Happy Holidays!

Poway Penasquitos Affiliate would like to wish everyone a wonder 2023 Holiday Season, and a Happy, Healthy 2024!  While we are not sponsoring a public meeting this month or next (December & January), we look forward to seeing everyone again at our February General Meeting.

Members are invited to our December Holiday Party, and in January, the IBC Luncheon will be held.  Please refer to your copy of the Adelante Newsletter for all the details.  Look forward to seeing everyone there!

If you are not already a member but would like to be, please email us at aauwboard@gmail.com.

Reminder: We are now alternating meeting times between noon (11:00 am – 1:00 pm) and evening (6:30 pm – 8:00 pm) hours. All meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of the month, except for our first and last General Meeting of the year. Our meeting location is at Eastview RB Community Center at 17520 Drayton Hall Way, SD 92128, unless stated otherwise.

Speech Trek competition date has been announced for February 3rd, 2024. This years topic is: How can we ensure a robust public school curriculum that is accessible to all and teaches historically accurate information?

Registration deadline is 20 Jan 2024. Competition will be limited to the first 10 applicants. Download a flyer for all the information: Speech Trek 24 Flyer with Note _10.29.2023

AAUW GovTrek which offers California high school girls an opportunity to learn about government and politics, is busy putting together another inspiring program for our future leaders. Their 2nd year program will start in February 2024. Classes will be held via Zoom on Saturdays Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, and Mar 2, 9, with the campaign competition on Mar 16.

California AAUW has created an SPF (special projects fund) which is tax deductible and will provide rewards for the GovTrek winners.

And Now, Some Good News!

By Meghan Kissell, MSW Senior Director, AAUW Policy & Member Advocacy

Last month, Harvard University economics professor Claudia Goldin, Ph.D., was awarded the Nobel Prize in economic sciences for her extensive research on gender differences in earnings (and she is only the 3rd woman to ever achieve this honor). As Dr. Goldin’s research has shown, progress on closing the gender pay gap is stubborn and uneven. For example, Native American women have one of the largest wage gaps in the country, earning only 55 cents per dollar paid to the average white man.

Dr. Goldin’s work focuses on long-term change, and we stand with her in the ongoing fight to ensure all women receive equal pay for equal work. We invite you to celebrate Professor Goldin’s outstanding achievement by joining our continued fight for gender equity.

Equal Rights Advocate Site

By Amy Hom and Melissa Maceyko, Co-Chairs, AAUW California Public Policy Committee

News You Can Use…
Would you like to share your passion for women’s rights when you send a letter, card or bill? Then check out the US Postal Service’s new stamps honoring Honorable Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Title IX. Both can be ordered online, along with many other choices. What an easy way to show your support and make our voices heard!

Member Interest Groups

Happy Healthy Hikers on the bridge walk near Balboa Park

Join Happy Healthy Hiker’s as they do their annual walk to the Hotel Del from the Coronado Ferry Landing on Dec 8th. If you wish to join them for lunch, a reservation will be needed. Bring a friend and sample wine with Grape Expectations at the Bernardo Winery in Rancho Bernardo on Dec 15th.  And Travel Group will lunch at Punjabi Tandoor in Mira Mesa on Dec 29th.

We welcome potential members who would like to participate and visit a few of these activities. Please contact us if you are interested. You may reach us via email at aauwboard@gmail.com.

MEMBERSHIP MATTERS – Contact us to get involved!

“Our mission is to advance equity of women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research”

Chartered in 1971, our branch has over 100 members residing in the Poway, Penasquitos and Inland North County communities.

The renewal process for membership continues. For members who joined prior to 2022, the renewal period is Jun 1 through Jun 30th. For new members, your renewal date is 12 months after your initial membership date. Anyone interested in Joining Us , please contact us at aauwboard@gmail.com. We are happy to invite you to join us at a few meetings and/or activities so you may see why you should Join Us.

Updated: 10 Oct 2023