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.