AAUW Fund Fellows Speaker Luncheon

Screen Shot 2016-01-07 at 11.33.26 AMWhat:   AAUW Concord and Clayton Branches CEF/EF Fellows Speaker Luncheon              When: Saturday, February 20,  11:30 AM-2:30 Where: Methodist Church, 1645 West Street, Concord



                                                                             Join us for our Fellows luncheon on Saturday, February 20.  Our social will begin at 11:30, then we will have a buffet of salads and desserts.

This year, our Fellows speaker will be Lina Maria Murillo, who will share some of her dissertation on the history of women’s productive health and rights along the US-Mexico border. It should be very interesting !

Your donations for EF-CEF funds may be submitted at this meeting, or can be mailed to Joyce, Make your checks to Concord Educational Foundation. Please indicate on the check whether it is intended for CEF (local Scholarships) or EF (national).

We hope to see you there.

–Joyce Jacobs, VP AAUW Fund/CEF

You must RSVP for lunch, but newcomers are always welcome to drop-in.

Can’t make it on Saturday, February 20th? Check out our programs for 2015-2016


September 19: Fall Luncheon &Tech Trek Campers

Come meet the four wonderful young ladies you sent to Tech Trek Camp this past summer.

When:    Saturday, September 19, 11:30-2 pm                                                                            Where:  Methodist Church at 1645 West St., Concord                                                                    Cost:      $12

We will meet at the Methodist Church on West St. in Concord  on Saturday, September 19. Social starts at 11:30 am, lunch will be served at 12noon, and program will be at 12:30 pm followed by a short business meeting.

We will have boxed lunches from Panera Bread. Your choices are: Chicken Cobb with avocado salad, Bacon Turkey Bravo Sandwich, Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich, Strawberry poppy-seed & chicken salad. Any of these can be half Sandwich or half salad Boxed lunch.

Please send your checks with your lunch choice, made out to Concord AAUW to Kathie by  September 17th. For more information contact Michelle at mkphantom26@hotmail.com

You must RSVP for lunch, but newcomers are always welcome to drop-in.

Third Annual Art and Wine (and Beer!) WalkPic_FemaleArtist

When:  Saturday, May 9, 2015, 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Where:  Todos Santos Plaza & Salvio Pacheco Square
Who:  Organized by the AAUW Concord Branch
Why:  Your purchase helps us provide scholarships to local
            girls and women!
Stroll around Todos Santos Plaza while enjoying fine wines, craft beer, and appetizers, viewing beautiful art, and meeting local artists.  Check back for updates on participating wineries, restaurants, and businesses.
How:  Tickets are $22/person online (until May 8, 11:59pm) and $25 at the door (E.J. Phair). All participants must begin at the starting location (E.J. Phair) to receive a wine glass, wristband, & map of participating locations. Age 21 or older only.



May 2:  Scholarship, Awards, & Officer Installation Lunch

WHAT: Annual scholarship, awards, and branch office installation lunch
WHEN: Saturday, May 2. 11 a.m. (Socialize). Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Pavilion Bar and Grill, 1508 Kirker Pass Road   (Behind Shell Gas Station)
COST: $15.00  Read more.


Apr 22:  Alicia Hetman on Title IX–It’s Not Only About Athletics

March is Women’s History Month

In celebration of National Women’s History Month 2015, NWHM is proud to announce the launch of its new video series – Women’s History Minute. Watch videos now.


February Funds Luncheon with Clayton AAUW

What: AAUW Funds/CEF Luncheon with Clayton Branch
When: Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
Where: Concord United Methodist Church on West Street
Cost: none, RSVP requested to Lana
Please contact Lana directly at lanbanan@sbcglobal.net if you can bring a salad.

It’s that great time of year again for our joint meeting with Clayton.  This is always a great time to bring guests, not only for good food, but for the program that shows one of the ways our money is benefiting women.

This is also a very important meeting for our annual fundraising.  Our branch supports two educational foundations.  One is Fellowships and Grants programs under AAUW Funds that supports women such as Jane McAlevey who will be our honored guest and speaker.   The second program is the Concord Educational Funds (CEF) where scholarships are awarded to women from DVC and LMC who are transferring to a four year college/university as a junior.  The envelope in this month’s newsletter can be used for your donations or returned by mail or brought to the luncheon.

Donations:  Your check should be made out to the Concord Education Foundation.  Your donation is tax deductible.  Please indicate which Fund you are donating to on the memo line of your check or, if you choose to support both special causes, write one check made out as above and indicate on the memo line “1/2 to AAUW Funds an 1/2 to CEF”  As always, we appreciate and thank you for your generosity.

This year our speaker, Jane McAlevey, is an American Fellowship recipient working on a Ph.D. in Sociology at City University of New York Graduate Center. Her research focuses on building and sustaining high-participation organizations.  She previously worked as an organizer in the labor and environmental justice movements and as an educator at The Highlander Center.  She also contributes to The Nation, which chose her book Raising Expectations and Raising Hell as the “most valuable book of 2012.”

Co-VP’s for AAUW Funds: Lana and Joanne


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For more information or to attend a Program: contact Concord AAUW  or send us a note at    Concord AAUW PO Box 434, Concord, CA 94522