Past General Meetings

November Meeting: Women in the Military

Back row: Anthony Wade, US Navy Ret; Jodie Grenier, Exec Director, Foundation for Women Warriers; Pat Johnson-Khalifa, AAUW Program Mgr; Charlie Jones, USMC Ret; Carolyn Oliver, 15 yr Army spouse; Marilyn Day, Captain Nurse Corps USN, ret;
Front row: Tanisha and Shanyse McCullough, daughters of deployed parent; Lori Slater, civilian honored for 35 years at Camp Pendleton; Reiko McCullough, military spouse

Our November meeting consisted of a lively discussion of what it was like to be in the military or have a close family member in the military.  A truly informative and inspiring session, particularly for those who do not have family members serving.







October Meeting: Get Out the Vote! 

Midterms matter! League of Women Voters representatives informed our group about the current issues and propositions on the California ballot.

September Kickoff Meeting


Cory Schumacher, Carlsbad City Council Member, and three-time Women’s Longboard Champion, spoke to us on challenges and opportunities presented by Title IX, the landmark federal civil rights law passed 46 years ago which provides for gender equality in education.  Cory spoke of her experiences with surfing contests and inequalities she experienced during her professional years as a surfer.



June Installation Meeting

l to r: Sharon Corbett-Perry, Andrea Henne, Pat Moran, Sue Ellen LeRoy, Ginny Spence, Patricia Johnson-Khalifa, Bobbi Karnes, Michele McNeil, Karen Vanderwerken
not in photo: Rebecca Hill, Norelynn Pion-Gioureau

Members and guests celebrated our Branch Accomplishments, installing our new Board of Directors, and recognizing AAUW Named Gift honorees, Shape the Future awardees, and hearing from scholarship recipients.



May Tech Trek Meeting

Back Row: Georgia Villareal, Ava Newton, Grace Demarest, Shea Kangleon
Front Row: Sidney Rhine, Sriprada Pinnamaraju, Sarah Strasbert
Missing: Lexi Worms, Luna Espinosa, Nayeli Yanez

Our annual Tech Trek meeting included listening to some fabulous speakers: Carolina Quirarta, nursing student from CSUSM, Sophie Hernandez from Mira Costa and Barbara Newton, retired computer engineer, all gave inspiring speeches.  In addition, we heard via Powerpoint from Romy Beigel and her latest exploits at Montana State.


April General Meeting

Our Public Policy discussion was led by four distinguished women.  Kathy Harper is a member of AAUW State Public Policy Committee.  Jennifer Lonbom discussed #NeverAgainCA’s agenda of removing gun shows from the Del Mar Fairgrounds.  Anne Omsted discussed a proposition to alter California Prop 13 to include only residential homes, not commercial property.  Elizabeth Brady talked about getting out the vote.



l to r: Lorraine Wood, Cori Schumacher, Dr. Karen Shelby, Andrea Henne, Sharon Corbett-Parry, Norelynn Pion-Goureau



March General Meeting

Our theme “Nevertheless She Persisted” was discussed by our guest speakers former Carlsbad Councilwoman and City Clerk Lorraine Wood, current Carlsbad City Council member Cori Schumacher, and Dr Karen Shelby, USD Provessor who teaches Gender and Political Leadership.  We honored past and present women who support equal representation in government.

Past IBC Meetings

Link to Laura Pasquale’s Public Policy presentation given to the IBC Leadership Day June 29, 2014