AAUW Sonora, CA Branch
The American Association of University Women (AAUW), founded in 1881, is the nation’s leading organization advocating equity for women and girls. Its national membership of 100,000 seeks to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. People of every race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, and level of physical ability are invited to join. AAUW membership is open to anyone holding an associate’s degree or equivalent, baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
AAUW California was launched in San Francisco in 1886. The Sonora Branch was chartered in 1961. We are actively seeking new members and welcome your inquiries. We present programs throughout the year addressing the issues of equity for women as well as social programs. Click on the calendar under EVENTS tab for schedule. There are many interest groups that meet monthly in small groups for socializing. Click on the interest group section for more information. Come join us.
February 20, 2014, 3:30pm at Blood Bank of Sonora, Local author Jan Atkinson talks about Tuolumne County history & extraordinary women and the challenges they faced. Her books include Colorful Men, Women & Tales of the Mother Lode (2006). Please join us and learn more about AAUW.
Speech Trek November 9, 2013
Four contestants gave 5 minute speeches on the topic “Women at the top… why not?” A recording of first place winner, Sydney Jones’ speech will be forwarded to the State contest. Three contestants will be chosen from all the entries and those will compete at the State Convention to be held in Southern California in April 2014. Good Luck Sydney!!
The Salad Supper – opening meeting of the 2013-14 year was held on September 19th. Featured speakers were our 2013 Tech Trek girls. Tech Trek is one of the projects funded by the proceeds from the Home Tour.
Helen Birtwhistle, Tech Trek chair, organized presentations by our four Tech Trek 2013 graduates, Siera Simpson, Makayla Grogan, Lynsey Gookin, and Saige Peterson.
The girls spoke so highly of their experiences! A surprise speaker was Bethany Smith, a young woman we sent to Tech Trek several years ago who came back to help in the kitchen for the Salad Supper. She shared that her experience during Tech Trek changed her life and opened her eyes to new possibilities in career choices.
Click on this link for a look at Tech Trek http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldHrqdn290M&noredirect=1
Click on the Events tab for more information on this and other AAUW Programs