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.