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Our Pensaquitos-Poway  Branch is turning FIFTY !!

Join us at our September meeting as we kick-off our 50th anniversary year. We will welcome our College Scholarship awardees, our branch Speech Trek winner, and Tech Trek participants. This is a chance to hear how the funds we raise are changing lives and to hear whats planned for these programs in 2021-2022.

Our speaker will be Dr Star Rivera-Lacey, the new President of Palomar Community College, and a passionate advocate for education and community colleges.

We will meet Sat, Sep 18th at 9:30 am in the Community Room at the Rancho Bernardo Campus of Palomar College. Please visit the Monthly Meeting section for time, location, and RSVP details. This meeting is open to the public.

**We will be broadcasting this in-person meeting on Zoom for any attendees who prefer to participate that way. Non-members should request a link be sent. We will be following local health authorities guidance regarding masks. ** (UPDATE: Per Palomar policy, masks are required on the college campus.)

Special Election – Sep 14, 2021 –  A Message from League of Women Voters

Don’t forget to exercise your right to vote! Californians will decide whether or not to recall Governor Newsom on Tuesday, September 14.  Keep watching to learn more about your options as a voter in this special election

What’s It All About?

The recall process allows voters to decide whether to remove elected public officials from office before their term is over. A petition to remove California Gov. Gavin Newsom from office began circulating in the state in June 2020. Organizers of the recall campaign submitted more than 1.7 million valid signatures by the March 17 filing deadline – more than enough to trigger a recall election. Forty-six candidates are running in the election, nine Democrats and 24 Republicans with the remaining candidates having a third party or no party affiliation. The election allows all voters to decide whether to remove the governor from office and replace him with one of these candidates

What’s on the ballot?

The ballot will ask two questions: 1) Do you want to recall the governor? 2) If recalled, who do you want to replace him? If more than 50% of voters vote yes on question 1, then the replacement candidate with the most votes would be elected. You don’t need to answer both questions! You can answer just the first or second question, or both. It’s your choice.

What Should I Do First?

Make sure you are registered to vote!  Go to voterstatus.sos.ca.gov to check whether you are currently registered ○ If you have changed your name and/or address, you will need to re-register at that site.  If you are not registered, register today at registertovote.ca.gov.  The deadline to register for the 2021 California Governor Recall Election is Monday, August 30, 2021

Check Out Voters Edge Get the facts before you vote with Voter’s Edge, the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund and MapLight’s unbiased online ballot lookup tool. Find out more about the candidates and who’s funding both sides of the recall election. Go to Votersedge.org

Meeting and Event Schedules

Members and non-members should continue to review our announcements for updates on  future public events. While we hope to return to all in-person meetings, we know this may not be possible and changes may need to happen. Some meetings and events may also be over Zoom. Please contact us with questions, you may reach us via email at aauwboard@gmail.com


I believe I can safely say, everyone was thrilled to be able to get together in person to enjoy a Buffet Brunch to reconnect with each other and to honor two of our long serving members, Berina Pennington and Carlyn Bowls. Berina has served us for many years as our branch fundraising accountant/auditor, and Carlyn was honored as our newest Honorary Life member which means an AAUW member for 50 years.

Left to right are Berina Bennington, Carlyn Bowls, and Cathy Burciaga, our branch president.

The second order of business was the (re)installation of our board for the 2021-2022 year. Due to the pandemic, the board members all agreed to carry on for another year while normalcy returns. Thank you ladies.   

Hope to see everyone in September !


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Annual fund raisers support a scholarship fund and the Tech Trek program. Small interest groups encourage friendships and personal growth.

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Chartered in 1971, our branch has over 100 members residing in the Poway, Penasquitos and Inland North County communities.   Find our email address on “Join Us!” page.