Voting in the AAUW CA election closed on May 11, 2015 at 12:59 pm PDT.
- 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.
The final 2015 speech contest was held during the AAUW CA Annual Meeting. Each finalist presented her 5-6 minute speech concerning the value of a 4 year college degree, and the judges were faced with a difficult task.
Pictured are (from left): 1st place winner Emma Harrington ($1500), sponsored by the Napa Branch; Sydney Jones, 2nd place ($1000), from the Sonora Branch; Ciera Miller, 3rd place ($500), sent by the Sacramento Branch.
This was the 8th annual Speech Trek, a memorial to Eleanor Stem Allen, whose husband Gray Allen is the contest sponsor.
The topic for the 2015-16 Speech Trek Contest is Gender Bias and Inequality.
Perhaps your branch will have the winning entrant. Start looking for that student now!
The March Program of the Month goes to Oakdale-Riverbank-Escalon & Turlock branches for their joint program of "Ending the Culture of Violence on school and college campuses".
Panel members include Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson, Office of Education Superintendent Tom Changnon, University of the Pacific Vice President for Student Life Patrick Day, Oakdale Police Chief Lester Jenkins, Family Justice Center Executive Director Tom Ciccarelli, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Director Dr. Madelyn Schlaepfer. Representatives from community agencies will be available to provide information about their work in this area. 500+ were in attendance.