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April 15, 7 p.m. - April program via Zoom: Breaking through Barriers for Women and Girls - Local Actions to Address Global Warming
April 15 - AAUW Petaluma election

Other AAUW events
April 7 - May 17 - AAUW National election
April 16 - May 7 - AAUW CA election
April 17, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. - AAUW CA Annual Meeting. Click HERE to register

Other events of interest
June 3 - 5-6 p.m. - SRJC Cocktail Webinar on Women's History,

AAUW Reminder: Virtual Meetings Only

Reminder: AAUW does not sanction in-person meetings at this time or for the foreseeable future.


Breaking Through Barriers for Women and Girls:
Local Actions to Address Global Warming

Thursday, April 15 at 7 p.m. via ZOOM Webinar

We have assembled an excellent panel to inform members about local efforts to address climate change. Our panel includes

  • D’Lynda Fischer, Petaluma Councilwoman
• Traethan Heckman, Daily Acts
• Ann Baker, Chair, Climate Action Commission, Petaluma
• Mary Davies, Citizens Climate Lobb

Each panelist will share information about their organization. We will learn about actions we can take to support their efforts as well as actions we can take in our community to make a difference.

You will receive your zoom link for the program the day prior to the program. For your convenience, the link is provided here as well. Please click this link to join the webinar:

Or iPhone one-tap: US: +16699009128
Or Telephone: Webinar ID: 850 5311 8809; Passcode: 334046

Program Co-VPs Stefanie Capps and Kris U'Ren

Upcoming Branch Election on April 15

On April 15, you will receive a ballot by email with this slate of nominees for elected branch offices: :

• Co-Presidents: Jean Reed and Anne Taylor
• Co-VPs, Program: Stefanie Capps and Rory Keller
• VP Finance: Corey Benjamin
• Co-VPs, Funds: Jan Everidge and LaVerne Stout
• Co-VPs, Membership: Pat Riley and Dee Short
• Secretary: Allison Hart

Additional nominations still possible!

In case you would like to nominate yourself or have obtained someone else's permission to add her name to the slate of nominees, here are the alternative arrangements for "nominations from the floor" during this time of virtual meetings:

• Contact the Nominating Committee Chair Rory Keller (click HERE) before April 15 meeting, to add your additional nominee to the ballot

• During the April 15 branch meeting via Zoom webinar, use the CHAT function to nominate someone and to encourage fellow attendees to write in that name on the ballot.


AAUW Members VOTE in April!

April is voting month for AAUW. As a member, you have the right and responsibility to VOTE. You will be notified by email of three elections this month:

• AAUW Petaluma Board of Directors, April 15

• AAUW CA Board of Directors and Public Policy Priorities, April 16 - May 7

• AAUW National Board of Directors, Public Policy Priorities and Bylaws change of membership requirement , April 7- May 17

Every member will receive separate emails from AAUW National, AAUW CA, and AAUW Petaluma with voting instructions.

Please be sure to vote in each election. It’s important that we have enough votes for each election to be valid.

Co-President Jean Reed


Board Installation and
Announcement of Named Gift Honoree

Saturday, May 22 at 4 p.m. via ZOOM

Join us in raising a glass to celebrate our most unusual year ever! We will toast our Named Gift Honoree and install our new Board members.

Although we may not gather in person quite yet, we will make this a celebration worth ZOOMing! There will be plenty of time to socialize and share our crazy past year experiences as we will look forward to 2021-2022!

Watch for more information in the May Perspective.

Program Co-VPs Stefanie Capps and Kris U'Ren

Missed a Program?

These video recordings are available!

• Click HERE to watch cardiologist Dr. Sheryl Garret's presentation on Empowering Women - Heart Health from Childhood to Post-Menopausal Years
Passcode: vlHja6ZF

• Click HERE to watch Sonoma County's Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase talk about COVID 19 and her previous experiences in public health.
Passcode: 6d^xmq?0

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