December 10, 2023, 3:00 to 5:00 PM.

Becky Tietjen’s Home
5972 Phoenician Court, Merced


Members with last names beginning with the letters M-Z bring
finger food, desserts, or hors d’oeuvres.

Board members will be serving you tea and coffee.

Check out the Programs page for a schedule of other upcoming events!


What’s on my mind this month is Thanksgiving. Even in the midst of war, homelessness, poverty, death of loved ones and sheer hopelessness, I am blessed with thankfulness.
Here is my list:

1. I am thankful for my grandchildren who are thriving.

2. I am thankful for my two daughters, who in spite of a hard childhood turned out to be wonderful, successful mothers and university graduates, with husbands and children who support and love them.

3. I am thankful for AAUW who gives me the opportunity to hang out with other women and be a leader. (One of my passions). If it is your passion, too, you can volunteer to be the Vice-President of AAUW.

4. I am so thankful that my mortgage is paid off and that I am retired with a pension.

5. I also love chair yoga at the senior center. Kathleen McElwain, our AAUW secretary turned me on to this. I can now get out of a chair without using my hands.

6. I love the new AAUW sections. See below for Crafting, Ukulele, and Water Walking.

Most of all, I am thankful for our members, who in spite of all hardships, have managed to be “University Women”.  Way to go. Congratulations.  You will make a difference.