AAUW-DA 40 years of service
Uploaded: Monday, October 19, 2009, 2:44
Oktoberfest salutes 40 years of
Danville-Alamo branch of the AAUW celebrated 40 years of
service and accomplishments at an Oktoberfest on Oct. 10
at the Danville Community Center. The event was attended
by 130 members, including 25 past presidents, 12 charter
members, and six VIPs.
The American Association
of University Women's Danville-Alamo branch was
chartered in 1969 with 64 members who shared their
talents and energies to accomplish educational
opportunities and community improvements as well as
create new leadership roles for women in the community.
Members have served on the SRVUSD school board, city
council, and numerous others local, state and national
boards advocating for women's equity.
actively participated on the Incorporation Steering
Committee for Danville incorporation in 1982 and
supported the building of the Danville Library in 1996.
Additionally, After School Foreign Language programs
were initiated by the branch along with creating the
Speech Contest for SRVUSD.
Proceeds raised from
the annual Holiday Home Tour provide middle school girls
camperships to attend summer math/science camps and
local scholarships are awarded to women in college and
graduate school. More than $90,000 has been awarded to
local women for these respective scholarships.
Additionally over $300,000 has been raised from grants
and the annual Garden Tour held in May for the AAUW
Funds and Legal Advocacy.
At the Oct. 10 event,
certificates of recognition and letters were presented
to the branch for 40 years of outstanding service to the
community, school district, state and national
contributions. Awarding the certificates of recognition
were: U.S. Rep. Jerry McNerney; Lia Munoz from State
Sen. Mark DeSaulnier's office; State Assemblywoman Joan
Buchanan (a branch member); Danville Mayor Newell
Arnerich; Superintendent of Schools Steve Enoch; and
Gloria Taylor, co-president for AAUW CA.
traditional Oktoberfest buffet was served to the guests
with a historical virtual scrapbook presentation and
past presidents' performance.
Photos from Celebration (photos by the Bliss family):