I am pleased to report that Alicia Hetman has agreed to serve as Funds co-director for this program year. Alicia, as many of you know, is a past president of California AAUW and has served on the national Funds board. She even has an unfinished grant fund in her name. I am sure we will all benefit from her expertise. Thank you, Alicia!
In other good news, because of your generosity and the contributions of other branches, we only need about $11,000 to complete the Sacramento Branch’s 100th Anniversary Research and Projects Fund. We are happy to take contributions at any time, but if you would like a write-off for 2017, please send in your donations now. Checks can be sent to me or to our finance director, May Ruth Lynch, or brought to the holiday luncheon on Dec. 9.
Also, if you shop at Amazon, remember to use Amazon Smile. A percentage of your purchase goes directly to our branch. (Go to smile.amazon.com and choose American Association of University Women, Sacramento as your donation recipient.)
Then, while you’re busy shopping, cooking, wrapping gifts, and even donating, take a moment to gift yourself. Mark your calendar for Saturday, Jan. 27, and plan to attend the Sacramento area InterBranch Council luncheon, where you will again have the opportunity to hear from an AAUW Funds grant recipient. Happy New Year!