In May 1930, a temporary AAUW organization was formed with women from Fallbrook, Vista, Oceanside, Carlsbad, and Escondido, California. By October of that year, the Palomar Branch of AAUW was chartered with Mrs. Anthony as the first president.  With time and gasoline rationing of World War II, the Fallbrook and Escondido members formed their own branches. What had been the Palomar Branch is now known as the Carlsbad-Oceanside-Vista Branch of AAUW.

The Branch has held many community forums, monthly branch meetings, and has over a dozen interest groups.

Today, the branch has a membership of 132 and meets at various locations in Oceanside, Vista and Carlsbad and continues  to support various community projects,  the Educational Opportunities Fund and the Legal Advocacy Fund.  Our Public Policy Committee plans on Get out the Vote activities and Equal Pay Day on the 3 local campuses.  We award three scholarships yearly and we choose and send 12 girls to Tech Trek each year.