The American Association of University Women Laguna Beach Branch is a unique, multidimensional group of women in the arts, education, business, science, law and community affairs. Together we are working to empower women and girls through education to reach their full potential.
AAUW-LB New Member Social
Hello and Welcome!
All new members since March 15 are invited to a Get Acquainted Social, Sunday October 11.
The leaders of our Interest Groups will be present, as will Toni Sullivan, your Membership Chair, and her assistant, Madeleine Peterson. Some Board members will also be here to welcome and visit with you.
You will learn about our fine interest groups and may wish to sign up for one or more this day. We are really looking forward to getting to know all of you!
Date: Sunday, October 11, 2015
Time: 3:00 –5:00 pm
Location: 3161 Alta Laguna Blvd. Laguna Beach, 92651
Here Are the Details
Hope to see you on Sunday, October 11.
Latest News from National
The Government Nearly Shut Down Again. Tell Congress to Pass a Real Budget!
At the last minute yesterday, Congress voted to keep the government’s lights on by passing a funding bill. The government avoiding a shutdown is good news, but the bad news is that legislators will face this debate all over again in December when this short-term funding expires. It’s time for our lawmakers to – finally – get down to business by passing a balanced budget, and we can make them do it.
In recent years, education, housing, and public health services called nondefense discretionary (NDD) programs have been eliminated or reduced by Congress due to across-the-board cuts. These cuts are called sequestration, which dramatically decrease funding for important programs as an attempt by lawmakers to reduce the deficit. Sequestration began in March 2013 when Congress failed to reach a bipartisan agreement on $1.2 trillion in budget cuts. If Congress doesn’t act, the sequester will continue unabated throughout the next decade. This is no way to write a budget and make decisions about meeting our country’s priorities. And we need to make sure Congress knows this.
Domestic spending has already been significantly cut to reduce the deficit. It’s time to end the sequester and consider investments in non-defense spending, on the resources and programs that are known to help women, working families, and our economy. We can do this in a way that continues providing financial support to our military and veterans, too.
Take action today: Tell your members of Congress to stop the budget sequester! Doing so will allow us to end the cuts to vital programs that help women and families and instead make the investments our country needs.
Our mixer was a delight in one of Laguna’s iconic settings, the Sawdust Festival’s Healy House, a delightful space not many have seen with its rustic interior, kitchen, and even a fireplace with cool breezes, a surprise up in the trees. There were new faces joining those we know and cherish making a crowd of more than 30 members. Thanks to everyone’s coordination and efforts this event was very successful, introducing a half dozen new and potential members who always add fresh energy and ideas. Thanks you to the Sawdust Board and especially General Manager Tom Klingenmeier whose hand was so welcome in making the space ready, and to our wonderful Co- President Jean Vivrette for her leadership. We look forward to an extraordinary year of programs. Stay tuned for October’s event in another historic place, Laguna Beach City Hall.