Presidents’ Message by Marty McKnew and Donna Holmes

Gosh, we are past the halfway point in our branch year, and we have still more exciting programs to come! Over 28 of our members attended January’s IBC lunch, and we are thrilled with our branch’s attendance!

This month’s Speech Trek contest will be held on the campus of our latest C/U partner, Cosumnes River College. Besides hearing from these wonderful high school students, we will have the opportunity to help the students attending CRC. During our Deeper in Debt program last November, Funds co-director Alicia Hetman asked our presenters what our branch could do to help college students in our area. One request was food for an on-campus food locker. The details are in this newsletter.

Congratulations to our branch, Liz Jordan, her helpers and the Citrus Heights-American River branch as the Equal Means Equal program was selected by AAUW-CA for recognition for the 4th quarter of 2017! We have won several program awards, reflecting our focused, determined and dedicated members who live our mission and values as well as our theme: AAUW Speaks Out for Women.

February 25 is our branch’s 98th birthday! Only two years to our big 100th, and many of you are preparing. Every month you will see an article in the newsletter highlighting our upcoming centennial, and you will be given opportunities to participate.

See you at a program or event soon! Hugs and Cheers, Donna & Marty