Interest Groups

Tech Trek

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Silver Jubilee

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Afternoon with Books

This group meets monthly on the third Friday, 1:30pm at a member's home. There is no designated leader. The group chooses books for the year so we have time to find the item. All members read the same title and prepare for a discussion of the author and book. Our choices are generally non-fiction or recent novels.

Friday Afternoon Book List

International Book Group

Save the third Monday at 7pm for a fascinating discussion of a book written by an international author or has a foreign location. They can relate to historical events or be about today's news. A member hosts the meeting at her home. There is no designated leader and the members come prepared to discuss the book. Some of the members have traveled internationally and this adds to the discussion.

International Cuisine

Reading groups can survive without designated leaders but not dining out groups. This is currently the oldest ongoing group in the San Francisco Branch. Sheila Bost and Nancy Shapiro research various suitable restaurants and usually negotiate a Price Fixe menu. The information and cost are published in the AVANTI and sent to members via email and U.S.Postal. Interested members RSVP and send the designated leader the amount. The meal occurs every couple months. Contact coordinators if you have suggestions, requests, or just want more information.

Mystery/Adventure Book Club

This book group has met for many years and presents selected book/authors in a more formal presentation. The group meets once a month at various member's homes.

Mystery Adventure Book List

Educational Foundation

The AAUW Educational Foundation provides funds to advance education, research and self-development for women and girls, and to foster equity and positive societal change. Each year the foundation provides more than $3 million in fellowships and grants.

Siver Jubiliee Funds

AAUW-SF has scholarship funds available for women who are within one year of completion of their undergraduate or upper degree courses of study. To quality they must either live or attend school within 100 miles of San Francisco.

The AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF) provides funding and a support system for women in higher education seeking judicial redress for sex discrimination. LAF is the nation's largest legal fund focused solely on sex discrimination in higher education. State Legal Advocacy Fund

Gender Equity

The Gender Equity chair and committee bring the gender equity research and activism of national down to the local level. Branch members are kept up-to-date with current research and issues. Community assistance is offered to local schools, agencies and other organizations to educate people on gender equity.

Tech Trek

The Branch raises money to send girls to a math and science camp at a local university for a week each summer. Seventh grade schience teachers nominate girls. The nominated girls are sent appication forms, and those who complete and return the forms are interviewed. The committee then deliberates and picks the girls who will attend the summer camp.

Public Policy

The Public Policy chair (Sheila Bost) helps the branch to be aware of government issues from local to internationl. Branch members are kept up-to-date with current research and issues. Sheila hosts meetings to discuss ballot propositions prior to each election. California Public Policy Information