Branch Events

We schedule our events for the year (Sept thru May), and as the time nears for each event, e.g. monthly Branch meeting, more details are provided as to time and place. The Home pages gives the information about the next event scheduled (it’s actually from our newsletter cover page).

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Spring Luncheon (Awards, Installation of Officers)

Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Mimi’s Cafe, San Jose, 11:30 AM
Cost is $20 per person. If you wish to attend, send a check (by May 15, 2017) made out to “AAUW Sunnyvale/Cupertino”, indicate your luncheon choice, and send to Susan Stecklair, 5869 Castano Dr. San Jose, CA 95129.

Trends in Women’s Health and Beauty

Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Grand Hotel, SV, 7:00 PM
The next general meeting will be a panel discussion. The event will be free, but requires an RSVP, and the meeting will be open to the public. The theme is “Trends in Women’s Health and Beauty.” Contact Susan Stecklair at to RSVP. She will be sending emails & flyers to the members with more information once the panel is finalized.

Girl Powered Engineering using Lego

Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Microsoft (Silicon Valley Campus), 3-6pm
Taught by women engineers and scientists, these workshops will provide a supportive environment for girls to build engineer-designed projects such as skyscrapers, bridges, mazes, and motorized cars. Explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor.

  • Cost: $10/child
  • (Scholarships available: please contact: by February 27)
  • Registration ends March 8, and space is limited.

**Please note: that each child must be accompanied by a PRE-REGISTERED!! parent/guardian/responsible adult for the duration of the workshop. Also, due to space restrictions, we can only accommodate one adult per registered child and we cannot accommodate siblings.

Sisters in Crime

Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church, 7pm
It’s that time of year again–“Sisters in Crime” discussion panel. We will begin at 7pm with coffee, tea and a variety of desserts. Then our local mystery writers: Susan Alice Bickford, Simon Wood, Mary Feliz, Terry Shames and the moderator, Kirsten Weiss, will have a discussion about their books with a Q/A to follow. Please join us for a fun evening and support LAF”S winter fundraiser. Donation is $15.

Women Changing Our World: Paths to Leadership

Sunday, January 29, 2017 at San Jose Community College, 2-4 pm.
Our January program is coordinated with six other branches of AAUW in Santa Clara County and co-sponsored with the San Jose City College. It has a terrific line-up of panelists who are leaders in business or government. Meet “Women Changing Our World: Paths to Leadership.” We are looking forward to it. Learn from local leaders, hear how to find your own path, make connections, and be inspired!! The speakers will be asked to address personal experiences climbing the success ladder; challenges; what advise as a role model; did some aspect of Title IX help and how. We hope that students and other young women will be interested and attend. Price is FREE. The slate looks terrific. In addition to an interesting event, you have a chance to meet members from other branches and share information. Please invite your friends, and people that would be interested in these speakers.
Sunday, January 22, noon-1:15pm, at Los Altos Youth Center
The Los Altos AAUW Branch is planning STEP UP FOR PRO-CHOICE to commemorate the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Rd., Los Altos. Everyone is invited.
Saturday, January 21 San Jose’s March, 10am-3pm, in downtown San Jose
Activists will rally across the country to send a vital message: women’s rights are human rights. San Jose’s March will be 10AM-3PM in downtown San Jose.

Fall Festival and Silent Auction

We hope to see you all at the annual branch favorite, our Fall Festival Luncheon and Silent Auction this November 5th. Profits generated from this event will fund grants for women scholars, and is managed by National AAUW. Judi Pogue is organizing the event for the second time. Hooray, Judi!!! Tickets are on sale now. Contact Judi if you don’t have your ticket yet, or would like to volunteer. Early bird pricing will expire soon. Invite your friends and family. The event will be held at the lovely venue of Michaels at shoreline in mountain view again this year.
Traditionally, our branch does not have a December branch meeting. However a number of our interest groups have holiday events, and we hope that you enjoy the holidays with your friends and family.
The San Jose branch has been selected by national for a pilot program for work smart training. One workshop has already been completed. Feel free to volunteer.

Non-partisan information on the Propositions on the November 8, 2016 ballot

Our October program, a joint public forum with the League of Women Voters, will provide non-partisan information on the 17 propositions on the November 8 State Ballot. The hour-long presentation will begin at 7 p.m., and a short business meeting will follow. As you know, this event is always well attended and the information provides the facts we need to make decisions when marking our ballots.

Welcome Back Picnic

Join us on Saturday, Sept. 10th at 11:30 am for one of our most popular events, our Welcome Back Picnic at Raynor Park, 1565 Quail Ave., Sunnyvale. Your price of admission is a yummie potluck item. If your last name starts with A-O bring a hearty salad or appetizer and if your last name starts with P-Z bring a dessert. Water and lemonade will be furnished. The actual site is closer to Partridge Ave. instead of Quail, and you can park along the street.

Our featured event will be our 2016 Tech Trek Scholarship recipients sharing with us their experiences at Stanford camp. For those of you who are new to the branch, you can find out more about Tech Trek at: >