Women Making a Difference, Individually and Collectively


Meet the 2018 Local Scholarship Recipients
October 13 – 10 am
Vineland Branch Library, 1450 Blossom Hill Road, San Jose

As a special thank you to everyone who helped make 2018 another banner year for Local Scholarship and all 16 of this year’s scholarship recipients, please plan to attend the Special Branch Program at the Vineland Branch Library. This event is to thank our donors and to share the success, and for everyone else who would like to know more about the Local Scholarship Community Action Project. Come learn about the history of Local Scholarship, meet this and previous year’s recipients, and hear how donations make a difference in the lives of these worthy young women.


New Member Open House
October 20

10 am – noon
AAUW San Jose Headquarters

Calling all new members! If you know of any women who might be drawn to what our Branch has to offer – interest groups that meet regularly, social events, advocacy, community giving, monthly programs, opportunities to connect and bond with other like-minded women – please invite them to join us for coffee and breakfast treats at the first New Member Open House of the year.


Seventeenth Annual Holiday Boutique
Saturday, November 10
10 am – 2 pm

Themed gift baskets, baked goods, unique embroidered aprons, potholders, table covers, hand-knitted scarves and so much more! Bring your family and friends. Credit cards, checks and cash accepted. Proceeds support AAUW San Jose Branch Local Scholarship Community Action Project, which annually awards college scholarships to women working toward a four-year degree.


Sign Up Now for Gifts for Teens Holiday Gift Bag Assembly

Enthusiastic AAUW members can now sign up on December 10 to help prepare and fill bags from 9 am -12 pm. This time is dedicated to AAUW members only, so sign up quickly because the slots fill up fast. Those interested, please contact Nanci EsksterowiczIf you prefer another date and time, contact Kathy@gifts4teens.org.

A new way to help this year is to participate in our teen pajama drive. A local group, the Pajama Program, will be donating some teen sizes to Gifts for Teens. But we would like all 1,200 recipients to snuggle into cozy pajamas, so look for the Gifts for Teens PJ bin in the entry hallway bench. Teen male and female sizes in small, medium and large would be gratefully accepted. Donation of new pajamas accepted until December 3.


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