CHICO AAUW hosts a general meeting each month, September through May, covering areas of varied topics.
Chico AAUW has many varied INTEREST GROUPS to cover a wide range of participation.
Our branch is actively involved in many projects that seek to improve educational opportunity and equality for women and girls. Check out our Service page to read about our local scholarship program, Tech Trek Science Camp, Career Trek at Butte College, the Chico Science Fair, and our commitment to AAUW Funds.
May 20, 2023 AAUW Spring Brunch, General Meeting
And our May 2023 Power of 100+ Women meeting winner is…
AAWU TECH Trek Stem Camp for Girls!
AAUW Tech TREK Stem Camp coordinates with Chico middle schools to provide the opportunity for 7th grade girls to attend a weeklong STEM-based summer program at a CA university. There are both in-person and virtual sessions to accommodate students. They plan to use the funds from Power of 100 Women to send more girls to the program in 2024. Each slot costs $1,000 so our donation has the opportunity to send 20+ girls! A huge thanks to all three of our presenters including @riverpartners and The Work Training Center for an amazing night! Please mail your checks to Tech Trek at the address in your email update and consider donating to our other two presenters here: linktr.ee/100womenchico
April 30, 2023 – Women of Distinction Awards
March 27, 2023 – Members General Meeting
March 26, 2023 – Antiques Appraisal Fair
Thanks to our volunteer appraisers, hard at work above, and the branch members who made this such a success. We can send several girls to camp. The Tiffany Lamp stand owned by the Brights was a standout item, appraised valued at over $5,000.
February 2023 – Inter Branch Council Luncheon Presentation on MMIW
January 2023 – General Meeting, Presentation by River Partners
December 2022 – General Gathering, Presentation of Catalyst Gifts
November 2022 – General Meeting, Presentation of Passages
October 2022 – Souper Supper and AAUW Funds Fundraiser Event
Our Souper Supper event raised $2,570 for AAUW Funds and was sent to
National, mostly designated for the “Greatest Needs”Fund.
A big thank you to Toni Reid (of League of Women Voters and our own AAUW) for her presentation on state ballot measures and to Margaret Swick for the
information on our local measures.
We ZOOM connected with Kathy Harper, AAUW-CA Public Policy Chair, who shared information on Proposition 1.
Jana Lawton’s beautiful bowls added to the festivities. Many
thanks to all who helped with the delicious soups, breads, cookies, set up and clean
up, and to the over 40 people who attended.
October 2022 – Chico Parade of Lights
September 2022 – High Tea Fundraiser for Scholarships for Chico High Schools
September 2022 – Welcome Back Brunch
May 2022 – Annual Spring Brunch and Awards Meeting
Jan Britton, along with Linda MacMichael, and Kathy
Sweet, delivered our gifts to Catalyst in support of
two families. All wishes on their lists were fulfilled.
Thanks to everyone who made a contribution. More
information next month.
Chico Branch Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary:
Branch members Sue Blizman, Joan Cleveland and Jana Lawton visited the Tech Trek Camp at U.C. Davis Campus. The campers participated in many classes with solar cars and bridge building shown. Six of our happy campers are shown.
Mary and Caroline announce scholarship winners. Kim demonstrates how one can build a girl for Tech Trek funds. New officers for 2019-2020: Kathy Sweet and Jan Brittan, Co Presidents. Adele Arnold Secretary. Marilyn Myrick, Financial Officer. Marissa explains the Girls Outdoor Adventure in Science which was funded by AAUW Funds. AAUW Funds Named Grand Honorees, Mary Jensen and Jan Brittan. Local Branch President’s Award, Helen Gesick and Barbara Paige (not shown). Kim’s beautiful yard for a gathering.
Top: New Officers Elected. (L to R) Marilyn Myrick; Financial Officer, Adele Arnold; Secretary, Kathy Sweet: Co-President; Susan Critchfield, Membership; Katy Azevedo, Co-President
Lower Left: Educational Funds Award Recipients, Carol Holzgrafe (L) and Mary Hall (R). Jana Lawton (C) Received a Special Presidents Award.
Lower Right: Outgoing Officers receive Thank You
Left to Right: Barbara Paige, Secretary; Helen Gesick, Co-President; Toni Reid, Co-President; Denise Worth, Financial Officer
Dr. Samia Yaqub speaks about her position as President of Butte College