Strings, Palettes & Pen-A shared afternoon with the AAUW San Clemente Capistrano By Branch. 

April 22, 2018 Event

Kate Buckley


WHAT: Strings, Palettes & PenA shared afternoon with the AAUW San Clemente Capistrano By Branch.  Entertainment will include:

°  Kate Buckley- Laguna Beach’s inaugural poet laureate
° a classical guitarist
°  artists
°  singer, Linda Hughes
WHEN:    Sunday, April 22, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Sea Ponte Clubhouse, Sea Pointe Estates off Camino de Estrella, San Clemente 92673 (enter at guard gate) 

If you wish to carpool, meet at 2:30 at Monarch Beach Plaza in frnt of Starbucks.  Please call Nancy Miller (858) 336-8205 to sign up for a ride. Drivers will be Nancy Miller, Nancy Lawrence, Janice Hayden, and Amy Jackson.

Reservations must be received by Friday, April 13.

Catered Refreshments. Price $35.00

All members, guests and significant others are invited.

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NAME: _______________________________Laguna Beach Branch

Guests:  _______________________________________________________

$35.00 pp _______         Total Enclosed:___________

° Make check payable to AAUW-SCCB.  Reservations due by Friday April 13.

°  Mail to: Madeleine Peterson, 3161 Alta Laguna, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

°  Questions?  Madeleine at


To See Photos from the Literary Luncheon, click here.


The 31st “Festival of Women Authors” on March 10th was another successful fundraiser!  

KUDOS to the Literary Luncheon Team:  Co-chairs of the Literary Luncheon, Joan Stratton and Farie Momayez, planned all year for this memorable event.  Joyce Bartlett and Zahra Fathi were Silent Auction Co-chairs, and Jennifer Yelland led the Raffle. Membership Co-chairs, Leah Vasquez and Rachelle Cano, welcomed new members and enrolled several new ones. Barbara Antonacci oversaw the sale of the lovely notecards for the Foundation and was a greeter at the door, along with Marie Tippetts, Miriam Kranser, Nancy Miller, and others.  Because of the efforts of this outgoing and active team, our many projects (as listed in the Literary Luncheon program) will be funded.  

At the luncheon two members were recognized for their outstanding service to the branch.  Susan Kent, treasurer of the Foundation, leader of Public Policy, and liaison with Interbranch Council for the Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF) received her AAUW Fund star.  Alice Apkarian, who wasn’t present because of family reunion in Michigan, was the other awardee for her leadership of Tech Trek.  

The Literary Luncheon team appreciated the generous hearts and donations from the participants.  Some early comments
•  “What a great luncheon!! Loved the speakers!!!
•  “I really enjoyed seeing so many old friends and loved hearing the authors talk.”
•  “All the speakers were great this year!”

Many thanks to Tom Brotherton for filming the 2018 Literary Luncheon. You can watch the video by clicking on the link below.

Video filmed by Tom Brotherton.


The American Association of University Women of Laguna Beach

(AAUW-LB), a 501(c)4 organization founded in 1967, is a dynamic growing organization with many exciting programs, interest groups and opportunities to get involved in the community. Our diverse membership includes residents of Laguna Beach and surrounding communities, spanning a wide range of ages and professions.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) empowers women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Our nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has more than 170,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and more than 800 college and university members. Since AAUW’s founding in 1881, our members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. AAUW’s fellowships and grants have helped scholars and activists overcome barriers to education and advancement for nearly 130 years. Learn more and join us at