AAUW La Mesa-El Cajon Branch Welcomes You!

Our 20-21 theme:  Standing Strong and Committed to Community…as we weather this time of uncertainty we will work together to not only keep our branch community strong but also work, where and when possible, to strengthen the broader community as we grapple with social injustice and inequality.

Click here to check out all the information for the two events for our Everything’s Coming Up Roses fundraiser.

Saturday, April 10th by Zoom, at 10:00 am 

Our first and second place Speech Trek contestants will deliver their speeches

We will also have a demonstration of the Eventbrite (Author’s Event Registration) and 32Auctions (Our Online Auction) for the Scholarships Benefit

Lauren McGurie

Ingrid Hernandez





Lauryn has been chosen as one of the top three in the state!   Lauryn, along with the other two contestants, will compete at the April 17th AAUW Annual meeting. 

Lauryn McGuire, a sophomore at Coronado High School for the Arts located in Coronado, took first place in the February 25th branch speech contest. Ingrid Hernandez, a senior from El Cajon Valley High School, placed second. Both students live in El Cajon.

Speech Trek is a speaking contest open to all California high school students.  It is an AAUW California Project that begins on the branch level with a speech tournament for local students. It culminates with the top finalist performing their five – six-minute speech at the AAUW California convention/annual meeting in April. All contests this year were held virtually through Zoom. A video of the winning speech can be viewed at https://youtu.be/VKTzoHCOgn8.

High school students from throughout South Bay and East County spoke on the topic, “Has social media helped or hindered the breaking down of barriers for women and girls?”. This year four contestants competed for cash awards of $500.00, $250.00, and $75.00.

Check out the YouTube presentation of Chris Abe at our March 13th meeting.