AAUW Escondido-San Marcos’ March Program

AAUW March Meeting
10 a.m., March 21st
JOINT MEETING with Carlsbad*Oceanside*Vista Branch
at Vista Valley Country Club
29354 Vista Valley Drive, off Gopher Canyon Road

Rachel O’Sullivan, Speaker

RachelOSullivanAfter a long career as a Navy Senior Chief Journalist, Ms. O’Sullivan jointed Vox Optima, a communications, consulting and media relations company, where she is Director of West Coast Operations. She will speak on “Scams on the Elderly.”

Our joint meeting with COV is always a fun meeting and an opportunity to get to know other AAUW members. Last year, we were inspired by their programs and got some fresh ideas for our group. PLAN TO GO…

  1. Make your reservation by completing the form on page 2 of the newsletter and sending it with a check for $25 to Ruth Plotkin, 6931 Tradewinds Drive, Carlsbad 92011. She needs to have checks in hand by March 12th. Make your check out to “AAUW –COV” and write your entrée choice (grilled vegetable napoleon, grilled salmon or oven-roasted chicken breast) on it. If you cannot mail your check in time, e-mail Lynda Daniels at lynda1967@att.net and take your check to the meeting.
  2. Let Ginny Abushanab (gabushanab@yahoo.com or 760-755-7048) know you’ll be going and tell her if you want to carpool. Ginny will organize the carpooling.

Help Needed

It’s time to elect new officers and appoint others who help carry out branch business. Our current board members have served long and well, but some are withdrawing from board work and others are moving to other board posts.

We are looking for people to fill several positions. The most crucial of these is treasurer, for this post requires unique background and National AAUW requires that we have an officer who tracks our finances. Essentially, our branch cannot exist without a treasurer. Our new incumbent needs both a solid understanding of accounting principles and the ability to keep books manually or on her computer with appropriate software, such as Excel. Our current co-treasurers will willingly orient the new treasurer(s) and answer questions throughout the year.

If you have accounting expertise or if you have a suggestion on how we can find someone to maintain our books, please let one of the gallant ladies who dare to serve on the Nominating Committee – Irma Sue Durr, Joyce Tanner and Ruth Waldsmith – or me know.

And as the search unfolds for our 2015/16 officers, committee members and those who’ll handle other duties, please consider stepping up to help our Branch continue.

Marion Reid