Come Help Celebrate Women Making History this Wednesday on March 19, 2014

March is Women’s History Month

To celebrate this special month, AAUW Sacramento has put together a special panel of successful business women in the Sacramento area: Azizza Davis Goines, president and CEO of the Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce, Pat Fong Kushida, president and CEO of the Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce, and Alice Perez, CEO and President of the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce .  Our theme for March is “Celebrating Diversity.”  We honor this theme with  this special panel.

The cost is $15 per person and tickets are available via brown paper tickets here.

You  can also click on the flier link below.

Woen Making History Flier

Women at the top…why not?

Women At The Top

On Saturday, February 22, 2014 the AAUW Sacramento Annual Speech Trek Contest will be held at the Valley Hi Laguna North Library Community Room. The branch membership and the public are invited to attend this mission-based event, which begins at 9:30 when we ask all audience members to be in their seats.  The speakers are students from the Elk Grove Unified School District high schools, grades 9-12.

Students will have a 5-6 minute speech in which to examine the above question about circumstances that still limit so few women from leading our major corporations and public enterprises. After 50 years of the Women’s Movement, there are only 14% of private and governmental organizations led by women.  Yet, one billion women are expected to enter the global workplace in the next decade!  What creates a barrier to women leading these enterprises and becoming the decision-makers that effect so many? And how do young women break through the opportunity ceiling with the personal decisions they make while still in high school?  How do today’s young men create tomorrow’s solutions to breaking down these barriers?  When our society uses 100% of available human resources, can we create a dynamic future for everyone?

We know that all of our futures rest in the hands of today’s young women and men. Come listen to them talk about their ideas, opinions, and dreams.  It’s not just an outreach program event; it’s an opportunity to hear how breaking down barriers for women and girls happens; these speakers will tell us how do we get to the future from here.

For more information, please contact Liz Jordan, lizjord@msn.com, (916) 354-9608; Shari Beck, gsbeck@surewest.net, (9160451-5143.

Call for Candidates Night on January 16th, 2014

Please join your nominating committee at our “Call for Candidates” night.  

This is an excellent opportunity to meet current and past leaders of the branch that are willing to help you each step of the way in becoming a more active member of our branch by sharing their experiences . Join us and discover your potential and passion to make an impact on the future of AAUWSacramento and its Mission.
Where:  Arcade Library at 2443 Marconi Ave, Sacramento
When:  January 16 at 6:30 PM

Click here for applications and more information

Women in Engineering: A New Norm? A STEM Talk by AAUW Members in Engineering

Join us for a discussion panel with our own AAUW Women in Engineering, Sarah Bauer, Anne Lynch, and Marianne Rordan. The panel will be moderated by branch member, Lisa Howard.

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014, 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Arden-Dimick Library, 891 Watt Ave. Sacramento
RSVP to Caroline West at caronwest@gmail.com or 916-5703649 by
January 12.

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Sarah Bauer is a Senior Software Consultant at Computer Deductions in Orangevale, California and has eighteen years of experience in the architecture, design and development of computer software. Sarah studied Software Engineering at Ohio State University.

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Marianne Rordan has worked in the defense and aerospace industry since 1988, starting out in design and transitioning to systems engineering and project management.  Marianne is currently an aerospace systems engineer at Aerojet Rocketdyne. She holds a BS from Bucknell University and a MS degree from the University of Arizona in Mechanical Engineering.

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Anne Lynch is a senior project manager with CH2M HILL in Sacramento, CA. She specializes in flood management, recycled water, and water resources planning projects and is currently the PM supporting the California Department of Water Resources’ Statewide Flood Management Planning Program.  Anne earned a BA in Philosophy from the University of Oklahoma and a BS in Civil Engineering from Auburn University.

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Moderator, Lisa Howard, is a senior consultant with Public Consulting Group, Technical Solutions and is currently working with the California Health Benefit Exchange to implement Covered California. Lisa earned her BA in Psychology from UC Santa Cruz and an MBA from UC Davis.  The women will be sharing their experiences and career insights about opportunities for women in STEM fields.

