THE SPHERE - AAUW San Diego Branch by wangnianwu


									                                                     THE SPHERE
 MISSION STATEMENT            November, 2012 to January, 2013     A Quarterly Publication   San Diego Branch, Founded 1911
    AAUW advances
 equity for women and
girls through advocacy,
education, philanthropy
      and research.
                                           AAUW SAN DIEGO BRANCH
                                    Cordially invites you and your guests to our annual
In principle and practice
                                                   RED SOCK LUNCHEON
AAUW values and seeks
  a diverse membership.
                                                Saturday, December 1, 2012
     There shall be no                        Social Time Begins at 11:30 a.m.
barriers to full participa-
tion in this organization
  on the basis of gender,
 race, creed, age, sexual
                                                                                Holiday Inn Bayside
orientation, national ori-                                                       Harborview Room
  gin, disability or class.
                                                                                   4875 N. Harbor Drive
    . AAUW FUNDS                                                                   San Diego, CA 92106
AAUW provides funds                                                       To Benefit AAUW Funds:
to advance education,                                                Advancing education, research,
  research, and self-
   development for                                                   and self-development for women
 women and to foster                                                  by providing fellowships, grant
  equity and positive                                                  funds, legal advocacy and the
   societal change.
                                                                         Eleanor Roosevelt Fund.
  By joining AAUW we
                                         Guest Speaker: Stephanie Moyerman, Ph.D.
 belong to a community                      AAUW American Fellow Recipient, Judo Champion
  that breaks through
    educational and
        economic                                                Luncheon Menu
 barriers so all women                   Lasagna, Caesar Salad, Carrot Cake - $30
  have a fair chance .                                    Vegetarian Option Available
 American Association of                           Notice! Due to the impending date-
   University Women                      if you already have not reserved, and want to attend
 San Diego Branch                      the Luncheon, please contact Jean Ordoñez immediately
     P.O. Box 262012                          regarding your intent and bring your check
   San Diego, CA 92196
      858-212-8418                                  to the Holiday Inn on Saturday.
      Facebook:                         If unable to attend the luncheon and you want to
 AAUW San Diego Branch
                                    contribute to AAUW Funds, please mail your AAUW Funds
   Twitter: @AAUWSD                   check to AAUW San Diego Branch, c/o Jean Ordoñez                                Before December 10, 2012
   AAUW San Diego is a                               See directory for address
 tax-exempt not-for-profit
   501(c)3 organization.            Call: 619-934-7032 or e-mail:
   Your contributions
   are tax-deductible.
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                               Calendar Dates of Interest
                                                     UPCOMING                                         OTHER AFFILIATE &
                                                 AAUW San Diego Events                                  AAUW EVENTS
     1st Tuesday - 9:30 a.m.                       Red Sock Luncheon                              January 21, 2013-10 am
  Wesley Palms 5th Floor Solarium                      December 1, 2012                        Celebrating the Living Legacy of
    2404 Loring, Pacific Beach                         Holiday Inn Bayside                        Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
      Contact: Judy Seerey
        Ph: 858-270-9140                           Semi-Annual Potluck
                                                    Brunch & Planning
          LUNCH BUNCH                                    Jan. 5, 2013                            Public Market, Barrio Logan
      Meets at noon monthly for fun,                 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.                     1735 National Ave., San Diego 92113
           food & conversation                        Julie McKane’s Home                     
      in Coronado or Imperial Beach.
      RSVP: Gladys Beit-Ishoo                                                                        THEN & NOW:
     at                                                                   REPRODUCTIVE CHOICE
          Ph: 619-424-5958                          High Tech =                                    The 40th Anniversary
     Tuesday, December 11, 2012                     High Salary                                 Celebration of Roe v. Wade
  Peohe’s -                                                                                    Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 - 6 p.m.
                1201 1st St. Coronado               January 12,                                         Joe & Vi Jacobs Center
                                                       2013                                           404 Euclid Ave., San Diego
                                                                                               by Coalition for Reproductive Choice
Mystery Readers                                   10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                    c/o Planned Parenthood
Book Club                                          Women’s Museum                         
                                                                                                       Phone: 619-881-4599
3rd Tuesday ,                                       Liberty Station
1:30 p.m.                                                                                        Let’s Attend Together!
Contact: Beth Colman                                Journey to Health -                            Call 858-212-8418
(619) 397-1400 or                                     Women’s Wellness                                                 Presenter                        AAUW San Diego County
                                                      Shannyn Fowl, ND                           Interbranch Luncheon
                                                  February 9, 2013                                 January 26, 2013
 Daytime Book Club                                                                            Bernardo Heights. Country Club
 Meets 2nd Wednesday of month,                    9:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.
                                                                                                            See page 7
 10:00 am. Except this December,                    Mission Valley
 when group meets on Thursday,                         Library                                                           Mo’olelo
 December 13.                                                                                                            Performing
 Location:                                                                                                               Arts, Moxie
                                                   AAUWSD Board meets most                                               Theater.
 Various member
                                                   2nd Saturdays of the month                                            Feb. 2 -
                                                     from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.                                             March 3,
                                                        at various locations.                                            2013
 Julie McKane

