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Branch Activities

How can we appeal to your interests … How do our interests appeal to you?

Make new friends through one of our many interest groups
Connect with like-minded women
Serve your community in a choice of volunteer capacities
Support the equity and education of women and girls
Utilize opportunities for personal development and education

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AAUW National Priorities & Advocacy

Promote National AAUW’s priorities of advocacy and education on a local level through newsletter articles on AAUW public policy priorities, legal advocacy, or national grant recipients. Other activities could include participating in voter registration drives at the high schools or Gavilan College, creating programs around national AAUW public policy priorities, assisting with candidate forums, etc. Read more about advocacy at a branch level.

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Branch Programs

Assist with planning and obtaining speakers, facilities, and publicity.

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Community Action Grants

Serve on a committee to notify local non-profit organizations of our grant process. Review applications and participate in selection of recipients.

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Fourth of July Parade

Help with our annual entry in Morgan Hill’s parade. Activities could include submitting the application, decorating cars, helping with the music or choreography, or just joining us, marching in the parade.

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Fundraising: Wildflower Run Business Sponsors

As part of our annual Wildflower Fund fundraising drive, we solicit business sponsors for the Wildflower Run. Business sponsorships make up a significant part of the money raised each year and are critical to our fundraising success. The business sponsor committee has a well structured fundraising approach that has been refined over the years, and they would love to have you as part of the team!

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GEMS (Girls Engaged in Math & Science)

Assist with a monthly after-school STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) enrichment field trip program for teenage girls.

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Hospitality

Help coordinate refreshments and setup for branch events, such as the fall membership brunch holiday party and the spring brunch.

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Interest Groups

Start a new Interest Group or take over coordination of a current one.

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Leadership Morgan Hill

Submit yourself as a candidate to represent AAUW MH as a member of the next Leadership Morgan Hill class. Take this opportunity to expand your leadership in the Morgan Hill community.

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Local Scholarships

Participate in the process of selecting scholarship winners from Morgan Hill. Scholarships are awarded to girls graduating from high school, women re-entering education after an absence, students pursuing a healthcare related degree such as nursing, and a college student to attend a national leadership conference (NCCWSL). Follow-up “Keeping In Touch” grants are also awarded to previous scholarship winners. Members are needed to participate in each of these selection processes.

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Membership

As part of the membership committee, welcome new members in your area of the community; invite them to events and help them become engaged with AAUW.

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Newsletter

Assist in publishing our quarterly Wildflower newsletter. Responsibilities may include collecting articles, editing, layout, proof reading and mailing.

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One Time Events

Help with events such as summer barbecue holiday party, special inter-branch events, etc.

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Publicity

Promote branch activities and programs through press releases, flyers and handouts.

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Speech Trek

Be part of a committee that coordinates an annual speech contest for high school students.

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Taste of Morgan Hill

Take a shift at our booth in the September street festival. Look for signup information in our weekly email in the summer.

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Tech Trek

Assist with the selection of campers for this math and science summer camp for middle school girls, sponsored by AAUW California. Donate supplies, be a speaker at the camp, or become a “dorm mom.”

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Voter Education

Assist with election forums, register voters, educate the public about non-partisan issues.

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Website

Assist in maintaining our branch website.

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Wildflower Run: 10K Run, 5K Run/Stroller, Kids’ 2K Run, and Senior 2K

This is AAUW Morgan Hill’s only fundraiser. Funds raised go toward local scholarships and programs, Tech Trek, Speech Trek, Community Action Grants, participation by our members in Leadership Morgan Hill, and national AAUW programs such as graduate fellowships and legal advocacy. All members are strongly encouraged to volunteer and contribute to this wonderful community event. Either just volunteer on race day or take a more active leadership role as the chair of one of the many committees needed to ensure the success of this event. Go to Wildflower Fund Committees to get an idea of the various roles that need to be filled.