Board Briefs February Board Meeting, February 4, 2019 by Cherril Peabody

Here are the highlights of the February AAUW Sacramento Board Meeting:

  • Finance Director M. Lynch reported via email that the Branch will need a review of its 2017-18 financial records, and she is looking for two members to volunteer for this job.
  • Co-President L. Jordan reported that State AAUW may change its emphasis on STEM to STEAM, adding Arts to the acronym. Local branches are asked for feedback on the idea.
  • Jordan announced that the branch has a candidate for president of its CSUS affiliate who is interested in attending the NCCWSL leadership training workshop and asked for a motion to send her to the training. National AAUW also is expected to contribute to her expenses. Moved (A. Scarlett), seconded (S. Beck), carried. (In the absence of a quorum, the vote was ratified unanimously later by the full board via email.)
  • Program Co-Director D. Dunn announced that local journalist and playwright Ginger Rutland, whose mother was the Author’s Luncheon speaker some years ago, will be the speaker at this year’s event on Saturday, April 27. More details elsewhere in this issue.
  • Member C. Goehring updated the Board about a March 8 event the branch is co-sponsoring with CHAR and the United State of Women, 5:30 to 7:30 pm, at the Girl Scout headquarters. The principal host is Sacramento for Women and Girls, advocate for the establishment of a local Commission on the Status of Women. Speakers will discuss the status of women locally. Our branch has been asked to provide snacks for the event.
  • Jordan reported that the AAUW-CA lobbyist is asking for an Equal Pay Day resolution to be issued by the California Assembly on April 1. If that is approved, those who attend can arrange for a box lunch in the Eureka Room at the Capitol, the cost to be shared among participating branches. A. Scarlett moved that the branch participate in the luncheon, including a donation out of the branch Public Policy budget not to exceed $100 to the Interbranch Council (IBC) towards the luncheon fees. Seconded (D. Dunn), carried. (In the absence of a quorum, the vote was ratified unanimously later by the full board via email.)