The quarterly Sphere Newsletter is published by the San Diego Branch of the American Association of     AAUW CA Annual Meeting
University Women, PO Box 262012, San Diego, CA 92196. Member Business Advertising Rate $50                 Sacramento - 4/20/13
per fiscal year. Editor: Eunis Christensen,, (619)299-0778.                            One Day Event.
THE SPHERE - November, 2012 to January, 2013                                                                                     Page 3

    AAUW San Diego            From the Presidents…                       tion of AAUW Funds’
                              Dear AAUW San Diego Members,               benefits for women
     Board Members
                                                                         in higher education
       2012—2013                It truly is the most wonderful time of   and grant opportu-
                              year, and we are happy to end 2012,
                                                                         nities for campus
                              knowing that we as a branch have
                              Stepped Up, Out, and Forward!              and community pro-
        Presidents                                                       jects.
      Lynne Batchelor           To highlight some of our successes:        Let us not forget
     and Stormy Miller        we had a wonderful event in August         all of our social in-
                              discovering the benefits of e-reader       terest groups which Presidents Batchelor (R)
                                                                                                         Stormy Miller
     AAUW Funds VP            devices and access to free books           continue to provide
                                                                                               and Lynne
       Jean Ordoñez           through San Diego’s public libraries.      supportive and intellectually stimulating
     Membership VP            In September, we celebrated the open- environments for members. What an
      Kris Downey             ing of The Women’s Museum in Liberty
                              Station, as the first organization to tour exciting year 2012 has been!
  Finance VP/Treasurer        the new facility.                          As we move into 2013, we hope you’ll
    Eunis Christensen
                                 October found us reaching out to        join us in our theme and Step Up
     Public Policy VP
                              political officials and the community      through your involvement in the branch,
                              through our AAUW San Diego Branch          Step Out through your outreach to the
      Dues Treasurer          All Candidate’s Forum. This Saturday       community and Step Forward to build
       Kelly Nilsson          we will enjoy our annual Red Sock          a better and stronger branch for the
                              Luncheon, showing our support and          future.
   Recording Secretary
     Sherry Eberling          contribution to AAUW Funds. Please see Happy Holidays All!
                              Page 4 of this newsletter for a descrip- Stormy and Lynne
 Corresponding Secretary         Healthy Matters
      Dawna Bratten
                                     Linda K. Dial, AAUWSD Health & Wellness Chair
     Parliamentarian             It's not (all) about food
       Donna Lilly
                                     Food certainly has a starring role during the holidays - and not
  International Interests        just the big ones. But the bigger the holiday, it seems, the more
       Anne Hoiberg              emotional the celebration/food connection. Celebrate with too
                                 much food (or drink) and the unsurprising result can be stomach upset, guilt over excess consump-
