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Upcoming May General Meeting

May’s meeting will be our annual COVER to COVER Authors Luncheon, a fundraiser for Re-entry Women Scholarships. It will be held at The Heights Golf Club in Rancho Bernardo at 10 am on Saturday, May 11, 2024.  See below for more information and the links to download the flyer and reservation form.

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  Update

Our competition winner, Shree Patel from Del Norte High School, will compete in the AAUW State Semi-Final virtual competition. The top 3 videos will be showcased at the AAUW California Annual Event on Saturday, April 27th at 9:00 am.  You can register for this event at www.aauw-ca.org


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 auction items, you will meet in person acclaimed authors Tammy Leitner and T. Jefferson Parker

Our theme is “Whodunnit Under The Sun?” which is a nod to our authors, one a mystery writer and one a true crime writer, both based in sunny Southern California and both highly acclaimed for their work. Tammy, an investigative journalist, will present “Don’t Say A Thing”, a riveting account of her eight-year investigation into a serial criminal and his many victims. Jeff, a well-known mystery writer, will present his latest novel, “The Rescue”.

The date is Saturday, May 11 at The Heights Golf Club in Rancho Bernardo, 16066 Bernardo Heights Parkway, San Diego, CA.  Registration will end May 3rd on Eventbrite.  See the flyer and RSVP form attached below.  

You may download the C2C 2024 Save the Date Flyer, and the  C2C 2024 Luncheon Reservation Form.


Notable Women in History

The Term “Rosie the Riveter” served as shorthand for the women workers flooding the industrial workplace during WWII. The first Rosie the Riveter popped up in a popular tune released early in 1943. As the song put it, “She’s a part of the assembly line. She’s making history, working for victory, Rosie the Riveter!” The song along with Norman Rockwell’s cover depicting a woman riveter on lunch break on the Saturday Evening Post magazine made her a lasting icon.

“We Can Do It!” is an American WWII wartime poster produced by J Howard Miller in 1943 for Westinghouse Electric as an inspirational image to boost female worker morale. It was rediscovered in the early 1980s and widely reproduced in many forms to promote feminism and other political issues. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_Can_Do_It!


Member Interest Groups

Happy Healthy Hikers on the bridge walk near Balboa Park

 

Join Happy Healthy Hiker’s as they hike the Ramona Grasslands on Apr 13th. Bring a friend and sample wine with Grape Expectations at Mia Marie Winery in Escondido on Apr 19th.  Join Travel Group for a potluck lunch of Southern delicacies on Apr 26th and listen to a road tour presentation of highlights of the Civil Rights movement. Or join one of our Book Clubs to discuss Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Gamus, Don’t Say A Thing by Tamara Leitner, and/or Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin.

Great Decisions, is a world affairs policy discussion group assisted by reading material from the Foreign Policy Association, this month’s discussion: Risky Science Across Borders.

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: Apr 2024