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

Join us for our April meeting

This will be a virtual “Zoom” meeting.

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

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

Please join us April 12th at 7:00 pm for a presentation from Pacific Wildlife Care.  Pacific Wildlife Care is San Luis Obispo county’s only licensed rehabilitation center that cares for injured birds, mammals, and reptiles. PWC is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. In 2020 they cared for 2,687 patients.
Pacific Wildlife Care (PWC) was founded in 1986 in reaction to the Apex Houston oil spill that brought a number of oiled pelicans to the beaches of San Luis Obispo County. Since that time they have grown from a small group of dedicated home rehabilitators into a successful non-profit organization with a well-equipped rehabilitation center, a full-time wildlife veterinarian, a small paid staff, and over 200 volunteers.  In addition to the Rehabilitation Center, which is open every day of the year, they maintain a Hotline that the public can call to report distressed wildlife (injured, sick, orphaned) and to receive information about our local wildlife.
PWC has a dedicated Educational Outreach group. In an increasingly urbanized world, people are less likely to have personal knowledge of and experience with nature and wildlife. When they encounter wildlife in their communities, people both want and need information about how to co-exist with their wild neighbors. Reducing human wildlife conflicts can help both wildlife and humans. Pacific Wildlife Care’s goal is to provide this critical education which helps reduce human-wildlife conflicts and expands the sense of stewardship of the natural world. AAUW SLO is happy to welcome this Educational Outreach group to our April Branch meeting.
We look forward to learning about the animals that share our corner of the world.  Your Evite to this meeting will be coming soon!

 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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