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October Luncheon

AAUW Alameda October Speaker and Luncheon Alameda Chamber of Commerce, 2215A South Shore Center

Our October 12 Luncheon will feature Madlen Saddick, Executive Director of the Alameda Chamber of Commerce as our presenter.  The Chamber will also be welcoming us to have our luncheon meeting in their convenient offices, near Trader Joe’s.  Please plan to arrive between 11:00 and 11:25 for our “social half hour” – Luncheons begin promptly at 11:30.

Ms. Saddick will address us regarding her vision for the Alameda Chamber.  In her first eight months as the new Executive Director, she has introduced a number of new programs and initiatives to strengthen the role of the Chamber in the community and provide added value to its members.  One of her passions is education and her new Chamber Academy program, which has been wellreceived.  She brings great energy and enthusiasm to her vision.

Madlen came to Alameda following over eight years with the San Mateo Chamber of Commerce, where she had a number of roles, including marketing, event planning, and business development.  Prior to that, she had a successful career as the owner of a commercial design center for 22 years, working with developers and architects.

Our Salad Bar/Sandwich Buffet will be catered by Panera Bread, with cookies and coffee at a cost $16.00 per person.  Please make checks payable  to AAUW Alameda and mail them to Penny Washbourn, 501 Lagunaria Lane, Alameda  CA  94502 by Friday October 4., (510) 748-7455

Tech Trek Luncheon

Our September 14 Tech Trek Luncheon will start at 11:30 at Girls Inc. of the Island City, 1724 Santa Clara Avenue (Alameda). The lunch will be catered by Blue Dot Cafe at a cost of $16.00 per person, and will include a choice of sandwiches (both meat and vegetarian), salad, chips, desert, and ice tea or water.

Please write a check, payable to AAUW Alameda Branch, and mail it to Paula Biwer, 1804 2nd St., Alameda, CA, 94501-1830 by September 7. If you cannot get your check to Paula on time, please call her at (510) 918-8577, text her, or send her an e-mail at to let her know. She can make your reservation and you can pay either by check or credit card at the event.

This is an excellent Luncheon to invite your friends to, as potential future members, because they will experience the uplifting presentation by our Tech Trek participants and also hear about various Member Groups and upcoming events and activities. Please try to carpool to all events– it’s good for the environment and may encourage others to attend.

Please remember that this an annual fund-raising event – see details in the Tech Trek Coordinator Update. There will also be an opportunity drawing. Bring any/all items you would like to donate for future drawings with you to the event and give them to President-Elect Mark Hamilton.

May 11 Celebration Brunch

Our annual Celebration Brunch will be in the Card Room at the Alameda Elks Lodge 2255 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda Saturday May 11 PLEASE NOTE earlier start time –**10:00 am** We will be honoring the Volunteers of the Year, thanking the outgoing Board Members,and installing the 2019-2020 Board for the AAUW Alameda Branch.Come dressed up for a festive occasion and recognize our special fellowmembers for all they do to make this Branch vibrant!Join us for a delicious brunch menu consisting of assorted quiches; waffle sandwiches with egg and bacon; mixed fruit, yogurt,and granola;“Danish”pastries; and orange juice, coffee,and tea.Checks for $32 made out to AAUW Alameda Branch should be sent to Penny Washbourn by May 3, 2019 to 501 Lagunaria Lane, Alameda CA 94502.Thanks! (510)748-7455,


Women’s Day

Come Celebrate International Women’s Day

Saturday March 9, 2019 11:30 am
Dragon Rouge Restaurant
2337 Blanding Ave, Alameda
with Veronica Ufoegbune Ed.D.

A personal perspective on education for girls and women in 
Nigeria: Challenges and Opportunities.

Dr. Ufoegbune (oof-way-boo-nay) is currently Director of Headstart for the City of Oakland. A native of Nigeria, she received her BA in Modern European languages (French and German) at University of Benin, Nigeria. Veronica is a dedicated specialist in Early Childhood Education and received an MA in Education from Mills College and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Pepperdine University. Formerly Executive Director of UC Berkeley Early Education Program, she is also an adjunct education instructor at Chabot College and CSU East Bay. She is an active supporter of girls’ education and the rights of girls, youth and women in Nigeria and globally. She is on the Board of the United Nations Association-East Bay and Chair of the UN Flag Day.

$35 all inclusive

Appetizers: Crispy Calamari and Mango Vietnamese Salad

Entrees: Grilled Lemongrass Pork Chops and Dragon Fire Garlic Noodles with Tofu. Steamed Rice

Dessert : Green tea ice cream

Beverages: Iced Tea, Coke, Sprite, Water

RSVP by March 2. Send Check for $35 to Penny Washbourn, 510-748-7455 .

501 Lagunaria Lane, Alameda 94502. Made out to AAUW-Alameda Branch.