Advancing Equity for Women and Girls. . .


Welcome Back Brunch
Peace Lutheran Church
September 15, 2018      9:30 am

After all our summer adventures, and smoky skies, we are set to begin another interesting and satisfying year. We have a series of programs that we hope will interest you, and of course our interest groups will be going on as usual. Come to the Brunch and sign up for whichever ones you find interesting. There will be our used book store that supports Branch Operations, an important and necessary budget item that needs our support.

We will have our usual delicious egg dishes, fruit, muffins, juice and other drinks. And it is FREE. Our wonderful Tech Trekkers for 2018 will present to us their experiences at camp at U C Davis.

This is the perfect time to invite your female friends and neighbors to our Club. It’s a wonderful time for them to become acquainted with who we are and what we do. Not to mention it is a great time to catch up with old friends and maybe make some new ones.

Return to College Winner!

Barbara Tagg, member, and Ashley Votaw, return-to-college award winner.                                                           Ashley Votaw of Nevada City has won a $1,000 grant from our branch as a re-entry college student. She will be transferring to California State University Sacramento in the fall to complete her degree in accounting. Ashely is self-employed as a bookkeeper juggling work, school, and parenting. Requirements include residence in Nevada County, working toward a specific post-secondary certificate or degree, financial need, and two letters of reference. 




Scholarship Winners Graduate

Sierra College Graduate Michelle Lefebvre (c) will be studying software engineering
at Arizona State University. She received a $2,000 scholarship. AAUW-NC member
Andrea Martin (l) and Terry Juhl (r) were there to represent our branch and congratulate
We are unable to show photos of the high school grads who won scholarships.  But here are the details.  From Nevada Union we have Andrea Beltran, who, plans to
attend Harvard and study Biomedical Engineering; Sierra Raskie Jeska,
who, will attend Swarthmore University and major
in Physics, Astrophysics and Engineering Physics; and Natalie Johnson, our Darlene
Paulsen** Memorial Scholarship recipient who, plans
to pursue International Relations at San Diego State University.

Altogether we had 7 scholarship recipients. Andrea and Sierra 
received $2,000. Natalie Johnson  received $2,500. Other scholarship winners are: Brighten Drake, Ghidotti Early College High School, will attend UC Berkeley and study Applied Math. Her scholarship was $2,000 as was Abigail Weir’s. Abigail attended Bear River High School
and is headed to UC Davis to study Environmental Science. We also awarded a re-entry
scholarship to Ashley Votaw  who graduated from Sierra College
and is going to Sacramento State University to study Accounting. Her scholarship was $1,000.

**Darlene Paulsen was a long-time AAUW member with a passion for world issues
who founded our local Great Decisions discussion group, inspiring others to
explore important political, economic, and moral topics. Branch members
donated $2,500 in her memory, funding a one-time scholarship for a Nevada
County woman majoring in political science or international relations.
(Information provided by Ann Shulse and Bup Greenwood)

Saleswoman Extraordinaire

Sharon O’Hara sold 27 pins in her one day at the AAUW convention in Southern California, bringing in $540 to the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund. “I have no idea how she did it,”says Bup Greenwood (Funds VP), “except that I can testify to her mesmerizing personality.” Rumor has it
that she wore all 27 at once!

Would You Believe? Fun for Funds

A simple idea of combining fun, learning, and fund raising has succeeded beyond expectations!
Look at these numbers:

From January through May 2017, our Branch raised $507.00 while having fun at a chili dinner, a shop hop, a bunco party, and a tea party.

Then in 2017-2018, we more than tripled the proceeds earning $1,696 for Local Scholarships. The gatherings included a BBQ, a Murder Mystery Dinner, a Mah-Jong party, a course in basic geneology, an Ananda Tulip Picnic, and a beauriful guided hike in Carpenter Valley, The hostesses for both years were Deb Cubberley, Laurie Alire, Sue Miller, Bernadette Sylvester, Susan Fivelstad, Jennifer Wilkerson and the Garden Interest Group, and Stephanie Facchini and the Hiking Interest Group.

Deb Cubberley is the overall “organizer’ for Fun for Funds. “Thanks to everyone who planned and hosted an event and also to the attendees.” If you have any ideas for a Fun for Funds activity, contact Deb at   Final numbers from Ann Shulse.

AAUW-NC Garden Group and friends at the Fun for Funds trip to Ananda tulips and picnic.

AAUW-NC Members and “Our Girls” in the News

Brighten Drake, our Ghidotti Early College High School scholarship recipient is valedictorian.

This article featured three of “our kids”: Andrea Beltran (NU scholarship recipient), Grace Suenram (STEM Into Knowledge was her senior project), and Xochi Husted who was a 2013 TechTrekker.

A feature article about our seven girls in the TT program and Martha Rees who coordinates the Branch’s program. \

Article about the extensive travels of Bernadette and Ed Sylvester. Bernadette is a long-time AAUW-NC member.

No General Meetings Are Scheduled

Few if any general meetings are scheduled for the summer, but the wheels will still be turning.  Some Interest groups are planning summer activities:  Great Decisions, Hiking, and Gardening.  Planning and Board Meetings will also take place.  Put the September Meeting on your calendar.

September 15, 2018

Welcome Back Brunch        9:30 am to 11:30 am

Branch Scrapbook — 2017-18


Installation Meeting 2018



January Meeting 2018




Get your AAUW T-Shirt!


Janine Martin shows off 60’s style

Sharon O’Hara and friend.

The whole cast…..

Tech Trekkers and a random man helped out.

Yummy snacks

Katherine “Bup” Grreenwood






Welcome Back Brunch –September 2017

Ann Shulse selling tote bag

Andrea Vetter (l), Margaret Munson, and Virginia Horowitz who was President of the Month.

Stephanie Facchini and Karen Smith

Susan Frater and TT parent

Checking into meeting.

Teri Juhl and Fran Erickson who was named the Edi Silverman member of the year.

Fran Erickson and Ann Shulse