LAMV AAUW Friendship Breakfast (2/14)
Celebrating 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage (ongoing)
Mentor Tutor Connection Volunteer Information Session (1/15)
Women’s March/Rally (1/19)
Los Gatos-Saratoga AAUW Authors’ Luncheon (1/31)
Feb. 14, 9am, Panera Bakery (1035 El Monte Ave., Mountain View)
For twenty of the sixty-five years our branch has been in existence, branch members have gathered on Valentine’s Day to celebrate friendship with our branch members and guests. Many subsequently have become members.
This year on Thursday, February 14 we will keep the tradition going by meeting informally at the Panera Bakery at the corner of El Monte and El Camino. No reservations are required. Each attendee can order what she wants from the Panera breakfast selection, coffee refills are limitless, and the manager has been accommodating in allowing us to reserve several tables in the back area so there is seating for all who come.
In recent years we have eaten the Panera Bakery out of all their quiches and breakfast croissants, so it pays to arrive early if you want these delicacies. Let’s challenge the Panera by having a really large turnout. Put on your Valentine red or pink, bring a friend along, and help us fill the back room with chatter and laughter while the other patrons wonder who those ladies are and why they are having such a good time!
Celebrating 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage
All AAUW branches in the United States are planning events to lead up to the 100th anniversary of passage of the 19th Amendment, August 2020, for woman’s suffrage. Our branch began with our December Holiday Social.
Dolores Davison, professor and chair of the departments of History and Women’s Studies at Foothill College, gave the keynote presentation, “Women’s Suffrage – 100 Years and Counting?”. Davison tracked the ups and downs in the struggle for women’s voting rights from its earliest years all the way to 1971 when Switzerland finally granted the right to vote to its women, the last of the developed countries to do so.
Also, the Santa Clara County Inter-Branch Council has brainstormed ongoing events through August 2020. Doreen Cohen and Claire Noonan, are approaching the Los Altos History Museum with its terrific archive of photos to plan an exhibit that might include anecdotes, especially from branch members, of their women relatives’ days leading up to the amendment passage. Watch the newsletter to see if this opportunity can succeed.
Mentor Tutor Connection Volunteer Information Session
Tues., Jan. 15, 12-1 pm, El Camino YMCA, 2400 Grant Rd., Mountain View. Fulfill a resolution to give back to your community this year! Learn about volunteering as a Mentor for a High School student or as a Tutor for K-8 students in our local Mountain View and Los Altos schools. Register Online.
San Jose, Jan. 19, 11am-2 pm
Bring your favorite sign and join the Women’s March. An AAUW table can be found at the rally grounds after the march. See womensmarchbayarea.org for more information.
Los Gatos-Saratoga AAUW Authors’ Luncheon
Thurs., Jan. 31, 11:00 am-2:30 pm, The Terraces of Los Gatos (800 Blossom Hill Rd, Los Gatos)
Benefiting AAUW FUNDS. Meet Three local authors:
C. W. Gortner, author of The Romanov Empress, Marlene, and Mademoiselle Chanel
Linda Lambert, author of historical novels A Rapture of Ravens and The Italian Letters
Ellison Cooper, author of suspense thrillers Buried and Cages
Cost is $55.00 per person, ($23.00 is tax deductible) Interested? Reservations are due by Jan. 24. Go to Los Gatos-Saratoga AAUW and click on the Updated Flier for more information.