Welcome

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.

Wednesday March 19 - the Annual Social and Awards Dinner at Banny’s at Mountain Springs. A great evening visiting with fellow members, enjoying a delicious meal, and helping our branch celebrate another successful year. New officers were elected. The program  also included a few short (some hilaroius) presentations by interest group members reflecting group activities.

Our fearless leaders Carolyn and Lesley

Our fearless leaders Carolyn and Lesley

 

Fablous program chair Judy

Fabulous program chair Judy

 

A few of The Dirty Girls -Carolyn, Melody and Leah

A few of The Dirty Girls -Carolyn, Melody and Leah

 

The ParTee Girls - Carol, Lesley, Carolyn, Elsie

The ParTee Girls – Carol, Lesley, Carolyn, Elsie

 

Ladies Night Out group - AKA the Ladies of the Night - Geanie, Marilyn, Pat and Lori

Ladies Night Out group – AKA the Ladies of the Night – Geanie, Marilyn, Pat and Lori

 Cloggers - Leah, Lesley, Melody


Cloggers – Leah, Lesley, MelodyGarien Bader - the "Award for most Home Tour tickets sold.

Garien Bader – the “Award for most Home Tour tickets sold.

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.

Saige Peterson, Lynsey Gookin, Helen Birtwhistle, Bethany Smith, Makayla Grogan, Siera Simpson

Saige Peterson, Lynsey Gookin, Helen Birtwhistle, Bethany Smith, Makayla Grogan, Siera Simpson

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

 

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