AAUW Idaho Board members: Linda Simmons, communications vice president, Sylvia Chariton, immediate past president, Mary Mosley, president, Lisa Nunlist, Coeur d’Alene branch co-president, Tracy Bicknell-Holmes, membership vice president, Bonnie Pfaff, finance officer

Idaho AAUW Winter Board Meeting, January 2023

Please explore links to Idaho branches and activities, and be sure to visit the National website for the latest information on national programs; fellowships, grants and awards; groundbreaking research; public policy advocacy and position papers.


Historical Map of Idaho Branches

Founded in 1881, AAUW is the nation’s leading advocate for educational equity for women and girls. There are more than 40,000 members in the United States dedicated to tearing down barriers to equality and creating opportunities to help women and girls reach their full potential. Idaho AAUW has more than 300 members in six branches whose various activities further equity for women and girls.

AAUW was founded on the conviction that education is key to achieving equity for women. Our first study in 1885 helped open colleges and universities to women by refuting the once-popular notion that higher education threatens women’s health. Today, more than a century later, we’re still fighting to remove obstacles that hold women back. For more on the history of AAUW click here.

A major activity of AAUW Idaho is Lobby Corp, which works to further equity through lobbying in the legislature. Visit our Advocacy page to see what issues AAUW Idaho is working on and to get more information about how to get involved and make a difference.

Boise branch members rally with members of other women’s advocacy organizations to deliver postcards in support of the Equal Rights Amendment to Congressmen Fulcher and Simpson.


Additional Resources

For additional resources or to learn more about AAUW and how to become a member, visit our Join page or www.aauw.org.

AAUW of Idaho Presidents, Past and Present

Mrs. C.E.M. Loux (Martha Dolman), Pocatello 1931-32
Mrs. Ralph Farmer (May Parks), Moscow 1932-34
Mrs. W.L. McCoy, Gooding 1934-38
Mrs. Harry N. Wood (Calla), Boise 1938-40
Mrs. A.J. Peavey (Elizabeth), Twin Falls 1940-42
Mrs. W.E. Erickson (Julia), Orofino 1942-44
Mrs. T.H. Van Meter (Catheryn), Boise 1944-46
Mrs. P.C. Fedderson (Helen), Kellogg 1946-48
Margaret Ritchie, Moscow 1948-50
Lorene Hendrichs, Pocatello 1950-52
Jayne Jones (Mrs. Leon), Caldwell 1952-54
Eleanor Gruger (Mrs. William), Boise 1954-56
Edythe Morbeck (Mrs. Donald), Kellogg 1956-58
Maria Lowe (Mrs. Kales), Burley 1958-60
Mildred Burlingame, Moscow 1960-62
Helen Ferguson (Mrs. Herbert), Idaho Falls 1962-64
Norma Barnes, Pocatello 1964-66
Helen Engelhart, Caldwell 1966-68
Elna Grahn (Mrs. E.H.), Moscow 1968-70
Margaret Buckham, Idaho Falls 1970-72
Pat Erlich, Boise 1972-74
Judy Gridley, Coeur d’Alene 1974-75
Anne Voilleque, Idaho Falls 1975-76
Alayne (Hannaford) Pettyjohn, Moscow 1976-78
Joanne Hunt Smith, Boise 1978-80
Elsie Lathen, Moscow 1980-82
Elaine Smith, Pocatello 1982-84
Corlann (Corky) Bush, Moscow 1984-86
Marilyn Arp, Long Valley 1986-88
Kay Snyder, Idaho Falls 1988-90
Louise Regelin, Moscow 1990-94
Eleanor (Ellie) Rekemeyer, Boise 1994-96
Lynn Miller Brooks, Twin Falls 1996-98
Gwen Kimball, Long Valley 1998-00
Sally Norton, Boise 2000-02
Janet House, Pocatello 2002-04
Charlotte Mallet, Boise 2004-06
Kitty Geidl, Orofino 2006-10
Patricia Alpine & Bonnie Pfaff, Boise 2010-14
Kathy Scott, Boise 2014-16
Julie Custer & Kathy Scott, Boise 2016-18
Sylvia Chariton & Bonnie Pfaff 2018-20
Sylvia Chariton & Donna Looze 2020-2022
Mary Mosley 2022-2024