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

Join us for our December meeting

This will be a virtual “Zoom” meeting.

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

When: Monday, December 14th, 7:00 pm

Brava! Encore!

At our November meeting we were honored to have a fabulous performance and talk from Brynn Albanese, local renowned violinist. We were treated to French, Scottish and Tango music. Brynn told us about her musician parents, her own professional background both in the U.S. and abroad, and her exciting plans for the future to become a Certified Musical Practitioner and work with people in hospital, care home and hospice settings.

As you all know our December meeting is usually the big assembly line project to make the Care and Comfort bags for the homeless shelter. Due to Covid restrictions that event will not happen. Mary will be collecting donations (cash and goods) and preparing the bags herself this year. At that meeting we usually have some group provide music for us.

This year it was decided that we wanted to offer a Holiday Concert to those who have helped in our Branch’s mission over the year. Donors, sponsors, workers at our fund-raisers, etc. So we have arranged for Brynn to play a Holiday concert for us at our December 14th Zoom meeting at 7pm.  You will be getting more information in the next weeks about the event. Please plan to join us for this festive occasion where we can share an evening of fun with those who have helped us.

 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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