AAUW Sacramento presents: A Glimpse of the Future By Gloria Yost
Saturday, May 15, 2021, 10 a.m. – 12:00, on Zoom
Please join our spring celebration as we wrap up our regular program schedule for the 2020-2021 year and take a glimpse of the future. We will have a busy agenda, including the installation of our new officers as they begin their two-year terms. They are: Donna Holmes and Marty McKnew, membership co-directors, and Carole Cline, secretary. The other elected officers are continuing.
A special treat will be the chance to hear our 2021 Speech Trek winner, Saher Haidari, present
her winning speech. Saher is a junior at Pleasant Grove High School in the Elk Grove USD, where she competed against 15 students from six different district high schools. As the contest winner, Saher received the top award of $500. She will be delivering her speech in person on the topic “Has social media helped or hindered the breaking down of barriers for women and girls?”
We will also recognize five new 50-year members — Dorie Bracchi, Susan McLearan, Elaine Moody, Pat Stilwell and Gloria Yost. In addition, we’ll learn who our named-gift honoree recipients are for this past year.
Our special guest speaker will be Councilwoman Katie Valenzuela. She was elected in March 2020 to serve on the Sacramento City Council for District 4. Valenzuela has over 10 years of state and local policy and community organizing experience. She was born and raised in Oildale, California, and holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in community development from UC Davis.
We will hear about her journey to elective office, as well as her vision for the future of Sacramento, and learn what she sees as the greatest needs for the advancement of women and social justice reforms.
Please invite your friends and prospective members to catch a glimpse of the future and hear from Councilwoman Valenzuela as we celebrate together. To join us, please register at Eventbrite here. The Zoom link will be sent to you two days before the event.