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Benicia-Vallejo Branch AAUW 2020-2021 Programs

Monday, September 21
Tech Trek Virtual Potluck
Our Zoom ‘Pot Luck’ will be held on Monday, September 21, from 7-8pm.
(Zoom address will be mailed on Friday)
The ‘Pot Luck’ will be moderated by Marty Stockard, who has served on all 3 selection committees.
We will highlight 3 alumni campers.
2017 – Caitlin and her parents Cheri and Brett. (Caitlin was selected to be a junior counselor this year).
2018 – Allayh and her parents Kim and Rod.
2019 – Gillian and her parents Alex and Terrill.
Also joining us will be the teachers who nominated these campers – Ken Tosch from Hogan Middle School, and Andrea Jenest from Benicia Middle School.
I’ve invited our major sponsor, Soroptimist International of Vallejo to participate.

ZOOM Invitation
Topic: Tech Trek Virtual Potluck
Time: Sep 21, 2020 06:45 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Free program:  
AAUW Sponsors Public Zoom “We Demand the Right to Vote” – 100 years since the 19th Amendment. 
1:30 p.m., Sunday, August 30 

The Benicia-Vallejo branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will host a free, public Zoom program “We Demand the Right to Vote” – 100 years since the 19th Amendment. 

Participants may sign in starting at 1:30 pm; the program starts at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. Contact:  Suzanne Antone, Benicia-Vallejo American Association of University Women, 707-235-5341

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Topic: 19th Amendment Celebration-Bring your own Cheese and Crackers!
Time: Aug 30, 2020 01:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Some of us are reading “We Demand the Right to Vote” by Meneese Wall and we’ll report on the Suffragist Heros that she describes!

To buy the book go to: or contact the author at

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Meneese Wall

Meneese Wall, who will attend our 19th Amendment Celebration, is a graphic artist and writer whose creations focus on American women’s history. Her recent collection of artwork and accompanying illustrated book highlight women’s 18th and 19th century struggle for social and political equality as they fight for the right to vote. Inspired by historical events, people, quotes, and memorabilia, Meneese awakens our attention to women’s pivotal influence on our past and their consequential effects on today’s reality.  She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


Juanita Martin

Juanita J. Martin is Fairfield’s First Poet Laureate, 2010-2012. She was a longtime member of Redwood Writers, 2007-2017, and is a current member of Napa Valley Writers, Benicia Writers Salon, Ina Coolbrith Circle, and Benicia First Tuesday Poets. Juanita is listed in Poets & Writers Magazine, Directory of Poets. Her poetry book The Lighthouse Beckons was accepted in Solano County Library. Her poetry appears in Blue Collar Review, SoMa Literary Review, Rattlesnake Review, and others. She contributed non-fiction to Sonoma Discoveries Magazine. Juanita reads all over the Bay Area, and has been a featured reader at Beat Poetry Festival, Petaluma Poetry Walk, Berkeley Poetry Festival, and 100 Thousand Poets for Change. When she is not writing or volunteering, Juanita reads on Vallejo Ozcat radio’s ARTbeat or with Benicia First Tuesday Poets.

Free program:
AAUW Sponsors Public Zoom Poetry Reading:

Listen – Make a Difference
2 p.m., Sunday, July 19, 2020

The Benicia-Vallejo branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will host a free, public Zoom program Listen to Make a Difference. Participants may sign in starting at 1:30 pm; the program starts at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 19, 2020.

This AAUW program will feature two Benicia poets and members of the branch, Johanna Ely and Mary Eichbauer. Both poets have new books for 2020 and will be sharing from them. Ely’s book, Postcards From a Dream is published by Blue Light Press 2020. Eichbauer’s first book of poetry, After the Opera, will be published by Random Lane Press in August 2020. Both books additionally can be purchased from Bookshop Benicia.

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Benicia-Vallejo Branch AAUW 2015-2016 Programs




9/13/15 Membership Kick-off Event Member’s Home

Benicia-Vallejo Branch AAUW 2013-2014 Programs





Membership Event

Member’s Home


Tech Trek Potluck

Heritage Presbyterian Church
1400 East Second Street and Military East in Benicia


WET: an artistic, poetic view of California Delta water issues

Benicia Public Library


Affordable Care Act

First Baptist Church
1055 Southampton Rd.


Board Meeting

Member’s Home


Holiday Party

Member’s Home


Board Meeting

Member’s Home



Senior Center
187 East L St.


Interbranch community program on sexual assault

Lafayette Library


Creative Women’s Symposium

Arts Benicia
991 Tyler St.


Board Meeting

Member’s Home


Mystery Writers Program
(Click here to view photos from the event!)

Benicia Public Library

March 2014

Women’s History Month Concert – The Best Intentions

The Empress Theater
330 Virginia St.
Vallejo, Ca

4/10 – 4/13

AAUW State Convention

Los Angeles Airport Marriott

April 2014

Dean Lesher group outing – “Play” date

Walnut Creek


Annual Meeting, Potluck

Member’s Home


Board Meeting

Member’s Home


Bay Area Senior Women’s Housing Options

First Baptist Church
1055 Southampton Rd.


Installation Luncheon

Union Hotel, Benicia

Benicia-Vallejo Branch AAUW 2012-2013 Programs

9/9 Membership Event Member’s Home
10/16 Poetry Reading Benicia Public Library
11/7 Tech Trek Campers — Potluck Dinner Heritage Presbyterian Church
12/2 Annual Holiday Party Member’s Home
1/26 Bunco Night Benicia Senior Center
1/29 Human Trafficking Program
Interbranch Council
2/13 Human Trafficking Benicia Public Library
3/7 RVing Across America Solo Member’s Home
3/16 AAUW LAF Luncheon Embassy Suites, Burlingame
4/26 Annual Meeting Member’s Home
5/22 Container Gardening Made Simple Southampton Swim Club
6/15 Annual Membership Luncheon Union Hotel, Benicia