Category Archives: IBC

IBC Luncheon on Saturday, January 27th. Reservations Due on January 19 by Donna Holmes

This month we have the annual Capitol Cities Inter-Branch Funds Luncheon. This year’s two fellows, Kara Leong from UC Davis and Zawadi Ahidiana from UC Berkeley, are receiving their support from local grants. We are so delighted women honored to have grants in their name or their branch’s name will be introducing them at the luncheon.  Many of you have asked if we will ever meet the ladies who benefit from our soon to be completed Research and Project grant, and this is how we do it.  Just think, in another couple of years, one of our grant recipients could be speaking at this luncheon!  Click this link for the flyer and sign up today.  Note:  since this is an IBC function there is no EventBrite sign up.

We will also be hosting a silent auction to raise money for Funds.  Donna Holmes has donated an Americana double/queen size quilt.  Marty McKnew will have custom greeting cards for sale.  Bring your cash or checkbook!

IBC AAUW Funds Luncheon by Cherril Peabody

Two very accomplished young women who are awardees of National AAUW fellowships will tell us about themselves and their work at the Interbranch Council luncheon on Saturday, January 28, 2017.

Gina Turco, who was awarded an American Fellowship, is a systems biologist using mathematical models to develop higher biomass plants. She has also been involved in organizations like Girls Who Code and Skate Like a Girl.

Cloe-Mai Le Gall-Scoville, also an American Fellowship awardee, specializes in 19th century French and English literature. Her dissertation addresses how women of color, mixed-race women and Creole women are represented in romantic, naturalistic and realistic texts.

The luncheon will be held at Plates Café, 14 Business Park Way, Building 149, Sacramento, beginning at 11:30 am. Reservations and checks are due by January 18, 2017, but it would be good if you would send them right away, since our reservation chair will be away on family business from January 11 to the 21. Please use this reservation form.

The cost is $30 per person, with checks made payable to AAUW Interbranch Council, should be sent to Barbara Durst, 874 Purdue Drive, Woodland, CA 95695. (Please note that reserving and paying by credit card on Eventbrite is not an option for this event.) The cost includes honoraria to the two speakers, plus mileage reimbursement, in appreciation of their taking the time to come and speak to us.

We encourage you to invite guests to this event, especially young women who may be inspired by our speakers!

 

IBC Luncheon Save the Date for January 28 by Cherril Peabody

 Save the date for our annual IBC AAUW Funds Luncheon! It’s scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 28 at Plates, 14 Business Park Way, Bldg. 149, Sacramento. As always, the meeting will feature a delicious lunch and women speakers who have been awarded AAUW fellowships or grants who will talk about their work and their aspirations.

This is also a great opportunity to introduce young women in your family or among your acquaintances to AAUW, so do consider bringing a guest. You will also have the chance to meet members of other area branches and find out what they are doing.

Click here to print the flyer to sign up for this event. You won’t want to miss it. The Woodland branch will be accepting the reservations and lunch payments. The registration deadline is Jan. 18

A Photographic Record of the January 23 IBC Luncheon at Plates

View of the IBC Luncheon Crowd

View of the IBC Luncheon Crowd

AAUW Sacramento State & AAUW Fellows

AAUW Sacramento State & AAUW Fellows

Kathleen Crawford, Roseville-So. Placer

Kathleen Crawford, Roseville-So. Placer

Registration Desk with Cherril Peabody, Nancy McCabe & Gina Schumacher

Registration Desk with Cherril Peabody, Nancy McCabe & Gina Schumacher

Charmen Goehring, AAUW-CA Director and Barbara Smith, Sacramento Branch

Charmen Goehring, AAUW-CA Director and Barbara Smith, Sacramento Branch

Gloria Yost with leaders of Sac State Branch

Gloria Yost with leaders of Sac State Branch

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Swadi Patel and Helen Rocha

One of the lovely Plates servers

The Plates Restaurant Manager

Carolyn Garfien - AAUW Past President & Cindy Faulkner

Carolyn Garfien – AAUW Past President & Cindy Faulkner

View of the different branches

View of the different branches

IBC Luncheon January 23. Registration due on January 15

Swati Patel, AAUW Fellow & IBC Luncheon Speaker

Swati Patel, AAUW Fellow & IBC Luncheon Speaker

Last month we gave you a heads up about the Interbranch Council (IBC) Luncheon on Jan. 23. If you didn’t get around to making a reservation then, now is the time! It will be held at one of our favorite venues, Plates, and we will have two great AAUW fellows as our speakers. How can we go wrong?

If you are new to AAUW, you may not know that we give a lot of fellowships on a national level to women who are working on graduate projects of many kinds. We have a regional group of AAUW branches, the Interbranch Council, which comes together once a year to highlight the achievements of a couple of our Northern California fellows. This time we have invited Helen Rocha, a civil engineer from California State University, Sacramento, and Swati Patel, a mathematician from the University of California, Davis, to tell us about what they are doing. Besides hearing about the work of some very talented women, we get to socialize with members of other area branches and learn what they’ve been doing, which is always fun.

