Author Archives: longbeach

December 2018 Meeting

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!

The 2018 Holiday Wassail will be held on Saturday, December 1st at the home of Charlotte Joseph from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. There will be plenty of refreshments for everyone to enjoy. This is a perfect opportunity for potential members get to know the branch in a more intimate setting, and Shelley’s artsy Interest Group Boards will be on display. Here’s your chance to show off our accomplishments and for guests to learn more about our many branch programs that advance equity for women and girls.

No reservations are needed for this event. We look forward to seeing everyone for this special social occasion. Stop in for a cup of Wassail and stay to share good food with friends. We look forward to seeing you! Please call Charlotte with any questions or if you need more information.

 

 

Looking forward to see you there!!

Event details below:

WASSAIL
Saturday, December 1, 2018
10 – 12 Mingle & Enjoy
Invite a friend or neighbor

Location: Home of Charlotte Joseph

 Meal:
Delicious donations from members
Price: PRICELESS!

Remember to bring your Drawing Donation!!
And be prepared to buy your tickets for those gifts—in support of Scholarships!

Questions about the location? Contact Charlotte Joseph at importantjoseph@aol.com

November 2018 Meeting

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.
The American Association of University Women believes that pay equity and equal employment opportunity are a matter of simple fairness. AAUW is a leader in the fight to end wage discrimination and open doors for women in the workplace. 
Despite civil rights laws and advancements in women’s economic status, workplace discrimination still persists. Typically, women who work full time take home about 80 cents for every dollar a full-time male worker earns.1 Over a career (47 years), women’s total estimated median earnings loss compared with men is $700,000 for a high school graduate, $1.2 million for a college graduate, and $2 million for a professional school graduate. 2
We will be seeing two stimulating videos from TED TALKs about women in the workplace followed by a discussion about the status of women and work in today’s American society.
Join us on Saturday morning, November 3 at the Golden Sails Best Western hotel for an informative meeting. Thanks to Flo Pickett for organizing the program.

 

1 U.S. Census Bureau. (2016). Income and Poverty in the United States: 2015. www.census.gov/library/publications/2016/demo/p60-256.html
2. National Committee on Pay Equity. (2016). “The Wage Gap over Time: In Real Dollars, Women See a Continuing Gap.”
www.pay-equity.org/info-time.html

 

 

 

Please RSVP by October 29th

Looking forward to see you there!!

Payment and event details below:

AAUW BRANCH MEETING
Saturday, November 3, 2018
9:30 a.m. Check-in and Breakfast
10:00 a.m Program
11:15 a.m. Business Meeting
12:00 p.m. Adjourn

Location: Best Western Golden Sails Inn
6285 E Pacific Coast Hwy,
Long Beach, CA 90803

 Breakfast Menu:
Breakfast Bahia Buffet
Scrambled Eggs, French Toast, Bacon and Grilled Canadian Ham, Fresh Fruit, Bagels and Cream Cheese, Assorted Danish and Croissants, Butter and Preserves, Assorted Chilled Juices, Coffee, Tea, and Milk or Soy-Milk
Price: $28.00 per person

Questions about the location? Contact Charlotte Joseph at importantjoseph@aol.com

RSVP: You may make a payment for the October meeting using PayPal or completing and mailing the reservation form on the last page of the AAUW Vantage November 2018 newsletter. Please send your payment to aauwlongbeach@gmail.com using PayPal.

If you are using PayPal to pay, please notify Ellen Mathis at epmathis@verizon.net of your attendance. We recommend using Friends and Family option to avoid any fees.

October 2018 Meeting

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.

You may have received emails containing Nancy’s summaries of bills proposed in CA over the last year. For example, in May of 2018, Nancy sent out a statewide advocacy email sharing AAUW’s endorsement of SB1284, which would require large employers to “identify pay inequality through data collection”. The data would be used to “compile and report aggregate pay data based on gender, race and ethnicity”. Employers would be empowered “spot and correct pay imbalances internally”, which is “good for women, families and the economy”. As of August 16, 2019, SB1284 was in committee and under submission.

