AAUW La Mesa-El Cajon Branch Welcomes You!

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Save the Dates:

July 24—Foundation Annual Meeting
General Meeting –September 14
Rummage Sale –Oct 3, 4, 5

Get Inspired by our AAUW San Diego International Efforts

Anne Hoiberg and Donna Lilly represented you and promoted AAUW to a Chinese contingency at the Overseas Young Chinese Forum at the Women’s Museum in Liberty Station and Morgan Run Golf Resort in Rancho Santa Fe.  The OYCF was established in 1999 to provide a regular platform for overseas Chinese scholars, grad students, professionals and others interested to exchange views on China’s development. It is an NGO that advocates volunteerism and cultivates the members’ lasting interest in China’s social, political and economic development.  Only a few females and 29 males attended.  Read more

 

AAUW at Pride

A group of AAUW marched in the parade. It’s always been a matter of expressing our support for all our friends who are LBGQT, and it’s more than just support for people we love; it’s a visible way to march for civil rights and to support completely equal rights under the law for everyone.

The Kentucky Derby party

The Kentucky Derby party was one of membership’s 2 yearly parties honoring new members but all members and their guests were also invited.  Over 40 people attended this party. Guests reached into a bowl and chose a horse to watch on our TV. Prizes were given to guests whose horses came 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Mint Juleps and lemonade were served, as well as many delicious finger foods. A great time was had by all!


Mark your calendars for October 3, 4 & 5
and join us at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church
for our annual Rummage Sale.

I can’t stress enough that there is a job for every one of you. We have planned a new format
for this year at St. Dunstan’s so needed gals simply to sit and

check customer’s receipts, cashiers,
sellers, etc., etc., etc.! The more people we have for each time slot the less we all have to
work (and the more money we will make)! Husbands, significant others and grandchildren are
more than welcome to help! I urge all of our new members to come as it’s a great way to meet
and get to know your fellow members. We do laugh a lot!
You have all summer to pack up your treasures so that you’re ready for October. Signing up is
ever so easy. All you have to do is click on the following link, choose the time(s) you’d like to
help and sign your name. Space grows as the names are added.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/19SbGT3bMWKUdIb6RZty1aKZuZoVzlist2D-BBjIJYmc/
edit?usp=sharing
If you are going to be out-of-town during the sale please give me a call and you can drop off
your goodies at my house. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to call me (619) 593-7307
or send me a text (619)309-9359 or send me an email mwells1894@gmail.com.
I hope everyone has a delightful, relaxing and interesting summer.
Mary Wells


Author’s Luncheon

Shout-out to our amazing Author’s Luncheon Committee and to everyone who participated! Our PROFIT was approximately $9,800 which will be directed to funds for AAUW philanthropic scholarships and programs. Thanks to all of the branch members and guests who contributed by attending or donating money and items for our event.

The Supreme Court Finally Addresses the Rizo Case … in Part. 

Aileen Rizo’s Fight for Fair Pay Continues.

On August 30, 2018, Fresno County Superintendent of Schools filed a petition for appeal with the Supreme Court of the United States to challenge the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which had found in favor of Aileen Rizo’s Equal Pay Act case. The Ninth Circuit had held that using prior salary alone, as a “factor other than sex” or in combination with other factors, cannot justify a wage differential under the Equal Pay Act.

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HONORING: La Mesa-El Cajon Branch Named Gift Honoree,
Shirley Feldmann, an 8 year member of our Branch
who has given many hours of her time as Chair of Hospitality & Yard Sale,
Branch Photographer
and now editing our FORECAST all while working full-time

Local Scholarship Recipients from Grossmont and Cuyamaca Community Colleges

Public Policy Meeting 

Tea Party – Social Activity

Rummage Sale

Our fantastic October Rummage Sale is one way we raise money. Thanks to the workers, donors, and shoppers! The money raised from this event goes to fund local scholarships for women and girls.

Branch Brag

Noura Bishay, An Architect from Egypt who has a passion to design spaces that inspires, heals and empower the community. She has finished her master’s degree in Architecture at the NewSchool of Architecture and Design. Her thesis “The Green Network” has received the SDAPA Academic Award. Ms. Bishay combines compassion with art to design and create spaces that matter. She was nominated for the AIA Student Awards. She also got qualified for the AIA Film Challenge for her Park to Bay Project.Ms. Bishay finishing her Bachelor degree in Architecture from Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Marine Transport (AAST), she worked for six years in two of the top architecture firms in Egypt. She has worked on a wide range of projects such as residential, retail, commercial and industrial.

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