North Peninsula Branch of AAUW – California
(formerly San Bruno Branch)
History and Activities
In 1956, the San Bruno Branch of AAUW was established with 32 members from North San Mateo County. Now, our Branch serves the following cities: Burlingame, Brisbane, Colma, Daly City, Millbrae, San Bruno, and South San Francisco. All in all, our ninety to a hundred members are most congenial and cooperative.
Our monthly General Meetings focus on issues of the day, such as politics (local, state, and national) and local concerns, such as BART, libraries, schools, and health. Our talented members may perform in dramas and musical programs. These meetings are open to the general public.
Since the Educational Opportunities Fund and the Legal Advocacy Fund are two of the most important efforts of the American Association of University Women, we hold a variety of fund raisers during the year. To date, we have provided over $55,000 in gifts, fellowships, and endowments.
For example, the branch has completed an endowment for Metta Zahorski, a SF State professor and an endowment in the name of the branch itself, and has helped other branches in California complete their endowments.
Our Branch participates in community projects, including Public Policy, Tech Trek (sponsoring 7th grade girls to a week in science camp), UNICEF (collected cash from local schools from 1957 until recently), and Women on Writing (WOW) all-day seminars that feature local authors (co-sponsoring with Skyline College).