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NEW DAYTIME BOOK GROUP

NEW DAYTIME BOOK GROUP FORMING IN THE TAHOE PARK AREA

A new book group is forming which will only meet generally in the Tahoe Park area (a little south of Sac State).  All members are invited, of course, but the meetings will be hosted generally in the Tahoe Park area.  Meetings will be held on the 2nd  Thursday at 1:30 p.m.  The second meeting is Thursday, February 9, 2023, at 1:30 p.m., on 55th Street, 95820.  If you may be interested, please e-mail Joy Clous (her contact information can be found in the Membership Directory) to be notified of the location of the meeting.

Interest Group/Book Group Happenings

Interest Group Happenings By Vicki Nicholson

Please note that Film Fans is now discontinued.

  • Art & Architecture:  Feb. 3, 1 p.m., Sojourner Truth African Heritage Museum in  South Sacramento
  • Board Games:  Feb. 24, 7 p.m., Ruth Werner’s home
  • Great Decisions I:  Feb. 20, 5 p.m., Organizational meeting/book distribution at Selland’s Market Cafe, 915 Broadway, Sacramento, contact Cathy Locke
  • Great Decisions II:  Feb. 9, 7 p.m., contact Lynn Wood
  • Great Decisions III:  Feb. 20, 1 p.m., contact Kathy Schrumpf
  • Healthy Heart:  Feb. 17, Twin Lotus Thai, 8348 Folsom Blvd., 11:30 a.m.
  • Readers Theater:  Feb. 14, 10 a.m., home of Mary Williams
  • Scrabble:  Feb. 27, 1 p.m., home of Vivian Counts
  • Singles Dining:  Feb. 5, 6 p.m., contact Nancy McCabe

Book Group News By Sharon Anderson

February Book Groups

Book Group 1:
The Giver of Stars,
by Jojo Moyes, on Feb. 12; coordinator is Joy Clous

Book Group 2:
The Lincoln Highway, by Amor Towles, on Feb. 7;  coordinator is Carol Hayes

Book Group 3: 
A Long Way Gone, by Ishmael Beah, on Feb. 22; coordinator is Carolyn Meeker

Book Group 4: 
The Boys, by Ron Howard, on Feb. 8; coordinator is Pat Morehead

Book Group 6: 
Beaverland: How One Weird Rodent Made America, by Leila Philip, on Feb. 20; coordinator is Kim Rutledge

Book Group 8: 
Daughters of the Samurai, by Janice Nimura, on Feb. 27; coordinator is Diana Squire

Book Group 10: 
How to Change Your Mind, by Michael Pollen, on Feb. 16 ; coordinator is Sandi Schoenman

Book Group 12: 
Our Missing Hearts, by Celeste Ng, on Feb. 2 coordinator is Linda Cook

Living Our Mission of Equity/Scholarship

Living Our Mission of Equity By Charmen Goehring

We hope you will join us in a monthly equity conversation looking at our own biases and what actions we can take to attract diversity to our branch and become better people in the process. Each month, we read a section of our selected book then meet to discuss what we have learned, along with exploring other issues related to race and equity. We generally meet the first Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. on Zoom. This is a joint CHAR/Sacramento activity and open to all.

The Zoom meeting code is 737 420 3780 or you can join using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7374203780

We will discuss the second half (page 122 through the end) of our current book, “How to Be An Antiracist”. by Dr. Ibram Kendi at 7 p.m. on Feb. 1. If you have questions and to RSVP, please email Charmen at charminme@yahoo.com.

Scholarship Application Time By Cathy Locke

Women attending UC Davis are now eligible for AAUW Sacramento scholarships.

The branch board on Dec. 5 approved the scholarship committee’s recommendation to add UC Davis to the list of colleges that scholarship recipients may attend. Previously, we have had to turn away otherwise qualified applicants who were transferring from a Los Rios Community College campus to UC Davis. Because UCD is a public university with a major presence in the Sacramento region, it is a logical option for community college transfer students.

The branch is offering $3,000 scholarships for the 2023-24 academic year to women age 25 and older who are pursuing their first baccalaureate degree at American River College, Cosumnes River College, Folsom Lake College, Sacramento City College, California State University, Sacramento, or UC Davis. Students must be Sacramento County residents at the time of application. The number of scholarships will depend on available funds and the number of qualified applicants. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2023.

