TechTrek Professional Women's Night

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Newly elected officers

See a slideshow from the May 21 General Meeting here

2017 Tech Trek

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Upcoming branch events 
July 23, 3 p.m. - Ice Cream Social at Petaluma Community Center
August 19 - AAUW Garage Sale
August 31 - Cinnabar Fund Raiser, "Man of La Mancha"
September 10 - Fall Social



Here's a summer treat: save the date and time, Sunday, July 23, at 3 pm, for an Ice Cream Social at the Petaluma Community Center, Club Room with Liz King and Sandra Rozmarin --just for fun! 

Patricia Souza, Program VP


Ready to do some light down-sizing? How about bringing your donations of household goods to our AAUW Pop-Up Garage Sale. Date will be Saturday, August 19, and the location is to be determined. Janet Silverberg will chair the event that will raise funds for our SSU and SRJC scholarships. All we ask is for our members to bring donations already priced the night before the sale.

Further details will be announced later. Contact Janet at or 765-4585 with questions. Thanks!
Janet Silverberg
Cinnabar Fundraiser  


Thursday, August 31

Another theatrical fundraiser is planned for August 31 at the Cinnabar Theater. This year, the iconic musical, "Man of La Mancha," will be performed. Show up at 7:00 p.m.: refreshments will be available for purchase. The dress rehearsal show starts at 7:30.

Cinnabar's musicals are always crowd pleasers and we look forward to another stellar performance.
Proceeds benefit both AAUW and Cinnabar.

Deadline for ticket purchases: August 25
Cost: $33 (compared to $38 after the season starts)
Make checks out to: AAUW Petaluma
Mail checks to: Patti Prichard, 95 Mission Drive, Petaluma, CA 94952

Rory Keller and Patricia Souza


Most of our Sections are on hiatus in the summer, but some are still active!

Modern Literature (evening):

   July 24, 7:30, at the home of Patti Schofler (The Thin Man, movie and book)
Modern Literature (morning):
August 8, organizational meeting, hosted by Anne Trujillo and Maureen Sheridan Scott in Rohnert Park
Out to Lunch Bunch (currently full, second group to start on the fall):
July 18, 11:45, Taps
August 15, 11:45, Tolay (at Sheraton Hotel)
Walking Group: Meets most Fridays at 4:30
Bridge groups:
Afternoon Bridge (intermediate), meets 2nd Fridays at 1:15
Thursday Evening Bridge, meets 3rd Thursdays at 7:15
Wednesday Evening Bridge (beginning bridge), meets 1st Wednesdays at 7:15
See past issues (on website) for information about each Section.


as related to the Friday Afternoon Walking Group on June 22, 2017

I taught a couple of classes at Tech Trek today, which is going very well. The youth were sweet, kind, and engaged. As one of the dorm moms said, the AAUW sections did a very nice job selecting the Tech Trek campers this year.  

The job that Rory Keller and Jeanne Benedetti are doing is amazing. They have 90 girls that they have to get to class, to the dining hall, and to field trips. Rory and Jeanne keep in touch with the dorm moms, connect with the workshop teachers, supervise the junior counselors, manage the paperwork, answer their phones, and probably much more stuff behind the scenes.  

I shared with the dorm mom that I admired that she was “mom” to 10 girls this year. She said that it wasn’t that hard as the kids are all the same age, with similar interests. Wow. I had challenges in raising just three kids.

I think it's outstanding that our Petaluma Section gives this program such support. I love to see girls excited about science, math, tech, and engineering.

Marlene Abel


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