Program of the Month: April

Posted At : May 22, 2015 9:54 AM

The Redlands Branch is to be commended for their mission-based programs in the new year!  Their program in April was outstanding - "Not Every GI Is a Joe: Caring for Women Veterans".  The speaker was Linda Royal, a women's health nurse practitioner who has dedicated over twenty-five year of her career to women's health and their care.
Additionally, their STEM conference in February was attended by 600 girls and 50 young women attended their "Elect Her" at the University of Redlands and Crafton Hills College. 
Congratulations to Redlands on being chosen the April Program of the Month! 

2015 Election Results

Posted At : May 13, 2015 10:38 AM

Voting in the AAUW CA election closed on May 11, 2015 at 12:59 pm PDT. 

With 14.4% of the AAUW CA membership voting (1721 ballots cast), these are the election results:
  • The Public Policy Priorities for 2015-16 were APPROVED.
  • The proposal to amend the state bylaws to clarify how to fill board vacancies due to resignations was PASSED.
  • Officers elected are:

President Elect, Donna Mertens; Chief Financial Officer, Patricia Ferrer; Secretary, Deanna Arthur;






Directors elected are, Lynne Batchelor, Nancy Mahr, Charmen Goehring

Click HERE for more information.

International Women's Day in Torrance

Posted At : May 3, 2015 8:05 AM

AAUW-Torrance has celebrated International Women’s Day to honor women’s progress in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. 
Understanding one’s cultural heritage is very important in today's multicultural consciousness. Dr. Sipra Sengupta explained the Women’s progress in various areas in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. The speaker talked about women’s progress and achievements in Education, Professional, Social and Cultural area. She compared the urban with rural progress The Q&A Session was very engaging between Speaker and the Audience. 
AAUW Global Connection:
When a woman is educated and empowered, she starts a ripple effect in her community. This is true all over the world.  
L to R: Athena Cormier President AAUW-Torrance, Dr. Sipra Sengupta, Jamie Watson Program VP, Gloria Liu AAUW Fund VP, Indrani Chatterjee Treasurer, Michele Croci Member 


Speech Trek Finals held April 18

Posted At : April 20, 2015 4:35 PM

 The final 2015 speech contest was held during the AAUW CA Annual Meeting. Each finalist presented her 5-6 minute speech concerning the value of a 4 year college degree, and the judges were faced with a difficult task. 

Pictured are (from left): 1st place winner Emma Harrington ($1500), sponsored by the Napa Branch; Sydney Jones, 2nd place ($1000), from the Sonora Branch; Ciera Miller, 3rd place ($500), sent by the Sacramento Branch.

This was the 8th annual Speech Trek, a memorial to Eleanor Stem Allen, whose husband Gray Allen is the contest sponsor.

The topic for the 2015-16 Speech Trek Contest is Gender Bias and Inequality

Perhaps your branch will have the winning entrant.  Start looking for that student now!

Program of the Month: March

Posted At : April 13, 2015 9:19 AM

 The March Program of the Month goes to Oakdale-Riverbank-Escalon & Turlock branches for their joint program of "Ending the Culture of Violence on school and college campuses".  

The branches further partnered with the Stanislaus County League of Women Voters, Delta Kappa Gamma and the Stanislaus County Office of Education to present a FREE panel discussion and resource fair on ending the culture of violence on school and college campuses.

Panel members include Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson, Office of Education Superintendent Tom Changnon, University of the Pacific Vice President for Student Life Patrick Day, Oakdale Police Chief Lester Jenkins, Family Justice Center Executive Director Tom Ciccarelli, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Director Dr. Madelyn Schlaepfer.  Representatives from community agencies will be available to provide information about their work in this area.  500+ were in attendance.



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