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June Meeting – 65th Anniversary of the Oakland-Piedmont Branch!

Ballonsin Blue Sky Celebration

Celebrate our Branch’s 65th Anniversary!

Here’s our program:

  • Help us honor the two branch members who have been in AAUW the longest, as well as members beinghonored for service to the branch.
  • Thank out-going Board officers, and vote for and welcome new Board officers.
  • Watch a short presentation on AAUW highlights since the 1950s.
  • Listen to AAUW Fellow Je’Nen Chastain, a leader in the field of architecture, talk about her focus on the intersection of design and business strategy.

Finally, share some delicious cake with us!

ALL attendees will be entered into a raffle to win a year’s free membership!

DATE:   Saturday, June 3, 2017
TIME:    10:00-11:30 AM
LOCATION:  Veterans Memorial Building — 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland
COST:    Free

PLEASE RSVP –  either way, to help us plan for the event at:

Meet the Author of The Coconut Latitudes

Meet Rita Gardner, the author of the award-winning memoir, The Coconut Latitudes, at the Rockridge Public Library on Saturday, May 20th at 11am.

The Coconut Latitudes is a heartbreaking account of her family’s life-changing decision at the end of World War II to leave the United States and start a coconut plantation in a tropical paradise.   Far from being in the envisioned Eden, they found themselves in the path of hurricanes, in the grip of a brutal dictator, and on the way to a family crisis that changed their lives forever.

Rita will share the story of how she came to write her memoir, and read a few excerpts.  She will also provide some insight into the writing and her path to publication, and will be happy to entertain questions.

The event is free, but please register to reserve your place at the EventBrite link below.

Rita M. Gardner is a writer, photographer, and painter.  She grew up in the Dominican Republic during a repressive dictatorship, and wrote The Coconut Latitudes, an award-winning Gardner’s memoir of that experience.  Gardner is also a contributor to two other nonfiction books published in 2016, The Magic of Memoir and Wandering in Andalusia.

Gardner’s essays, articles, poetry, and photographs have appeared in literary journals, travel magazines, and newspapers. Rita lives in Richmond and still follows her childhood passions — writing, traveling, hiking, and photography.

Date & Time:  Saturday, May 20, 2017, 11am to 1pm

Time:  11am to 1pm

Location:  The Rockridge Public Library at 5366 College Avenue, Oakland, CA 94618

Cost:  Free

RSVP at: Eventbrite 

 

2017 Tech Trek Tea on April 22nd

We are sending 12 girls to camp this year!

Bring a friend and come on April 22nd — hats optional — to the annual tea benefit in support of our branch’s scholarship winners.

The week-long camp at Sonoma State University for middle-school girls will encompass a variety of science, math and technology programs.

Any contribution at your comfort level is most appreciated; see page 1 of the April VOICE for details on making a donation.

DATE:   Saturday, April 22, 2017
TIME:    3pm to 5pm
PLACE & RSVP:  Check page 1 of the April VOICE
COST:    Donations of any amount are welcome!

International Women’s Day & Women’s March

On International Women’s Day, March 8th:  Women and our allies will mark the day by recognizing the enormous value that women of all backgrounds add to our socio-economic system, while receiving lower wages and experiencing greater inequities, vulnerability to discrimination, sexual harassment, and job insecurity.

You can join A Day Without A Woman on March 8th in one or all of the following ways:

  1. Women take the day off, from paid and unpaid labor;
  2. Avoid shopping for one day (with exceptions for small, women- and minority-owned businesses).
  3. Wear RED in solidarity with A Day Without A Woman.

Women's March in OaklandWomen’s March Activities:   You  can follow up on by signing up at their website for email alerts:  https://www.womensmarch.com/

Every ten days for one hundred days The Women’s March will announce an action that you can participate in to mobilize and demand that our elected officials hear our voices.

As an official partner of the Women’s March, AAUW supports these actions and encourages you to participate!

In February, we were asked to gather together in “huddles” to define next steps, and envision how to transform the energy we saw at Women’s Marches into local and national action. You can still participate in or lead a Huddle: go to https://www.womensmarch.com/100/

Social Media Workshop – Friday, February 10, 2017

Learn everything  you need to know about  
  Twitter, Facebook,  and Instagram at our    

Social Media Boot Camp

Few of us can escape social media, most of us have tried it and many of us can’t live without it.  In the right hands, it can expand our social networks, advance our careers, help our organizations grow and be a megaphone for nonprofits to reach their communities.

Suzanne Frew, a specialist in social media communications for community leaders, will conduct this session.

