Welcome to the Oakdale-Riverbank-Escalon (ORE) Branch of AAUW

The Oakdale-Riverbank-Escalon Branch (ORE), founded in 1962, is committed to the educational, cultural and environmental improvement of our area as well as our world. We offer thought-provoking programs, varied interest groups and the opportunity to socialize with a diverse group of educated, interesting women. We share a common commitment to continued learning, women’s issues and community betterment.   Our common mission in AAUW is to break through barriers for women and girls. Our branch’s primary function is to support and mentor young girls from our community, beginning in junior high with Tech Trek and continuing through high school and college.

Our membership base draws from the three Central Valley towns—Oakdale (population 21,000), Riverbank (population 23,000) and Escalon (population 7000).  There are no barriers to membership based on gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin or disability. We are privileged to share membership in the National AAUW and the California AAUW communities.

Current Events – 2017

Thursday, April 13, 2017 7:00 P.M. – Title IX – It’s Still an Issue!

Come meet and hear Julie Johnson and Virginia “Ginger” Johnson speak on one of AAUW’s Issues – Title IX.  At Stanislaus State and Modesto City Schools, these two women are responsible for making sure these institutions are in compliance with Title IX, the federal law passed in 1972, which bars sex discrimination in schools receiving federal funds.

Julie Johnson is Stanislaus State’s Associate Vice President for Human Resources, Equal Opportunity and Compliance, having previously served as Campus Compliance Officer and Deputy Title IX Officer since September 2012.  In addition to sharing the nuts and bolts about Title IX with us, she will tell us about her role in enforcing the law at Stanislaus State, and what steps the University is taking to comply.

Ginger Johnson, as Associate Superintendent of Educational Services for Modesto City Schools, oversees all programs at the thirty-four school sites she supervises.  She will talk to us about what Modesto City Schools is doing to make sure that Title IX is a game changer at the elementary and high school levels.

Every school should have at least one employee who is responsible for coordinating the school’s compliance with Title IX.  Program attendees will also learn how they can act to make sure each of our local schools has a Title IX coordinator and that these coordinators have the resources needed to understand the full scope of their jobs.

If you are not a member, but would like to attend, please send an email to – Anne, hendricks2495@msn.com or Jane, janegriffith123@gmail.com with your name and phone number and whether you hold an associates degree or higher.  Upon receipt of this information, you will be provided the address of the meeting.


Past Events