Welcome to AAUW HMB!

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who helped AAUW Half Moon Bay surpass our 2021 Coastside Gives goal. Your donation will help us provide scholarships for local women graduates, support Speech Trek, restart our STEM programs and develop new local programs based on AAUW research to continue to empower women and girls in Half Moon Bay.

A special thank you to Mavericks Community Foundation and the sponsors who encouraged us to learn new skills to win prizes and raise funds to support our mission. 

Watch our YouTube video to learn how we adapted during the pandemic by using this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08iyfzPc1H4

Statement by AAUW HMB President, Suzanne Mau, 2020-2021

This year is being influenced by the restrictions that protect us from the COVID-19. The Board meetings and General meetings will be conducted using Zoom. The General meetings will be enhanced by interesting programs presented by Program VP, Peggy Rozhon.  Hopefully at some time this coming year we will be able to resume our live meetings at the HMB Library.

Stay safe and Healthy,
Suzanne Mau, President


Every two years, AAUW members nationally vote on Public Policy Priorities. These 2019-2021 issues act as our guide when creating thoughtful programs for our branch members. Last year’s programs highlighted voter suppression, environmental concerns, processes to enacting a law, status of the ERA, education as a right, and genealogy.

Half Moon Bay Branch Programs 2020-2021
All programs will be held via Zoom until further notice

Monday, February 22
Time:  7:00-8:30p.m.
CA State Speech Trek Contest

Monday, March 15
Time:  7:00-8:30p.m.
Women’s History Month with Suffragist authors and speakers
Robert P.J. Cooney, Jr. and Cynthia Chin-Lee

Monday, April 19
Time:  7:00-8:30p.m.
AAUW American Fellow Speaker, Laura Adler
Presenting on her dissertation, What’s a Job Candidate Worth?
Pay-Setting, Gender Equity, and the Evolution of Fair Pay.

Monday, May 17
Time:  7:00-8:30p.m.
Zoe Kersteen Tucker, Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
“Living an Open Space Life”

Saturday, June 19
Time:  11:00-1:00p.m.
June Recognition Virtual Luncheon
Awarding Local Scholarships, Name Gift Honoree Recipients, Installation of 2021-2022 Board


AAUW HMB BOARD 2020-2021

Top Left:  Lisa Lopez, Recording Secretary
Top Right:  Peggy Rozhon, Program Vice President
Middle Left:  Kathleen Freitas, Membership Vice President
Middle Right:  Suzanne Mau, President
Bottom Left:  Carol Joyce, AAUW Funds Vice President
Bottom Right:  Christine Green, Treasurer


AAUW Half Moon Bay Branch celebrated our 50th anniversary, 1967 to 2017, and still pursues 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.

Student Affiliation is open to anyone who does not already hold an undergraduate degree but is enrolled in a two-or four-year regionally accredited educational institution.

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


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