Our scholarship program is listed on the financial aid office websites for the various campuses. Information also is provided to mentoring organizations, student services centers and community groups, including Women’s Empowerment and Saint John’s Program for Real Change. We encourage branch members to assist in outreach efforts by passing along information to other organizations and individuals that might be interested in the scholarship program.

Academic and other criteria for applicants are available at https://sacramento-ca.aauw.net/programs/scholarships. Applications may be completed and supplemental materials submitted using the link on the webpage.

Prospective applicants may direct questions about the program or application process to the Scholarship Committee at aauwsacramentoscholarships@gmail.com.

Thanks to the generous support of our members, families and friends, we are assisting five women who were each awarded $3,000 scholarships for the current academic year.

Book Group News

Book Group News By Sharon Anderson

NEW DAYTIME BOOK GROUP FORMING IN THE TAHOE PARK AREA

A new book group is forming which generally will meet only in the Tahoe Park area (a little south of Sac State).

All branch members are invited, of course, but the meetings will be hosted generally in the Tahoe Park area. Meetings will be held on the second Thursday of the month at 1:30 p.m. The first meeting is Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023 on 55th Street, 95820.

If you are interested, please email or call Joy Clous. Joy’s contact information can be found in the Sacramento Branch Membership Directory. Your name will be placed on the interest list and you will be notified of the location of the meeting.

January Book Groups

Book Group 2:
Miracle at Saint Anna, by James McBride, on Jan. 3;  coordinator is Carol Hayes

Book Group 3: 
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, by Kim Michele Richardson, on Jan. 23; coordinator is Carolyn Meeker

Book Group 4: 
Book selection meeting, on Jan. 11; coordinator is Pat Morehead

Book Group 6: 
Book selection meeting, on Jan. 18; coordinators are Angela Scarlett, Gloria Yost

Book Group 8: 
Book selection meeting, on Jan. 23; coordinator is Diana Squire

Book Group 10: 
While Justice Sleeps, by Stacey Abrams, on Jan. 19 ; coordinator is Sandi Schoenman

Book Group 12: 
Klara and the Sun, by Kazuo Ishiguro, on Jan. 5; coordinator is Linda Cook

Living Our Mission of Equity-Book Discussion

Living Our Mission of Equity-Book Discussion By Charmen Goehring

We hope you will join us in a monthly equity conversation looking at our own biases and what actions we can take to attract diversity to our branch and become better people in the process. Each month, we read a section of our selected book then meet to discuss what we have learned, along with exploring other issues related to race and equity. We generally meet the first Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. on Zoom. This is a joint CHAR/Sacramento activity.

The Zoom meeting code is 737 420 3780 or you can join using this link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7374203780

We will be discussing the first half (through page 121) of our new book, “How to Be an Antiracist” by Dr. Ibram Kendi, at 7 p.m. on Jan. 11 (note: this month we are meeting the second Wednesday). If you have questions and to RSVP, please email Charmen at charminme@yahoo.com.

Living Our Mission of Equity

Living Our Mission of Equity By Charmen Goehring

We hope you will join us in a monthly equity conversation looking at our own biases and what actions we can take to attract diversity to our branch and become better people in the process. Each month, we read a section of our selected book, then meet to discuss what we have learned, along with exploring other issues related to race and equity. We meet the first Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. on Zoom. This is a joint CHAR/Sacramento activity.

The Zoom meeting code is 737 420 3780, or you can join using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7374203780

We will be discussing the second half (page 124-end) of our current book, “Waking Up White”, by Debby Irving at 7 p.m. on Dec. 7. If you have questions and to RSVP, please email Charmen at charminme@yahoo.com.

Sac State Buzz, Birthdays, Book Groups, and Printable Articles

Sac State Buzz By Gloria Yost

Do you know?

  • Our own Paola Mendez has become an e-member of AAUW.
  • Paola has won a Sacramento Semester Internship for spring semester and will be working at the Capitol. She is majoring in political science journalism.
  • Our NCCWSL attendee Marissa Floyd has joined AAUW. She is working full time as a behavior analyst’s assistant for a local school district and is a child development major.
  • Cynthia Gonzales has joined in our efforts to re-activate our Sac State chapter. She is a women’s studies major.

