American Association of University Women 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. Please click on the Laguna Beach image to learn more about our branch
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On January 17 AAUW members and guests enjoyed a delightful afternoon listening to two artists and two authors.
Vote for Laguna Artists-Stephanie Cunningham, Fritz Reynolds and Jean Vivrette
Learn all about the
California AAUW Convention Information
2016 Literary Luncheon-March 19th
THE GREAT AMERICAN WRITE-IN
THE PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD!!
Saturday, March 12, from 9:30 AM to 1:30
Women For: Orange County offers this event to the public every year to provide attendees with the means to influence policy decisions by writing letters to their legislators. It’s also a great opportunity for participants to experience first-hand what informed citizen involvement in government is all about.
More than 50 different organizations and advocacy groups have been represented in the past with information regarding some of today’s most vital issues, including education, health care, human and civil rights and the environment. Attendees visit the various tables and then voice their opinions by writing letters to government and corporate decision-makers in the hopes of bringing about constructive change. There is no cost for this event; Women For: Orange County will supply the post cards, stationery, postage, refreshments and parking. Last year, 300 attendees generated over 2,000 letters and postcards.
Our Laguna Beach Branch had a strong 2014- 2015 year, which saw many initiatives dedicated to our goal of education. We raised enough funds to send 9 middle school girls to Tech Trek camp. We gave over $5,000 in scholarships, which supported high school seniors, a graduate student and women returning to school to reach their goals. Our The Learning Club (TLC) group tutored 22 students
at El Morro School, and we were able to provide 57 college students the opportunity to experience the education of the $tart $mart program. All of this could not have been accomplished without the support of each and every one of you. (If you are unfamiliar with any of these programs, check them out on our website, aauw-lagunabeach.org).
We now start the New Year with a “You Go Girl” attitude, and I am more encouraged than ever by the enthusiasm of our Board, Committee Chairs and members to help raise the funds necessary for another great year ahead. Our main fundraiser, the Literary Luncheon and Silent Auction, will take place on March 19th, at the Surf and Sand Resort in Laguna Beach – mark your calendars! This is an amazing opportunity to enjoy friendships, meet and hear presentations by three bestselling authors, and help raise funds.
See you there…Jean Vivrette, Co-President