Category Archives: Membership

Anything related to membership activities and support for the Sacramento AAUW branch.

Membership Matters by Linda Patterson and Sharon Norris, Membership Co-Directors

This is a great year to join AAUW particularly if you are interested in advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. If you bring a prospective member to the Branch Showcase who later joins this year, we will buy you a cup of tea or coffee and award you with a small token of appreciation from AAUW.

In acknowledgement of member responses to our recent Member Survey, the Membership Committee will be organizing member get-togethers by zip code. We are looking for individuals interested in helping to organize an event in their area.  If you can help, please email us at aauwsacmembership@gmail.com.  This will be a great opportunity to get to know your AAUW neighbors.

In other news, the Sacramento Branch received two free National memberships through the Shape the Future campaign.  This campaign is a National effort to increase membership at program events.  The Branch awards these free memberships to members who have made significant contributions to the Branch in the recent past.  This year the memberships were awarded to Inger Lindholm, for her work on public policy issues and me, Linda Patterson, for my work with Tech Trek and programs.

Finally, we want to emphasize the importance of registering for and then signing in at all Branch meetings you attend.  The Membership Committee keeps detailed records of attendance to monitor member interest in our programs and member activity in our Branch.  This helps the Board of Directors and program chairs plan events and activities that meet the interests and needs of our membership.  Thanks for your help.

Membership Matters by Shirley Wheeler and Pat Winkle

Please join us in welcoming our newest member:

DIANE PREECE received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of the Pacific and a Master of Science degree in Secondary Education from the University of Southern California. She also has a Library Certification for schools. Diane is a retired high school teacher and school librarian. She is a previous AAUW member from Reno and lives in Sacramento.

Remember, everyone is a member of the Membership Committee. Refer a friend today!

Membership Renewals and Membership Matters by Shirley Wheeler and Pat Winkle

TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP!

By now you should have received your dues renewal package, which was mailed for the upcoming 2017-2018 year. We are asking that you submit your dues by June 1, 2017 so that we can make a timely report to National.

This year the board has included a new branch survey with the renewal and asks that you take some time to give the branch your feedback. The board will review and incorporate your ideas into its strategic planning over the next several years.

If you have any questions about the survey when you receive it, please contact Shirley Wheeler or Pat Winkle. We thank you for your time and your feedback!

Please join us in welcoming our newest member:

KATHLEEN DEAVER received a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Master of Science degree in education from the University of Arkansas, Little Rock. Kathleen is a retired Orientation and Mobility Specialist. She lives in Citrus Heights.

Remember, everyone is a member of the Membership Committee. Refer a friend today

MEMBERSHIP MATTERS by Shirley Wheeler and Pat Winkle

Please join us in welcoming our newest members:

Pamela (Renee) Spears received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Biology from California State University, Sacramento. She is a senior environmental scientist specialist with the State Water Resources Control Board and works part time. Renee was a former member of AAUW, Eureka and lives in Sacramento.

Christi Calpo received a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from University of California, Davis. She received a Teaching Credential from California State University, Sacramento. Christi is a retired teacher and was referred by Shari Beck. She lives is Sacramento.

Remember, everyone is a member of the Membership Committee. Refer a friend today!

WATCH YOUR MAIL FOR YOUR 2017-2018 RENEWAL PACKAGE! by Pat Winkle and Shirley Wheeler

In mid-April, the dues renewal package is being mailed for the upcoming 2017-2018 year. We are asking that you submit your dues by June 1, 2017, so that we can make a timely report to National. This year the board has included a new branch survey with the renewal and asks that you take some time to give the branch your feedback. The board will review and incorporate your ideas into its strategic planning over the next several years. If you have any questions about the survey when you receive it, please contact Shirley Wheeler or Pat Winkle.

We thank you in advance for your time and your feedback.

Membership Matters by Shirley Wheeler and Pat Winkle

Please join us in welcoming our newest members:

Sharon Leemans received an Associate of Arts degree in General Studies from Blackhawk College. She is a retired bookkeeper/secretary. Sharon was referred by Rosa Lee Black and lives in Sacramento.

President Nancy McCabe and Membership Co-Directors Pat Winkle and Shirley Wheeler

Diane Parsh received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology/Nursing from California State University, Sacramento. She is a retired Registered Nurse. Diane was referred by Mary Schneider and lives in Sacramento.

Karen Seminoff received a Bachelor of Arts degree in French from the University of California, Davis. She is retired and had worked in sales. She was referred by Karen O’Hara and lives in Sacramento.

Remember, everyone is a member of the Membership Committee. Refer a friend today!

