The California branch membership researched and discussed qualifications, met and voted on the candidates for our 2021 state election. With the close of voting on May 7th, the Nominations & Elections Committee is pleased to announce California’s newly elected leaders for the upcoming term:
President-Elect: Sandi Gabe
Mariposa and California Online Branches
Chief Financial Officer: Roli Wendorf
San Francisco Branch
Director: Carol Holzgrafe
Chico & Paradise Branches
Public Policy Priorities
In addition to electing new leaders, 1,980 of California’s members voted a resounding YES to approve the Public Policy Priorities. The Public Policy Committee wishes to thank all of our members who sent us their input as well as those who took the time to vote.
The California membership passed two amendments to the AAUW California bylaws with the required ⅔ approval. Both are intended to streamline and simplify the operation of the Board of Directors. The first amendment added a one-year director position to serve opposite the president-elect position in order to balance the number elected in odd and even years. The second amendment reduced the number of elected directors from 12 to 11 to establish an odd number for voting purposes and for budget efficiencies. These bylaw changes will take effect immediately.
AAUW California is fortunate to have talented and dedicated members who will step up to serve our state organization. The continuity of leadership is critical to the successful execution of our advocacy, programs and projects. New members provide our state leadership team with the important ingredients of energy, enthusiasm and engagement.
There are many ways to serve AAUW and our mission; standing for election takes a special kind of member – one who is willing to lead. Thank you to all the candidates who ran in 2021, and continued success to our new board members!