Welcome to HMB-AAUW!



Clothing (please put all clothing on hangers except sweaters, tee shirts, lingerie)

Shoes                                    Purses                                   Hats                          

Backpacks                            Gloves                                   Wallets

Scarves                                 Luggage                                Belts

Jewelry (incl. watches)    Records                                Electronics

Books                                                DVDs, CDs


Pricing Tips: – Prices should be about 20% of what the item would cost new                                 – Price slightly high so customer can bargain

Dishes                                   Glassware                            Pots/Pans

Utensils                                Small appliances               Only NEW stuffed animals

Toys/Games/Puzzles       Holiday decorations         Artwork

Frames                                  Vases                                     Knick knacks

Lamps                                    Small furniture                  Chairs

Occasional Tables             Power Tools                                    Hand Tools

Gardening Tools                Small pet items                 Bicycles/Sports equipment

Computer items (only NEW please)

Linens/tablecloths/Fabric/yarn/craft supplies/sewing notions (Tie up or package, mark size for linens, tablecloths, and fabric)


Anything weighing more than 35 pounds.
Obsolete computer equipment
Textbooks, computer manuals, magazines
Clothing that is worn, dirty, in need of repair
VHS Tapes
Silver plate items, baskets, pillows

Clever ideas for getting more donations

  1. Be on the lookout for FREE items in your neighborhood
  2. Ask friends or neighbors, and give them a copy of these guidelines.
  3. Limit your items to no more than 25 per category.

Items that sell!!!

  1. New and nearly new sell out!!
  2. Vintage sells. Price thoughtfully – look at eBay or Etsy
  3. Clean and neat clothing gives a good impression
  4. Blue jeans
  5. Men’s clothing and accessories

Questions? Call Mary (722-3554) or Peggy (712-9143) or bring an item to a monthly meeting and we will help price it.


Mark Your Calendar and Save These Dates!
A Sneak Peek at Branch Programs for 2018-2019

Program co-chairs, Nancy Evans and Jan Grierson have been working diligently to provide interesting, informative, and fun programs for the coming year. Program planning is still underway at press time, and some still needs to be confirmed. However, all the dates for our Branch meetings are firm and need to be on your calendar!

Monday, October 15, 2018 Community Room, Half Moon Bay Library 6:30 PM – 9 PM

Be Informed: Your Vote is Your Voice
Half Moon Bay City council Candidates’ Forum .
STEM Campers will share their experiences from camp in Half Moon Bay.
Hospitality provided by El Granada/Miramar

Monday, November 19, 2018 Community Room, Half Moon Bay Library 6:30 PM – 9 PM
WIRED for Change Featuring AAUW HMB Branch member, Allene Zanger
WIRE is a nonpartisan political organization of Women who Identify, Recruit and Elect
women running for public office.
Hospitality provided by North Half Moon Bay

Saturday, December 1, 2018 Location to be determined 1o:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Holiday Brunch A Catered Affair
Reservations are required. Please watch Tidings for more information.
Event support provided by Central Half Moon Bay

Monday, January 14, 2019 Community Room, Half Moon Bay Library 6:30 PM – 9 PM
Education Here and Now
Cabrillo Unified School District Superintendent, Dr. Jane Yuster
A presentation on Title IX and STEM for girls in our schools.
Hospitality provided by South Half Moon Bay

Monday, February 11, 2019 Community Room, Half Moon Bay Library 6:30 PM – 9 PM
Speech Trek
How can we—students, parents, faculty, our communities, and organizations such as
AAUW— eliminate violence aimed at our schools?
What actions can we take to prevent another tragedy from taking place?
Hospitality provided by Moss Beach/Montara

Monday, March 18, 2019 Community Room, Half Moon Bay Library 6:30 PM – 9 PM
Artists in Our Midst Featuring Branch members Katie Murdock and Janet Orumchian
A program of Film and Poetry
Hospitality provided by El Granada/Miramar

Monday, April 15, 2019 Community Room, Half Moon Bay Library 6:30 PM – 9 PM
Backyard Birding on the Coastside
A presentation by local nature photographer and naturalist Donna Pomeroy
Hospitality provided by North Half Moon Bay

Monday, May 20, 2019 Community Room, Half Moon Bay Library 6:30 PM – 9 PM
Program to be Announced
Hospitality provided by Central Half Moon Bay

Saturday, June 15, 2019 Location to be determined. Time to be announced.
Recognition Luncheon A Catered Affair
Reservations are required. Please watch Tidings for more information.
Event Support provided by South Half Moon Bay

Please note: Hospitality — indicates a request for refreshments, as well as being on call for helping with minimal room set up and/or clean up.
Event Support — indicates a request for more extensive help with set up and/or clean up for a particular event, but does not include providing refreshments.


Bottom left: Barbara Von Glahn, President Bottom right: Joanne Rokosky, Recording Secretary  Back row left to right: Mary Sheridan- Membership Treasurer , Nancy Evans-co-VP Programs, Vivian Costello-Treasurer

Missing: Sheila Spieller -VP Membership, Carol Joyce-VP of AAUW Funds, Jan Grierson-VP Programs


Half Moon Bay branch celebrated our 50th anniversary in the 2016-2017 year on the coast with AAUW’s mission: To advance gender equality for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy.

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.

AAUW-Half Moon Bay
P.O. Box 1414
El Granada, CA 94018

Please download, complete, and mail the membership form
as instructed with your remittance.