   Technology Outreach           tion and ultimately, excess pounds and health problems.
       Lillian Payn                  While removing food from the holiday celebration is probably impossible, a little mindful eating
        Tech Trek                can go a long way toward making the holidays both festive and healthy. The key? Balance. Don't
      Eileen Wibbeke             make food the enemy, but don't give it the 'guest of honor' position in your holiday celebrations,
                                 either. How? A few suggestions:
    Local Scholarships           Crank up the volume on holiday music. Playing a favorite CD - and singing along! - can add great
       Dali Collins                        memories to the tradition of making holiday cookies, and everything else.
                                 Move the food, literally, off the table if you can. Making room for several centerpieces creates an
      Cathy Burciaga                       especially festive table, and placing food slightly out of reach means you might have to get
       Kelly Nilsson                       up to get a second helping - or maybe you'll skip it and just stay at the table, enjoying the
                                           pretty place settings and relaxed conversation instead of the extra calories.
 College/University Liaison      Donate more, eat less. Chances are you bought too much food for the occasion. After the dishes
        Lori Saldaña                       are done, pack up leftovers along with any bags of chips, boxes of cookies, canned goods,
     Branch Historian                      even extra paper products, and load them into the car to deliver the next day to a family in
     Rosemarie Mallory                     need. You'll feel good doing good, and you'll probably eat less, too. That's called a win-
Women’s Health & Wellness        Make dessert time craft time. Or game time. Or look-at-old-photographs time. Again, it's about
       Linda Dial                          balancing your focus. When you bring out a plate of cookies or several pies, naturally you
        Hospitality                        and your guests focus on the food. When you place a deck of cards or something else on
      Ramona Miranda                       the table, you add a 'guest' to the celebration, and the focus shifts slightly. Start a tradition
                                           that dessert time is a good time to call friends and family.
 Sphere Newsletter Editor        Cleveland Food Bank; Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank
    Eunis Christensen
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    Your AAUW Funds Holiday Red Sock donations contribute to one of the world's largest sources of
  funding for graduate women, AAUW is providing more than $4.3 million in fellowships and grants to out-
  standing women and nonprofit organizations in the 2012-13 academic year. Due to the longstanding,
  generous contributions of AAUW members, including AAUW San Diego Branch, a broader community of
  women continues to gain access to educational and economic opportunities — breaking through barriers
  so that all women have a fair chance.
    AAUW fellowship and grant recipients perform research in a wide range of disciplines and work to im-
  prove their schools and communities. Their intellect, dedication, imagination, and effort promise to forge
  new paths in scholarship, improve the quality of life for all, and tackle the educational and social barri-
  ers facing women in the United States and around the globe.
    Our AAUW privilege is to influence aspirations of women and girls who struggle to attain fundamental
  human rights of literacy and gender equity, as described in Anne Hoiberg’s article below. Please contact
  Jean Ordoñez,, regarding this Saturday’s luncheon and/or your AAUW gift.

