TechTrek Professional Women's Night

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Other AAUW events
Mar. 20 - Tri-Branch Luncheon (Virtual), 11 a.m.
Mar. 22 - Training for AAUW Virtual Lobby Day
Mar. 24 - AAUW Virtual Lobby Day


AAUW Reminder: Virtual Meetings Only

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



February 18, 2:00 pm

Recording of the Program of
Dr. Sundari Mase is available at this link

Access Passcode: 6d^xmq?0



Dr. Sundari Mase, Sonoma County Health Officer, spoke to us via webinar on Thursday, February 18, at 2 p.m. Her talk included her path from studying engineering at UC Berkeley to becoming the Health Officer in Sonoma County. She also provided us with an update on COVID 19, particularly as it relates to women. Watch the recording at this link Access Passcode: 6d^xmq?0

Tech Trek 2021

Volunteers are needed to serve as coaches in a 3-hour morning core program for a week, or in 90-minute afternoon workshops for as many days as you would like.

There are three virtual camps currently scheduled for students all over California:

  • June 21-25
  • July 12-16
  • July 26-30

Build coaches will focus on guiding technology learning during the core course and should be familiar with or open to learning simple wiring and coding.

Social coaches will focus on administrative tracking and social learning during both the core course and afternoon or evening workshops.

Training and a stipend will be given for all coaching positions.
For a short video from a camper in the robotics program last August, click on this link:

Applications for campers and coaches will be online this year and should begin soon.

We will be able to send at least 4 girls to virtual camp this year. Though the virtual camp costs less this year, there is an expectation that the fee for future residence camps will be rising. We are continuing to raise funds for Tech Trek. Any unused funds will be rolled over to the next year’s Tech Trek camp for our branch.

If you would like to donate,
Please make your check out to AAUW-CA SPF and write in “Tech Trek Petaluma Branch” on the memo line.
Please mail checks to: Michele Meyer, 2213 Mari Lane, Petaluma, CA 94954

Thank you,

AAUW Healdsburg's Winter Forum:
Two lecture series start in January
For a number of years, the Healdsburg Branch of AAUW has presented a series of lectures several times each year. These were originally OLLI courses, and the Branch started their version when the OLLI courses were no longer in Healdsburg. AAUW Petaluma members and their friends are invited to join in the winter series, presented on Zoom. Both courses in the series have six sessions. Fee is $95.
  1. The Transformation of America:  A Social and Economic History of the U.S.
Presented by Chris O’Sullivan, PhD
Tuesdays 10-11:45 a.m., Jan 12 – Feb 16, 2020
2. Mexican Immigration to the U.S.:  A Bilateral Perspective
Presented by Alex Saragoza, PhD
Thursdays 10-11:45 a.m., Jan 14 – Feb 18, 2020
To learn more or register, click here.

Note on ZOOM meetings

For security reasons, ZOOM links are not included in the Perspective.

PROGRAMS - The ZOOM link will be sent to all members in an email the day before the event.

SECTIONS - Sections will send the link directly to section members. Be sure to RSVP so that you get the ZOOM link.

NEW MEETINGS – Contact Kathy Schmidt to set up a new ZOOM meeting.

ZOOM BY PHONE – For audio only, call 669-900-9128, enter Meeting ID and Passcode when prompted.

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In principle and practice, AAUW values and seeks diverse membership.
There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin or disability.

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