Ring in the New Year with Happy Hour at Kupros Bistro! Wednesday, January 8th at 5 pm

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Our next Happy Hour is at Kupros Bistro (http://www.kuprosbistro.com/).  Kupros is in a converted craftsman house located at:

1217 21st St, Sacramento, CA 95816

Be the first to bring a new prospective member to Happy Hourand earn $20 worth of food and drinks. As this is a public event, any new members may join that night for the reduced rate.  Everybody has some serious competition in SueAnn Freeman, our secretary.  She has recruited more members than anyone and gets there EARLY.  Be there at 5 pm, just in case.

Please RSVP to Angela Scarlett: angela.scarlett@gmail.com or 916-612-8442 to give her an idea of how many will be attending.  Parking is available in the surrounding neighborhood on the street.

AAUW Sacramento’s Annual Holiday Brunch is right around the corner! (12/7/13)

Holiday Brunch will be December 7th, 2013 from 10 am until 1pm!

At the Hilton Hotel, located at 2200 Harvard Street, Sacramento 95815

AAUW Sacramento will be collecting books for Ottoman Elementary School and “Dress for Success” clothes for WEAVE

 Entertainment will be provided by CSU Jazz Trio

 The cost is $21 per person, with a reservation deadline of December 2nd.

Discounted parking is available for $2. We encourage carpooling.

Click here for the reservation form

 

 

Explore AAUW Sacramento – Annual Branch Showcase This Saturday, 9-21-13!

Come Explore AAUW Sacramento!

It’s that time again!

Invite your friends and prospective members to Explore AAUW Sacramento at this our annual Showcase as we begin implementing our fall theme “Women Reaching Out”. This is not only an opportunity to introduce new women in the community to our organization but for you, our members, to learn more about Sacramento AAUW’s happenings and contributions toward our mission of breaking barriers for women.

Where and When

Carmichael Library
5605 Marconi Ave
Carmichael 95608

9-21-13, from 2 to 4 pm.

Explore:

  • AAUW Sacramento’s outreach programs—commit to your passion
  • Opportunities for lifelong learning through interest groups
  • Opportunities for intellectual growth and creating friendships while promoting equity for women and girls

Learn:

  • How AAUW supports women facing discrimination
  • How AAUW fights for equity for women and girls
  • About Sacramento’s new Centennial research & Project grants
  •  How AAUW supports women facing discrimination
  • How AAUW fights for equity for women and girls
  • About Sacramento’s new Centennial research & Project grants
  • About the Sacramento AAUW scholarship program by observing a presentation of the scholarships to new recipients
  • How Tech Trek promotes math and science in young women by hearing from the girls who our branch sponsored at camp this summer

Connect:

  • With outreach programs or interest groups leaders to find your niche
  • Develop friendships and interact with our interesting, informed and active members
  • To find opportunities to volunteer your talents and skills to strengthen our branch.

We hope to see you there!

AAUW Happy Hour on Thursday 9/12 at Hook & Ladder!

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We will be having Happy Hour this Thursday (9/12) at 5 pm at Hook & Ladder Manufacturing Company, located at 1630 S Street.  This is a mixed residential neighborhood with street parking available.

As always, be the first person to bring one new potential member and win $20 worth of eats and drinks.  Any new member who joins at this public event can join at a reduced rate for the Shape the Future program.  We will also have flyers for the upcoming Jane Austen mixer on October 2nd, as well as our gala showing of “Pride and Prejudice” that we have bought out the house for October 27th.  Please stop by for food, drinks, good conversation, and catching up on our upcoming events!

Here is Hook & Ladder’s website: http://hookandladder916.com/

Please let Angela Scarlett know if think you are planning on coming at angela.scarlett@gmail.com or at 916-612-8442.

AAUW Funds Fall Luncheon Sunday October 13th, 12:30 to 3:30 pm!

The AAUW CA Funds Committee

invites you to a

Celebration Luncheon

honoring

2013-2014

Funds Fellows and Grants Recipients

Sunday October 13th, 2013 (Register by October 3rd)

12:30 – 3:30 pm  (registration starts at 12 noon)

North Ridge Country Club

7600 Madison Ave., Fair Oaks, CA 95628

 

Register at www.aauw-ca.org or mail in the attached form with your check.