Welcome to the La Mesa-El Cajon Branch of AAUW

The mission of AAUW is to advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education, & advocacy. Please explore our website to discover what we do.

Upcoming Events

AAUW California’s Annual Event
Saturday, April 27th, 9 am – Noon via Zoom (Registration is required)
What’s happening with AAUW California? What has it been doing for the branches? Who won Speech Trek? Gov Trek? What was the Branch Activity of the Year? Who is the State Named Gift Honoree? Click HERE for more information and to register.

22nd Annual Scholarship Benefit & Author’s Luncheon
May 4th, 12-2:30 pm
Handlery Hotel, Mission Valley
$75 per person
Register by April 27th
Click for more info.

Annual General Meeting – May 11th
9:30 Social, 10 Meeting
Foothills United Methodist Church – Zerby Room (upper campus)
4031 Avocado Blvd., La Mesa, CA 91941

Note: At this meeting, members in attendance will vote on the slate of elected officers for our 2024-2025 Board of Directors.

From our Program VPs:
Are you ready for travel season? Do you like to travel with friends? Then join us at the World Café. Take-off is May 11th at 9:30 am. For this trip, you can pack light. Throw on the attire of your favorite country, grab a beverage & snack at the café, & be ready to explore new ideas, strategies, & perspectives. We are stronger together so report to your table (only 5 people per table), fasten your seatbelt, & enjoy the experience.

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Proposed Bylaws Change Voting Closes on May 15th, 9 am PT
AAUW members are voting on an amendment to the national bylaws recommended by the AAUW Board of Directors & AAUW Governance Committee. It would open membership to any individual who supports AAUW’s important mission of advancing equity for women & girls. Voting opened on April 3rd & closes on May 15th at 9 am PT. Results will be announced online.

AAUW National has named the La Mesa-El Cajon Branch, along with nine other branches across the nation, a Five-Star Program for FY 23. This award is given in recognition of a branch’s work in alignment with AAUW National’s strategic plan and other initiatives that foster the organization’s mission of advancing gender equity for women and girls. To obtain this award, our branch demonstrated its achievements in the focus areas of the Five-Star National Recognition Program:

  • Programs
  • Advancement
  • Communications & External Relations
  • Governance & Sustainability
  • Public Policy & Research

What was AAUW up to last year? Click for a graphic that sums it all up.