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Articles by Edna Ethington

Members and guests are invited to come to the General Meeting of the La Palma-Cerritos Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) on Thursday, April 19 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Cerritos Park East at 13234 E. 166th St. in Cerritos. Guest speaker for the evening will be Sabina Vajraca on the topic of “Sexual Harassment and Pay Inequity in the Film Industry,” followed by a short business meeting.

The La Palma-Cerritos American Association of University Women (AAUW) had a very interesting evening on Thursday, March 15 at Cerritos Park East. Four women, who originally came from Iraq, South Africa, Syria, and Vietnam, told stories about their lives as part of a panel. All of the women were highly educated with college degrees and are still working in fields related to their areas of study.

The musicians of Da’Hawaii Seniors Club performed at the City of Cerritos Recreation Services Division and the Let Freedom Ring Committee’s Festival of Friendship on Saturday, Feb. 3. Da’ Hawaii Seniors Club’s musicians were one of 10 cultural acts that performed on the Forever 21 Stage that connected cultures through music and dance.

Twenty seven members of the La Palma-Cerritos Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) attended their annual AAUW Fund Luncheon at the La Palma home of Carol and Bob Marsh on Saturday, Feb. 10. They came to enjoy a wonderful catered lunch prepared by Gayle, the owner of Huff’s Restaurant in Los Alamitos, and to meet guest speaker Angeline Chen.

Da’Hawaii Seniors Club’s Program Co-Chairs Aida Kull and Glena Ujiie prepared another fun-filled meeting which included dancing at their Valentine Swing on Thursday, Feb. 8 at the Cerritos Senior Center. Their early Valentine’s Day celebration also honored the club’s first president, Bennie Cabalona, by crowning her Queen of Hearts for February. Cabalona is also one of the founding members of the club that was founded in 1998.

Members of the La Palma-Cerritos Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) gathered at Cerritos Park East on Thursday, Jan. 18 for their first meeting of the New Year. They started the year by spending 30 minutes trying to get fit by doing zumba exercises with guest instructor Lettie Morris and her assistant, Sandi Wilkinsen.

The Kyoto Tachibana High School Green Band is one of the oldest marching bands in Japan and is known for their continuous dance-style marching technique that was pioneered at Kyoto Tachibana.  This year’s Kyoto Tachibana Green Band came with 191 students and graduates, including 10 boys and 181 women and girls.  They came to perform in a Disneyland Parade in Anaheim on Dec. 29, 2017, a Band Festival in Pasadena on Dec. 30, the Rose Parade in Pasadena on Jan.

America has a long and complicated history. However, what is proven time and time again is America’s ability to come together to fight against intolerance to create a better country and a better world. The Sept.

Past and present Board members of the La Palma-Cerritos Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) met on June 3 at the University of Phoenix in La Palma for their Annual Planning Retreat. The Board members spent the day suggesting ideas for activities and programs for the 2017-2018 year. Many interesting activities and programs have already been planned for 2017, and members hope that many people will participate.