President’s Council continued

  • On the local front,
    • Over $1,100 was raised for a woman returning to college scholarship at the annual wine tasting in December. Thanks go to Barbara Hamkalo and Ann Stephens of Hi-Time Wine Cellars for arranging this popular annual event.  In total, our Branch gave 11 scholarships to high school seniors going on to college or women returning to college.
    • The Learning Club began its 19th year of providing one-on-one tutoring to students at El Morro Elementary School in January. Volunteers from the Branch membership and surrounding communities provide tutoring two afternoons a week to students who have been recommended as needing additional support.

   Many opportunities exist in this coming year for you to get involved in the important work supported by AAUW.  By becoming members, each of us subscribes to the mission of AAUW-LB, to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.   Now is the time to step up and participate, if you aren’t already doing so.  Say “yes” when a member of the nominating committee calls to ask if you’d put your talents and skills to work for the organization.  Attend a monthly branch program that raises scholarship funds, highlights the talents of some of our members, or provides information on issues of interest to us all.  Volunteer to participate in one of our ongoing service programs – Start Smart, Tech Trek or TLC.  Make your voice heard.  It’s important!  You’re important!


Peggie Thomas