Her non-partisan overview of the state initiatives will provide you with a better understanding of how they came about, who proposed them, the most up to date pros and cons. Learn how AAUW decided whether to remain “neutral”, “support”, or take “no position” on each. Please join us to get answers to your questions from the AAUW perspective. We will meet again at the Best Western Golden Sails hotel banquet room and enjoy another delicious lunch. Members and guests are welcome to attend.

 

 

 

Please RSVP by September 30th

Looking forward to see you there!!

Payment and event details below:

AAUW BRANCH MEETING
Saturday, October 6, 2018
9:30 a.m. Check-in and Mingle
10:00 a.m Program
11:15 a.m. Business Meeting
12:00 p.m. Luncheon

Location: Best Western Golden Sails Inn
6285 E Pacific Coast Hwy,
Long Beach, CA 90803

 Lunch Menu:
Luncheon Buffet
Salad, vegetables, cheese enchilada /beef fajitas,
beans, rice and dessert.
Price: $28.00 per person

Questions about the location? Contact Charlotte Joseph at importantjoseph@aol.com

RSVP: You may make a payment for the October meeting using PayPal or completing and mailing the reservation form on the last page of the AAUW Vantage October 2018 newsletter. Please send your payment to aauwlongbeach@gmail.com using PayPal.

If you are using PayPal to pay, please notify Ellen Mathis at epmathis@verizon.net of your attendance. We recommend using Friends and Family option to avoid any fees.

Past Events 2018-19

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

September 2018 Meeting

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. To fully appreciate the challenges faced by women today, the pro-gram looks at the lessons learned from the women’s rights movement. What do those changes say about us as a society today? How will a new generation of young women shape their future?

Leading our program will be Dr. Virginia “Ginny” L. Baxter, Long Beach community leader and member of the LBCCD Board of Trustees. In her over 42 years in education, Ginny served as a Professor of History, most notably developing and teaching a class in the “History of American Women”. She went on to be Asst. Dean of Stu-dent Affairs, Women’s Advisor and in 1983 began her tenure as Executive Director of the LBCC Foundation. Resources were raised for student scholarships, departmental grants, campus beautification and construction, including a major fundraising campaign that raised more than $6.3 million for an endowment creating the Long Beach College Promise scholarships, which provides a free first semester to every Long Beach area high school graduate. More than 4000 students have received the tuition scholarships.

Ginny has been recognized for her outstanding work including: LBCC’s “Outstanding Colleague Award”, Soroptimist International of Long Beach’s “Woman of Distinction in Education Award”, California Conference for Equality and Justice’s “Humanitarian Award”, and LB Press Telegram’s “Amazing Women, Education Award”. In her spare time Ginny created a new business, Ginny’s Getaways which combines her love of travel and students; the trips are used to raise money to support different charities and scholarship funds. She has been a member of AAUW for more than 30 years and has helped with arrangements for the annual AAUW STEM conference held at LBCC. Plan to come and hear what we want the next generation to learn!

 

 

 

Please RSVP by August 27th

Looking forward to see you there!!

Payment and event details below:

AAUW BRANCH MEETING
Saturday, September 8, 2018
9:30 a.m. Check-in and Mingle
10:00 a.m Program
11:10 a.m. Business Meeting
12:00 p.m. Luncheon

Location: Golden Sails Inn (banquet room)
6285 E Pacific Coast Hwy,
Long Beach, CA 90803

 Lunch Menu:
Luncheon Buffet
Salad, vegetables, choice of chicken
teriyaki or vegetarian lasagna, rice pilaf,
and dessert.
Price: $28.00 per person

Questions about the location? Contact Charlotte Joseph at importantjoseph@aol.com

RSVP: You may make a payment for the September meeting using PayPal or completing and mailing the reservation form on the last page of the AAUW Vantage September 2018 newsletter. Please send your payment to aauwlongbeach@gmail.com using PayPal.

If you are using PayPal to pay, please notify Ellen Mathis at epmathis@verizon.net of your attendance. We recommend using Friends and Family option to avoid any fees.

