraising projects.
Monthly branch meetings are usually held on Monday nights at
the Westmont Presbyterian Church; although at least two meetings
annually are Saturday luncheons. Most interest groups hold
regularly scheduled meetings during the school year. Action
project groups meet as needed.
Please check our other pages to find our more about our
current and ongoing events and projects.
Noteworthy Events in
the Johnstown Branch's History
Johnstown College Club affiliates with the American
Association of University Women in 1923.
The Branch gave its first scholarship in 1926, to May
In 1939, the Branch held an open meeting with the Polish
Consul General as the speaker and the Falcons as
entertainment; 500 people attended.
One of the monthly branch meeting programs in 1941 was
"Plastics and Their Uses," explaining what a plastic is and
when it is used in modern life.
A series of 40 fifteen minute radio programs showcasing
local organizations entitled "AAUW Presents," was created in
The Branch made an endowment gift of $10,000 to the
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown in 1974; today it
provides scholarships to deserving local women on an annual
The book, "Women of Cambria County" written, edited and
produced by the Branch, was published in 1988.
The Annual Used Book Sale raised over $10,000 for the
first time in 2005.
The Branch hosted AAUW-PA's annual convention in 2006 at
the Holiday Inn-Downtown.