General Information

AAUW SCC/SouthShore

AAUW’s mission is to pursue equity for all women and girls through advocacy, education and research.The Sun City Center/South Shore Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) was chartered in 1984 as the Sun City Center (SCC) branch, branch 3064 in the Central Florida Region.  As the population of the southern area of Hillsborough County expanded, so did we!  We now cover the entire South Shore area of Hillsborough County, Florida, including SCC, King’s Point, Wimauma, Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Riverview and Brandon.  We changed our name to SCC/SouthShore to reflect this expanded coverage.

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We currently have about over 60 members.  Our branch activities include education, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and public policy initiatives supporting girls and women from elementary school through the workplace in our local communities.

Our 40 branch members meet monthly October – May, generally on the second Saturday of the month. See the General Meeting tab to see details of our next meeting, and meet us there.

For more information, review our activity summaries on the other tabs in the About Us section, email us to find out more information, or join us at one of our upcoming meetings listed on the calendar!

AAUW Florida History

AAUW Florida began in 1929 and has been active ever since. Thirteen years earlier in 1916 a group of Tampa women organized as a branch of the Southern Association of College Women. It was the only branch in the state until 1923 when a Tallahassee group organized a second branch. The two groups were joined by St. Petersburg in 1924, and then followed by Jacksonville, Miami, Gainesville, Pensacola, and Sarasota in 1926, Hollywood in 1927 and Central Florida (now Orlando-Winter Park) in 1928.  These branches were the founding branches of AAUW Florida. Over the years the number of branches has varied as has the total membership. Presently we have 39 branches with a total branch membership of approximately 2,000 and there are another 1000 AAUW members living in Florida who are not affiliated with a branch.

AAUW History

co founder Marion Talbot

Co-Founder Marion Talbot

Since its first meeting in 1881 initiated by Marion Talbot and Ellen Richards, AAUW has been a catalyst for change. Our nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has more than 170,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and over 800 college and university partners. Throughout our history, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.

  • AAUW Mission Statement: AAUW advances equity for all women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
  • AAUW Value Promise: By joining AAUW, we belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so all women have a fair chance.