Welcome to the Smith Mountain (VA) Branch of AAUW!

Our members represent three counties in the Smith Mountain Lake area of Southwest Virginia (Bedford, Franklin, and Pittsylvania). Whether living on or off the lake, we are treated to some of the best scenery our beautiful state has to offer.

Conveniently located between Roanoke and Lynchburg in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Smith Mountain Lake is less than four hours drive from anywhere in the state and just 4.5 hours from Washington, DC. 2015 marked the 15th anniversary of the Smith Mountain Branch. In April of 2014 we had the pleasure of hosting the Virginia State Conference.

This site will introduce you to some of our activities. You are invited to contact any of the officers shown on the “About” page, or email smaauw@gmail.com if you need additional information.

At our January 2017 program we welcomed Dr. Karen Hiltz, the Gills Creek Representative on the Franklin County School Board. Dr. Hiltz spoke to us about her decision to run for the board and educational issues that affect the nation and our region in particular. In March our own Josselyn Gregory will speak to us about the promise, progress, and challenges of LCM’s program to lift our neighbors with few resources up through education.

Information on programs for 2017 and for prior years is available on the Meeting Page.

Branch activities include STEM projects with local students, a study group reading classic literature, and our international studies group that is currently studying Indonesia. More information can be found on this site.

It is an exciting time to join SMAAUW! See the Membership section to read more.