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 Installation Luncheon

Sat, May 12, 11:30 AM
Mariani’s Inn & Restaurant, 2500 El Camin Real, Santa Clara

What could be better than lunch with friends, both forever and new friends? Mary Morrison will be our guest speaker to answer the question What is Start Smart? Mary is member of Palo Alto AAUW and gives Start Smart classes, a program from AAUW National Office that helps young women get out into the work world. (We voted as a branch to use some of our fund raising funds to support a workshop.) In addition we will be celebrating our branch, installing officers, and honoring members.
Send your check of $30 made out to AAUW Sunnyvale/Cupertino to Helen Christensen, 1542 Queenstown Court, Sunnyvale 94087 with your entrée choice. Deadline April 30, 2018

    • Chicken Caesar Salad Tossed with Hearts of Romaine, strips of Broiled Breast of Chicken, topped with Croutons and Creamy Caesar Dressing
  • Pasta Primaveraf Fresh Garden Vegetables, tossed with Olive Oil, Fresh Herbs, Parmesan Cheese and served on a Bed of Fettuccine Noodles, with Garlic Bread served with Garden Salad
  • Petrole Sole Almandine In a Lemon Butter Sauce and topped with Toasted Almonds, Served with Rice and Vegetables served with Garden Salad

Girl Powered Engineering using Lego®

Sat, Apr 7, 2018
Microsoft: 2010 Enterprise Way, Sunnyvale

Cost $10/child
3-4:15 PM (grades K-2)
4:30-5:45 PM (grades 3-5)

We will offer our Girl Powered Engineering Using Lego sessions for the third time for girls in grades K-2 and grades 3-5. Taught by Play-Well women engineers and scientists who provide the Legos and motors. We’ll need several volunteers, from 2 pm to 6 pm to hang signs, to check girls in, give out name tags, snacks, etc, plus it will be a nice chance to talk to parents who may be interested in becoming members of AAUW. Watching a room full of young girls sitting on the floor creating robots, or cars, or machines is a real treat! And profits from the Lego event go towards Tech Tech! Please contact Helen Christensen so you can be signed into the Microsoft system to be able to enter the building on April 7th. 408-739- 8424;

From Under the Russian Snow

Mar 13, 2018, 7pm
The speaker will be Michelle Carter, who is a member of the San Carlos branch of AAUW. She’ll be discussing her memoir titled From Under the Russian Snow. The book focuses on 1995, the year she spent in Russia as the United States Information Agency’s Journalist-in-Residence.

Sisters In Crime

Feb 8, 2018, 7pm
Soule Hall, Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church

Join us as our Sisters in Crime share their plots, their character’s darkest secrets, and of course, their latest books with us.

    This year our local mystery authors are:

  • Mary Feliz—author of cozy mysteries and a new book Dead Storage dealing with an undocumented teen witnessing a crime. What should he do?
  • Bette Golden Lamb & J.J. Lamb—— a husband and wife team who co-author crime novels as well as well as work individually on fiction titles.
  • Kathryn Bolger Hyde——a former editor before venturing into writing. Bloodstains with Bronte is her latest endeavor in the Crime with the Classic series.
  • Madeline McEwen———an ex-pat from the UK, bi-focaled and technically challenged. Besides writing, she manages a unique family life.

Come and bring your friends to our yearly visit with these fascinating authors. A donation of $15 is requested for Legal Advocacy Fund. . Desert will be served.

Author’s Luncheon (Los Gatos/Saratoga branch)

Jan 30, 2018, 11am
The Terraces of Los Gatos (800 Blossom Hill Rd, Los Gatos)

    Meet Three Local Authors Benefiting AAUW FUNDS 2018

  • Jana McBurney-Lin
    Jana McBurney-Lin, author of Blossoms & Bayonets – A Story of Love, Faith and Courage Under Japanese Occupation (Historical fiction based on the story of (author) Hi-Dong Chai’s early years in Korea)
  • John Bateson
    John Bateson, author of The Education of a Coroner – Lessons in Investigating Death (Biography of Marin County coroner, Ken Holmes)
  • Tracy Guzeman
    Tracy Guzeman, author of The Gravity of Birds (Fiction based on two earlier published short stories

Fall Festival

Nov 11, 2017, 11:30am
Tickets are being sold, baskets for the Silent Auction are being filled and decorated. When you receive this issue of the Imprint our Fall Festival will be only a couple of weeks away. Have you bought a ticket for this annual event, which is scheduled for November 11 at Michaels’ at Shoreline? Tickets are available from Interest Group Chairs or you can contact Judi Pogue at 408-720-0469 or

An ensemble of members of Lyric Theater San Jose will provide entertainment this year. We can look forward to hearing songs from their recent performance of Rogers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! as well as a song or two from Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operas.

If you would like to reserve a table for yourself and some friends, please contact Grace Ann Weiler at 408-732-7080 or Grace Ann will need to know the names of each person who will sit at your table. The tables seat a maximum of ten.

Week of Teas

Oct 16-18, 2017
It’s TEA TIME again. Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF) is holding its annual Week of Teas starting Monday, Oct. 16. Five gracious AAUW members have volunteered to hostess this event. It’s a wonderful opportunity to see old friends and meet new ones. Feel free to invite non-AAUW members as well . We have added an evening tea on Thursday, Oct. 19 for those who are still working or would find it more convenient. All details regarding these teas are in the calendar of events for October. Be sure to check and see which would work best for you.

A donation of $15 is requested. Please make checks out to AAUW funds with LAF on the memo line. If you are unable to attend and wish to make a donation, please send it to either Caroline or Mary Elaine.

If you would like to reserve a table for yourself and some friends, please contact Grace Ann Weiler at 408-732-7080 or Grace Ann will need to know the names of each person who will sit at your table. The tables seat a maximum of ten.

Welcome Back Picnic

Saturday, Sept 16, 2017, 11:30 AM
Join us for one of our most popular events, our Welcome Back Picnic at Raynor Park, 1500 Quail Ave., Sunnyvale. Our sites are near the back of the park off of Partridge. Your price of admission is a yummie potluck item. If your last name starts with A-R bring a hearty salad or appetizer and if your last name starts with S-Z bring a dessert. Remember to bring your serving utensils. Water and lemonade will be furnished.
Our featured event will be our 2017 Tech Trek Scholarship recipients sharing with us their experiences at Stanford camp.