By the conclusion of this workshop:  participants will understand the challenges and trends of social media, know how to use social media platforms and applications, understand the basics of message development and online outreach, and have practical knowledge on how to best use use Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

To ensure individualized instruction and hands-on training:  the workshop is limited to 20 persons.  Participants must have open accounts for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and bring their own laptop or tablet.  If you don’t yet have these accounts, come at 8:30am to set yours up.

Where:   Henry Street, Oakland (Address will be provided after you register)
Date:      Friday, February 10, 2017
Time:     9:00 AM – 4PM  (with a lunch break from Noon to 1pm)
Cost:      $60 for two 3-hour sessions, with a continental breakfast and buffet lunch included.

Registration is required:  The workshop is limited to 20 participants, so sign up now at:    tinyurl.com/aauw-social-media

For more information, contact Lenore Gallin at lgallin@dvc.edu.

Suzanne Frew is President of The Frew Group, a woman-owned company specializing in social media.  Suzanne develops and leads workshops and training for government officials and community-based organizations.

Social Media Seminar – Saturday, January 28, 2017

Opening Doors Through Social Media

Social Media IconsSocial media has made an enormous impact on society, with positive and negative effects — you need only reflect on the recent Presidential election to see the measure of its influence.

As it’s now a case of managing social media or its managing us, Suzanne Frew’s introductory lecture is not to be missed!

Topics will include:

     *  What are the strengths and weaknesses of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram?
     *  How can social media be a megaphone for nonprofits to reach their communities?
     *  Can online networking help you meet new people, launch a job search or see your organization grow?

There will also be a question/answer session to explore areas of specific interest.

Suzanne Frew is President of The Frew Group,  a company specializing in social media.  Suzanne develops and leads workshops and training for government officials and community-based organizations.

Where:   Rockridge Library on College Avenue in Oakland
Date:      Saturday, January 28, 2017
Time:     10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Cost:      FREE

Women’s March in Oakland on January 21, 2017

Women's March in OaklandMeet us at Madison Park in Oakland at 10 a.m.  At 11am, the march will begin up Oak Street to Grand Street along Lake Merritt, then continue on Broadway to end at Frank Ogawa Plaza.   At 12:30 p.m, the rally will start, with speakers, art & music concluding at 3 p.m.

Map Download:  To see a map with the meeting place & parade route, click here:  womens-march-oakland-event-flyer on 1 21 17

For more details, visit:   https://womensmarchbayarea.org/oakland-march/

To register for this free event, go to Eventbrite at:  https://goo.gl/i70L9s

September 2016 – Annual Fall Kick-Off Program

Tech Trek Scholarship winners for 2016

Meet with some of our 2016 scholarship winners about their experience at this summer’s Tech Trek STEM camp.

Becoming a member of the Oakland-Piedmont branch of the AAUW is a great way to help your community, make friends and develop your leadership skills.

Come learn about our mission, community service projects and special interest social activities at this year’s kick-off meeting.

Bring a friend!

 

  • 9:30 – Registration – Silent Auction – Continental Breakfast
  • 10:00 – Program and Introduction to AAUW Oakland-Piedmont

DATE:    Saturday, September 10, 2016
TIME:     9:30am to Noon
PLACE:  East Bay Parks Trudeau Training Center
………….11500 Skyline Blvd., Oakland

COST:    FREE

Annual Meeting & Chapel of the Times Tour – June 4, 2016

Julia Morgan's Chapel of the Chimes Cloister

Julia Morgan’s Chapel of the Chimes’ Cloister

Following a short business meeting and a welcome to our new branch officers, we will have a presentation by Julia Morgan impersonator Betty Marvin.

A tour of the Chapel of the Chimes will follow with a focus on the art and architecture that Julia Morgan brought to Oakland.

 

Bring a friend and introduce her to AAUW Oakland-Piedmont!

An optional lunch at DOPO on Piedmont Avenue will follow.  Reservations are required for lunch only.

DATE:    Saturday, June 4, 2016
TIME:     10am to Noon
PLACE:  Chapel of the Chimes
………….4499 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland

COST:    FREE – to attend the Tour & meeting

Lunch RSVP:  Contact Judy McCord if you plan to join us for lunch.

2016 Tech Trek Tea on April 16th

We are sending 11 girls to camp this year!

Tech Trek Girl ImageBring a friend and come on April 16th — hats optional — to the annual tea benefit in support of our branch’s scholarship winners.

The week-long camp at Sonoma State University for middle-school girls will encompass a variety of science, math and technology programs.

Any contribution at your comfort level is most appreciated; see page 5 of the April VOICE for details on making a donation.

DATE:   Saturday, April 16, 2016
TIME:    3pm to 5pm
PLACE & RSVP:  Check page 5 of the April VOICE
COST:    Donations of any amount are welcome!