Category Archives: Membership

Anything related to membership activities and support for the Sacramento AAUW branch.

Membership Matters by Linda Patterson and Sharon Norris

Remembrances

Longtime former AAUW member Dorothy Dublirer passed away in December 2017 at the age of 99. Dorothy was born in Anchorage, Alaska, and attended the University of Alaska, Washington State University, and Sacramento State University, earning teaching and school psychologist credentials. She worked as a nurse’s aid during World War II in San Francisco and moved to Sacramento after the war ended with her first husband. After earning her Master’s Degree, she taught Early Childhood Education at UCLA before again returning to Sacramento, where she worked for the California Department of Education for many years. In her long career, she established preschool education programs for migrant children and volunteered with the Developmental Disabilities Service Organization. One of Dorothy’s many community contributions was the design of the Crooked Mile and the Swiss Cheese Wedge at Fairytale Town in Land Park.

Membership News

Please welcome new members Cecilia Delury, Maria Barajas, Vivian Khen and returning member Kathy Schrumpf, who have joined in the last two months.

At the May Branch meeting, members will be encouraged to meet and sit with other members living in the same zip code to facilitate getting to know one another. Look for these new members and others you don’t know at that meeting and be sure to say hello and welcome them to the Branch. Building and retaining our membership is everyone’s responsibility.

 Look for your membership renewal forms in the mail in early May. AAUW National has raised member dues to $59 from $49, effective March 16. Annual membership for National, State and .Branch dues will now be $99.

Membership Matters by Linda Patterson and Sharon Norris

It’s a great time to join AAUW. Not only are our programs outstanding and our mission important, but right now membership dues are a bargain. Membership dues paid between Jan. 1 and March 15 are half the cost for new or returning members. During this time National, State and branch dues are halved, bringing the cost to $54.50. New members who join at one of our public events between Jan. 1 and March 15 pay only $42.25. If you or anyone you know is considering membership, now is the time to make the commitment. For more information, please contact either Sharon or Linda at aauwsacmembership@gmail.com.

In It for Life? Make It Official

Empower future generations through your lifetime membership in AAUW! Show your commitment to advancing equity for women and girls. Contact us to upgrade your existing membership today and receive a letter of recognition, a certificate, and a lapel pin that you can wear proudly knowing that you’ve put your values into action to advance AAUW’s mission. Lifetime membership in AAUW is a one-time, fully tax-deductible gift of $980. Become a life member today!

 

Membership Matters by Linda Patterson and Sharon Norris, Membership Co-Directors

The Foster Youth Education Fund recently honored longtime AAUW member Pat Riley, who died in March, with a scholarship in her honor. They also dedicated the 2017 Foster Youth Fashion Show to her. Pat, who spent most of her career working with foster youth, became an active volunteer with the California Youth Connection and the Foster Youth Education Fund after her retirement, dedicating nearly 20 years as a mentor to foster youth and supporting the Foster Youth Fashion Show. The scholarship created in Pat’s honor will be given to a recipient each year who is following in Pat’s footsteps by giving through volunteering or by dedicating their career to helping in the social service field.

Membership Matters by Membership Co-Directors Linda Patterson and Sharon Norris

Membership, joined by longtime member Marjorie Wade, held our first new member coffee in September, welcoming two new members and introducing two new prospective members to our Branch and programs.

Please join us in welcoming new members Leitha Wyant and Kathleen Olson.

Leitha, whose professional background was in finance, grew up in the Sacramento area and has just returned after many years living on the East Coast. She resides in Rancho Cordova and is looking forward to becoming involved in our Branch’s many activities.

Kathleen was a professor of Spanish literature at the University of Oklahoma before retiring and is a former member of the Georgia Branch of AAUW. She currently volunteers at the Crocker Art Museum and was introduced to the Branch by Nancy Nolen-Swanson.

Membership Matters by Linda Patterson and Sharon Norris, Membership Co-Directors

This is a great year to join AAUW particularly if you are interested in advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. If you bring a prospective member to the Branch Showcase who later joins this year, we will buy you a cup of tea or coffee and award you with a small token of appreciation from AAUW.

