Installation of New Poway-Pensaquitos Branch Board of Directors

Newly installed Board of Directors for 2022/2023

At our May General Meeting, our new 2002-2003 Board of Directors were installed.  We are happy to announce that our new officers are Michelle Blasberg, president, Karen McKurk, Joie Nolasco, and Ellie Slade are 1st vice presidents/programs, and Harriet Gerza and Linda Johnston are 2nd vice presidents/membership, Sheila Walker, treasurer, and Joan Natoli, secretary.

Membership Matters

Its time to get ready for the renewal season. All members will need to renew their membership for Fiscal Year 2023 by June 30th. This year, AAUW National has changed the process and will not be sending out emailed invoices.  Membership Dues for 2023 have also risen slightly. Please review the article in the May newsletter for further information.

Anyone interested in Joining Us , may contact is 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.

P-P Branch Speech Trek Winner  – 1st Place at State !

On Saturday, April 30th, AAUW-CA held its annual meeting which included the finals in the statewide Speech Trek Competition. Our branch’s candidate, Kristine Sy, was awarded FIRST PLACE!

High school student interested in discussing diversity, equity, and inclusion are welcome to apply. Please visit our Speech Trek page for further details. Help us spread the word!!

Monthly Activities

Our activity groups are going strong! The Games Group is always up to something fun, and last month they played a Murder Mystery game with the theme “Stayin’ Alive.” Naturally, the murder takes place in a disco during the late 70’s and features well known personalities such as John Revolting and Gloria Stunnem. 😉

Happy Healthy Hikers will be taking their annual trek to Mission Beach Boardwalk for a hike and breakfast. Travel Group will be heading out for a lunch of Dim Sum. Gardens and More will be visiting the Japanese Friendship Garden, and Grape Expectations will be visiting Vineyard Grant James to a bit of wine tasting!  And this doesn’t even include the activities of our 3 Book Clubs, and Great Decisions Group discussions.

Public Policy – The June Primaries are Coming!

Many of you have already received information from the Registrar of Voter’s office listing the candidates in preparation for the election.

To help review the updates on who is the candidate in your area, check out the Voter’s Edge. After a two-year hiatus, Voter’s Edge is again serving as KPBS’s voter guide! The publicity from this partnership will make local voters more aware of this excellent, non-partisan election research tool from the League—and will make local candidates more inclined to prioritize completing their profiles.

In order to make our election guide as comprehensive as possible before ballots hit mailboxes in early May, the San Diego County Voter’s Edge team of six hardworking volunteers has been persistently encouraging 108 local candidates to fill out their free candidate profiles. We have also been adding news coverage, candidate forum announcements and videos, selected campaign finance info, and nonpartisan resources such as the San Diego County Bar Association’s ratings of judicial candidates.
You can help to make Voter’s Edge a more valuable voter education tool for yourself and others:
1. Go to votersedge.org now and enter your address to look up your ballot choices.
2. Use the email link beneath the photo area of each blank profile, to encourage non-participating candidates to submit their info.

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. 
At all meetings we will follow county and venue COVID compliance requirements and will provide updated information on those specifics closer to each event/meeting date.

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From equal pay to human rights, AAUW has supported women since 1881 through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

Learn more about the local Poway-Penasquitos branch.

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

Contact us to get involved!

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. 

Updated: 19 May 2022