Welcome.  This is the official Web site of the Tahoe Nevada branch of AAUW. Please explore the site to find out who we are, what we are doing, and how to join us.

Also, click here to read our March 2018 NEWSLETTER.

At our March 21st meeting, Chris Binder, the Director of Trail Operations with the Tahoe Rim Trail Association, will speak about the unique history of land use in the Tahoe Region and the development of recreation infrastructure in one of the nation’s most beautiful natural areas, with a focus on the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT), our most-used and well-known regional trail. Transitioning to the present, Chris will highlight current issues facing the Tahoe Rim Trail Association, the primary stewards of the TRT, as well as the Association’s goals for the future of the trail and non-motorized recreation in the region as a whole.

Chris Binder

Chris Binder is a professional trail and resource manager with a decade of experience working on long-distance trails in the National Trails System. He has a background in recreational trail design and construction, environmental planning, and resource management. Prior to joining the Tahoe Rim Trail Association as Director of Trail Operations, he worked with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and with a private environmental consulting firm. He holds undergraduate degrees from Boston College and advanced degrees in landscape architecture and natural resource management from Utah State University.


Meetings: Except for the November meeting and the December Holiday Party, the Tahoe Nevada branch meets for dinner and a program on the third Wednesday of each month. The November meeting may be held on the second Wednesday to avoid conflict with Thanksgiving, and the Holiday Party is scheduled for the second Wednesday of December.. All other meetings through May are held on the third Wednesday, weather permitting. To make a dinner reservation, email Pamela Sheldon (Pamelasheldon961@yahoo.com) or Cheryl Lancaster (clancaster2@gmail.com) by the Sunday before the meeting.

Activities: Tahoe Nevada has active special interest groups such as the Outdoor Enthusiasts and the Book Group, To find out how to participate in those activities, click on the special-interest-group link on the right.

Joining: To join AAUW, email the membership co-chair, Pamela Sheldon  (pamelasheldon961@yahoo.com) or Cheryl Lancaster (clancaster2@gmail.com).  You can also join our branch online by clicking here. Membership forms are available here.

About Us: The most active AAUW chapter in the Lake Tahoe area, the Tahoe Nevada branch has an enviable record of innovative collaboration with other community entities. We also actively support  the national organization of AAUW (a 501 (c) (3) corporation formerly known as the American Association of University Women) and the AAUW Action Fund (formerly known as the Legal Advocacy Fund, 501c6).

About National:

MISSION:  AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

AAUW is a powerful advocate and visible leader in equity and education through research, philanthropy, and measurable change in critical areas impacting the lives of women and girls.

 When you join AAUW, you join a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance.