Dear AAUW friends – Most people don’t accept the privilege and challenge of leading the Sacramento Branch as a Co-President and then develop a major health crisis. I did, but now I am returning to good health while learning as much as possible to help lead our AAUW Branch. I am so grateful for the deep experience of this year’s board, and especially for the willingness of four new board members: Cathy Locke, continuing as the Phone Tree Chair, also joins Deborah Dunn as Co-Director of Program. Newest to board membership, Danielle Metzinger joins Kathy Asay in Co-Directing the AAUW Fund. Ann Arneill, with several years serving on the Speech Trek committee, is joining Shari Beck as Co-Director of Speech Trek. Ashley Gilreath joins Jo Reiken as Co-Director of Tech Trek. Thank you to all.
Angela Scarlett, Communications Director, is looking for a member to provide Social Media Assistance, keeping us current on Twitter and Facebook. Please contact either Angela, Donna Holmes or myself if you can assist.
Since 1976 I have worked on various AAUW committees and projects, most recently as Speech Trek Co-Director. Hopefully, this helps prepare me to work alongside Donna Holmes as your Co-President. I am learning about all that AAUW does, from Sacramento to Washington, D.C. Thank goodness we have Donna guiding me through the learning process.
Our mission this year is to get you involved! AAUW Sacramento provides a perfect introduction to new friends, an easy education in new skills/information, and a powerful contribution toward equity. Join the fun.
Start by registering for free today for the annual Showcase meeting, Saturday, Sept. 15, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. at the Arcade Library. The Showcase theme is “Your AAUW Contributions at Work.” Our Cosumnes River College partners will present their project, an AAUW Grant funded program called “Focus4Women.” Meet branch scholarship winners, Tech Trek participants, and California State University, Sacramento student affiliates. Attendees will also have an opportunity to sign up for many other projects, committees and interest groups.
Looking ahead October, we join our sister branch Citrus Heights/American River (CHAR) to host an educational forum on our November ballot measures, with presenters from McGeorge School of Law on Oct. 13.
For a list of all planned programs, check out the 2018-2019 Membership Directory, then mark your calendar for some wonderful experiences.
Of the many friendships and experiences we gain through AAUW, the greatest reward we achieve is an unlimited future for women and girls.