Membership Matters by Shirley Wheeler and Pat Winkle

There are no new members to introduce this month. Here is some additional information about the 15 new members that have joined this membership year. (7/1/16 to 6/30/17)

  • Seven were referred to our branch by current branch members.
  • Six were previous AAUW members in other locations.
  • One found out about us online.
  • One used LinkedIn.
  • Ten are retired.
  • Three work full time.
  • Two work part time.

Remember, everyone is a member of the Membership Committee. Refer a friend today!

Membership Matters by Shirley Wheeler and Pat Winkle

On November 19 the Membership Committee hosted a meet and greet gathering for new and prospective members at the home of Sandi Schoenman. Our featured AAUW Outreach Committee was Speech Trek. Students who attend one of the nine high schools in Elk Grove are eligible to participate. Liz Jordan and Shari Beck, chairpersons of Speech Trek, presented the history of Speech Trek, how students apply and are selected to compete, and information about the actual event and the next steps for local winners who are eligible to compete at the state level. A number of times our branch winners have placed in the state contest. Liz and Shari also brought photo albums, literature for the students on how to apply and a timeline for completion of tasks for the committee members. This is the tenth anniversary of Speech Trek and Liz and Shari are just as enthusiastic and positive about the project as they were on day one!  Everyone enjoyed the gathering.  Join us on February 18 for the next Speech Trek contest. Refer to your newsletter for details.

Please join us in welcoming our newest members:

KimbWelcome New Memberserly McDaniel received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Arts in Higher Education from California State University, Northridge and a PhD in Education (higher education and policy) from the University of Southern California. Kimberly works full time in Administration at Cosumnes  College and will be the campus representative/liaison for the student AAUW member branch. She lives in Sacramento.

Bonnie March received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (accounting) from the University of Montana. She is a retired Certified Public Accountant. Bonnie lives in Sacramento and was referred by Karen O’Hara.

Elizabeth Rose received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Minnesota and a Master in Business Administration with a concentration in finance from California State University, Sacramento. She works part time as a senior legal analyst. Beth lives in Carmichael and was referred by Carol Hayes.

Jacqueline Rose received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Franklin A. Olin College of Engineering. She was a Research and Development Engineer. Jackie is currently a college student studying the environment.  She lives in Sacramento and was referred by Carol Hayes.

MEMBERSHIP MATTERS by Shirley Wheeler and Pat Winkle

Please join us in welcoming our newest member.

SHARON FURTAK received her bachelor’s of arts degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She received her master’s of science and Ph.D. from Yale University in behavioral neuroscience. Sharon is a full-time Assistant Professor at California State University, Sacramento. She will be our Sacramento Branch college representative/liaison to the campus student AAUW members. Sharon lives in Davis and is a current AAUW member of the Davis Branch.

AAUW Membership Incentive Programs by Pat Winkle

membership benefitsOur Membership Committee works to raise awareness of AAUW and our Branch, recruit prospective members, and engage and retain current members. But all of this is really done through the personal involvement of each of our members. Our history tells us that members sharing their passion about AAUW with someone else has helped to keep our numbers strong. The stronger we are, the more we can accomplish on behalf of women and girls. How can you share your passion?  Tell someone you know, or even someone you may have just met, about AAUW. Tell them about the parts of the organization that make you so passionate. Tell them about the mission, the research, the advocacy, the philanthropy, and why you are a member. Then invite them (better yet, bring them!) to a meeting, refer them to our website (sacramento-ca.aauw.net) and encourage them to join!

Since this is the beginning of a new year for the branch, we thought it would be helpful to provide information on the membership campaigns continuing this year. These campaigns provide individual and branch incentives to recruit new members.

Shape the Future Membership Campaign is a national program used to help branches recruit new members by offering reduced membership rates to new or lapsed (2 or more years) members who join on the spot during AAUW-sponsored activities that are open to the public. Branches build their member base, and for every two new members that join, branches earn one free membership, up to a maximum of five free memberships annually, to give to anyone eligible for membership, including: new members, renewing members, etc. Not only does the branch benefit, but more importantly, our new members benefit by saving 50% ($24.50) off their national dues.  This offer is available to members joining at any branch meeting or other AAUW sponsored public activities, including our Happy Hours!

Give a Grad a Gift: AAUW members can give a recent grad — a friend, daughter, son, granddaughter, grandson, niece, or nephew — a free AAUW National and state membership within two years of graduation, at no cost to you or them! Your grad will receive a one-year national and state membership — a $69 value. They can join a branch at any time but will be responsible for paying branch dues – only $16 for our branch, so why not consider gifting that for them if they are local? Please contact Membership Treasurer Sharon Anderson for application information.

Special graduate student rate: You can invite graduate students in our community to join AAUW and our branch at the special introductory National rate of $18.81 plus the cost of state dues ($10). We waive branch dues for these students. This special rate is for new members and is only effective for their first year of membership.

Finally, National will be recognizing members who recruit five or more new members in a year with a new recruiter pin.