We are pleased to report that the Rotary Club of Sacramento Foundation made a $3,600 award to the AAUW Sacramento Branch for the Tech Trek program. Although the Branch asked for $1,800, the Rotary Club grants committee was so impressed with the Tech Trek program that they voluntarily doubled the amount. We are delighted with this generous gift and also want to acknowledge a gift of $300 from Owen, McGinty & Reiken, CPAs and the numerous contributions of our members to support the Tech Trek program.
These gifts have made it possible for the Branch to send Anh Dang, Erika Carrasco, Teresa Lay, Mimi Young, Delaney Royer, and Raelynn Esguerra from Mitchell Middle School in the Folsom-Cordova Unified School District and Will C. Wood Middle School in the Sacramento Unified School District to the Tech Trek summer camp at UC Davis scheduled for July 23-29. Four of the campers selected appear in the photo accompanying this article.
Many thanks to the members of our Tech Trek committee: Jo Reiken, Morgan Glover, Lori Franz, Monique Stovall, Jacqueline Rose, Ashley Gilreath, Tiffany Ardisana, Gloria Yost, Ruth Ann Hines and Linda Patterson. Tech Trek would not be possible if not for their efforts to recruit schools, raise funds, select and orient campers, announce progress on social media and communicate with National and State AAUW Tech Trek as well as the UC Davis camp directors to ensure our Branch continues to send young girls interested in studying science and math to this important program.