Interest Groups, Book Groups, Branch Birthdays, and Board Briefs November 4, 2019 By Cherril Peabody

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Here are the highlights of the November AAUW Sacramento Board Meeting, including written reports:

 Co-President C. Goehring reported that she attended the Leadership Day on November 2. She also announced that the online deadline for National AAUW Board applications is November 22. Co-President L. Jordan reported that she accepted the resignation of K. Papst as Interest Groups Director and recruited a new director, Becky Anton. She also posted a report from the AAUW CA public policy director on the branch Facebook page about the bills AAUW supported in the state legislature and their status. She requested board discussion and eventual action on the new National priority of Economic Security, especially regarding the Work Smart and Start Smart programs.

Tech Trek Co-Director J. Reiken reported that the October branch meeting, which featured this year’s Tech Trek participants, was attended by 60+ members and guests and that the girls all gave outstanding presentations.

Program Co-Director C. Locke announced that Lisa Culp from Women’s Empowerment will present a program about homelessness among women and children on November 16. The time has changed for the Holiday Luncheon at Northridge Country Club on December 14. It is now set to begin at 10 a.m., an hour earlier than previously announced, and will finish up by 1 p.m.

Financial Review Committee Chair L. Patterson reported that this ad hoc committee has reviewed the AAUW Sacramento Fiscal Years 2017-18 and 2018-19. The review has been completed and the records have been found to be correct or have been corrected. The Financial Review is complete and in order.

Scholarship Co-Directors L. Patterson and A. Storey reported that they have been contacting the financial aid offices at the local community colleges and at CSUS with information about the branch’s application process for 2020-2021 scholarship awards.

Funds Co-Directors K. Asay and M. McLaughlin reported that the branch collected $4,659 for Funds with the dues payments last spring.

New Business: A. Scarlett made a motion that the branch invites its 100th Anniversary grant recipient to attend the 100th Anniversary Celebration on February 29, 2020, and that the branch offer to pay for her flight and provide a homestay for her during her visit. Seconded by S. Beck. The motion carried.