June 2018 Meeting

Branch Transitions

Saturday June 2, 2018, Old Ranch Country Club

The June program celebrates accomplishments of our current year and introduces
the AAUW 2018-2019 Officers for the upcoming year. Co-Presidents Sharon Westafer and Cacilia Kim will install the 2018-2019 elected officers including Co-Presidents Denise Montoya and Shelley Arnold. Their leadership and professional experience will bring special insight and ideas to our branch for the upcoming year. We are grateful for their teamwork and willingness to lead our branch.
The June meeting and program will be held on Saturday, June 2nd at Old Ranch Country Club. We will begin with a business meeting including the Installation of Officers, followed by entertainment by The Bradford Project, a jazz duo from CSULB’s Bob Cole Conservatory of Music. Note that reservations must be made and paid by May 25th as required by Old Ranch Country Club. Join us for the delicious luncheon and a celebration of success this year.

 

 

Please RSVP by May 25th

Looking forward to see you there!!

Payment and event details below:

AAUW BRANCH MEETING
Saturday, June 2, 2018
9:30 a.m. Check-in and Mingle
10:00 a.m Program
11:00 a.m. Meeting
11:30 a.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. Adjourn

Location: Old Ranch Country Club
3901 Lampson Avenue Seal Beach, CA 90740
Sierra Salon (Upstairs)

 Lunch Menu:
Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
Apple Cobbler. Includes coffee,
hot & ice tea, and water.
Vegetarian: Caesar Salad—no chicken.
Price: $33.00 per person

Questions about the location? Contact Daphne Ching-Jackson at dchingjackson@verizon.net

RSVP: You may make a payment for the April meeting using PayPal or completing and mailing the reservation form on the last page of the AAUW Vantage June 2018 newsletter. Please send your payment to aauwlongbeach@gmail.com using PayPal.

If you are using PayPal to pay, please notify Lee Tsao at lee.tsao@hotmail.com of your attendance. We recommend using Friends and Family option to avoid any fees. Any fees imposed by PayPal are paid by the buyer, not by AAUW Long Beach.

May 2018 Garden Party

It’s a Garden Party!

Saturday May 5, 2018

Spring is here and it is time to celebrate with the AAUW Long Beach Branch’s Annual Garden Party. Relax and socialize with members and meet our new members. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the home of AAUW Long Beach Branch member Janice Furman.
All members are encouraged to bring a friend, colleague or neighbor, as well as any prospective member interested in partaking of this festive and joyous occasion. This annual event is planned for everyone to see the opportunities available as a member of the branch. There will be display tables that showcase the organization’s amazing programs and special interest groups. Also, a variety of light snacks, des-serts, and appetizing finger foods will be served to satisfy your cravings.
There is no reservation or cost required to attend this event. You will have the opportunity to come and enjoy a beautiful spring day with women who are committed to the goal of empowering women. We look forward to seeing you.

Checkout the vantage for more details.

 

 

NO RESERVATION NEEDED!

Looking forward to see you there!!

Payment and event details below:

AAUW BRANCH MEETING
Saturday, May 5, 2018
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Refreshments
and Social Time

Location: Home of Janice Furman
Park Estates, Long Beach 90815

Price: Priceless!

Questions about the location? Contact Daphne Ching-Jackson at dchingjackson@verizon.net

 

April 2018 Meeting

Gawking, Stalking, and Doxxing – Oh My!

Saturday April 7, 2018, Old Ranch Country Club

Gender‐Based Harassment from the Street to the Screen
From catcalls on the street to comments from anonymous internet trolls, genderbased
harassment permeates both physical and online public space. What does this mean for the ways in which women experience and navigate these spaces? How are women resisting and organizing against harassment? Our April program will explore these topics and more, and imagine a future in which harassment is no longer a daily lived experience.

We are excited to have Dr. Nina M. Flores, Assistant Professor with the Social & Cultural Analysis of Education graduate program at California State University, Long Beach share her research at such a notable time in U.S. social and political discourse. Her writing and research examines issues of gender-based violence and harassment in public spaces, both on the ground and on-line. This year she is proud to be the Chair of the President’s Commission on the Status of Women at CSULB. Connect with Dr. Flores on twitter: @bellhookedme. Join us on Saturday April 7 at the Old Ranch Country Club for program and lunch.

