AAUW Annual Fall Funds Luncheon  October 29, 2016

It’s the time of year when we honor our Fellowship and Grant recipients, along with their extraordinary research accomplishments.

Saturday, October 29, 2016
12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.
(Registration 11:30 a.m.)
711 Silver Lake Drive
Crow Canyon Country Club
Danville, CA 94526

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image001November 15, 2016 General Meeting

The AAUW Orinda Moraga Lafayette branch will feature Assemblywoman Catherine Baker as our keynote speaker at our November 15 general meeting.  This event will be held at the Orinda Community Church Fellowship Hall at 10 Irwin Way, Orinda.   Social time starts at 9:30 am;  meeting and program begin at 10 am.   Ms. Baker has been asked to address education in California and her experience in the workforce, politics, and leadership positions.   This general meeting will also include information on the many programs, endowments, and grants provided by AAUW Fund that impacts the lives of women and girls thought the world.  Members and guests will also be able to enjoy Marketplace (handcrafted creations by our members).   Get an early start on holiday shopping.   All American Association of University Women (AAUW) events are open to the public.

All are invited to attend the 75th Anniversary luncheon of the AAUW Hayward Castro Valley (CA) branch.  Over the years our branches have collaborated on leadership trainings, Tech Trek and programs.  We hope you will come help us celebrate our branch birthday!

The luncheon will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 12:30 PM at the newly renovated Redwood Canyon Golf Club (formerly Willow Park) at 17007 Redwood Rd. in Castro Valley.  Enjoy a wonderful buffet lunch, with guest speakers Diane Curry, curator for the Hayward Area Historical Society; Donna Mertens, President AAUW CA; and special guest Caroline Garfin, Past President AAUW National and California.

To sign up for this celebration go to http://hcv-ca.aauw.net/

WE HAVE MOVED!                                    images-1

As of September 2016
Monthly OML meetings will be held at the
Orinda Community Church
Fellowship Hall
10 Irwin Way, Orinda 94563

And a NEW TIME     9:30 a.m.  Social     10-12 a.m  Meeting

PARKING IS AVAILABLE IN AN UPPER LOT which is marked with “Event Parking” arrows. Please leave parking in the lower lot available for anyone with mobility issues.  Thanks for helping everyone attend who need closer access to the Fellowship Hall.

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Public Policy NEWS

AAUW CA Takes Position on Ballot Initiatives
The November ballot in California will contain 17 ballot measures. The AAUW CA Public Policy Committee reviewed and evaluated those related to AAUW’s priorities and mission and took a position on five:

  • Proposition 51, support: School Bonds. Funding for K-12 and Community College Facilities
  • Proposition 52, support: The Medi-Cal Funding and Accountability Act. Hospital fees that help fund Medi-Cal
  • Proposition 53, oppose: Voter approval on specified bonds
  • Proposition 55, support: Extend taxes for schools voted in Proposition 30
  • Proposition 58, support: The California Multilingual Education Act. Allows structured bilingual education programs for English learners

Latest AAUW Report

barriers-and-biasWhy do men still vastly outnumber women in leadership positions? AAUW’s newest research report, Barriers and Bias: The Status of Women in Leadership, explores this question, drawing from scholarly research and paying special attention to stereotypes and bias. The report provides recommendations for individuals and those in the education, corporate, and political sectors to contribute to an environment in which gender is no longer a barrier to leadership.


Our branch serves Orinda, Moraga, and Lafayette, small California towns nestled in rolling hills about 15 miles east of San Francisco. We have much to offer our members, including activities, events, interest groups, and educational opportunities.

The American Association of University Women is a national organization that advances equity for women through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. AAUW has more than 170,000 members and supporters in 1000 branches across the United States and 800 college/university members. It lobbies and advocates for education and equity for women and girls. Our commitment to these issues is reflected by the AAUW public policy program and our support for AAUW Funds. Read more about AAUW Funds.