Helen Rocha, AAUW Fellow & IBC Speaker

Helen Rocha, AAUW Fellow & IBC Speaker

If you plan to attend, please fill out the registration form located here and send it with your check for $28 per person made payable to Capital Cities IBC to Shirley Zeff, PO Box 820, Chicago Park, CA 95712-0820. (Please note that you can’t use EventBrite for this luncheon.) The menu details are explained on the form. The deadline for reservations is Jan. 15. If you have questions, contact Shirley at 530-273-3010, or scookuie@aol.com.

Mark your 2016 calendars for the Interbranch Council Luncheon January 23

Mark your 2016 calendars for the annual AAUW Interbranch Council Luncheon, scheduled for Saturday, January 23, at Plates Cafe. Once again we will meet with members from other area branches for a delicious meal, socializing, and presentations from two recipients of AAUW fellowships.

Registration and socializing will begin at 11:30 a.m., and the event runs until 2 p.m. Plates is located at 14 Business Park Way.

Helen Rocha, AAUW Fellow & IBC Speaker

Helen Rocha, AAUW Fellow & IBC Luncheon Speaker

Our first featured speaker is Helen Rocha. She has received a Career Development Grant to assist her this year as she pursues a master’s degree in Civil Engineering with a concentration in engineering management. A licensed civil engineer, she is passionate about helping communities with their water supplies and infrastructure.  She also mentors engineering students at California State University, Sacramento.

 

 

Swati Patel, AAUW Fellow & IBC Luncheon Speaker

Swati Patel, AAUW Fellow & IBC Luncheon Speaker

Our other speaker, Swati Patel, is the recipient of an American Fellowship and is working on a Ph.D. at U.C. Davis in Applied Mathematics.  She is fascinated by the ways evolution shaped the diverse organisms in today’s world and how math can be developed to study this. Her work is on modeling the feedbacks between ecological processes and evolutionary processes to understand how these feedbacks affect species coexistence.

Those who attend will have a choice of entrees: Chicken Breast Roulades, Tuscan Bowtie Pasta with pine nuts and mushrooms (vegetarian), or Classic Chicken Caesar Salad. Side salads, dessert, rolls and beverages are included with the meal, and wine will be available for purchase.

If you plan to attend, please fill out the reservation form located here  and send it along with your check for $28 to Shirley Zeff by January 15.  The check should be made payable to Capital Cities IBC.  We hope to see you there!

Click here to see a complete list of the AAUW Fellows who will be speaking at different venues.

Cherril Peabody

IBC Luncheon the Biggest Ever by Gloria Yost

Nearly 100 AAUW members and guests from seven local branches enjoyed the lovely setting at Plates Café to celebrate AAUW’s national efforts and listen to two Fellowships winners share their stories about their research and lives.

Cathy Knifsend, former fellow and Assistant Professor in psychology at California State University, Sacramento, shared her findings that girls’ participation in extracurricular activities and sports depends a great deal on what their friends are doing, whereas boys will join a team just because they want to play. Her research is ongoing. Cathy also asked about joining our branch and wants to get involved in Speech Trek, Tech Trek, and couples dining out, just for starters.

Jennifer Randles, a current Fellow and assistant professor in sociology at California State University, Fresno, investigates how social and economic inequities affect American families. Jennifer finds Fresno, with its diversity in people and incomes, a perfect laboratory situation.

Various IBC leaders shared current branch activities, and all attendees appreciated the opportunity to learn what other local branches are doing and share fellowship with others. This annual event provides a great opportunity to see up close how our efforts to support AAUW Funds provide real assistance to improve women’s upward mobility.

IBC Guest Speakers Jennifer Randles and Cathy Knifsend

IBC Guest Speakers Jennifer Randles and Cathy Knifsend

“Interbranch Council Luncheon on Jan. 24. Don’t miss it!” by Cherril Peabody

Please join on us January 24 at the annual Capitol Counties Interbranch Council Luncheon at Plates Restaurant, 14 Business Park Way, Sacramento. This will be our January branch meeting in conjunction with other branches in our district. It is a great opportunity to meet members from other branches and hear some inspiring speeches from AAUW fellows.

Casey Knifsend, a fellow from last year who is an Assistant Professor in psychology at California State University, Sacramento, received her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She researches how adolescent girls connect with their peers through sports and extracurricular activities.

 Jennifer Randles, a fellow from this year, is an Assistant Professor in sociology at California State University, Fresno. She received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. She investigates how social and economic inequities affect American families.

The cost of the luncheon is $26, including tax and gratuity. The deadline for reservations is January 19. Please use the registration form located here: 1-24-15 IBC Luncheon Plates