Board Briefs January Board Meeting, Jan. 7, 2019 By Cherril Peabody

Here are the highlights of the January AAUW Sacramento Board meeting:

  • Co-President D. Holmes reported that the AAUW Work Smart program, geared to women who are working, has recently been updated to make the online training more user-friendly. Holmes encouraged board and branch members to take the online training for both Work Smart and Start Smart, the AAUW program for recent women college graduates, in order to become training facilitators for both salary negotiation programs.
  • Holmes asked the board to consider sending a college student to the AAUW National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, which focuses on leadership skills. Some board members felt that the branch should only send someone who is willing to play a role with our branch or with the CSUS AAUW affiliate upon her return. After discussion, it was decided to seek input from other branches that have sent students to the conference to see if they felt it was worthwhile and to make a presentation about the conference at a branch meeting and seek input from members.
  • Program Co-Director D. Dunn provided a review of upcoming branch programs. The IBC luncheon is set for Jan. 26 at Plates. The Speech Trek contest will be held at Cosumnes River College on Feb. 16. In anticipation of the 2020 100th Anniversary event, the branch will meet on March 30 for a presentation and tour at the Center for Sacramento History, where our branch archives are stored. The Author’s Luncheon and branch election are scheduled for April 27 at Plates. Officers will be installed at the May 18 branch meeting, with other activities to be announced.
  • Yost gave an update on the ongoing work of the Sacramento Branch 100th Anniversary Celebration committee. The celebration will be held on Feb. 29, 2020, in the Northridge Country Club Ballroom. Committee members have been researching branch history through meeting minutes, newsletters, yearbooks and other materials in our archives and writing articles that are appearing in Capital Ideas. Long-time members have been asked to share their experiences, too. A publication that includes this information will be issued. Yost asked board approval to request a $5 per member donation at the March meeting to cover the cost of an honorarium requested by the history center. She also asked to have a donation line included in the 2019-20 branch renewal form to assist with other Celebration expenses. Both requests were approved.