Students from Half Moon Bay High School will participate in a speech contest sponsored by the Half Moon Bay Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) on Monday, February 12, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. at the Community United Methodist Church social hall located at 777 Miramontes St. in Half Moon Bay. The public is invited to attend at no cost. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. with the speeches beginning at 7 p.m.
The topic of the speech contest is “How Can We Stand Up to Sexism.” The contestants will explain what individuals and organizations such as AAUW can do to break down stereotypes and biases in school, at work, in the military, and in our communities.
The three top speakers from local contests held throughout California will be invited to compete for a $1,500 prize at the AAUW California State Convention.
This is the second annual speech contest being sponsored by the Half Moon Bay Branch of AAUW. Two years ago, the local winner in Half Moon Bay was selected as a finalist for the statewide speech contest.
Retired teacher and AAUW member Antoinette Wrubel is helping the Half Moon Bay High School students prepare for the local contest.
For further information, please call Allene Zanger at 703-298-6825.
Shelia Cresson looks forward to working with our 2017-2018 elected board members. Looking forward to seeing our members and invited guest at our September event. Our AAUW HMB Tidings newsletter returns in September following our traditional summer break…
Half Moon Bay branch of AAUW is going to be celebrating our 50th anniversary this 2016-2017 year on the coast with AAUW’s mission: AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
AAUW was founded in 1881, more than 130 years ago, to open doors of education to women and to unite alumnae of different institutions for “practical” educational work.
The Half Moon Bay branch covers the broader section of the coastside with members ranging from the south in Pescadero to the north in Montara, east to Woodside with Moss Beach and El Granada represented too.
AAUW empowers all women and girls to reach their highest potential. By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women and girls have a fair chance.
In principle and in practice, AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. Membership is welcome to those who have achieved an associate or equivalent (RN), baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
We also have Student Affiliation open to anyone who does not already hold an undergraduate degree and are enrolled in a two-or four-year regionally accredited educational institution.
Ms. Sheila Cresson
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AAUW-Half Moon Bay
P.O. Box 1414
El Granada, CA 94018