Fall Showcase to spotlight branch programs, fundraising achievements By Cathy Locke

Join us Saturday, Sept. 21, for our fall kick-off event, focusing on programs for the coming year and young women the branch has sponsored through fundraising efforts.

The fall showcase will be held from 10 a.m. to noon in the community room at the Arden Dimick Library, 891 Watt Ave.

We will hear from our five 2019-20 scholarship recipients: Athena Aviles, Sandra Awais, Brianna Delaney, Emily Wirth, and Asiya Yama. Thanks to the generous donations of our members, each will receive a $2,000 scholarship to aid in their academic pursuits at California State University, Sacramento or one of the Los Rios community colleges.

We also will hear from our next generation of leaders, Billie Veerkamp and Alexis Jimenez, AAUW student affiliate members at CSUS, about their experience at the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL). They were among more than 800 students who attended the AAUW event in May in the Washington, D.C. area. This is the first year our branch has sent students to the conference.

The showcase also will feature a preview of 2019-20 branch programs – including our 100th anniversary celebration Feb. 29, 2020 – and members will have an opportunity to learn about the branch’s many interest groups.

You may register for the free event online via Eventbrite, or by calling or emailing Cathy Locke.