The latest issue of our state newsletter, California Perspective, has been posted HERE on our website. It features the election results and a report from the April convention. An email with a link to it was sent to every member's email address. If you didn't receive the email, please make sure your email address is listed correctly in the membership records held at national AAUW.
C/U Coordinator, Donna Lilly, annouces that Humboldt State College is our newest Campus/University Partner. See the complete list of our campus partners HERE.
The Humboldt Branch is working with the new group and the college to present an Equal Pay Day event. The event will be held in the Art Quad at Humboldt State on Tuesday, April 8, 10:00-2:00. See the event flyer HERE
The San Fernando Valley Branch is February's Branch Program of the Month. Focus on the Future featured Donna Lilly, Past State AAUW president and current College/University chair, who spoke on the need for better communication between all generations, what is of interest to all generations, and how we bridge the generation gap within AAUW. Younger people are the future for AAUW's membership. There was a discussion and Donna answered questions about the State and National focuse s of AAUW.
On March 10th, Kathleen Doty, Ginny Hatfield and a number of AAUW members attended When Women Succeed, America Succeeds, an event hosted by Representative Judy Chu at California State University, Los Angeles.
Among the participants was Nancy Pelosi, Democratic leader of the House of Representatives. The event highlighted efforts in the legislature to promote issues relating to women such as equal pay, paid family leave, and immigration reform. Ms. Pelosi acknowledged AAUW as a leader on these issues and many more.
Thanks to Ginny, AAUW was able to secure a table at the resource fair following the presentations where attendees were able to learn about AAUW membership. Pictured from left: Ginny Hatfield, AAUW CA Membership Chair; Kathleen Doty, President Elect; Representative Pelosi.
On Sunday, September 15, about 100 AAUW members went to the LA Sparks final game of the season. Wearing "AAUW Loves Title IX" tee shirts, board members and others greeted other game attendees, distributing information about AAUW and Title IX. Proceeds from ticket sales will help fund a woman to NCCWSL.
The AAUW members had the opportunity to meet Paula Madison, CEO of the team, who helped AAUW CA President Alicia Hetman auction an autographed team jersey. During halftime, a PSA about AAUW CA was featured on the JumboTron!
Fresno County Branch, our newest branch, consisting of less than 20 members, did their first informational outreach on the campus of California State University Fresno on April 9, 2013 celebrating the unhappy holiday of Equal Pay Day. Over 85% of their members participated in one way or other to make the event a success.
Members purchased PayDay candy bars (labeled with "not fun" facts about pay inequity) as their hook to get the passing students to stop and chat for a few minutes about what Equal Pay Day means and how it affects them.
Along with the on campus team, one member volunteered to handle the publicity for the event. She was very successful - letter to the editor, large article in the Fresno Bee Business Section on the day of the event and, to top it off, TV news coverage on the most popular channel in the Fresno market!
As they were wrapping up on the day of the event, they were planning to do this event on an annual basis and expanding to their local community college.
Donna Lilly, College/University Partners Representative, has provided a list of our California C/U Partners, with contact information. Branches will find this tool very useful in working with our campus partners.
A celebration of Women's History Month was hosted by the Santa Monica Commission on the Status of Women on March 8. The theme of the event revolved around STEM.
AAUW CA Membership Director, Ginny Hatfield, and Beach Cities Tech Trek Chair, Terry Hays-Horner, represented AAUW CA and provided a display highlighting Tech Trek.
Roseville-South Placer branch leadership directors, Michele Stark and Sue Orvis, maintain AAUW visibility on campus at Sierra College as they continue their campus connections with the faculty, administrators.
- Last fall they presented four $tart $mart workshops in Career Planning and Sociology classrooms.
- Sierra College signed a 3-year contract with WAGE (Women Are Getting Even) which entitles the campus to unlimited offerings of $tart $mart.
Augusta Knuthe celebrated her 100th birthday on January 25. She currently resides at Atria Senior Living in San Juan Capistrano. She is witty, articulate and owns life experiences that provide insights into a century of people, places and events.
AAUW Fallbrook celebrated its 65th Anniversary on June 23. Thirty-five members attended a luncheon to honor the branch, which began with twelve members in 1946.
Donna Lilly, State College/University Liaison and former state co- President, installed new officers. Draped in a scarf of the American flag, Donna spoke of Betsy Ross and compared her power and determination to women of our time. She recognized new board members, as well as all members, for the branch's vibrant history and current achievements.