Celebrating December Birthdays! By Donna Holmes

Happy Birthday to All!

  • Becky Anton                                   12/1
  • Diana Squire                                  12/1
  • Aisha Engle                                     12/3
  • Jean Bonar                                      12/4
  • Marcia Becwar                               12/8
  • Diane Petersen                              12/8
  • Angela Scarlett                               12/11
  • Karen Burley*                                12/12
  • Laraine Silberstein                        12/14
  • Lynn Anderson                              12/17
  • Linda Whitney                               12/27
  • Bonnie Penix                                 12/30

December Book Groups By Sharon Anderson

Book Group 2:
No meeting in December; coordinator is Carol Hayes

Book Group 3: 
No meeting in December; coordinator is Carolyn Meeker

Book Group 4: 
The Uncommon Reader, by Alan Bennett, on Dec. 14; coordinator is Pat Morehead

Book Group 6: 
All the Birds in the Sky, by Charlie Jane Anders, on Dec. 19; coordinators are Angela Scarlett, Gloria Yost

Book Group 8: 
No meeting in December; coordinator is Diana Squire

Book Group 10: 
Holiday Party, on Dec. 15 ; coordinator is Sandi Schoenman

Book Group 12: 
Holiday Party, on Dec. 1; coordinator is Linda Cook

Printable Newsletter Articles

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Living Our Mission of Equity

Living Our Mission of Equity Book Discussion By Charmen Goehring

We hope you will join us in a monthly equity conversation looking at our own biases, and what actions we can take to attract diversity to our branch and become better people in the process. Each month, we read a section of our selected book then meet to discuss what we have learned, along with exploring other issues related to race and equity. We will meet the first Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. on Zoom. This is a joint CHAR/Sacramento activity.

The Zoom meeting code is 737 420 3780 or you can join using this link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7374203780

We will be discussing the first half (pages 1-123) of our current book, “Waking Up White” by Debby Irving, at 7 p.m. Nov. 2. If you have questions and to RSVP, please email Charmen at charminme@yahoo.com.

Birthdays, Books, and Printable Articles

Celebrating November Birthdays! By Donna Holmes

Happy Birthday to All!

  • Kathleen Asay                                    11/2
  • Esther Gaines                                    11/3
  • Cristina Whitlock                               11/6
  • Alicia Hetman                                    11/7
  • Ann Arneill                                         11/11
  • Eileen Heaser                                    11/12
  • Donna Holmes                                  11/14
  • Linda Lawrence                                 11/16
  • Carole Cline                                       11/18
  • Jennifer Henderson                          11/19
  • Elaine Ellers                                        11/23
  • Elaine Moody                                     11/30

October Book Groups By Sharon Anderson

Book Group 2:
West with Giraffes, by Lynda Rutledge, on Nov. 1; coordinator is Carol Hayes

Book Group 3: 
No meeting in Nov. and Dec.; coordinator is Carolyn Meeker

Book Group 4: 
Braiding Sweetgrass, by Robin Kimmerer, on Nov. 9; coordinator is Pat Morehead

Book Group 6: 
Where I was From, by Joan Dideon, on Nov. 21; coordinators are Angela Scarlett, Gloria Yost

Book Group 8: 
The Matrix, by Lauren Groff , on Nov. 28; coordinator is Diana Squire

Book Group 10: 
Talking to Strangers, by Malcolm Gladwell, Nov. 17 ; coordinator is Sandi Schoenman

Book Group 12: 
The World That We Knew, by Alice Hoffman, on Nov. 3; coordinator is Linda Cook

Printable Newsletter Articles

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Living Our Mission of Equity

Living Our Mission of Equity By Charmen Goehring

We hope you will join us in a monthly equity conversation looking at our own biases and what actions we can take to attract diversity to our branch and become better people in the process. Each month, we read a section of our selected book then meet to discuss what we have learned, along with exploring other issues related to race and equity. We meet the first Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. on Zoom. This is a joint CHAR/Sacramento activity.

The Zoom meeting code is 737 420 3780 or you can join using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7374203780

We will be discussing the second half of our current book, “Sister Outsider”, by Audre Lorde, on Oct. 5 at 7pm. If you have questions and to RSVP, please email Charmen at charminme@yahoo.com.  Our next book for November/December will be “Waking Up White” by Debby Irving.