FAQs

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Who can become a member?

Any women who has earned an Associate Degree or greater can become a member. Annual dues are currently $60.00; however, there are opportunities throughout the year to join at half-price.

How can I join?

The easiest way to join is to send a message to our Vice President of Membership. She will then send you a membership form. You can also attend any of the public events and join at that time… we always have membership forms with us.

What activities does the Branch do?

The Johnstown Branch is very active. Some of the key projects include:

Books for Babies
For every new mother who completes the pre-natal program at Conemaugh Hospital, the Branch provides an new board book for the baby. The purpose of the program is to encourage mothers to read to their children.

Dining Group
The dining group meeting the last Thursday of each month at 5:45 p.m. at a designated restaurant. All are welcome to attend. Contact Rita King, rita@nick-and-tony.com, if you plan on attending to ensure adequate seating at the restaurant.

Gateway to Equity Award
This award is presented annually by the Branch to a woman or women in the community who serve as a role model for other women and girls. This award is presented at the Awards luncheon when the high school scholarships are also awarded.

Scholarship Awards
Through annual fundraising, the Branch is able to award three $1,500 scholarships to area women who are in high school and who have been accepted to a college or university.  Members may request that a high school in their area be added to this list of possible recipients if the school is not already on the list.

Second Tuesday Book Club
This book club meets at the homes of the members on the second Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. New members are welcome anytime.  To join the book club, contact
Jo Romani, jo17sanzio@aol.com

STEM Program
Every other year, the Branch hosts an event targeted to middle school students that highlights careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Students come to Pennsylvania Highlands Community College and interact with women professionals in STEM careers. Students have an opportunity to participate in hands-on activities.

Used Book Sale
This is the primary fundraiser for the Branch and who proceeds fund the annual scholarships. Books are collected at two times throughout the year with the annual sale occurring in June at the Galleria.

Write-Read-Write
This program partners with fourth grade classes throughout the area. Student write to branch members to tell a little about themselves and what types of books they like to read. Members purchase books for the students and write a short note telling about themselves. Books are delivered to the school by Branch members. Students then write a thank-you note to the members.