Welcome to the San Luis Obispo (CA) Branch of AAUW!

                           AAUW Central Coast Fellows Luncheon

Co-sponsored by the AAUW Santa Barbara & San Luis Obispo County Interbranch Councils

“Leadership for Women, by Women”

Saturday, February 25, 2017

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Santa Maria Country Club, 505 W. Waller Lane, Santa Maria

$30 per person

Keynote speaker:  Aileen Rizo, AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund Case, 2015

Please join us for this annual gathering of AAUW members to hear, firsthand, how your contributions to AAUW Funds are making a difference in the lives of women and girls here in California!  You will hear Aileen’s compelling story of wage discrimination and how her testimony helped pass California’s Pay Equity legislation so that all women have a fair chance in the workplace.

Opening remarks by:  Donna Mertens, AAUW CA President and Sharon Westafer, AAUW CA Director, AAUW Funds.

Make your reservation today for an afternoon of good food, visiting with friends and celebrating our AAUW Funds’ support for women and girls!  Carpools TBA!

                                      Reservation Deadline is February 12!

Please RSVP to Lynn Janeway, by email or phone no later than February 12th.  Include your menu choice – Beef Stroganoff, Cobb Salad, or Vegetarian Cobb Salad – with your reservation.  Make your check payable to: “AAUW – SLO” and mail it to: 1445 Las Encinas Dr., Los Osos, CA 93402!

The San Luis Obispo branch was organized in 1943 and has been a vital part of the community for over 65 years.

The branch was instrumental in the creation of Mission Plaza and the Art Center of San Luis Obispo.  We also initiated Art Park, a summer arts program for children, and were founding members of the SLO County Women’s Legacy Fund.  We continue to sponsor candidates’ and issue forums.  We also recently collected school supplies for children in Afghanistan.

Today the branch consists of more than 70 women from varied backgrounds who promote the Association’s goals. 
Our current community actions include:

    • Tech Trek:  math and science camp for middle school girls-
    • Adopt-a-Poll (staffing a voting site during elections)
    • A Cuesta College scholarship for a re-entry woman student. While our funds for this scholarship are currently committed for next year, we expect to take new applications beginning in February 2015.
    • College scholarships for San Luis Obispo High School girls
    • Support for the Educational Foundation (Provides fellowships and grants to women for graduate study and community action)
    • Support for Legal Advocacy Fund (Provides support for women seeking judicial redress for sex discrimination in academia)

Branch meetings are generally held once a month on either Monday evening or Saturday during the day at various locations around town. These monthly programs provide opportunities for members to discuss and learn about critical issues affecting women and the community.  For more details on upcoming programs please see the programs page.  All meetings are open to the public. If you would like to talk to a branch representative before attending a meeting, please feel free to contact us.

We also have a variety of special interest groups you may enjoy.  These include bridge, two book clubs, play reading, dining in, and dining out.  Please join us!

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