Danville-Alamo-Walnut Creek AAUW

Welcome to the Danville Alamo Walnut Creek Branch of the American Association of University Women. Advocating for equal rights, gender equity and education for women and girls since 1881, we are tenacious and trailblazing!

We sponsor and fundraise for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education through Tech Trek for local girls, and each year our branch awards scholarships to local women to help them complete academic degrees and graduate programs.

Besides sharing a love for community service around women’s equity and education, we enjoy a rich social event calendar as well as a broad selection of Interest Groups – Books, Movies, Bridge, Gourmet, Art and Garden, and Great Decisions. Please explore our website and contact us if you would like to learn more.


March Third Thursday Member Meeting –

Quality Public Education for All
Get The Facts, Protect It, Support It

March 21, 2024, 6:15-7:30pm
San Ramon Community Center – Terrace Room
12501 Alcosta Boulevard, San Ramon

Instead of holding our usual Third Thursday Program, DAW branch members are invited to be guests of the San Ramon branch at their March program. Join our sister branch for a relaxed conversation focused on the current climate and public education issues in the San Ramon Valley School District.

For more information about the meeting and how to RSVP – click here.


Learn about our branch’s commitment to “show up and make a difference” at San Ramon Valley Unified School Board meetings.  Click here.

Candy Fundraiser for AAUW National Fund –
A Sweet Way to Help DAW-AAUW Empower Women!

Since 1888, AAUW has been one of the largest funders of women’s graduate education, investing in women who go on to change the world. Please click here to learn more about the many fellowships and grants awarded through AAUW Funds.

DAW is collaborating with See’s Candies to have a “DAW-AAUW Yum Yum Store” for ordering treats online. Using the link below, you can place orders for shipment to family and friends anywhere, with a portion of each sale going to AAUW Funds. This spring promotion has begun and runs through March 15th.

To access the online store, click here.
Thanks for your support!


Read our February 2024 newsletter HERE to learn about our latest news and happenings. 


The DAW Branch T-shirts have arrived!

 

If you have ordered one and haven’t yet picked it up,
contact Monika Witte at aauwmonikawitte@gmail.com.


Co-President’s Message

 

Please click here to read the latest from our Co-Presidents, Monika Witte and Ogie Strogatz, on the programs and happenings of our branch.

 


February Third Thursday Member Meeting –
Writing Diverse Stories
held Fe
bruary 15, 2024

We were fortunate to have as our guest speaker an author and one of our AAUW Funds Grant recipients, K. X. Song. To learn about highlights from her talk click here.


January Third Thursday Member Meeting –
The Impact of Social Media on Girls: Challenges, Opportunities, and Support
held January 18, 2024

The DAW branch’s January member meeting featuring Jamie Nuñez, Western Regional Manager at Common Sense Media was very informative. His talk was about a most important topic – the impact of social media on our girls.

For more details about the meeting – click here


December Third Thursday Member Meeting –
Holiday Party!
held 
December 21, 2023

Branch members and guests had an excellent time at Teresa’s home filled with amazing holiday decorations! There were tasty treats and libations, a jolly sing-along, and plenty of wild holiday sweaters.

To see photos and more about the party – click here


Membership Brunch
held Saturday, September 23, 2023

The annual brunch was an enjoyable morning for almost 80 attendees. The program included branch business, information about plans for the coming year, and an interesting exchange between keynote speakers Cindy Silva, mayor of Walnut Creek, and Samantha Caygill, Walnut Creek Transportation Commissioner.

  Click here for photos and more about the event.


Installation and Member Recognition
held Thursday, June 15, 2023

About 50 members attending this annual event to close out our 2022-23 year and welcome our incoming 2023-24 board members. To learn more, click here.


Garden Tour 2023 – “Gardens That Inspire”
held Friday and Saturday, May 12 & 13, 2023

Five homeowners in Danville and Alamo opened their spectacular private gardens for the tour. The days were beautiful and the tour was a rousing success!

To learn more about the tour and enjoy photos of the gardens, click here.