California AAUW

Volunteer for New AAUW-CA Marketing Work Group

by Michelle Miller-Galaz and Sharyn Siebert, Directors, Marketing Committee CoChairs,

The Marketing Committee of AAUW California has been meeting almost monthly. Dowitcher Design, our marketing consulting firm, has given us a road map, which we are working through with our Marketing Committee and the Marketing Design Task Force. This committee is multi-generational and very engaged on how to best market our organization. We need engaged members to join our upcoming work groups in order to implement those various efforts. No previous experience is required—only a desire to help.

When the applications for the workgroups are posted to the AAUW California website in late June, please consider joining one. Our board cannot do this alone!

Public Policy Opportunities at AAUW-CA

by Kathleen Harper, Director, and Sue Miller, Public Policy Committee CoChairs,

As we look back on our many successes this past year, your Public Policy co-chairs want to acknowledge the contributions of our branch leaders and their members in advancing the public policy priorities of AAUW California. First, thank you to our great team, who come from 10 different branches: Ginny Hatfield, Kit Hein, Alicia Hetman, Amy Hom, Arnedra Jordan, Melissa Maceyko, Nancy Mahr, Archana Maniar, Shelley Mitchell, and Claire Noonan. These ten fabulous women worked so hard this year. Please send them kind thoughts of gratitude.

Next, we recognize the 111 members from 65 branches who participated in Lobby Day, and the 640 members who responded to the Public Policy Priorities (PPPs) survey. Thanks to you, 59 legislators now know all about AAUW and our signature bills, and our PPPs now reflect members’ evolving concerns.

Finally, we are grateful to the 66 branches who published a public policy article in their newsletter, presented a mission-related program, or held a mission-related community event. Member participation in mission-related work is the backbone of our organization. Please consider applying for the Public Policy Committee next year. Applications will be posted on the AAUW California website in late June.

Our Danville-Alamo-Walnut Creek branch is part of the AAUW California    You should receive the California Connection! before the 10th of each month with information about our AAUW CA activities and programs.

Please check your email address in the Membership Services Database (MSD) on the national website. This will be the email address used to send the California Connection! If you need help verifying your email address is up-to-date, reach out to our membership committee or contact Julika Barrett in the AAUW California Office at 916-448-7795 or at and she can assist you.