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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Installment of Officers and Luncheon
Postponed until fall…

Friday, March 20, 2020
Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church
728 Fremont Ave, Sunnyvale

Does your one vote really matter? Do you know how hard and long women struggled for the right to vote?
Although men in California approved the right of women to vote in state and local elections in 1911, women were not granted the right to vote in national elections until the 19th Amendment was ratified by 36 states in 1920. Sunnyvale/Cupertino American Association of University Women and Presbyterian Women of Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church invite everyone to attend a Reader’s Theater presentation of “When Women Won the Right to Vote” in the church’s Fellowship Hall at 7:30 p.m. on March 20.
The play is a celebration of the 100th anniversary of an important moment and features four women sharing the history of the fight for women’s suffrage and four women portraying the views of ordinary women during the years when the battle was being waged. Perhaps your grandmother or great grandmother was one of those who cast a vote for the first time in the 1920 election.
The program is not just for women. Invite your spouse, children, grandchildren, neighbors, and friends.
Our vote is our voice, whether you are young or old.

Plan on an interesting evening with interesting women! Donation $15 for the Legal Advocacy Fund. Refreshments will be available.

Featured this year will be four local authors who will talk about their work. The moderator Heather Haven, has a varied background-ad copy, comedy acts, and play writing. Her novels include the award-winning Silicon Valley-based Alvarez Family Murder Mysteries, Manhattan-based Persephone Cole Vintage Mysteries, and standalone mystery documentary fiction, Murder Under the Big Top, based upon her mother’s stint as a performer with Ringling Brothers’ Circus. September 2019 saw the release of Christmas Trifle, Book One of the Snow Lake Romantic Suspense Novels. Her short stories are featured in Corliss and Other Award-Winning Stories.
Cara Black writes the NY Times bestselling Aimee Leduc investigations set in Paris. Murder in Bel-Air, the 19th and latest in her series, puts her Parisian private investigator, Aimee Leduc,in a dangerous web of international spy craft, postcolonial Franco-American politics and neighborhood secrets in Paris’s 12th arrondissement. Her upcoming historical thriller, Three Hours in Paris, comes out in April 2020.
Linda Howe-Steiger has been the Director of Technology Transfer at UC Berkeley’s Institute of Transportation Studies, a long-time teacher, researcher, and writer on serious environmental and urban planning topics. Her mystery novels, set in Northern California, begins with Fog, a cold case tale set in the fictional town of Quarry Canyon, off the shoulders of Mount Tam, which introduces amateur sleuth Morgan Kendal and her PI partner, and ex-cop named Carson Jalesco. The recently released second book in this series is Terroir, which recounts what happens when Morgan and Carson are invited to a traditional family winery in a quiet corner of Wine Country where the decision by the aging family patriarch has set in motion increasingly life-threatening circumstances.
Our last author, Alec Peche, has written thirteen books; 10 releases in the Jill Quint,MD Forensic Pathologist series. Jill is a part-time pathologist, PI and part-time vintner who solves murder mysteries with a team of girlfriends, all with different professional skills that are helpful in solving mysteries. The stories are set across North America and Europe. The most recent, Opus Murder, was released in January 2020, and it’s the story of a pianist murdered during a recital in Toronto. She has also written 3 books in the Damian Green series about a modern-day MacGyver. This series is set on Red Rock Island in San Francisco Bay, and it’s a story about a computer genius teaming with a retired SJPD detective to solve cold cases.

100th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote”

Branches are being encouraged have an event/activity to celebrate the Woman’s Right to Vote (passage of the 19th Amendment 1920). It took many women more than 100 years of work to accomplish this. This new year we are celebrating that 100th Anniversary.
Our Branch has decided to present a Readers Theater,
“When Women Won the Right to Vote”
Several members have been researching/writing it during the last several months and now that part is complete.
We need your help. We need more readers who are willing to present this play. It will be in the form of a Readers Theater (the cast will read the script on stage). We already have one date, Friday March 13, 2020 with more possibilities down the line.
Is this something you like to do? Are you willing to share your time? Contact Sandy Ogden at Sandy will also answer questions.
We are excited to share this important event in our lives in such a fun way. Won’t you join us?


If that’s a question you can’t answer; here’s how you can find out. Coming up in November, we will be holding a Fall Frolic, featuring Food, Fun and Games, at Mariani’s on Saturday, Nov.16 from 10am -3pm
Address: Mariani’s Restaurant 2500 El Camino Real (at San Tomas Expressway) Santa Clara, CA
Reservations: must be made by November 9, 2019
Remit: Send your check $35 made out to AAUW Sunnyvale-Cupertino. Include your menu selection and the game you wish to play with the names of your partners to
Joan Kurtz, 1700 Jeffery Ct. Santa Clara, CA 95051 Questions call Joan 408-243-3692.
Cost: The cost of this event will be $35 per person, $5 will be a donation to the Vivian Coe American Fellowship, #4046.
Games: Games to be played will be Bridge, Mexican Train, Hand and Foot, MahJong, Five Crowns, and Scrabble.

    Menu Choices will be the following:

  • Chicken Caesar Salad +Fruit Cup
  • Sirloin Burger + salad
  • Penne Pasta Marinara + salad

If you have game suggestions let us know and be prepared to bring it.
Finally bring friends, neighbors, family and whomever.
If you cannot come, you can still your send a donation to Mary Bufton 2329 Price Way, San Jose 95124. Make out your check for donations to AAUW Funds and put Vivian Coe American Fellowship #4046 in the memo line.


“Tea for two; two weeks of teas!” The annual fall fundraiser for the Legal Advocacy Fund will take place the last two weeks of October. Hats off to the 100th anniversary of American women’s right to vote coming up in August 2020 – if you have a hat, please wear it to the tea you choose to attend. All teas begin at 2 pm, and end at 4 pm. We are fortunate to have four hostesses; you can choose to attend as many as you want, but be sure to RSVP to the hostess, no later than 3 days before the event. The donation this year is $20 per tea.
See Imprint or Calendar for locations/dates of each Tea.

Welcome Back Picnic

Saturday, Sept 14, 2019, 11:30am
Raynor Park, 1565 Quail Ave, Sunnyvale

Summer’s not quite over but it’s time to plan for the coming AAUW year; and you’ll not want to miss our first gathering to eat and meet and maybe introduce a non-member friend to AAUW! So here’s what’s happening……..

Our guests will be the 8 Tech Trek girls and their families; the girls will share their experiences at camp this summer with us. Remember, they will expect lunch so remember that as you prepare an Appetizer or a Salad of a generous size (we will need vegetarian choice, please mark them as vegetarian), unless your last name begins with L or M, in which case please bring a Dessert. Hope to see you there!