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

May Branch Meeting

Introducing our High School Scholarship Recipients and our Second Cal Poly AAUW SLO Branch Lynn S. Janeway Memorial Scholarship

Monday, May 13th, 7:00 pm

via Zoom

Our May Branch Meeting will be our last on Zoom for the year, and it is our annual celebration of our High School Scholarship winners, of which there are ten, and our second ever Cal Poly Scholarship recipient, but the first to be be awarded under the Cal Poly AAUW SLO Branch Lynn S. Janeway Memorial Scholarship.  We will be able to meet these talented scholarship winners and learn of their future plans and how our scholarship helps them in attaining their goals.  We will also hear from our Cal Poly Scholarship recipient.  There will be time to ask these recipients questions, if there any.  So put Monday, May 13th, at 7 pm on your calendar.  The zoom invitation will go out a few days prior.

Our June Branch meeting will be in-person.  It is scheduled for Saturday, June 8th, at 10 am, the location TBA.  It will include the Election and Installation of the Board and a review of the past year.  Our Named Gift Honoree will also be announced at this time.  An Evite will go out prior so you can rsvp, and we can get an idea of how many are planning to attend. We have two key openings on the Board.  These are VP of Programs and VP of Membership. Other key positions will be filled with continuing officers.  If interested, please contact our President, Debra Valencia-Laver.

Our AAUW Branch has been a part of the community for over 75 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.

Today the branch consists of more than 60 women from varied backgrounds who promote the Association’s goals.

Our current community actions include:

    • Tech Trek:  is a math and science camp for middle school girls
    • Adopt-a-Poll: staffing a voting site during elections
    • San Luis Obispo High School Scholarships: our branch raises money to provide scholarships for college-bound high school girls.
    • Scholarship & Loan Committee: was created to assist re-entry students at Cuesta College. The Committee is a 501(c)3 charitable organization.
    • 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 and the workplace
    • Friends of the Library/AAUW In-School Reading Program: Volunteers read with children in a classroom setting to provide literacy experiences that encourage, support, and celebrate children’s efforts to learn to read.

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 two bridge groups, two book clubs, craft group, hiking, and dining out.  Please join us!

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