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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 will meet the second 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 pages 1-109 in our new book, “Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning”, by Cathy Park Hong, on Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. If you have questions and to RSVP, please email Charmen at charminme@yahoo.com.

December Birthdays, Book Groups, and Printable Articles

Celebrating December Birthdays! By Donna Holmes

  Happy Birthday to All!

  • Becky Anton                          12/1
  • Diane Squire                         12/1
  • 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
  • Nancy Lawrence                    12/29
  • Bonnie Penix                          12/30

Book Groups By Sharon Anderson

Book Group 2: 
Group does not meet in Dec.; coordinator is Carol Hayes

Book Group 3: 
Group does not meet in Nov. and Dec.; coordinator is Carolyn Meeker

Book Group 4: 
Charlotte’s Web, by E.B. White, on Dec. 8; coordinator is Nancy Lawrence

Book Group 6: 
TBD on Dec. 13; coordinator is Angela Scarlett

Book Group 8: 
Group does not meet in Dec.; coordinator is Diana Squire

Book Group 10: 
Holiday Party on Dec. 16; coordinator is Sandi Schoenman

Book Group 12: 
The Four Winds, by Kristin Hannah, on Dec. 2; coordinator is Linda Cook

Book Group 33: 
The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett, on Dec. 2; coordinators are Jane Pivetti, Nancy Lawrence

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AAUW Funds & Living Our Mission of Equity

AAUW Funds By Charmen Goehring

October was a month full of AAUW Funds activities. Members in California enjoyed two online Funds events, previously the Funds Luncheons, each of which highlighted many CA-based recipients of AAUW grants and fellowships.

Their topics of study were diverse and fascinating! While we again missed the in-person opportunity to see friends and meet the recipients, dozens of members who might not otherwise have attended a lunch in the past were able to participate on Zoom. It is always inspiring to see how our contributions have provided support for these young women, some of whom might change the world! There will be one more opportunity to enjoy presentations by a few of our wonderful recipients during the final event on Nov. 7. You can register to attend at www.aauw-ca.org.

Many thanks to those members who consistently send in donations to the AAUW Funds throughout the year via the AAUW website. This is an easy and convenient way to provide funding for our wonderful organization and its programs!

As always, I wish to encourage you to consider honoring your passion for AAUW by joining the Legacy Circle. The Legacy Circle is composed of dedicated AAUW members who have included AAUW in their estates in order to ensure the organization is healthy and able to help women and girls far into the future. If you have been a member of AAUW for 30 years or more, you are passionate about AAUW. Why not take the simple step of joining the Legacy Circle? You can join online at www.aauw.org or contact Charmen for a brochure.

AAUW Sacramento is close to becoming the CA branch with the most Legacy Circle members!!

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 and then meet to discuss what we have learned, along with exploring other issues related to race and equity. We meet the second 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 “You Are Your Best Thing” on Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. If you have questions and to RSVP, please email Charmen. Charmen’s contact information can be found in the branch Membership Directory.

November Birthdays, Book Groups, 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
  • Cynthia Valls                           11/28
  • Elaine Moody                          11/30

Book Groups By Sharon Anderson

Book Group 2: 
The Four Winds, by Kristin Hannah, on Nov. 9; coordinator is Carol Hayes

Book Group 3: 
Group does not meet in Nov. and Dec.; coordinator is Carolyn Meeker

Book Group 4: 
How to be an Anti-Racist, by Ibram X. Kendi, on Nov. 10; coordinator is Nancy Lawrence

Book Group 6: 
Interior Chinatown, by Charles Yu, on Nov. 8; coordinator is Angela Scarlett

Book Group 8: 
The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett, on Nov. 22; coordinator is Diana Squire

Book Group 10: 
The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett, on Nov. 18; coordinator is Sandi Schoenman

Book Group 12: 
The Other Einstein, by Marie Benedict, on Nov. 4; coordinator is Linda Cook

Book Group 33: 
Next Year in Havana, by Chanel Cleeton, on Nov. 4; coordinators are Jane Pivetti, Nancy Lawrence

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Living Our Mission of Equity – New Book!

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 will meet the second 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 You Are Your Best Thing, by Tarana Burke and Brene Brown, on Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. If you have questions and to RSVP, please email Charmen at charminme@yahoo.com. ,

Member Birthdays, Book Groups, Printable Articles and More!

Celebrating October Birthdays! By Donna Holmes

  Happy Birthday to All!

  • Kathy Schrumpf                     10/1
  • Judy Maben                            10/2
  • Janice Stuter                           10/5
  • Mary Williams                        10/8
  • Karen Ann Smith                   10/9
  • Lynn Blair Wood                    10/12
  • Linda Cook                              10/13
  • Jennifer Virginia Stanley       10/14
  • Tina Taggart                           10/14
  • Lyn Roefs                                10/15
  • Susan McLearan                    10/17
  • Betty Riley                               10/20
  • Elizabeth Hendrickson          10/21
  • Marianne Rorden                   10/21
  • Sandra Winter                         10/21
  • Christina Calpo                       10/23
  • Gail Evans                                10/26
  • Bakula Maniar                         10/27
  • Celeste Roseberry-McKibbin 10/27

Book Groups By Sharon Anderson

Book Group 2: 
The Invisible Bridge, by Julie Orringel, on Oct. 5; coordinator is Carol Hayes

Book Group 3: 
Reading a book selection and meeting on Oct. 27; coordinator is Carolyn Meeker

Book Group 4: 
Notes of a Native Son, by James Baldwin, on Oct. 13; coordinator is Nancy Lawrence

Book Group 6: 
The Hidden Life of Trees, by Peter Wohlleben, on Oct. 11; coordinator is Angela Scarlett

Book Group 8: 
The Language of Butterflies, by Wendy Williams, on Oct. 25; coordinator is Diana Squire

Book Group 10: 
How to Avoid a Climate Disaster, by Bill Gates, on Oct. 21; coordinator is Sandi Schoenman

Book Group 12: 
The Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson, on Oct. 7; coordinator is Linda Cook

Book Group 33: 
The Other Mrs., by Mary Kubica, on Oct. 7; coordinators are Jane Pivetti, Nancy Lawrence

Walking Group Forming By Vicki Nicholson

A nucleus of members have created a new group and welcome other women to join. If you would enjoy walking the regional trails and park pathways in the Sacramento area in the company of others, please contact Kathleen Deaver. Kathleen’s contact information can be found in the Membership Directory.

Tokyo Olympics – Did You Hear? By Charmen Goehring

US women athletes brought home more medals than men! You can read more in USA Today (which attributes this success to Title IX) at https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/olympics/us-women-are-dominating-medal-count-at-tokyo-olympics-in-ways-they-ve-never-done-before/ar-AAN0W6E

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Member Birthdays, Book Groups, and Printable Articles

Celebrating September Birthdays! By Sharon Anderson

  Happy Birthday to All!

  • Barbara Jacobs                    9/3
  • Kathleen Keers                    9/3
  • Anne Just                              9/6
  • Fakhri Alereza Rice             9/6
  • Rebekah Machado de Quevedo  9/9
  • Jeanette Finn                       9/10
  • Barbara Kamilos                 9/12
  • Marchetta Schneider         9/13
  • Pamella Vaughn                  9/15
  • Malinda Rice                        9/20
  • Hedda Smithson                 9/20
  • Cherril Peabody                  9/22
  • Marjorie Daughhetee        9/26
  • Elinor Anklin                        9/26
  • Kathryn Brann                    9/26
  • Danielle Metzinger             9/26
  • Karen Humphrey                9/27

Book Groups and Printable Newsletter Articles

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