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2017-2018 Operating Committees

The Bylaws Committee writes and reviews policies, procedures, position descriptions and branch bylaws prior to board approval,

Bylaws Chair: Judy Kinker
Joan Ensign
Carol O’Hare
Barbara Palmer

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Communication Appointed Positions
 Calendar Susan Persing
Email Manager Jenny Redfern
Technology Training Jan Conrey
Newsletter Copy Editor Carol O’Hare
Newsletter Layout Editor Suman Ganapathy
Newsletter Proof Reader Jenny Redfern
Newsletter Advertising Joanne Rooney
Publicity Gretchen Merrick
Website Manager Sandy Stoob

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The Community Action Grants Committee solicits and reviews applications from local non-profit organizations. It selects recipients that meet AAUW mission-based criteria.

Community Action Grants Chair: Susan Rife
Nancy Altman
Elizabeth Mandel
Monica McClintock
Cinda Meister
Susan Persing

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Community Events Appointed Positions
 Taste of Morgan Hill Peggy Martin
4th of July Parade Vacant
Chamber Mixers Joan Ensign
Candidate Forum (2016) Janet McElroy

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The Finance and Budget Committee reviews and sets the annual operating budget for the branch for board approval.

Finance/Budget Committee Chair: CFO
 President
 Past President
 Program VPs
 Membership VPs

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The GEMS (Girls Engaged in Math and Science) Committee assists with annual field trips for 7th-12th grade girls, exposing girls to a variety of STEM opportunities.

GEMS Chair: Susan Oldham-Fritts
 Jenny Davis
Donna Dicker
Karen MacDonald
Lori Mains
Elaine Reimer
Susie Parrish

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Interest Groups Chair: Calendar Coordinator: Susan Persing
Afternoon Book Group Elaine Reimer
Dining In & Out Maria Schalk
Evening Books Elizabeth Mandel
Film Buddies Betsy Ding
Friday Writers Beth Wyman
Hikers Unanimous Joanne Rife & Joy Safakish
Mamas in the Kitchen Jeanne Gregg
Out to Lunch Bunch Sandra Lim
Pilgrims Process Jane Devine
Rowdy Outers Joanne Rife
Smart eGals (Apple) Joanne Rooney
Smart eGals (Android) Janet McElroy
Travel Tips Jenny Redfern
Theater Group Lorrie Scott
Ukuladies Joanne Rife
Wine & Whine Kathy Stanton
YES – You Evolving Spiritually Usha Sharma

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The Leadership Development Committee promotes branch leadership. It assists with filling vacant board positions, heads the nominating committee in filling executive board positions, and reviews applicants for member scholarships to Leadership Morgan Hill.

Leadership Development Chair: Janet McElroy
Kathy Hansell
Patricia Kindred
Joan Ensign
Carol O’Hare
Pat Toombs

The Local Scholarship Committees interface with local high schools and colleges regarding scholarships. they interview and select recipients. The chair verifies enrollment and request the checks. Each scholarship has a separate committee.

Local Scholarships Chair: Donna Dicker

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High School Grad Scholarships Chair: Margaret McCann
 Holly Henry
Jean Manahan
Janet McElroy
Joan Sullivan

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Keeping In Touch Grants Chair: Katie Howard
 Donna Dicker
Kathy Hansell
Margaret McCann
Marji McMillan
Joan Stempel

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Lauren Jenkins Healthcare Profession Scholarship Chair: TBD

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NCCWSL Scholarship Chairs: Marji McMillan/Cinda Meister
Danielle Davenport
Nancy Fishman
Sony Lemoff

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Re-Entry Scholarships Chair: Kathy Hansell
Betsy Ding
Carolyn Wilson
Susan Rife
Charlotte Garcia
Judy Kenny

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The Membership Committee welcomes, orients, and determines the interests of new members. They assist in recommending and assigning members to branch volunteer needs. The committee also plans the Fall Membership brunch.

Membership VP: Jenny Redfern
 Membership Mentors Barbara Palmer
Treasurer Jenny Redfern
Volunteer Liaison Vacant
Interest Groups Susan Persing

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The Program Planning Committee holds an annual meeting in August to plan the branch educational programs.

Program Planning VPs: Margaret McCann & Buffie Colloton
President
Membership
Publicity
Hospitality
Public Policy

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The Tech Trek Committee interviews and selects eight 7th grade girls to attend a one week science camp at Stanford University in July. They also help with events that support Tech Trek, such as their “Ice Cream Social”.

Tech Trek Chair: Joy Safakish
Ann Clearkin
Marygrace Colby
Jenny Davis
Donna Dicker
Donna Pettit
Caroline Rackowski
Jenny Redfern
Elaine Reimer
Marian Sacco

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The Wildflower Fund Committees manage the Morgan Hill branch’s annual fundraising and subsequent allocation of funds to our various philanthropic causes. Go to Wildflower Fund Committees for details. Committees include:

Wildflower Run Run Director: Pat Toombs
Wildflower Run Corporate Sponsors Chair: Barbara Palmer
Wildflower Fund Annual Giving Campaign Coordinator: Carol O’Hare
Wildflower Fund Allocations Chair: Elizabeth Mandel