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Upcoming branch events
March - Kick-off for Non-Event Fundraiser for local scholarships
March 26 - General Meeting, 7 pm: Conversation with Today's Young Women
March 28 - Expanding Your Horizons, Sonoma State
March 31  - Equal Pay Day
April 9  - General Meeting, 4 pm: Age-Friendly Cities

Other AAUW events
April 17-19 -  AAUW-CA convention in No. CA, at Westin by SF Airport in Millbrae. Plan to attend. Volunteers will be needed (TBD).

AAUW-related events

March 3 - Women's Club, 5:30 pm, Presentations by two women leaders of SRJC-Petaluma
March 30 - SRJC Petaluma, 10 am, film about women's suffrage movement: Iron Jawed Angels
Through Sept. 13- Exhibit at Museum of Sonoma County: From Suffrage to #MeToo: Groundbreaking Women in Sonoma County


One hundred years since The Women’s Suffrage Movement successfully won the right for women to vote... Where are we now?
Join us for
A Conversation with Today’s Young Women

When:  Thursday, March 26
Where:  Petaluma Community Center – Conference Room 2
Time:   7:00 p.m.

Listen and interact with four young and impressive women who are willing to share their ideas and opinions about the issues they are facing today.  We will discuss Gender Equity, Mentoring, and Work/Life Balance as seen from their perspective.  

Our panel includes:
  • Caroline Neyman – Operations Director at the Green Music Center, SSU
  • Iliana Madrigal – Program Coordinator for Via Esperanza Family Resource Center
  • Megan D’Errico – Academic Advisor at the School of Science and Technology, SSU
  • Lorena Vega – Police Officer at the San Rafael Police Department
Our branch is looking for opportunities to connect with younger women and direct our time and resources in meaningful ways.  Come join the conversation!
Kris U’Ren, Program VP

SRJC NEWS --Spring Cinema Series
The Spring Cinema Series at the Santa Rosa Junior College Petaluma Campus starts up January 29 with the Peanut Butter Falcon followed in February as follows:

February 5: Joker
February 12: Call Me By Your Name
February 19: They Shoot Horses, Don't They
February 26: Daughters of the Dust
March 4: Windows on the World

Each Wednesday night at the Carole L. Ellis Auditorium, there's a pre-film lecture at 6 p.m., followed by the film and a post-screening discussion until 10 p.m. The public is welcome for both the lecture and the film -- or just the film. The cost is $6 (or $5 for seniors).
Doris Tolks, SRJC Liaison

Expanding Your Horizons Returns on March 28

Expanding Your Horizons is an event to increase the awareness of young women and their parents of the importance of adequate preparation in math and science. It is designed to introduce them to the world of math, engineering, and science and other fields where high school math and science are required. It consists of hands-on workshops conducted by women who have chosen a career in one of these fields.

Our AAUW Branch partners with EYH to provide this STEM opportunity for 7th and 8th grade young women. Scholarships are available. 

The one-day event is March 28 at Sonoma State University.

Would you like to volunteer to be part of the day?  Contact Patricia Souza: for more information or visit the website.

Save the date for the

AAUW California 2020 Convention

April 17-19, 2020
Westin San Francisco Airport, Millbrae

Information about the convention is now posted on the AAUW-CA website (click here to read). More information to come in next month's newsletter.

Free AAUW program on salary negotiation
for AAUW members and the general public


AAUW continues to offer the FREE online “Work Smart” program on salary negotiation for pay equity and economic security. Participants learn to use objective research to negotiate for a raise or a new job.

Please share this gift with relatives, friends, and co-workers. For more information click here.


Bakers and Sellers Needed!

Equal Pay Day is the symbolic day when women's earnings "catch up" to men’s earnings from the previous year. This year, Equal Pay Day is March 31. To raise awareness about the gender pay gap we need your help to organize another AAUW Petaluma's "Equal Pay Day" cookie sale. The exact day of the is yet to be determined.

Last year we sold cookies at SRJC and the Petaluma library.

To turn the tables, women received a 100% cookie
for the same price as the men got one with a 20% slice missing.

Bakers and sellers needed!  Dates and locations TBD. 
Contact Pam Granger to help ( or call 707.778.6411)


Upcoming April Program on


Thursday April 9, 4:00 pm, Petaluma Senior Center

Look for more information in the April issue



We need a Board President for the 2020-2021 year so that we can keep our organization viable. Please consider taking on this important position either by yourself or as a co-president with one or two other members.

Contact our Nominating Committee Pat Riley, Doris Tolks, and Patricia Souza if you can step up for this job, yourself, or can suggest one or more members who would be a good fit.


March 20th -  Tomales Regional History Center for Friday, March 20, at 10  a.m. organized by Wendy Porter.  Details to follow by email to section members.
April 17th - Quarryhill Botanical Gardens being organized by Anne Taylor
May 15th - Buck Institute for Research on Aging being organized by Pat Riley

MaryAnn Kendall, Section Leader


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