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Healdsburg High School Library
1024 Prince Avenue,Healdsburg

david-mickaelian5:00 PM Social Gathering
5:30 PM Business Meeting
5:45 PM Speaker:

Healdsburg City Manager – David Mickaelian
Our city is currently engaged in a number of projects with huge implications in the coming years. David Mickaelian will be discussing the 5-way intersection, the creation of additional workforce housing and the acquisition of Fitch Mountain.
— Sandra Beddow

Healdsburg School Library

5:00 pm Social Gathering
5:30 pm Business Meeting
5:45 pm Speaker

Colleen Carmichael, Executive Director of North Sonoma County Services

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Healdsburg AAUW Begins its 2016-2017 Year

The new Board of Directors of the Healdsburg Branch of the American Association of University Women recently held its annual retreat to set its budget and plan for the coming year. Thanks to the success of its principle fund raisers, the annual Healdsburg Homes Tour and the Healdsburg AAUW Forum,and the generosity of donors, the branch will be able to again provide $20,000 in scholarships for re-entry women graduating from SRJC and continuing at four year colleges and $18,000 in scholarships for girls graduating from local public high schools going to four year colleges. AAUW will also give grants to Healdsburg Education Foundation (HEF), the Healdsburg Science Fair, Public School Success Team, Expanding Your Horizons, and other programs. It will continue to send eighth grade girls to Tech Trek camp at Stanford as it has for 19 years.

In addition to continuing its community service programs,such as Future Prep and Reading Rocks in local schools, AAUW is pleased to announce the establishment of a Speech Trek contest, open to all high school students in the branch territory,so that the winner may compete in AAUW California’s Eleanor Stem Allen Speech Contest.

AAUW is a national organization that advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. Membership is open to anyone with an associate or higher degree from an accredited institution. Healdsburg AAUW, a very active branch of 200 members, serves Cloverdale, Geyserville, Healdsburg, and Windsor. Information
about its activities may be found at healdsburg-ca.aauw.net.


Front row left to right: Sandy Beddow, Judy Edmonds, Ronnie Devitt, Andi Michelson, Janet Hoehn, Deana Fusco, Winky Merrill.
Back row left to right:
Barbara Reid, Michele St. Clair, Nancy Haiston, Linda Clark, Violet Nelson. Absent:Sue Campbell.

Cheers for the 2016 Tech Trekkers!

Tech Trek
The Healdsburg Branch of the American Association of University Women congratulates the nine eighth grade girls who attended the AAUW week long residential Tech Trek Camp at Stanford University this summer. Twenty-four outstanding seventh grade girls from middle schools in Windsor, Healdsburg, Geyserville, and Cloverdale were nominated last spring by their science and math teachers. The finalists, selected by AAUW members, were: Rowan Addison, Sheila Alvarez, Lillian Bergeron, and Grace Gloeckner from Windsor; Fiona Affronti, Claire Conard, Diana Guzman, and Sophia Pickering from Healdsburg; and Yasmin Vargas from Cloverdale.

This was the 19th year that Healdsburg AAUW raised the necessary funds to send girls to Tech Trek Camp and participated in the program. Every year the girls and their parents have reported that the Tech Trek experience was life changing. Many whose passion for technology was ignited at the Camp have carried that enthusiasm on to careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Thank you to the donors and all who participated.