- April 27-29, 2018: AAUW State Convention in Irvine, CA Have you made your AAUW California convention reservation? Highlights of the convention will include an address by Kimberly Churches, CEO of AAUW, a plenary focusing on women peace builders, and the Tech Trek 20th Anniversary luncheon. There will be several workshops dealing with how we work with girls – and more effective branch operations. I’ve been talking up the convention to members of my land branch who have never attended an AAUW convention. Please – if you are a newer member, consider attending this special event. Early registration will close March 7. Traditionally the CA Online branch tries to have a gathering. Let’s do it at the Sunday Luncheon. Please let me know if you plan to attend convention and the luncheon – so we can organize ourselves.
- May 11,12 2018: Danville-Alamo-Walnut Creek AAUW GARDEN TOUR
Friday & Saturday, * 10:00am – 4:00pm Celebrate Mother’s Day and Spring by experiencing the beauty of colorful and whimsical gardens in Alamo & Danville. While traditional and non-traditional plants and flowers abound, these gardens were planned with outdoor entertaining and comfort in mind. In the mist of the flowers, […]
- January 19, 2018, Friday: We’ll BART to the Asian Art Museum to see “Couture Korea”. Cost is $20 for adults and $15 for seniors (65+). We will lunch at the museum café after our free noon docent tour. Discover the past, present and future of Korea in this first U.S. exhibition to consider Korean fashion as an expression of social and cultural values. This exhibition, with over 120 works, links artifacts to today’s fashions. Couture Korea opens with an introduction to the exquisite craftsmanship, signature silhouettes and bold aesthetics of clothing from the Joseon dynasty (1392-1910), presented in precise reconstructions based on archival records. Learn how details of design – cut, materials, colors and accessories – communicated moral codes and customs, the wearer’s age and position in society, and the occasion and season for which a garment was crafted. Karl Lagerfeld’s 2015-2016 Cruise Collection for Chanel was influenced by Joseon dynasty fashion. The other galleries focus on contemporary designers who have been inspired by Korean tradition, including established and up-and-coming designers. Please contact Jacque if you have questions or to sign up. It should be fun and fascinating.
- January 27, 2018 10 a.m. – 12: The Danville-Alamo-Walnut Creek and Concord Branches present Shannon Smith-Crowley, attorney, legislative advocate and AAUW lobbyist. This informative and timely presentation, so closely tied to our AAUW mission, will focus on a recap of the 2017 legislative year, a preview of the 2018 year, and how to become involved whether one has two minutes or two days. Where: Danville Town Meeting Hall 201 Front Street, Danville, CA
- February 24, 2018: Expanding Your Horizons
A one day conference for girls 6th to 9th grade. The purpose is to expose girls to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields that might lead to career choices in one of those subject areas.
at DVC San Ramon. Contact: Judy Lauper
- Friday, March 2, 2018 10:30 a.m.: “Spirit of the Old West” Exhibit at the Blackhawk Museum in Danville. An extra-special treat is that our AAUW member Caroline Sanchez will be our docent. Caroline is a long-time member and past-President of our branch. The cost is $8/person, to be collected at the museum. We will meet at the museum at 10:20 am, and those from Walnut Creek can carpool to Blackhawk Plaza. After our tour, we will lunch at Blackhawk Plaza. After lunch, you can also take a moment to browse through the Alamo-Danville Artists’ Guild Gallery in Blackhawk Plaza. Art & Garden visited this gallery about two years ago. The “Spirit of the Old West” is dedicated to presenting a balanced narrative of both Native Americans and American Settlers — depicting their challenges, their successes and failures, their ways of life. These inspiring stories make up the larger American story which should be preserved for future generations. Jerry Fick, a collector of Indian, pioneer and cowboy artifacts and partially of Native American descent, moved to Cody, Wyoming in 1989. There he opened Tecumseh’s Frontier Trading Post, Museum, and Workshop. Thousands toured his museum and were fascinated by the topographic table of thousands of miniatures he had built to tell the story of the 19th Century settlement of the Western Plains of the US. In 2014, Mr. Fick sold much of his collection to Ken Behring and permanently loaned the remainder to Blackhawk Museum. By bringing the Fick Collection to Blackhawk Museum, Mr. Behring hopes to provide the opportunity to better understand both the great challenges and opportunities faced by our forefathers, as well as the leadership and sacrifices required of them in building our Nation. Please contact me to sign up or for more information. Jacque Schubert
Member Appreciation, Scholarship Presentation, and Executive Board Installation on Thursday, June 7
June 24-30, 2018: Sonoma State Tech Trek Camp
DAW TechTrek Page: daw-ca.aauw.net/techtrek
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