Branches and Twigs Archives


Past News and Events:


The May Redlands Branch meeting of AAUW featured Kathleen Springer, Senior Curator for Geological Sciences at the San Bernardino County Museum. Ms. Springer has worked at the museum for twenty-five years and her topic was the “Great California Shakeout.” She explained that San Bernardino County, and our area in particular, is the “epicenter of the epicenter” for the next really big earthquake. She assured her audience that such an earthquake is in our future. She also shared strategies for preparation for and survival of a really big earthquake. Booklets with this information were also available to attendees. She encouraged all to participate in the next California “Great Shake Out” drill on October 17, 2013, and concluded by stressing, “Shake out, don’t freak out.”


Lunafest Event is a Success!

We had a fabulous time at Lunafest!  We began with hors d’oeuvres and beverages, which allowed time for mingling and socializing.  The venue was awesome; we greatly appreciate Esri for hosting the event in their beautiful facility.  It was our first joint effort with Zonta of Redlands.  What a fantastic way to pool resources for a greater result, as evidenced by well over 250 attendees, all to benefit our local scholarship funds.  Thank you to all who supported the event.

Lunafest, sponsored by LUNA, is a traveling festival of films by, for and about women.  The program of nine films is filled with stories of reflection, hope and humor.  The films compel discussion and motivate us to make a difference in our community.  Proceeds go to the Breast Cancer Fund and to the local scholarship funds of both AAUW Redlands and Zonta Club of Redlands.



Lilly Ledbetter Attends March Meeting

Our branch meeting held on March 5, 2013, will long be remembered.  AAUW members and guests attended the dinner meeting to welcome Lilly Ledbetter of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009.  Our branch hosted Ms. Ledbetter in partnership with the University of Redlands.  We welcomed member colleagues from ten branches in the region, two state directors and Alicia Hetman, President, AAUW CA.  Alicia’s remarks reminded us of the power of AAUW, the power of women, and the power of our voice.  The audience was spellbound as Lilly told her riveting story to us.  She spoke glowingly of the extraordinary support that she has received from AAUW.   We admire her continued fight for equal pay for women.       –Kathy Toister, President


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