Who are these smiling women? Each of them received scholarships from AAUW San Jose last year. You can help bring smiles and financial assistance to another group of deserving women by shopping at the Holiday Boutique on Saturday November 15. Your purchases will support the Local Scholarship Fund and give you a head start with your holiday shopping. You’ll find gift baskets, hand-crafts, baked goods and much more at our Headquarters at 1165 Minnesota Ave (next door to the Willow Glen Library). Open from 9 am to 3 pm. Please come and bring your friends! Read about the Holiday Boutique and more in the November BONFIRE.
The best way you can honor the brave suffragists who helped secure the passage of the 19th Amendment is to VOTE and ACT. AAUW members VOTE, even in mid-term elections like the upcoming one on November 4. We ACT to motivate young women to vote as well. Spread the word that AAUW is recommending the nonpartisan website canIvote.org, where voters will find state by state information. The Branch Public Policy Committee will bring this information to students at the C/U campuses, along with voter education on issues. We are partnering with the League of Women Voters for a Pros and Cons Forum on October 11 at the Bascom Avenue Library Community Room (see front page). AAUW-CA ballot initiative positions are available at aauw-ca.org.
Holiday Boutique, November 15, Opportunity to Get a Head Start on Holiday Shopping while Supporting College Scholarships for Local Women
This May, AAUW San Jose awarded twelve women scholarships ranging from $4,000 to $1,500. Recipients attend San Jose State University, UC Santa Cruz, UC San Diego, Santa Clara University, CSU East Bay and SF State University. These women are majoring in engineering, nursing, prelaw, psychology, occupational therapy and administration of justice.
Imagine the smile on a disadvantaged or homeless teen’s face then they receive an unexpected holiday gift. Get a head start and begin holiday shopping early by contributing to Gifts for Teens and help AAUW San Jose make this scenario a reality! Visit the Gifts for Teens web site to learn more about this project and to make a donation. Make a difference in the life of a teenager this holiday season. www.gifts4teens.org Volunteers are needed to fill over 1000 gift bags and totes in December. To volunteer contact email@example.com to schedule a date and time to help.