February, 2020

Aloha Hilo Branch Members,

As we enter our lovely spring season (all our seasons are lovely here) you have the opportunity to become even more involved in AAUW Hilo Branch as a member of the Executive Board.  If you would like to be part of the Executive Board, please contact Mary Connie Banser, Chair of the Nominating Committee, at  We are also looking for someone who would like to manage our Facebook site.  If you are active on Facebook, this might be just right for you.


Many thanks to AAUW member Barbara Meguro for organizing AAUW’s support of the Science Fair on February 15th, 2020 at the University of Hawaii. Barbara and her fellow judge Donna Barr selected ten outstanding science fair projects created by local female middle and high school science students to receive certificates and $20 cash awards.

Many thanks to the many AAUW members who have volunteered to be Ambassadors for the Journey Through the Universe event taking place the week of March 2-5.  The Ambassadors assist scientists, engineers and researchers from all over the country as they go into local science classrooms to share their enthusiasm and expertise with students.

Many thanks to Joanne Hufnagel, AAUW member here and in Washington,l for organizing Bamboo Hale this year.  If you have not enjoyed lunch at the Bamboo Hale at the Hawaii Community College yet, please do!  This is one way we support the students at the community college.

Mark Your Calendars-Upcoming Events:

Saturday, March 28, 2020
High Tea and Delicious Food Sale and Auction Scholarship Fund Raiser
Dinnie Kysar’s home from 2PM to 4PM
Watch for your evite coming out soon!

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Equal Pay Day Recognition Event
University of Hawaii Student Center from 1-4PM
Watch for the informational email!

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
New AAUW Members’ Dinner
Faith Jones’ home at 5:30
Watch for your invitation, New Members!

Saturday, May 2, 2020
Scholarship Luncheon
Annette Barr’s home from 12PM-3PM
Watch for your evite!

Next General Meeting to be announced

Mahalo Nui Loa
Annette Barr