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2016-2017 DAW Branch Events

Date Event  Contact
Sept 24, 2016 Membership Brunch & Book Sale
Roundhill Country Club, Alamo
 Soni Leighton: Membership VP
Oct 13, 2016 Public Policy: Getting Out the Vote
Shadow Hills Cabana
1001 El Capitan, San Ramon
Asha Bajaj, Public Policy Chair
Oct 18, 2016 Public Policy: Getting Out the Vote
OLM Branch
Oct 29, 2016 AAUW N. CA Fellows Luncheon Policy
Nov 10, 2016 Writers’ Panel: Featuring Published AAUW DAW Members Holly Sauer & Liz Williams: Programs
Dec 9-10, 2016 12th Annual Holiday Home Tour
Jan 28, 2017 Foster Care: Local Challenges, Disadvantages, Success
Feb, 2017 AAUW Fund: Recipient to share her work
Feb, 2017 Expanding Your Horizons
Mar 25, 2017 International Relations: Local author, Lubna Jahangiri, shares insights into Pakistan
Apr 20, 2017 Member Creativity Night
May 12-13, 2017 17th Annual Garden Tour
May Branch-wide Book Discussion: Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way
June 2017-2018 Installation and Local Scholarship Awards
June AAUW National Convention in Washington, D.C.
June Tech Trek

2016 Annual Installation, Awards Ceremony, and Appreciation Party

Thursday June 9, 2016, 5:00 to 8:00 PM

Carol Highton’s Garden


Scholarship Winners

Scholarship Winner

Awards Ceremony Featured: Awarding of Local Scholarships, 50-year AAUW Member Recognition, AAUW Fund Branch Named Gift Honorees, and AAUW Fund Contribution Recognition.



Installation featured a brief ceremony to install and introduce our 2016-2017 Branch Executive Board.

2016-2017 Executive Board

2016-2017 Executive Board

Carol Highton's beautiful garden where the installation was held.

Carol Highton’s beautiful garden where the installation was held.

2015-2016 Co-Presidents Kathy McKnight and Liz Williams

2015-2016 Co-Presidents Kathy McKnight and Liz Williams

The evening ended with a Mexican taco buffet, appropriate libations, and fun, fun, fun!








Hospitality Chairs:  Robin Halloran, Sandy Killoran, & Norma Spencer

Installation Chair:  Mary Ellen Blake




Newsletter – March 2016

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You are receiving this email because you are a member of the Danville-Alamo-Walnut Creek branch of AAUW.  This is our monthly newsletter, providing you with event, program, and activity information.

AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
The Danville-Alamo-Walnut Creek branch promotes and supports our AAUW mission through local scholarships, AAUW program support, panel discussions, and topical guest speakers.

The Advocate

The AAUW Danville-Alamo-Walnut Creek branch newsletter
March, 2016

The Advocate Would Like to Feature Your Art Work

Please share your art work!  Each month offers the opportunity to highlight our members’ artistic talents in the banner of our Advocate newsletter.  To be included, please send a JPEG or PNG formatted picture to our newsletter editor, Holly Sauer, at any time.  If you are a writer, you may also send me a brief poem or excerpt that will fit into a space no larger than the size of a picture.

2014-2015 Operating Budget


EXPENSES Proposed*
Membership Expenses Budget
Membership – General Exp. $500
New Member Event $250
Next Year’s Brunch Deposit       -0-
Sub Total $750
Member Services
Corresponding Secretary $80
Hospitality $200
Sub Total $280
Advocate $50
Directory $800
Sub Total $850
Programs $1,500
Member Events
Holiday Party $1,250
Installation $1,250
Sub Total $2,500
Leadership Development
Conventions – CA/Nat’l AAUW $800
Other Conferences $200
Sub Total $1,000
Virginia Gildersleeve $100
Bulk Mail Permit $110
Checks & Banking $140
Insurance – AAUW CA $1,000
Miscellaneous Expenses $100
P.O. Box Rental $128
President’s Expense $200
Constant Contact (Internet) $153
Taxes & Legal $50
Treasurer’s Expense $100
Web Site $200
Sub Total $2,181
Grand Total $9,161
*$4770 from Dues, $630 from 2013-2014 “net income” and $3761 from Reserve