Upcoming March General Meeting

Robin Douglas, professor and visual artist, will present “The Genius of Female Artists”, highlighting trailblazing female artists who changes the course of art history. Robin has taught art for 50 years, including 36 yrs at the School of Art & Design at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Currently at the Oceanside Museum of Art, Robin provides a variety of studio art classes and lectures about art.  Learn more at https://www.robindouglasart.com/

The presentation will be on Wednesday, March 13th from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Please RSVP to aauwboard@gmail.com, if you plan to attend. Everyone is welcome, so invite your family and friends!

Reminder: We alternate 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  . . .  WE HAVE WINNERS !!

Congratulations to Shree Patel from Del Norte High School, our 1st place winner, who was awarded $750.00. Our second place award of $500.00 went to Kelly Wu from Mark Keppel High School, and our third place award of $250.00 went to Elizabeth Vuong, also from Mark Keppel High.

Shree will go on to represent our branch in the state semi-final to be held in April. State finals’ top 3 videos will be showcased at the AAUW California Annual Event on Saturday, April 27th.  Stay tuned for the results!

Cover to Cover Authors Luncheon 2024. 

We are excited about this year’s Cover to Cover because, in addition to a delicious lunch, book signings and a chance to bid on wonderful acustion items, you will meet in person acclaimed authors Tammy Leitner and T. Jefferson Parker

Mark your calendar for Saturday May 11 at The Heights Golf Club in Rancho Bernardo.  Preregistration will begin April 1st on Eventbrite.  Look for more information as it becomes available.

Notable Women in History

Canadian born Sarah Emma Edmonds Seelye (her married name) worked as a spy and nurse after enlisting in the Union army disguised as a man, calling herself Franklin Thompson. In 1886, and again in 1889, Sarah became the first and only woman to be recognized as a veteran of the Civil War with an honorable discharge, receipt of a pension and back pay for her service.  To learn more, visit https://www.geneseehistory.org/sarah-emma-edmonds.html 

Welcome to Women’s History Month. Designated by joint resolutions of the United States House of Representatives and Senate and proclaimed by the American president, National Women’s history Month is an opportunity to honor and celebrate women’s lives and historic achievements. Each year National Women’s History Month employs a unifying theme and recognizes national honorees whose work and lives testify to that theme. The 2024 theme is, “Women who advocate for Equity, Diversion, and Inclusion”. The theme recognizes women throughout the country who understand that for a positive future, we need to eliminate bias and discrimination entirely from our lives and institutions.

Member Interest Groups

Happy Healthy Hikers on the bridge walk near Balboa Park


Join Happy Healthy Hiker’s as they hike Raptor Ridge on Mar 16th. Bring a friend and sample wine with Grape Expectations at the Turtle Rock Ridge Vineyard on Mar 22nd.  Head with Travel Group for lunch at Spiro’s Mediterranean at Coronado Ferry Landing on Mar 23rd. Or join one of our Book Clubs to discuss Trust by Herman Diaz, The Shadow Murders by Jussi Adler Olsen, and/or Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell.

Great Decisions, is a world affairs policy discussion group assisted by reading material from the Foreign Policy Association. Last month they started the new book for 2024 so its still a good time to join! On Mar 7th, they will discuss Global Trade and Green Energy.

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.

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: 21 Feb 2024