 

 

Please RSVP by March 27th

Looking forward to see you there!!

Payment and event details below:

AAUW BRANCH MEETING
Saturday, April 7, 2018
9:30 a.m. Check-in and Mingle
10:00 a.m Program
11:00 a.m. Meeting
11:30 a.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. Adjourn

Location: Old Ranch Country Club
3901 Lampson Avenue Seal Beach, CA 90740
Sierra Salon (Upstairs)

 Lunch Menu:
Plated lunch includes: Harvest Chicken Salad
with baby mixed greens, grilled chicken breast, blueberries,
strawberries, quinoa, toasted almonds, Feta
cheese, with White Balsamic dressing. New York
Cheesecake with raspberry sauce. Coffee hot & ice tea,
and water. This salad is Gluten Free.
Vegetarian: Vegetarain Salad
Price: $33.00 per person

Questions about the location? Contact Daphne Ching-Jackson at dchingjackson@verizon.net

RSVP: You may make a payment for the April meeting using PayPal or completing and mailing the reservation form on the last page of the AAUW Vantage April 2018 newsletter. Please send your payment to aauwlongbeach@gmail.com using PayPal.

If you are using PayPal to pay, please notify Lee Tsao at lee.tsao@hotmail.com of your attendance. We recommend using Friends and Family option to avoid any fees. Any fees imposed by PayPal are paid by the buyer, not by AAUW Long Beach.

March 2018 Meeting

Women at Work— in Art and Theatre

Thursday March 8, 2018, The Grand Long Beach

Sparking Curiosity was a three year community based theatre research project directed by Andrea Caban, Head of Voice & Speech in the Theatre Arts Department at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). Each year, a group of CSULB and Long Beach High School students were cast as researcher/performers. The group identified core questions, then interviewed and transcribed conversations with subjects to investigate and embody their research questions. Year one of the project focused on the family, specifically mothers. Year two expanded the scope to community. For year three, the project expanded further asking a global question: How do women around the world define, engage in and get compensated for work? Caution: Women at Work was the culminating theatrical event. Interviewees include a Swedish woman on the first international AIDS research team, an Iraqi lawyer, a homemaker from Botswana and a Chilean actress, among others. This arts-based research brings into consciousness inequities work-force women face and creates space for dialogue.

Our March program on March 8th, in honor of International Women’s Day features Andrea Caban and four performers from Sparking Curiosity performing an excerpt from Caution: Women at Work. Please join us for dinner and a show. This is definitely a program that you won’t want to miss!

 

 

Please RSVP by March 1st

Looking forward to see you there!!

Payment and event details below:

AAUW BRANCH MEETING
Thursday, March 8, 2018
5:30 p.m. Check-in and Mingle
6:00 p.m Dinner Served
7:00 p.m. Research/Performance by “Sparking Curiosity”
8:00 p.m. Meeting – Honoring Past Presidents
8:30 p.m. Adjourn

Location: The Grand—Pacific Room
4101 E. Willow St
Long Beach, CA 90715

 Dinner Menu:
Lemon Rosemary Chicken breast/Lemon
Caper sauce, Wild rice and green beans. Garden
Salad, Vanilla Ice Cream with cookie/chocolate
sauce. Coffee, tea, water.
Vegetarian: Pasta Primavera
Price: $36.00 per person

Questions about the location? Contact Daphne Ching-Jackson at dchingjackson@verizon.net

RSVP: You may make a payment for the March meeting using PayPal or completing and mailing the reservation form on the last page of the AAUW Vantage March 2018 newsletter. Please send your payment to aauwlongbeach@gmail.com using PayPal.

If you are using PayPal to pay, please notify Lee Tsao at lee.tsao@hotmail.com of your attendance. We recommend using Friends and Family option to avoid any fees. Any fees imposed by PayPal are paid by the buyer, not by AAUW Long Beach.