The Laguna Beach Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW-LB), a 501(c)4 organization founded in 1967, is a dynamic growing organization with many exciting programs, interest groups and opportunities to get involved in the community. Our diverse membership includes residents of Laguna Beach and surrounding communities, spanning a wide range of ages, professions, and backgrounds.  

Here is AAUW Laguna Beach 2016-2017 Board
Click here to see  more images the installation on June 5th.

The June Waves is available. Click the link in the Main Menu, or, here


Hoffy Tours & AAUW Presented on May 21 a Day of travels in Claremont.
To see the Hoffy Gang, click here.
See our 2016 Scholarship Returning to College Recipient

Your AAUW-Laguna Beach site now has a page devoted to photos from the many various events.

Click here to view the page

On the Road with Chris & Alison. To see photos of the event, click here.


AAUW GroupThe Learning Club concluded its 17th year of providing one-on-one tutoring at El Morro Elementary School with a debriefing and luncheon for this years’ thirty-two volunteer tutors and two supervising teachers. The luncheon is an opportunity for the volunteers to socialize with one another and to offer their opinions about the school year. We made a major change this year, starting TLC in January instead of October or November as in prior years. By starting later, the classroom teachers were better able to assess which students would benefit the most from the additional help that the TLC tutors provide and the program avoided the frequent stops and starts caused by the Thanksgiving, December and parent-teacher conference breaks that occur earlier. Most felt that this change resulted in the program working more smoothly than in past years.

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Volunteers lined up at the beach

We thank our wonderful cadre of dedicated volunteers and supportive teachers, we wish them all a restful summer and we look forward to seeing every one again in the coming school year!

Peggie Thomas, Barbara Antonacci and Lynn Shardlow
TLC Program Administrators

Premier Leadership Conference for College Women Features Trailblazing Speakers

LGBT Pioneers, Angel Investor, Comedian, and Others Addressed Nearly 900 Attendees
The National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) gives attendees from across the United States and beyond the chance to network with others who are passionate about creating change on campus and in their communities. Attendees took their activism to the next level and heard from inspiring speakers during the June 2–4 event, hosted by AAUW. Most programming for the conference took place in the Stamp Student Union at the University of Maryland, College Park.

The 2016 Women of Distinction Awards ceremony took place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 2. AAUW paid tribute to five remarkable leaders for their outstanding contributions to the lives of women and girls. The 2016 honorees included Kimberly Bryant, founder of Black Girls Code; Marisa Demeo, associate judge on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia; Anu Duggal, founding partner of Female Founders Fund (F Cubed); Sarah McBride, campaigns and communications manager for LGBT Progress at the Center for American Progress; and Kelly Tsai, writer, performer, director, and producer.

On Friday, June 3, at 8:30 a.m., Hilary Corna, founder of the #DareYourself campaign and author of One White Face, delivered a keynote address. On Saturday, June 4, at 9:30 a.m., Franchesca Ramsey of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore delivered the closing address

Our branch, in partnership with Laguna College of Art + Design, awarded a scholarship to Alexis Lanz of LCAD to attend the conference for leadership training and networking. Lanz is a sophomore in Digital Media with an emphasis in action sports programming. She is also the Design + Digital Media Student Government Representative.

To read Alexis’s blog, click here.




The Laguna Beach Branch of the AAUW (American Association of University Women) is proud to announce that we will be sending camper #100 to Tech Trek this summer!
Tech Trek is the AAUW’s experiential summer camp program, designed for rising eighth grade girls with an interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The first Tech Trek camp was held the summer of 1998 at Stanford University. Currently, there are Tech Trek camps held on over 20 college and university campuses nationwide—including 10 camps on 8 different California campuses.



           2016 TECH TREK GIRLS FROM THURSTON MIDDLE SCHOOL Top Row (left to right): Sophia Ravenna, Sophia Lander, Chloe Gabora, Sydney Eckberg-Rogers. Front Row: Leah West, Stella Rhee, Liela Andringa Not pictured: Maya Gallego

What Happened on Equal Pay Day

Read all about it.

This year, the U.S. Supreme Court heard several cases that will significantly affect the rights of women and girls. Reproductive freedom, access to health care, and affirmative action cases were all ruled on this term. We’ve also seen the unpredictability that results from an eight-justice court and how a split vote affects cases.
What does it all mean for women and girls? Join AAUW’s Legal Advocacy Fund for a members-only call on Tuesday, July 19, at 8 p.m. ET to find out. The call is free, but you must register.
What: AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund Supreme Court Wrap-up Call
When: Tuesday, July 19, 8 p.m. ET
RSVP today! You must RSVP to receive the call-in information.
Questions? E-mail

Amalia Lam

AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund Senior Manager

New 2016 Membership Form.
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House Passes Bill to Allow Inurnment of Women Pilots at Arlington National Cemetery

This week the House passed a bill (385-0) to restore inurnment rights of Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) at the Arlington National Cemetery. AAUW’s CEO and veteran, Linda Hallman, called upon Congress to take action in a letter to the editor published in the Washington Post over the weekend. AAUW Action Network supporters helped to advance the issue by sending messages to their members of Congress urging them to pass the bill. It now heads to the Senate for passage.

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