In acknowledgement of member responses to our recent Member Survey, the Membership Committee will be organizing member get-togethers by zip code. We are looking for individuals interested in helping to organize an event in their area.  If you can help, please email us at aauwsacmembership@gmail.com.  This will be a great opportunity to get to know your AAUW neighbors.

In other news, the Sacramento Branch received two free National memberships through the Shape the Future campaign.  This campaign is a National effort to increase membership at program events.  The Branch awards these free memberships to members who have made significant contributions to the Branch in the recent past.  This year the memberships were awarded to Inger Lindholm, for her work on public policy issues and me, Linda Patterson, for my work with Tech Trek and programs.

Finally, we want to emphasize the importance of registering for and then signing in at all Branch meetings you attend.  The Membership Committee keeps detailed records of attendance to monitor member interest in our programs and member activity in our Branch.  This helps the Board of Directors and program chairs plan events and activities that meet the interests and needs of our membership.  Thanks for your help.

Membership Matters by Shirley Wheeler and Pat Winkle

Please join us in welcoming our newest member:

DIANE PREECE received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of the Pacific and a Master of Science degree in Secondary Education from the University of Southern California. She also has a Library Certification for schools. Diane is a retired high school teacher and school librarian. She is a previous AAUW member from Reno and lives in Sacramento.

Remember, everyone is a member of the Membership Committee. Refer a friend today!

Membership Renewals and Membership Matters by Shirley Wheeler and Pat Winkle

TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP!

By now you should have received your dues renewal package, which was mailed for the upcoming 2017-2018 year. We are asking that you submit your dues by June 1, 2017 so that we can make a timely report to National.

This year the board has included a new branch survey with the renewal and asks that you take some time to give the branch your feedback. The board will review and incorporate your ideas into its strategic planning over the next several years.

If you have any questions about the survey when you receive it, please contact Shirley Wheeler or Pat Winkle. We thank you for your time and your feedback!

Please join us in welcoming our newest member:

KATHLEEN DEAVER received a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Master of Science degree in education from the University of Arkansas, Little Rock. Kathleen is a retired Orientation and Mobility Specialist. She lives in Citrus Heights.

Remember, everyone is a member of the Membership Committee. Refer a friend today

MEMBERSHIP MATTERS by Shirley Wheeler and Pat Winkle

Please join us in welcoming our newest members:

Pamela (Renee) Spears received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Biology from California State University, Sacramento. She is a senior environmental scientist specialist with the State Water Resources Control Board and works part time. Renee was a former member of AAUW, Eureka and lives in Sacramento.

Christi Calpo received a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from University of California, Davis. She received a Teaching Credential from California State University, Sacramento. Christi is a retired teacher and was referred by Shari Beck. She lives is Sacramento.

Remember, everyone is a member of the Membership Committee. Refer a friend today!

WATCH YOUR MAIL FOR YOUR 2017-2018 RENEWAL PACKAGE! by Pat Winkle and Shirley Wheeler

In mid-April, the dues renewal package is being mailed for the upcoming 2017-2018 year. We are asking that you submit your dues by June 1, 2017, so that we can make a timely report to National. This year the board has included a new branch survey with the renewal and asks that you take some time to give the branch your feedback. The board will review and incorporate your ideas into its strategic planning over the next several years. If you have any questions about the survey when you receive it, please contact Shirley Wheeler or Pat Winkle.

We thank you in advance for your time and your feedback.

Membership Matters by Shirley Wheeler and Pat Winkle

Please join us in welcoming our newest members:

Sharon Leemans received an Associate of Arts degree in General Studies from Blackhawk College. She is a retired bookkeeper/secretary. Sharon was referred by Rosa Lee Black and lives in Sacramento.

President Nancy McCabe and Membership Co-Directors Pat Winkle and Shirley Wheeler

Diane Parsh received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology/Nursing from California State University, Sacramento. She is a retired Registered Nurse. Diane was referred by Mary Schneider and lives in Sacramento.

Karen Seminoff received a Bachelor of Arts degree in French from the University of California, Davis. She is retired and had worked in sales. She was referred by Karen O’Hara and lives in Sacramento.

Remember, everyone is a member of the Membership Committee. Refer a friend today!