Celebrating 40 Years of AAUW Morgan Hill!

The Morgan Hill Branch of the American Association of University Women was chartered on December 7, 1981, with 41 members.

We will celebrate our 40th anniversary on December 5, 2021. Save the date!

Five years ago, Carol O’Hare and Carol Holzgrafe conducted interviews with the eight charter members who had maintained their branch membership for 35 years (and still belong today). Last newsletter we highlighted four of our charter members, read stories from the remaining four  below.

Jeanne Gregg, Charter Member

“AAUW is a group I have always been proud to be associated with. It is a membership of individuals.  As a whole, they are wonderful people and often truly inspiring.”

Read Jeanne’s Story

Linda Tarvin, Charter Member

Linda Tarvin is a Texas girl who has put down deep roots in Morgan Hill. She has also a long history as a member of AAUW, first joining in Richardson, Texas, in 1967.

Read Linda’s Story

Marianne Thornton, Charter Member

“I still think that my first reason for joining is the most important: educating women and girls. I feel that that’s what we do.“

Read Marianne’s Story

Patti Trantow, Charter Member

Speaking of AAUW in 1982, Patti Trantow said, “We had wonderful role models in the early group. You just wanted to be around some of those people. This is the key to why this organization has been successful; people are attracted to those doing interesting things, being involved, and having fun.”

Read Patti’s Story

By Carol O’Hare, Branch Historian/Archivist

Return to Nov/Dec 2021 Newsletter