What’s Happening Next Month-January 31st
Put the dates on your new 2015 calendar now so you don’t miss out. Note the deadline for the reservation date as well as the JANUARY 31st LAF Luncheon Date. Click here to see all the details.
Though the deadline for reservations is January 23, Susan would really like to get your reservation and check before that. The Laguna Hills Branch has to pay the caterer before the event, so early birds are appreciated!
We can arrange carpooling at the Board meeting.
The Laguna Beach, California branch of AAUW offers opportunities for women in Laguna and surrounding communities to meet and network with other interesting women. We have members in Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Capistrano, Newport Beach, San Clemente, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Fountain Valley and others.
In addition to monthly meetings, we offer many interesting exciting programs and events, focused on having fun, making friends, and exploring topics of interest to women. Our branch also has several Interest Groups-art, books, poetry, international affairs, etc. - where members with similar interests meet regularly for discussions, tours or to just relax and enjoy each other’s company.
We also have several fundraising events each year that are open to members and non-members. Through grants and scholarships we use proceeds from these events to support education for women at all levels, from pre-school through graduate school.
We welcome you to explore this website to find out more about what we do and what we can do for you.
Wine Tasting Event December 7
On December 7, there was a Wine Tasting at the home of Lee and Frank Field in Laguna Beach. Ann Stephens, from Hi-Time Wine Cellars, discussed various Austrian wines at this annual fundraiser for the Women Returning to College Scholarship Fund. Before each sampling, Ann discussed the history of the wine, suggesting appropriate foods that paired well with the wine. Laurie Dickerson sold raffle tickets, and Nancy Miller was the winner. Several others received a discount card on wine at the store located in Costa Mesa.
President Orders Crucial Equal Pay Protections
In a move that AAUW has long supported, President Barack Obama signed two executive orders on April 8 to increase pay protections for women. The protections apply to federal contractors, who make up about a quarter of the workforce. Now these employers can’t retaliate against workers who share salary information, and the U.S. Department of Labor will begin to collect wage data to identify patterns of discrimination. In the absence of congressional action, the executive orders are a huge victory in the fight for fair pay.