TechTrek Professional Women's Night

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January 31 - Deadline for Named Gift Honoree nominations
January 31 - January program: Evening at Cinnabar, 7:30 pm

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January 31 at Cinnabar Theater

Underneath The Lintel

Underneath the Lintel

On Thursday, January 31, 2019, AAUW members, friends, and family are invited to a dress rehearsal performance of Underneath the Lintel, a play by Glen Berger. The "...Librarian embarks on a quest to find out who anonymously returned a library book that is 113 years overdue. A clue scribbled in the margin of the book and an unclaimed dry-cleaning ticket then take him on a mysterious adventure that spans the globe and the ages."

This is a fundraiser for Funds and Tech Trek; some proceeds also go to Cinnabar. The price is a bargain (less than a senior ticket) for this event. Refreshments will be available.

    Date:  Thursday, January 31, 2019
    Time:  7:30 p.m. curtain
    Cost:  $25
    RSVP Deadline:  January 27, 2019

Make your check payable to AAUW Petaluma and send to Patti Prichard, 95 Mission Drive, Petaluma, CA  94952. Phone: 707 763-1354; email: Patty Prichard.

Questions?  Contact Rory Keller.
Patti Prichard & Rory Keller

P.S., If you made reservations for this event at the holiday luncheon, but have not yet paid, please send your check to Patti, same address.


The Tech Trek fundraising bag will be circulated again at our December Holiday lunch meeting. We have raised $1,548.50 so far and have a goal of $4,000. Our branch sponsors four campers. During our selection process, we make an effort to find campers who will benefit from Tech Trek and who would not otherwise be able to have such an an experience.

Tech Trek inspires young women and gives them the confidence to pursue technical and scientific careers at a pivotal time in their education.  

One of our own former branch campers said Tech Trek was the reason she became a doctor. I see the effect on confidence in one of our 2018 campers who is now a student in my 8th grade mathematics class.

Here are a few quotes from our campers.
  • “(Tech Trek) has ignited something in me for astronomy… the vibes in the room caught me.”
  • “Biology has opened my eyes to a second world.”
  • “This has been such an amazing experience for me! I am looking forward to being a junior counselor and I wouldn’t have had this excitement if you had not given me the opportunity… I appreciate this camp more and more every day.”
Please extend your hand to a new generation of women by opening up their world to the possibilities and rewards of STEM education.

Photo: Front row, Katarina Cespedes, Twinkle Bhangoo,Mia Garcia, Back row, Rory Keller, Hilary Blyth, Theva Jepsen, Trish Steckman

Kathleen Garvey



A Message from Our Scholarship Recipient

Dear American Association of University Women:

I would like to thank you for choosing me to receive a scholarship award. I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to return to school and earn my degrees in Psychology and Business Administration. Being a strong and educated woman is very important and rewarding, but I’m not only doing this for myself; I am doing this for my children. I want to encourage them to attend college and continue learning. I believe that having an education helps tremendously with self-confidence and self- esteem. I want to be successful for my family and lead by example. Thank you once again for helping me along in my journey. I truly appreciate it.

Sincerely, Kimberlie Cardenas


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