Category Archives: Renewal

Membership Matters by Linda Patterson and Sharon Norris


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.

Attend Authors Lunch and Participate in Voluntary Early AAUW Membership Renewal by Gloria Yost & Sharon Anderson

WHAT:                     AAUW Sacramento branch authors luncheon.

WHEN:                    Saturday, April 11, 11:30 a.m.

WHERE:                 Plates Café & Catering, 14 Business Park Way, Sacramento, 95828.

The reservation form is now available here for the 2015 AAUW Sacramento branch’s authors luncheon.  Please get your reservations in early.  Let’s see which book group gets the highest percentage of members attending.  You can also register using online using Eventbrite. Click the orange button below:

Eventbrite - AAUW Sacramento Author's Luncheon

Local author, Karen Levy, will discuss her memoir, My Father’s Gardens. She will be selling copies that day.  It is available at The Avid Reader in Davis and at Avid Reader Tower, as well as Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Kindle, Kobo, Nook, and through Homebound Publications.

While you enjoy this year’s authors luncheon, take a few minutes to renew your AAUW membership. Early membership renewal offers members an opportunity to complete their forms and submit payment all at one time. A special table will be set up with the renewal forms.

Please remember that the total renewal fee is now $85, up because of a $4 increase in the State’s portion of our fee. AAUW California has increased its fee for membership from $16 to $20. The increase was proposed by the AAUW CA and voted on and passed by the voting State members. Therefore, when you receive your renewal application from us in April, you will see a total fee of $85 for National, State, and the Sacramento Branch. For more information, search for “fees” on the State website:

This is the first state fee increase since 2004. AAUW CA has reduced costs in many ways, such as finding less expensive office space and holding some Board meetings by phone rather than in person. However, costs continue to rise while income from investments and membership has fallen.

If you have questions about membership renewal, please call Sharon Anderson at (916) 594-7650 or email her at