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

Join us for our October meeting

Election Presentation with League of Women Voters.

This will be a virtual “Zoom” meeting.

You can join from the comfort and safety of your home.

When: Monday, October 12th, 7:00 pm

Be an informed voter.

The November election is fast approaching. This year’s ballot will have 12 Propositions for us to consider. Please join us at the October 12th Branch Zoom meeting where we will have members of the San Luis Obispo Branch of The League of Women Voters present non-partisan information about many of the Propositions. You can find a lot of useful information about the election and ballots on the League site at https://my.lwv.org/california/san-luis-obispo-county/vote-2020. In addition, the site Voter’s Edge, also has a wealth of candidate and issue information: https://votersedge.org/ca.

AAUW-SLO is working hard this election, both by staffing a poll site and working to get out the vote. We look forward to seeing you all at this important election information meeting. Watch for your Evite and Zoom invitation as the date draws nearer.

Don’t miss this important and informative presentation!

Drive-Thru Tri-Tip Barbecue Dinner Fundraiser!

No way are we going to let COVID-19 keep us from raising funds to support this year’s AAUW scholarships! Since we can’t have a pancake breakfast due to social distancing, we will once again team up with Bay Osos Kiwanis Club, this time for a Drive-Thru Tri-Tip Barbecue Dinner.

The meal includes tri-tip (serves at least 4) and a loaf of garlic bread. This makes a great meal with your favorite salad or coleslaw. Too much food? Share with a friend or freeze leftovers for an easy meal later.

When: Saturday, October 17th

Where: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2201 Lawton Ave, San Luis Obispo. Enter parking lot from Meadow Street.

Time: Pickup between 2:00 and 4:00 pm. Those who like rare meat should come early.

Cost: $45

Only 100 tickets are available for this event. No meals will be available without a reservation. Help us reach our sales goal—in addition to supporting us with your own ticket purchase, reach out to family, friends and co-workers and sell them a ticket too! Attached is a similar letter you can print and give to non-members.

Pre-paid reservations must be received by Treasurer DD Patrick on or before Wednesday, October 14. Make checks payable to AAUW – SLO. Use the form below to submit your order. If you include an email address, we will send you a reminder a couple days before the event.

At the event, your name will be checked off the reservation list and you’ll be issued a ticket. Just drive thru and your meal will be loaded into your car. You don’t even have to get out!

Thank you in advance for your support of our AAUW scholarship programs.

 The San Luis Obispo branch was organized in 1943 and has been a vital 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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