What in the World Is Going On?
   Anne Hoiberg, AAUWSD International Interests Chair
    When we think about the words, courage, hero, or bravery, we rarely conjure images of girls or young
women, except for Pakistan where Mukhtar Mai runs a girls’ school in her village in southern Punjab, where
Farida Afridi ran an organization that provides information for women about their rights, and where Malala
Yousafzai blogged under a pen name for the BBC, expressing the importance of education for girls.
In 2002, Mukhtar Mai was gang raped in retaliation for an alleged relationship between her 13-year-old brother and
a woman from another tribal group. After a filing of the case with local authorities, an illiterate
Mukhtar signed the report with her thumb print while a local journalist wrote about Mukhtar and
the subsequent arrest of the fourteen accused men, a story picked up by other reporters
(including Nicholas Kristof) who described the region where the worst women’s rights violations
occur frequently, such as rape, gang rape, domestic violence, honor killings, exchange of women
to settle disputes, and forced and child marriages. Although all but one of the men have been ac-
quitted, Mukhtar received numerous awards and $8,400 in compensation, which she used to es-
tablish the Mukhtar Mai Women’s Organization to provide a school for girls and a shelter for desti- Mukhtar Mai
tute and battered women. She married in 2009 and is now the mother of a one-year old boy.
In northwest Pakistan, Farida Afridi and her sister, Noorzia, worked together at the Society for Appraisal and Woman
Empowerment in Rural Areas, founded by Farida three years ago near the city of Peshawar. Although Farida had been
                  warned dozens of times to stop presenting lectures and providing information about women’s
                  rights, she refused to give up her work. In July, she was gunned down by two motorcyclists. It is
                  unlikely that the assassins will be arrested in this seemingly lawless region, but Noorzia will con-
                  tinue the work of empowering women, although she has been urged to stay at home.
                   Fifteen-year-old Malala Yousafzai, one of the world’s most visible teenage girls, was shot in Paki-
                   stan for daring to fight for every girl’s right to education. On October 9th, a Taliban gunman tried to
                   kill Malala as she sat on a school bus on her way home from school. When
 Farida Afridi
                   Malala was eleven, she began an anonymous blog for the BBC, Diary of a
Pakistani Schoolgirl (at She described her life living under Taliban rule in the Swat
Valley, and she starred in the documentary, Class Dismissed, the story of the closure of her
school by extremists. As she recovers in a hospital in the U.K., she has been reunited with her
parents and two brothers. Girls worldwide are declaring “I am Malala” and backing a petition
by the U.N. Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown, supporting Malala’s drive for
education for all. Also circulating throughout the world is a petition nominating Malala for a Malala Yousafzai
Nobel Peace Prize! ###
THE SPHERE - November, 2012 to January, 2013                                                           Page 5

 AAUW San Diego January, 2013, Branch and Outreach Programs

     Saturday, January 5, 2013 - 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
        Member Pot Luck Brunch and Semi-annual Planning Meeting
                       Home of Julie Mckane: (see directory for address)
                 RSVP:                      Call: 858-451-6764

           HIGH TECH = HIGH PAY
                                   For Women!
                                   -Your Career Path-
       January 12, 2013                                                                     SUGGESTED
           10 a.m. to 12 p.m.                                                                DONATION
       Please inform daughters,
    nieces, students, career and
                                                                                           $10 Public -
     re-entry women about this                                                              $5 Members/
         life changing event!
        Refreshments Served.

                                       Location: WOMEN’S MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA
                                                       (LIBERTY STATION)
                                   2730 Historic Decatur Road, Suite 103, San Diego, CA 92106
                             RSVP:                Ph: 619-299-0778 PPP

   Identify high tech trends in San Diego                                                      Sponsored
   Learn about STEM educational opportunities                                                  by AAUW
                                                                                                San Diego
   Hear “HIGH-PERFORMING” women share about their career path                                    Branch
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   Receive a complimentary résumé review
   Receive FREE Executive Summary: Why So Few? Women in STEM
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                AAUW San Diego Branch Business Update
 New Fundraising Committee Launches Plans for Restoring AAUWSD Solvency
   At the July 28, 2012, AAUW San Diego Branch Strategic Planning Meeting, a Fundraising Committee was
created to address how we might reverse annual Branch deficit spending, which has been depleting AAUWSD
financial reserves. Cathy Burciaga and Kelly Nilsson offered to serve as Co-chairs for the new committee.
  The following two articles are first results from meetings of the Fundraising Committee, which also includes
general committee members Dali Collins, Rhonda Schwartz and Eunis Christensen.

  First Year Fundraising Objectives by Cathy Burciaga.
  The new Fundraising Committee determined that its focus this              ANNOUNCING
 year would be to raise money primarily from the outside commu-
 nity for local scholarships, Tech Trek, outreach programming and
 the Branch’s other vital works. In this first year, we plan to target
 three areas – community and industry sponsorships & donations,
 fabulous branch fundraising events that promote “friend-raising”
 as well as fundraising, and legacy giving.
   Our first Branch event already is in the works! We have con-
 tracted for a limited number of premium Civic Theatre Dress Cir-
 cle seats for the May 1 production of Billy Elliot. Funds from this
 event will benefit our college scholarship program. Plan now to
 invite family and friends to join us for a delightful event.

