May 2018


President’s Corner

Submitted by: Bobbie Jessup


I am pleased to announce that Giselle Gauthier has been elected as Secretary. At our May meeting we will install her and Susan Alpern as Treasurer.  Susan accepted the appointment this year and will continue on in that capacity.  We will also be honoring our College Scholarship recipients for this year.  Please come to support these women.

As I am winding down my first year in office, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in the branch for your support of our programs, fundraisers, community involvement, and social activities.  We offer a number of diverse ways to support AAUW and our local community. Part of our mission statement includes offering action for equity, personal and professional growth, community leadership, and friendships.  Please make the commitment to continue all of this by renewing your membership for the 2018-2019 year.  Thank you.







Fundraiser Rodrigo’s Print




Special Interest Groups

Submitted by: Mary Fran McCluskey




Book Club meets 2nd Mondays from 1:00-3:00p.m. at the Ron Roberts Library (Pauba), Temecula.

Info: Jo-Ann Doran 951-302-5315



Lunch Bunch meets 2nd Thursdays at 11:30.

May 10 – The Goat and Vine, 41911 Fifth St, Temecula.

Info: Mary Fran McCluskey 951-245-1544



Meet Me at the Movies views films of interest to women followed by a critique at a nearby eatery. Movie selection/location/time TBA by email.

Info: Mary Fran McCluskey 951-245-1544  •



Dark until fall.

Info: AAUW-TV Facebook 

Bonnie Rizzuto 951-693-4591    •

Barbara Wolcott 408-483-3823   •



May 12 at 8:00p.m. – A Broadway to Hollywood Evening with Richard Glazier,

TVHS Performing Arts Center, 31555 Rancho Vista Rd. $32 to $40.

Contact Jan Clark George for tickets 951-206-7989



This group will tentatively meet the 4th Saturdays 1- 4pm. Hand and Foot, Quidler and . . . ?

May 26th at the home of Mary Fran.

Connie Medrano 951-692-8406




Get “interested” and get to know your AAUW friends better. As always, “drop-ins” are welcome… and bring a friend to meet us! Interest groups are a fun way to introduce prospective members to AAUW-TV. Contact group leaders to join email lists.

Ladies, ALWAYS RSVP FOR EVENTS! We won’t be able to notify you of changes if you don’t, and it’s no fun if you show up and an event has been cancelled or the date/time has changed.




Dear Members:


Our TV-AAUW Board of Directors would like to wish you a wonderful Mother’s Day!  In addition, we would like to acknowledge our nursing healthcare professionals in celebration of Nurses Week in May.


In commemoration of Memorial Day, we would like to acknowledge members who have served, or have family members that served in the armed forces. You are appreciated, and we thank you for the service rendered to our great country. 


On to great news for May as follows:



It is our pleasure to announce Anna Roccaforte as our newest member.   Anna is a long-time educator, an opera fan, and holds a degree from California Baptist University. She has expressed an interest in the TechTrek Program, so we look forward to working with her next year.  Please join us in welcoming Anna to our branch!



As a reminder, our membership dues are $99.00 (National $59, State $20, Branch $20) which helps to cover operating expenses, as well as further grow TV-AAUW programs.



We still have nametags for purchase to help us know each other by name at our events.  They can be purchased for $10.00. Once your check made payable to TV-AAUW has been received, your order will be processed.  Please email me for details.



To celebrate women’s advancement in May, following are a few notable birthdays:

      ·   May 1, 1950 – Gwendolyn Brooks becomes the first African-American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, named Library of Congress’ Consultant in Poetry (later called Poet Laureate) in 1985

      ·   May 5, 1938 – Dr. Dorothy H. Andersen presents results of her medical research identifying the disease cystic fibrosis at a meeting of the American Pediatric Association

 If you have notable achievements, publications or honorariums that you would like to share, please feel free to contact me.  We would love to celebrate your accomplishments with our members!

Until next time, please enjoy the May holidays with your loved ones.  

Be well!

Sincerely Yours, 

Cynthia L Escartin

AAUW-TV, VP Membership 

AAUW-TV Value Promise: By joining AAUW we belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance.




Don’t forget the 25 for 25 Challenge this summer. While you’re out and about meeting new ladies invite them to lunch, the movies, and the theater – and come yourself! Wherever you are, keep your eyes open for new gals who’d like to join us in some of our summer activities. Know a lady who’s interested in education? Interested in girls? Interested in tech or science? Ask them along to the Tech Trek Social on the 20th to meet our Tech Trek girls.

Lower our median age by giving  “free” memberships to your grads and inviting them to summer events. Introduce them to a lifetime of service advancing equity for women and girls. And to friendships that last a lifetime.

–Mary Fran

TV-AAUW Board 25 for 25 Challenge 25 new members by October 28, 2018

In honor of our Branch’s 25th Anniversary, keep reaching out to like-minded women who are waiting for you to ask them to join TV-AAUW


— 25 for 25 Roster —

5) Anna Roccaforte – client of a member

4) Gisele Gauthier – found us online!

3) Susan Bentley – member contact from Redlands Branch meeting

2) Bonnie Martland – member met at Temecla Street Painting Festival

1) Laurel Rudd – recently moved to our area and looked for us online

6) Who Will

7) Be Our Next

8) New Members???

20 to Go!!!!


Safe Alternatives for Everyone

By: Connie French

Our local philanthropy, SAFE, has asked us to help provide meals for the Girls Circle meetings by donating gift cards to grocery stores. The stores of preference are Vons, Food for Less and Winco.  However, they will appreciate any cards of any denomination.  So, when you go grocery shopping, just add a gift card to your checkout. Please give the cards to Bobbie at the May meeting or send to Connie French.




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