Past Events 2018-19

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



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

New Beginnings: Immigrant Women

Saturday March 2, 2019


Women immigrants have played a dynamic role in transforming America socially, politically and economically. Women historically have accounted for almost fifty percent of immigrants and currently exceed that. Women’s motivations for migration have been varied and complex. Gender has influenced migrant women’s choices to immigrate as well as their opportunities and challenges upon arrival. Continue Reading

Women, Wealth, and Power

Saturday February 2, 2019

Emerging Faces of Change

The amount of wealth influenced by women and the rate at which it has been increasing are remarkable. Women are responsible for approximately $18.4 trillion in consumer spending and hold approximately 30 percent of global wealth. They are the sole financial decision-makers for one-third of households in the United States, 72% of Millennial women are primary decision makers for financial planning and 95 percent are involved in their households’ financial decisions. Continue Reading


Yes, We Do STEM

Saturday January 5, 2019

Do little girls grow up and do science? Yes they do!
On Saturday, January 5th, Marie Carroll of the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena will be at our
AAUW meeting to tell us all about women and science. Marie is a Configuration Manager who calls herself “the ultimate party planner”. She coordinates all of the STEM engineering areas to make sure that JPL’s “space-y” things get off the ground, and that they are working correctly, within budget, and on-time. Continue Reading

Celebrate with a Wassail

Saturday December 1, 2018

Veteran members, new members and guests are invited to clink their Wassail glasses together to wish good health and festive cheer to each other at this free event. We will also be offering our monthly opportunity drawing at this event, for the purpose of supporting our scholarship programs at CSULB and LBCC! Continue Reading


Working Women and Pay Equity

Saturday November 3, 2018, Golden Sails Inn

Economic Security: Pay Equity and Working Women is a major issue supported by AAUW National, State and Local organizations. Many women are affected by unfair working environments and unequal pay. We are affected during our working lives and at retirement since retirement income and individual social security are based on salaries, positions and length of time worked. Families are affected. Continue Reading


A Reminder To Vote on November 6

Saturday October 6, 2018, Golden Sails Inn

Do You Want to Get a Better Understanding of the Ballot Measures
Before You Vote in November?

Our October guest speaker, Nancy Mahr, is well-qualified to share with the branch her knowledge of the 11 propositions on the upcoming ballot. Nancy is member of the AAUW Palos Verdes Peninsula Branch and is a California AAUW Director and Public Policy Co-Chair. Continue Reading


The History of Feminism: A Letter to the Next Generation

Saturday September 8, 2018, Golden Sails Inn

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Eleanor Roosevelt
More then a hundred year ago, women in American dreamed of equal political status with men; dreamed of equal legal rights. Now women dream of equal pay and opportunity in a harassment free workplace. Women, despite legal and cultural barriers, have been actively engaged in every phase of the nation’s history. Women have helped shape the political, social, legal and economic life of our country. Continue Reading