Empowering women since 1881!
Trekking to the Future!
Ginny Baxter, Program Vice President
AAUW of California member Marie Wolbach founded Tech Trek in 1998 with the help of an AAUW Community Action Grant. Today
AAUW Tech Trek operates at 22 different sites around the nation. A 2013 survey of AAUW Tech Trek alumnae from California demonstrates the program’s lasting effects on many levels, including interest and confidence in STEM fields, decision to pursue those fields, and future career plans.
Through hands-on problem solving and encounters with women role models in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), AAUW Tech Trek helps girls see their futures while having nonstop fun. This one-week summer camp is backed by AAUW’s research and designed to make STEM fields exciting and accessible to girls in middle school — the age when girls’ participation in these fields statistically drops. For many girls, the weeklong
camp sparks their curiosity and places them on a path toward success.
Our annual Tech Trek fundraiser will be held at the January Branch meeting. In addition to our speaker, Rachel Thomson, we hope to have other past Tech Trekkers at the meeting to share a bit about their experience at camp.
Your donations are welcome. Checks should be made out to:
AAUW –CA SPF with Tech Trek on the memo line. Those who wish to mail your donation may send your check to Linda Patten at:
19615 Jefferey Circle, Cerritos, CA 90703.
So, bring your checkbooks and your always-generous hearts on January 4th!
See you at the Golden Sails Inn.
Work Smart Workshops:
(Check this space for upcoming events.)
Celebrate The Season!
Ginny Baxter, Program Vice President
The tradition of wassailing falls into two distinct categories: the house-visiting wassail and the
orchard-visiting wassail. The house-visiting wassail is the
practice of people going door-to-door, singing and offering a drink from the wassail bowl in
exchange for gifts; this practice still exists, but has largely been displaced by caroling. The orchard-visiting wassail refers to the ancient custom of visiting orchards in cider-producing regions of England, reciting incantations and singing to the trees to promote a good harvest for the coming year.
Join AAUW Long Beach members as we celebrate the season on Saturday Dec. 7 to have our traditional Wassail, festive food and fun with fellow members. Friends and family are also invited to visit Charlotte’s lovely home from 10:00 am till noon. She and her husband are such inviting hosts and the house is beautiful for this season. Enjoy foods made by members and get the holiday season off to a jolly start.
Singing to the trees is encouraged!
November 2019 Meeting
A Luncheon Most Deadly!
Want to learn how to self-publish and support a great cause for women at the same time? Join us at the November meeting and fundraiser as author, Anne Cleeland, takes you on a journey featuring the “Doyle and Acton Scotland Yard” series. Anne self-publishes her novels, so come find out how she does this. Continue Reading
Title IX and the Olympics
In honor of the recent US Women’s Soccer World Gold Cup victory, we’re “kicking” off the Fall AAUW program with a presentation by US female Olympians and the Loyola Marymount Women’s Athletic Director to discuss the impact of Title 9 on recent the US Women’s Gold Medal Victories. Continue Reading
Celebration and Installation
Saturday June 1, 2019
The June program celebrates accomplishments of our current year and introduces the AAUW 2019-2020 Officers for the upcoming year. Co-Presidents Denise Montoya and Shelly Arnold will install the newly elected officers including returning President Denise Montoya. Her continued leadership and professional experience will bring special insight and ideas to our branch for the upcoming year. Continue Reading
Welcome to the Garden!
Saturday May 4, 2019
You are invited to attend the annual Garden Party on May 4th, 2019, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The location is Charlotte Joseph’s home on Olive Ave. in the Bixby Knolls area. This event always depends on the good works of all of our AAUW members to assist the hostess. Continue Reading
Get Involved Locally
Saturday April 6, 2019
The November mid-term elections were a watershed moment for women! Americans
elected more women from throughout the country to hold positions in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, as well as in state and local levels. Women are taking their places in powerful positions in all levels of government. Continue Reading
To see more of past events, click here.
Are you earning what you deserve? In 2018, full-time working women in the U.S earned 82% of what men earn. In California, the figure is 86% – better, but still not at parity. A portion of this gap is attributed to women’s lack of knowledge in how to best negotiate for their salaries and benefits.
Created for working women, AAUW Work Smart is an interactive 2-hour workshop that teaches you to evaluate, negotiate, and articulate your worth confidently in the job market.
For the interim, please check out the online AAUW Work Smart option at www.salary.aauw.org
- Saturday afternoon, December 14, LB 3rd District Field Office/Conservation Corps Building
Sponsored by H. Richards & Toyota, Inc.
- Thursday evening, October 3, Long Beach/Signal Hill WorkPlace; Sponsored by AAUW LB members R. Sanchez & S. Westafer
- Thursday evening, August 22, Long Beach/Signal Hill WorkPlace; Sponsored by AAUW LB member J. Caveness & H.E.P., Inc.
- Thursday evening, June 27, Long Beach/Signal Hill WorkPlace, Sponsored by AAUW LB members C. Joseph & F. Rozner
- Saturday afternoon, May 18, LB 3rd District Field Office/Conservation Corps Bldg., Sponsored by Wells Fargo
- Thursday evening, April 11, Long Beach/Signal Hill WorkPlace, Sponsored by LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn
- Tuesday evening, March 19, Red Cross of Greater Long Beach, Sponsored by Wells Fargo
- Wednesday evening, February 27, Long Beach/Signal Hill WorkPlace, Sponsored by Wells Fargo
- Thursday evening, January 24, Junior League of Long Beach, Sponsored by Wells Fargo
- Saturday afternoon, December 8 2018, The Conservation Corps Bldg, Marina Park, Sponsored by Wells Fargo
- Thursday evening, November 8 2018, The Nonprofit Partnership (TNP)
- Thursday evening, October 18 2018, Jenny Oropeza Community Center, Sponsored by Long Beach Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez
Coordinated by American Association of University Women (AAUW) Long Beach, the AAUW Work Smart workshops are offered free to the public. Reservations for the workshop must be made online at salary.aauw.org/longbeach.
Attendance is limited to 40 participants.
Come and learn how to negotiate what you deserve!