What has our chapter been up to? Read some of our events below to learn what our amazing chapter works on.
Upcoming and Recent Events
The next meeting for our bookclub is on Saturday, June 6th, at 9 am via Zoom! We will discuss No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters by Ursula Le Guin. As always, the group welcomes readers to join in on the literary journeys and interesting conversations!
Book Club dates posted on our calendar.
AAUW California Annual Meeting – Going VIRTUAL!
Hats off to our leaders
- Introductions of past presidents and state board directors
- Thank you and acknowledgment of the Convention Committee
- Branch anniversaries and Five Star branches
- Branch recognition awards
Business as usual
Annual Business Meeting
- Minutes of Annual Meeting 2019
- Committee reports
- Project grants
- State Named Gift Honoree and branch fund awards
- Speech Trek award announcement
Looking to the future
- Introduction of new board members
SEE IT, BE IT: A Night Celebrating Women in STEM
January 28th, Leslie Rubin from our Davis branch moderated an evening for girls from 7-12th grade to listen from five distinguished professional women in STEM!
After hearing the panelists, each speaker rotated through groups of eight girls in order to answer any questions. The night ended with cocoa, tea and cookies.
Thank you to the speakers, sponsors, and volunteers for making this evening a success!
The mission of Women’s March is “to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change” (WomensMarch.com).
In that spirit, Estelle, friend Karen, and UCD student Eva and three friends joined the more than 10,000 women, children, and men who participated in the fourth Sacramento Women’s March on January 18th.
CELEBRATING THE 71ST ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
We celebrated the 71st anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as in previous years, by reading the document in as many languages as possible and English.
Thank you to those who joined us this year!
Branch members and UCD AAUW students celebrated the holidays on Saturday, December 14th.
Speaker this year was Jan Judson of Make it Happen. In the spirit of the season, we supported Make it Happen with donations of gift cards from Target and Walmart.
We would like to thank all those who purchased a raffle ticket. All proceeds go to funding Teck Trek campers as well as other branch projects!
Grand prize-a beautiful queen-size reversible quilt, lovingly made and donated by Marti Abbott.
Second prize- a stunning jewel-toned mohair/wool shawl, handwoven and donated by weaving instructor Verena Borton.
United Nations Day 2019: “Our Planet. Our Future”
On October 27th from 3:30-5:30pm, the Davis Chapter of the United Nations association of the United States (UNA-USA) celebrated United Nations Day!
Thank you to our speakers, Troy Wolfe-the Senior Director of Education Programs and Learning at the UNF, Jolynn Shoemaker from UCD Global Affairs, and Chris Granger & Lynne Nittler from Cool Davis!
We loved seeing you all there!
International Festival Davis 2019
On Sunday, October 6th, 2019, AAUW tabled at the International Festival in Central Park. We had a wonderful time getting to know everyone and look forward to seeing you all at future AAUW events!
Thank you to the members who made this event a success!
Find out more about the International Festival Here!
Our Visit Day welcomed 33 members from 13 Northern California and Nevada branches and 33 visitors from Community invitations!”
This camp for girls is very special to our hearts here at the AAUW-Davis Chapter.
Tech Trek offers girls hands-on experience and knowledge from top women leaders in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and technology. The week-long emersion program allows these young students the opportunity to explore their interests while building their confidence as powerful innovators for the future. We are very excited to share that there will be a camp at the UC Davis campus in late July!
STEM Panel Evening 2019
The month of January, AAUW Davis Branch, Davis Explorit Science Center, and Da Vinci Charter Academy MPR in Davis host the annual STEM Panel for young girls. The panel provides a place for young girls to connect with accomplished women in STEM and learn about STEM careers! Some speakers we have had in the past include:
Allison Goodman, Principal Engineer at Intel
Paulina Zielinska, Director of the Office for Global Programs, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
Cecilia von Beroldingen, Laboratory Director, California Department of Justice DNA lab
Annual Luncheon 2019
The Davis AAUW Professional Branch hosted its annual Luncheon January 26, 2019, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Plates Café (an employment learning program for formerly homeless mothers with children) and Catering in Sacramento.
Kait Murray: an educator and researcher of community leadership, focusing on historically marginalized people in science and agricultural education.
Andrea Morgan: an environmental engineer, pursuing concurrent master’s degrees in public policy and environmental engineering at U. C. Berkeley.
More on STEM:
STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering & Math: Supporting women and girls in science, technology, engineering, and math, STEM has been a part of AAUW’s mission since 1881. Throughout its history, AAUW has encouraged women to work and study in these traditionally male fields, invested millions of dollars in graduate fellowships and grants, as well as engaged in research, programming, and advocacy to break through barriers for women and girls.