Happy Hour Fashion Show Supports Women’s College Pursuits

Barb Moser (left) and Gloria Engler, chairs of AAUW SEV’s upcoming Happy Hour Fashion Show, are organizing the event to raise money for scholarships for women. (Photo by Mary Kenny)

To support women who are beginning or resuming their college education at Chandler/Gilbert Community College, AAUW Southeast Valley (SEV) is presenting its Second Annual Happy Hour Fashion Show on Friday, Feb. 2, from 4 to 7 p.m. The event will put the “fun” in fundraising by offering a 50/50 raffle, a basket raffle, and the opportunity to bid on some great prizes via a silent auction. A variety of appetizers will be served, and a cash bar will be available.

The Happy Hour Fashion Show will be held in the Cottonwood San Tan Ballroom located at 25630 S. Brentwood Drive in Sun Lakes, and it is open to the public. Tickets are $30 and must be purchased in advance. Tables of eight are also available to reserve.

To purchase tickets or for more details, you can reach us via event Co-chair Barb Moser at [email protected].

In the past 13 years, the SEV Branch of AAUW has raised over $43,000 to fund scholarships that have assisted local women, including recent high school graduates as well as women returning to school later in life, to further their career aspirations.

In 2023 SEV awarded 10 $1,000 scholarships to deserving women pursuing careers in a variety of STEM-related fields, which included Exercise Science, Data Analytics, Nursing and Applied Human Behavior, Computer Science, Nutritional Science, Biological Studies, and Mortuary Science.

AAUW Southeast Valley Branch serves Chandler, Gilbert, and Sun Lakes. SEV members and guests meet monthly from October through April at Sun Lakes United Methodist Church on Riggs Road.

Did you know that AAUW is a diverse group that encourages participation by those who wish to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, philanthropy, and research? It also supports education and legislation impacting girls and women.

Our local Southeast Valley Branch of AAUW was chartered in 1989. AAUW is a national organization open to all graduates holding an associate or equivalent, baccalaureate, or higher degree from a qualified educational institution. There are more than 170,000 members across 1,000 local branches.

If you are looking for a way to make a difference, meet other accomplished and interesting women, and have fun together, contact us at [email protected] and be a part of change in the making!