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Reception for AAUW members and Tour of the historic Laulima House

Catholic Charities Hawaiʻi and Jerry Rauckhorst, President and CEO, cordially invite you to a reception for AAUW members and tour of the historic Laulima House.


Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Laulima House 1802 Keʻeaumoku Street

Joanna Amberger, former Honolulu Branch President, will offer a few words about the significance of this historic property to AAUW. In addition, Jerry Rauckhorst will share how Laulima House will further Catholic Charities Hawai‘i’s mission.

Please RSVP by Friday, July 1 by calling 808-527-4820 or emailing

Refreshments will be provided. Parking is available in the Catholic Charities Hawaiʻi parking lot. Please use the sidewalk along Keʻeaumoku Street and follow it to Laulima House.

Status of Women in Leadership

Join us for an exciting discussion about the status of women in leadership!

Women have heard it all

What: AAUW Honolulu is presenting our latest research, Barriers and Bias: The Status of Women in Leadership to explore the causes of women’s under representation in leadership roles in business, politics, and education and hosting a panel to discuss what we can do to change the status quo here in Hawaii.
When: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 – 6-8:00pm
Where: Neil Blaisdell Center, Hawaii Suites
Dinner will be provided complimentary.

Meet the Panel

Virginia HinshawVirginia S. Hinshaw Ph.D.
Chancellor Emeritus
Professor of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology
John A. Burns School of Medicine
University of Hawai‘i Mānoa

Rep Au Belatti
Della Au Belatti
Hawaii State Legislature
House District 24


Lisa Maruyama
President and CEO
Hawaii Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations



Beth Whitehead

Executive Vice President &
Chief Administrative Officer
American Savings Bank



Click here for more info on the panelists…

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Appy Hour Meets Tech Savvy By AAUW-Bring your mobile devices

Please join AAUW Honolulu for Cocktails and Conversations

Appy Hour


Give yourself a treat! Meet, mingle and enjoy complimentary pupus, and beverages at happy hour prices. An Appy Hour is the intersection of casual conversation, a little technology, and a great AAUW program.

At this Appy Hour we’ll focus on all things Tech Savvy! Hear the latest plans for our May 21st event at Hawaii Pacific University and meet Tech Savvy keynote speaker, Sarah Hudgins, Captain, Mokulele Airlines. AND we will have a chance to follow up with Our Advocacy Committee Chair, Sue Wurtzburg, on the events of the April 12th, Equal Pay Day.

Members are encouraged to invite friends and colleagues to this informal pau hana.

Free valet parking, complimentary pupus, no-host bar $4-$7 drink specials!


The Study at the Modern Hotel
1775 Ala Moana Blvd. (entrance on Hobron)
Honolulu, HI

Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Time: 5-7:00pm

Apply Hour RSVP

What are you doing for Equal Pay Day?

equalpaydayEqual Pay Day is the symbolic day when women’s earnings “catch up” to men’s earnings from the previous year. It’s also a powerful occasion to raise awareness about and organize action around the gender pay gap in your community.  This year, Equal Pay Day will be observed on Tuesday, April 12th.

Did you know that women typically work an extra 14 or 15 weeks in the following year to make the same amount earned by men in the previous year? This means that women are working an extra 70-75 days more than men to reach the same goal. Aghast?  You should be!  So what can you be doing?

You can contact Susan Wurtzburg,  Advocacy Chair, AAUW-Honolulu),,  and tell her that you want to be involved.  We have plans on the day that may include receiving proclamations from the Governor and the Mayor of Honolulu.   A noon event is being planned; Participate and help our voice be heard.

Sarah Hudgins

sarahWith the assistance of a Tweet Coleman Aviation Scholarship, Sarah earned her Commercial Airplane Single Engine Land Certificate in November 2014. Initially co-piloting planes across the Pacific, Sarah was eventually hired as Second-in-Command completing her flight-training with Mokulele Airlines, an interisland commuter in Hawaiʻi. She has since earned Captain status and continues to fly Cessna Caravans interisland. Sarah is also pursuing a Master’s Degree with a research focus on women in aviation. A lifelong volunteer, Sarah is a member of the American Association of University Women, Honolulu Chapter, and is a board member of Mālama Mānoa, a community organization whose mission it is to encourage diversity, community and environmental stewardship. She has also played an active role as Secretary and Chair on the Aloha Chapter 99s striving to expand membership and reach young women interested in aviation. Sarah has also volunteered to speak with young people on aviation at the Pacific Aviation Museum, with the Girl Scouts of America and at elementary schools.

Jessica Yaple

jessica YapleAAUW Honolulu welcomes Jessica Yaple, an AAUW Scholarship awardee!  Jessica is majoring in Social Work at Hawaii Pacific University and expects to graduate in May 2016.  Receiving the AAUW scholarship has allowed Jessica to gain greater financial stability both now and in the future.  For Jessica, “[t]his scholarship has empowered me to focus more fully on my studies, become involved in other activities within the AAUW (such as legislative advocacy), and learn the value of pursuing every benefit that we are eligible for. These lessons of hard work, persistence, advocacy, community involvement, and networking are valuable lessons that I hope to carry with me in all of my personal and professional endeavors.  As a future social worker, I hope to guide other colleagues and clients in developing these same qualities. I feel so blessed and grateful to have received such a prestigious award while also partnering with passionate, intelligent, and motivated women in promoting positive social change for women.”