We meet nine times each year, traditionally on the third Saturday of each month, from September and through May. Some of our meetings are social and others feature a keynote speaker or activity designed to enlighten us and expand our thinking in areas related to our mission.
Fitness Revolution Brewing
Saturday, March 19, 9:30 am, Peace Lutheran Church, Grass Valley
It has been said “there is a fitness revolution brewing and women over 50 are moving it forward.” Nevada County AAUW will address this topic at their March monthly meeting. Wendy Riley and Marilyn Rohrbacher, co-owners of MOVE! Fitness Studio in Nevada City, and local Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Registered Dietitian, Kelley Kull, will be
the featured panel members. This panel of experts will address the issue of how to make eating healthy and staying active easy: nutrition basics, playing it safe, steps to get you moving, how to be active, and food and fitness for a healthy weight. The meeting is open to the public.
Kelley Kull, has been Registered Dietitian for the past 28 years. The main emphasis during her career has been disease prevention and disease management. Areas of expertise include weight loss and weight management, diabetes, cardiology and oncology. She is a believer in a whole foods approach to good nutrition.
Wendy Riley and Marilyn Rohrbacher, co-owners of MOVE! Fitness Studio, through their life experiences, both personal and professional, have encouraged and motivated hundreds of people all ages to find the best in themselves.
Top Honors to AAUW at the County Relay for Life
The AAUW-NC Team was small for the Relay for Life. Three members celebrated success: from left to right, Deb Cubberley, Martha Rees, and Melanie Heckel who organized the event. Read more……
Tech Trekkers Chosen
After reviewing 29 nominations, applications, and essays, followed by 29 interviews, the Tech Trek Committee announced our 2015 Tech Trek finalists: Isabel Luke, Pleasant Valley; Krystal Marchi and Ashley McCullough, Union Hill; Aven Miller and Eva Zlimen, Seven Hills; Dominique Peters and Grace VanWinkle, Magnolia; and Reese Wheeler, Chicago Park. We also selected alternates: Lanni Hardin, Bella Hall, Karlie McCracken and Daniella Schumacher, who would get a chance to attend camp if any spots open up. More Tech Trek News……
Awards, Honors and Installations at Meeting
2015 Silver Roses
Silver Roses are presented to members who have served the branch in countless ways over the long term. We honor these women for their ideas, dedication, and commitment to our mission.
At the annual Installation Luncheon, the Branch recognized its first group of Silver Roses, women who have contributed to the Branch in so many ways.
Edi Silverman Award
Martha Rees was honored with the Edi Silverman Award for Community Service at the meeting. the Edi Silverman award and the mission of AAUW and chose an active member who has not only contributed to the organization, but has greatly expanded the recognition of AAUW in the community. Martha was recognized for her efforts on the Tech Trek Program.
New Officers Installed with a Surprise
From l to r: Susan Frater, Secretary; Laurie Alire, President; Joyce Rassmusen, Co VP Membership; Sue Miller, Co VP Membership; JoAnn Shilling, Co VP for EOF; Shirley Zeff, Financial Officer; Melanie Heckel, Co VP EOF; Stephanie Norton, VP LAF. And the surprise? Sue Miller volunteered to be co-VP for Membership.
Missing from the photo are Stephanie Fachinni and Penny Savally, Co VPs Programs.
We may have begun writing our own stories at this meeting. Jan Fishler, a local author who specializes in inspiring others to write took us on an inspiring journey. She gives workshops, publishes a blog on writing, and has several books to her credit. Her workshops are a great way to learn new skills and have fun in a supportive environment. And her blog features a daily tip for writers designed to free a writing spirit.
Laughs and Fun at Holiday Party 2014
AAUW-NC members and friends jammed Off Broadstreet Theater for the annual holiday party–a private matinee with all the bells, whistles, songs and laughter to make it a great party.
Annual Kickoff Picnic
“Everyone had a good time.”
“So many members were involved in making it happen: cooks; interest groups, especially gardeners; the Funds like LAF; and Local Scholarship.”
“The Tech Trekers’ tales of camp are an annual treat.”
The first branch meeting of the year was a perfect picnic: not too hot, but not too cool; great displays of all our activities; yummy food and entertainment; and new members signing up. AND we gearing up for the big event! All About Unique Women is on October 12. Get your tickets now using Paypal of send in a check.
Sharon O’Hara (r), the new Branch President, congratulates Bernadette Sylvester on receiving the Edi Silverman award. With them are prior award winners and branch presidents (l to r) Elaine Sierra, Shirley Zeff, and Cheryl Morris. At the May Luncheon, Sharon O’Hara was elected Branch President for 2014-15. Her message to members: “ Together we will collaborate, participate, engage, advocate, and rock!”. Be ready for an exciting year! See her photo above with our most recent past president, Shirley Zeff and several other past presidents. At the same meeting, members: –Elected and installed the 2014-2015 Board and met the Sierra College scholarship winner, Kathryn O’Neill, who is going on to a four-year college, UC Davis. –Celebrated the achievements of this year’s Edi Silverman Award winner, Bernadette Sylvester. For more information, on any of the above, click on the bold words. We were also fortunate to have a professional photographer volunteer to take a photo of all the members at the luncheon. His name is Mike Shea, and his business is Tritone Photography at http://www.tritonephoto.com/. Thanks, Mike! More Meeting Photos…..