2015 Election Results


 Officers elected are (above, from left): Donna Mertens, President Elect; Pat Ferrer, Chief Financial Officer; Deanna Arthur, Secretary.

The three new Directors elected are (below, from left:  Lynne Batchelor, Nancy Mahr and Charmen Goehring.

All will take office on July 1, joining the continuing board members: Kathleen Doty, President; Kathy Andreini, Virginia Beck, Susan Negrete, Jane Niemeier, and Sharon Westafer.

The proposed Public Policy Priorities and the proposed Bylaws amendment both passed as well.


What's New

Program of the Month: April

May 22, 2015
The Redlands Branch is to be commended for their mission-based programs in the new year!  Their program in April was outstanding - "Not Every GI Is a Joe: Caring for Women Veterans".  
The speaker was Lisa Roybal, a women's health nurse practitioner who has dedicated over twenty-five years of her career to women's health and their care.
Additionally, the Redlands  Branch's STEM conference in February was attended by 600 girls and 50 young women attended their "Elect Her" event at the University of Redlands and Crafton Hills College. 
Congratulations to Redlands on being chosen the April Program of the Month! 

2015 Election Results

May 13, 2015

Voting in the AAUW CA election closed on May 11, 2015 at 12:59 pm PDT. 

With 14.4% of the AAUW CA membership voting (1721 ballots cast), these are the election results:
  • The Public Policy Priorities for 2015-16 were APPROVED.
  • The proposal to amend the state bylaws to clarify how to fill board vacancies due to resignations was PASSED.
  • Officers elected are:

President Elect, Donna Mertens; Chief Financial Officer, Patricia Ferrer; Secretary, Deanna Arthur;






Directors elected are, Lynne Batchelor, Nancy Mahr, Charmen Goehring

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International Women's Day in Torrance

May 03, 2015
AAUW-Torrance has celebrated International Women’s Day to honor women’s progress in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. 
Understanding one’s cultural heritage is very important in today's multicultural consciousness. Dr. Sipra Sengupta explained the Women’s progress in various areas in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. The speaker talked about women’s progress and achievements in Education, Professional, Social and Cultural area. She compared the urban with rural progress The Q&A Session was very engaging between Speaker and the Audience. 
AAUW Global Connection:
When a woman is educated and empowered, she starts a ripple effect in her community. This is true all over the world.  
L to R: Athena Cormier President AAUW-Torrance, Dr. Sipra Sengupta, Jamie Watson Program VP, Gloria Liu AAUW Fund VP, Indrani Chatterjee Treasurer, Michele Croci Member 

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