Category Archives: Nominating Committee

AAUW Sacramento Branch Nominating Committee Report for March 2018

The nominees for the 2018-2019 Officers of the AAUW Sacramento Branch are as follows:

  • Presidents: Donna Holmes and Elizabeth Jordan
  • President Elect: Vacant – available opportunity
  • Program Director: Deborah Dunn
  • Program Co-Director: Vacant – available opportunity
  • Membership Co-Directors:    Linda Patterson and Sharon Norris
  • AAUW Fund Co-Directors:    Kathy Asay and Alicia Hetman
  • Finance Director: May Ruth Lynch
  • Secretary: Tiffany Ardisana-James

 The nominees for the 2018-2019 Nominating Committee are:

  •   Nancy McCabe
  •  Marty McKnew
  •  Della Knowles

Article V, Section 1-c of the Sacramento Branch by-laws state, “The names of the nominees for elected officers shall be published and sent to every member at least ten days prior to the annual branch meeting.” The next branch meeting is March 24, 2018.  A motion will be made and a vote taken. Election shall be by a majority vote of those voting.

Nominating Committee Report submitted by the Sacramento Branch Nominating Committee;

Current Members:  Shari Beck, Della Knowles, Barbara Smith, Pamella Vaughn and Ruth Werner (Chairperson).


We Need a Few Good Women! By Cherril Peabody, Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee has been fortunate in identifying great candidates to serve in many of the board positions for next year. However, we still have three positions open, and we would appreciate your help. We still need two Program Co-Directors and a President-Elect.

We are encouraging newer members to step up and volunteer to serve. Serving on the board of directors is a wonderful way to give back to our organization and our community, plus it provides an opportunity to get to know other branch members better and develop new friendships. I can certainly attest to the many friendships I have made while serving on the board in various positions. You may feel you don’t know enough about the job or the organization, but there are many long-time members who will be willing and able to help you as committee members or as knowledgeable resources with the answers to your questions via phone or email.

nominating committeePlease contact a Nominating Committee member (see below) to find out more about either of these volunteer opportunities. I guarantee you won’t be sorry!



Chair Shirley Wheeler: 916-972-7298;
Deborah Dunn: 916-803-1112;
Cherril Peabody: 916-973-0821;
Sandi Schoenman: 916-966-2535;
Hedda Smithson: 916-961-7214;

Announcement of Slate of Nominees for Board of Directors for 2015-2016

President:                           Nancy McCabe
President Elect:                 Unfilled at present
Program Director:            Linda Patterson
Membership Directors:  Linda Tinker, Shirley Wheeler
AAUW Funds Directors:  Donna Holmes, Marty McKnew
Finance Director:             May Ruth Lynch
Secretary:                          Unfilled at present


If you are interested in any of the open positions, please contact Molly Dugan at

Open AAUW Sacramento Leadership Positions for 2015-16

The Nominating Committee is seeking volunteers who are interested in serving on the Sacramento branch’s Board of Directors for 2015-2016. The committee is looking for people interested in the following positions:

  • President-Elect
  • 2 Program Directors
  • 1 Co-Membership Director
  • 2 AAUW Funds Directors
  • Secretary

Even if you have not served in a leadership role with AAUW, please consider trying it this year. The branch provides mentoring and training for people who are new to the board. It’s a terrific way to get involved in AAUW’s mission and philanthropic programs, make new friends and learn new skills.

If you would like more information, please contact Nominating Committee Chair Molly Dugan at We can provide you with job descriptions and answer any questions you have about the open positions.
Thank you for your continued support.


Sharon Anderson, Molly Dugan, Barbara Smith, Pam Vaughn and Shirley Wheeler

Meet artist Taylor Gutermute, Hear Our New Speech Trek winner, and See Installation of New Officers


Saturday, May 17, 2014,

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sacramento Temporary Contemporary Gallery & Mama Kim’s
1616 Del Paso Blvd. (near Del Paso & Arden Way)
Sacramento 95818

As we conclude our year of “Celebrating Women” and this month’s focus on women expressing creativity, we have the great privilege to hear award-winning artist Taylor Gutermute (a.k.a. Patty Taylor) share her personal and artistic journey as an arts educator and visual artist. She will relate pivotal moments with family, friends, and mentors as she weaves her story around “the events in our lives that bring us each to our personal uniqueness as creative women.” She will also share what inspires her work and how she produces her metal sculptures and monotypes.

Since 1992, she has had more than 45 exhibits in addition to corporate collections and public art commissions, including a Del Paso Streetscape sculpture just down the street from our meeting place. Gutermute holds a MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Following our morning program hosted by the Sacramento Temporary Contemporary Gallery, we will stroll across the breezeway to enjoy a buffet lunch at Mama Kim’s restaurant and install the 2014-15 Branch officers. We will also have the opportunity to hear from our Speech Trek winner, Jennifer Tang, and scholarship recipient, Brenda Calmelat.

Click here for the reservation form.

Reservations due May 9!!!!!!!!!!!

Buffet luncheon including salads, chicken, dessert, and beverages
Cost: $27
Make check payable to: AAUW Sacramento and send to:

Pat Winkle, 1408 Byrne Ct.
Folsom, CA 95630

The meeting is open to the public.

Call for Candidates Night on January 16th, 2014

Please join your nominating committee at our “Call for Candidates” night.  

This is an excellent opportunity to meet current and past leaders of the branch that are willing to help you each step of the way in becoming a more active member of our branch by sharing their experiences . Join us and discover your potential and passion to make an impact on the future of AAUWSacramento and its Mission.
Where:  Arcade Library at 2443 Marconi Ave, Sacramento
When:  January 16 at 6:30 PM

Click here for applications and more information