AAUW branch installs board, honors members and scholarship recipients


The Del Mar-Leucadia Branch of the American Association of University Women recently installed its 2018-2019 Board of Directors. Donna Lilly, past branch and AAUW California President, was the installing officer. She used the light-hearted theme of an airplane flight to recognize the role of each director.

College Scholarship Chair Barbara Bladen presented the branch college scholarship recipients Tina Le, California State University San Marcos, and Erich Lauffs, MiraCosta College, who each gave a brief talk.

Branch members were honored for their contributions to the branch and to AAUW. Karen Dorney, Bobbi Karnes and Michele McNeil were selected as Named Gift Honorees. Karen Dorney, Bobbi Karnes, Norelynn Pion-Goureau, Ginny Spence and Katherine White received Shape the Future Awards. Rosemary du Aime and Fran Moore were acknowledged as members of the Century Club and Linda Quinby as a member of the Chocolate Club for their contributions to AAUW Fund. Directors installed were Sharon Corbett-Parry and Andrea Henne, Co-Presidents; Sue Ellen Leroy, Secretary; Pat Moran, Treasurer; Patricia Johnson-Khalifa, Programs; Michele McNeil, Membership; Karen Vanderwerken, AAUW Fund; Rebecca Hill, Tech Trek; Norelynn Pion-Goureau, Public Policy; Ginny Spence and Bobbi Karnes, Publicity. Appointed positions acknowledged were Nancy Kohrs, Parliamentarian; Barbara Bladen, College Scholarships and IBC Rep; Kelly Allan, College/University Relations.

AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Membership is open to all graduates who hold an associate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university. AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. The Del Mar-Leucadia Branch reflects the varied interests of its members with informative, educational monthly meetings and special interest groups such as dining groups, book and movie groups, and bridge. For information, contact Michele McNeil, membership@aauwdml.org

The Del Mar-Leucadia Branch of AAUW serves the North Coastal communities of Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, Olivenhain, Leucadia and Carlsbad. The branch raises funds for scholarships for local college students, as well as local middle school girls attending AAUW’s Tech Trek, a math and science camp at the University of California San Diego.

The community is welcome at the next meeting on Sept. 8, 10 a.m. to noon at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas. The topic is “Public Education Challenges and Opportunities – Title IX.”

For more information, visit https://delmarleucadia-ca.aauw.net