  AAUW Fundraising Committee – Legacy Planning                                    May 1, 2013
  by Kelly Nilsson                                                            Wednesday, 7 p.m.
  One of the items the newly-       your will or trust, we would           SAN DIEGO CIVIC THEATRE
 formed Fundraising Commit-         like to acknowledge your                Join AAUW San Diego Members,
 tee plans to address is pro-       generosity in supporting                friends and family as we share a
 moting legacy planning for         that for which AAUW San                  delightful live theatre evening
 our branch.                        Diego stands.                                  and fundraiser for
    AAUW San Diego Branch             Please contact Cathy
                                                                                AAUW San Diego’s worthy
                                                                            Local College Scholarship Fund.
 has been blessed with a num-       Burciaga or Kelly Nilsson to
 ber of bequests that have          discuss the planned gift. All                   Space is limited.
 helped us continue our mis-        information, other than your                  Please mail your $75
 sion over the years. In addi-      name, will be kept in confi-                     RSVP check to
 tion to giving thanks for the      dence.                                          AAUW San Diego
                                                                          P.O. Box 262012, San Diego, CA 92196
 gifts when the branch re-    If you would like to learn
 ceives them, we also would   more about how to remember                      Seating on a First Reserved,
 like to honor those members  AAUW San Diego in your es-                           First Served basis.
 who have made provisions     tate plan, please contact                  $13 will go to Scholarship Fund, the other
 for gifts to AAUW San Diego. Cathy at 858-586-1339, or                    $62 for quality theater seat tickets.
   If you have made a gift to Kelly, 619-929-2828, for
                                                                                 CAR POOL Available.
 AAUW San Diego Branch in     more information.                                      Call: 858-586-1339
 THE SPHERE - November, 2012 to January, 2013                                                                    Page 7

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      December                                       Annual Meeting Luncheon
   Genny Deutsch
    Evelyn Pronko
                                                         Saturday, January 26, 2013
                                                11:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M.    Bernardo Heights Country Club
                                                    16066 Bernardo Heights Parkway, San Diego, CA 92128
                                    Guest Speaker - Bonnie Dumanis, San Diego County District Attorney
  Ginny Doughton
Cynthia A. Martinez
                                      Vineyard Style Chicken Salad           Menu          Sautéed Chicken Picatta with
                                        with apples, Gorgonzola,                           lemon caper sauces, rice and
    Jane Niemeier                  walnut brittle and sherry vinaigrette   Choice of               vegetables

                                                       Vanilla Bean Crème Brule with seasonal berries
                                                   Coffee, tea, lemonade Vegetarian salad upon request
                                                                      $32 per person
                                                       Reservations by Monday, January 14, 2013
                                  Mail your check to AAUW San Diego Branch, P.O. Box 262012, San Diego, CA 92196
  If you are not named
                                     Please write Menu Choice on your check!         Information: 858-451-6764
  during your birthday                         Hosted by Poway-Peñasquitos & Del Mar-Leucadia Branches
 month, please contact
the editor at 619-299-0778          Let’s Enjoy a Great Turn-out for this Annual Gathering of the Branches.
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                The Presidents and Officers of
         AAUW San Diego Branch Wish Every Member
            a Warm and Wonderful Holiday Season
             and Healthy Happy Prosperous 2013.

                           Upon joining AAUW we
                          entered a community that
                         breaks through educational
                         and economic barriers so all
                                                              San Diego Branch
                          women have a fair chance .



                                                             San Diego, CA 92196
                                                             P.O. Box 262012

                                                        San Diego Branch
                                                        of University Women
                                                        American Association

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