AAUW Sonora, CA Branch
Notice: The new Executive Board meeting for 2015/16 will meet Thursday, July 16th, at Melody Brotby’s home. The Executive Board meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the EB members will bring a dessert to share at the luncheon. The rest of the board should arrive at 11:30 with a salad to share. We will begin the general board meeting promptly at 1:00 p.m. and be done no later than 4:00 p.m. We will send more details later.
AAUW California was launched in San Francisco in 1886. The Sonora Branch was chartered in 1961. We are actively seeking new members and welcome your inquiries. We present programs throughout the year addressing the issues of equity for women as well as social programs. Click on the calendar under EVENTS tab for schedule. There are many interest groups that meet monthly in small groups for socializing. Click on the Interest Group section for more information. Come join us.
2015 Speech Trek – 2nd place was won by Sydney Jones, sponsored by AAUW Sonora Branch.
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.
2015 Scholarship Recipients
2014-15 Branch Officers
Back Row – Louise Goicachea, Secretary; Judy Borgquist, VP Program; Leah Decker, Treasurer Elect; Marilyn Graham, Membership VP; Ann Leonard-Coyle, VP Program; Lesley Thompson, Immediate Past President; Beverly Ginn, Parliamentarian.
Front Row – Carol Malispina, Co-President; Melody Brotby, President Elect; Betsy Hurst-Younger, Treasurer; Carolyn Lott, Co-President