The Laguna Beach, California branch of AAUW offers opportunities for women in Laguna and surrounding communities to meet and network with other interesting women. We have members in Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Capistrano, Newport Beach, San Clemente, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Fountain Valley and others.
Instead of monthly meetings, we offer many interesting exciting programs and events, focused on having fun, making friends, and exploring topics of interest to women. Our branch also has several Interest Groups-art, books, poetry, international affairs, etc. - where members with similar interests meet regularly for discussions, tours or to just relax and enjoy each other’s company.
We also have several fundraising events each year that are open to members and non-members. Through grants and scholarships we use proceeds from these events to support education for women at all levels, from pre-school through graduate school.
We welcome you to explore this website to find out more about what we do and what we can do for you.
On March 8 at the annual Literary Luncheon Pat Griggs was named Gift Honoree, an AAUW Funds Award for Outstanding Dedication to the Branch.
The award is given to an individual who has given time and effort in promoting branch activities. Pat Griggs has served twice as Co-President and as the 2014 Silent Auction Co-chair.
The five members of the AAUW-LB Nominating Committee are:
- Barbara Antonacci, Chair
- Miriam Kranser
- Lee Winocur Field
- Peggy Jaffe
- Marie Tippets.
Nominees for 2014-15 Branch Officers are:
Co-Presidents: Lesley Danziger and Nancy Miller
Co-Vice Presidents: Anita Halton, Alison King, and Nancy Lawrence
Program Cochairs: Diane Ertley and Deana Pink
Membership Cochairs: Peggy Jaffe, Amy Larson and Faire Momayez
Co-Secretaries: Dinah Granafei and Leah Vazquez
Election of officers will be in April online by Survey Monkey and by paper ballots mailed to the members without Internet services.