Addressing Hot Spots of Air Pollution
Saturday, March 9, 2019,   10 a.m. – 12 noon,
$10.00 Donation requested
Veterans Memorial Community Hall.  400 Hartz Avenue, Danville
Air pollution has long been viewed as an environmental issue, but recognition of air pollution as a social justice issue has only recently become far more widespread. Discussion Points:
–  The hot spots of air pollution in the Bay Area and their implications for health.
–  New technologies which enable researchers to better understand the scope of the problem.
–  Actions being taken by the State and others to address these issues, and
–  What you can do to ensure that everyone can breathe clean air.

Our speaker, Andrea Morgan is an AAUW Career Development Grant recipient. She is in her final semester at UC Berkeley where she is pursuing concurrent master’s degrees in public policy and environmental engineering. Her work and studies center on reducing air pollution and combating climate change while promoting environmental equity.  For five years prior to attending graduate school, she was an environmental engineer at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Coffee, tea, and pastries will be served. A $10 donation will be donated to AAUW Funds.



Monday, January 14, 2019, 7-9 pm: Cross Cultural Conundrums, with Joe Lurie, UC Berkeley IH Executive Director Emeritus

Beth Chaim Congregation, 1800 Holbrook Drive, Danville

Cross Cultural Conundrums Presentation by Joe Lurie
UC Berkeley International House Executive Director Emeritus, Award-Winning Author, Cross-Cultural Communications Trainer

In Perception and Deception: A Mind-Opening Journey
Across Cultures, Lurie explores surprising
misunderstandings between individuals from diverse backgrounds, based on his years in the Peace Corps and at I-House.

“Our age of globalization often produces polarization,
so the theme is particularly relevant,” Lurie says.
“Instantaneous communication increasingly is thrusting cultures together. Without preparation and context, many cross-cultural misunderstandings have
confusing consequences.”

$5 donations to AAUW gratefully accepted, supporting gender equity for women and girls through research, education and advocacy. 
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Tuesday, November 13, 2018 7-9 pm Immigration Attorney Paul Bertoni discusses Legal Immigration

Danville Congregational Church
989 San Ramon Valley Blvd, Danville


2018 Membership Brunch

Danville-Alamo-Walnut Creek Branch 2018 Membership Brunch
Saturday, September 22, 2018, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville CA   

Presentation: The Honorable Ellen O. Tauscher                                                                            

The Honorable Ellen O. Tauscher is a former 7-term member of Congress and Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security in the Obama Administration. She currently serves on the University of California Board of Regents and as chairman of the Board of Governors for Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS) and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS). She also serves as Vice Chair of the Student and Academic Affairs Committee and Chair of the Labs subcommittee of the Board of Regents.

Tauscher represented California’s 10th congressional district in the House of Representatives from 1997 until 2009, when President Obama appointed her to the State Department during her 7th term in the House. Tauscher served as special envoy for Strategic Stability and Missile Defense at the State Department until her resignation from government service in 2012. As Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs (2009-2012), Tauscher negotiated the NEW START treaty with the Russian Federation in 2010 to further reduce the threat of nuclear conflict and oversaw other critical nuclear non- proliferation priorities around the world. While in Congress, Tauscher was a leading centrist Democrat, and the chairman of the New Democrat Coalition, a caucus of 65 moderate Democrats in the House of Representatives. Her fiscally responsible, bi-partisan, unique brand of leadership in Congress was coined “Tauscherism” by Time Magazine. Prior to serving in Congress, Tauscher worked on Wall Street for 14 years and was one of the first women to hold a seat on the New York Stock Exchange.

Since leaving the State Department, Tauscher has assumed a number of publicly-held corporate and non-profit board positions, and currently serves on the boards of Edison International/Southern California Edison (EIX) in Rosemead, CA, eHealth (EHTH) in Mountain View, CA, the Board of Advisors of SpaceX, the Board of Directors of BAE Systems, Inc, NTI, and the Executive Committee of the Atlantic Council. She serves as vice chair of the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security. Tauscher spent 5 years as a board member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and served as Chair of the NCCN Foundation. She has been an advocate for more education, more funding, and earlier screening for the disease.

Ellen Tauscher was born in Newark, New Jersey. The eldest of four children and the first member of her family to attend college, she graduated in 1974 from Seton Hall University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in early childhood education. In 1989, Tauscher moved to California and later founded the first national research service to help parents verify the background of childcare workers. She also published The ChildCare Sourcebook and headed the Tauscher Foundation, which provided funds for elementary schools to buy computers and Internet access.

Tauscher’s most proud life work and accomplishment is her daughter, Katherine, a graduate of Bucknell University, where she was an English major and the Captain of the Bison’s Division 1 Women’s Volleyball team. Ellen and Katherine live in the San Francisco Bay Area.


    • Monday, October 15, 7-9 pm
      AAUW Danville-Alamo-Walnut Creek Branch in partnership with the Diablo Valley League of Women Voters
      presentsPros and Cons on the
      November Ballot Initiatives
      Sycamore Main Clubhouse
      635 Old Orchard Drive, Danville



  • February 23, 2019: 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


Member Appreciation, Scholarship Presentation, and Executive Board Installation on June TBA 7

June 23-29, 2019: Sonoma State Tech Trek Camp
DAW TechTrek Page:


2016-2017 – Calendar
2015-2016 – Calendar
2014-2015 – Calendar
Make a Difference in Your Community (IBC CCC) POSTPONED
Estate Planning October 26, 2017
AAUW N. CA Fund Luncheon October 29, 2017
Holiday Home Tour December
8-9, 2017
AAUW Legislative Advocate, Shannon Smith-Crowley January 27, 2018
EYH Math-Science Conference for Girls TBA
International Relations TBA
AAUW State Convention in Irvine, CA April 27-29, 2018
18th Annual Garden Tour May 11-12, 2018
2018-2019 Installation and Local Scholarship Awards June 7, 2018
 Tech Trek  June 24-30, 2018