The American Association of University Women of Laguna Beach

(AAUW-LB), a 501(c)4 organization founded in 1967, is a dynamic growing organization with many exciting programs, interest groups and opportunities to get involved in the community. Our diverse membership includes residents of Laguna Beach and surrounding communities, spanning a wide range of ages and professions.


AAUW-Laguna Beach Kicks Off its 51st year!

Introducing 2017 NCCWSL student leadership scholarship recipients Alexis Lanz from Laguna College of Art & Design, and Jillian Broughton and Becca Higginbotham from Orange Coast College.
Sunday, September 10, 3-5:00pm
LCAD Studio 1, free parking
2222 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
The Laguna Beach branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW-LB) kicks off its 51st year with its annual Membership Mixer at Laguna College of Art + Design (LCAD). All branch members and interested community women are welcome to attend to meet other members and learn about the wonderful program of activities and service opportunities planned for 2017-18.   
LCAD, along with Orange Coast College, has joined AAUW as an institutional member. The college is partnered with the national organization and also with AAUW-Laguna Beach. Attendees will be invited to tour the gorgeous art-filled LCAD campus, nestled in the idyllic rustic setting of Laguna Canyon. LCAD demonstrates the very contemporary educational and career opportunities at the intersection of art and science for women and men, with its many programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels ranging from Animation, Entertainment Design, Gaming Design and Graphic Design to Drawing, Painting and Illustration.
As they enjoy appetizers and drinks, attendees will learn about the many interest activities, programs and service opportunities offered for the 2017-18 year. They will also be able to meet and hear from some of the college women who have been the recipients of AAUW-Laguna Beach educational and leadership scholarships from Saddleback College, Orange Coast College, UCI and LCAD.
For attendance, please RSVP to Madeleine Peterson. 
For membership of AAUW-Laguna Beach contact membership co-chairs 
Leah Vasquez or Rachelle Cano or 
visit AAUW Laguna Beach online at

Presidents Council

Message from the Presidents Council
  The 2017-2018 AAUW-LB Board of Directors has a new structure of leadership as voted on in our bylaw changes in the spring.  We have four former presidents comprising a Presidents Council and will share responsibilities throughout the year with the help of the vice presidents.

   In addition to the four elected presidents, the Presidents Council includes Jean Brotherton and Madeleline Peterson as advisors. Nancy Miller also serves as advisor on the program committee with Madeleine Peterson, Janice Hayden, and Sue Reese.



Local Events

50 Golden Years for AAUW Laguna Beach Branch

After a social time, Jean Vivrette, our branch Co-President, honored Jean Brotherton as one of the charter members of the branch 50 years ago.  Katie Haven and Elaine Bernard, other charter members, were unable to attend.
Honored guest speakers were Pat Ailgeier, Jane Niemeyer, AAUW California Vice President and Donna Lilly, AAUW College/University Partner Co-Chair