President’s Message by Liz Jordan, Co-President

Liz Jordan

Take Back the Night

The Sacramento Branch partnered with Citrus Heights/American River Branch (CHAR) in participating in the 40th Take Back the Night on Saturday, Oct. 12. The celebration included a Resource Fair & Rally and a march through Midtown Sacramento. CHAR brought a few of their ARC affiliates and CSUS affiliates helped work the table. AAUW Sacramento has participated in this community event for many years.

Tech Trek Brunch

Saturday, Oct. 19 AAUW Sacramento’s October Branch meeting was a celebration of our very successful Teck Trek Program. The branch gathered with our young Trekkers and their families for a brunch provided by branch members at the Rancho Cordova City Hall. The Trekkers regaled us with stories about their weeklong camp adventure and Susan Wheeler, co-director of the UC Davis Tech Trek camp, addressed the gathering. Inspiring!

November Meeting – Empowering Women

Be sure to sign up for the November Branch meeting on Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to noon at Colonial Heights Library Meeting Room. See the article in this issue. Your board and Program Committee have pledged to center program planning around our AAUW mission. Certainly, finding solutions to homelessness is at the heart of empowering women and girls.


Nominating Committee

The time is here already for branch Nominating Committee to regroup in search of leadership for next year’s board of directors. The committee is composed of five (5) members, three who served previously and one of whom is a past board member. The committee needs two more members interested in helping to keep the branch running. The committee meets approximately twice between November and February, compiles lists of members who could serve in the seven elected board positions, and contacting them to create a slate of candidates for the April vote. If you are interested in serving on the Nominating Committee, please contact Liz Jordan, 916-354-9608 or Charmen Goehring, 207-756-0406.