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NOTE – Joyful Volunteering at Food share on October 8th has been cancelled !

 

We helped celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Thousand Oaks

We’re Ready to Enjoy!

The city of Thousand Oaks celebrated it’s 50th anniversary with a parade down Thousand Oaks Blvd last Saturday. Many of our Branch members joined as spectators and other, long time members – Marilyn Carpenter, Lori Kissinger, Phyllis Benson, Lily Sugino and Dorothy Robinson joined the festivities riding in a special parade car.

AAUW Charter Members

We’re Ready to Enjoy!

Walking the length of the parade and carrying our banner were Branch members Lori Peters and Deanna Franke along with several students who have participated in our Women’s History and Tech Trek programs.

Parade Walkers

 

The Annual Fall Breakfast was wonderful.

Reconnecting with old friends and meeting new ones.

The breakfast was excellent and the company even better. The program included a vignette done by Rosie the Riveter portrayed by a Louise Willard, a Special Ed aide from Santa Clarita.

The ACCESSories Sale was a great success !
So many wonderful items were donated that the sale was opened to the public at 12:30.
The sale of these brand new or gently used items brought in about $2000 — enough to allow us to send at least 2 more girls to Tech Trek next summer.

Our guest speaker Nathalie Gosset, the Senior Director, Marketing/Technology Innovation Evaluation, of The Alfred E. Mann Institute (AMI) for Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California enlightened us about some differences between boys and girls brains and how they change over time. She also pointed out some occupations that our children and grandchildren will be vying for in the future. Her presentation, The Futurist Perspective – Brain and Jobs, is here for your interest.

The Breakfast Steering Committee put together an excellent event. Let them know how much you enjoyed the Breakfast -> Sally Hibbitts

Be sure to check out our Interest Groups and the Event Calendar to see the upcoming activities of our branch.

Also see our Past Events page to find out about the many exciting activities we have enjoyed in the last year.