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.

We are 60+ members strong! In the fall of 2017, we conducted an on-line survey of our members to get to know them and their preferences better. The anonymous survey was quick but useful with good information and suggestions gleaned. Click here to see the Membership Survey results!

Our branch meetings are held on the 3rd Saturday in the January, March, May, and October with an annual membership social in mid-September. Programs include local speakers who are active in mission-related activities promoting the interests of women and girls. Information on programs for 2018 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 Australia. More information can be found on this site.

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