2016-2017 Operating Committees
The Bylaws Committee writes and reviews policies, procedures, position descriptions and branch bylaws prior to board approval,
|Bylaws||Chair: Judy Kinker|
|Email Manager||Jan Conrey|
|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|
|Website Manager||Elizabeth Mandel|
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|
|Community Events||Appointed Positions|
|Taste of Morgan Hill||Vacant|
|4th of July Parade||Vacant|
|Chamber Mixers||Joan Ensign|
|Candidate Forum (2016)||Janet McElroy|
The Finance and Budget Committee reviews and sets the annual operating budget for the branch for board approval.
|Finance/Budget Committee||Chair: CFO|
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|
|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|
|Wine & Whine||Kathy Stanton|
|YES – You Evolving Spiritually||Usha Sharma|
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: Joan Ensign|
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|
|High School Grad Scholarships||Chair: Margaret McCann|
|Keeping In Touch Grants||Chair: Katie Howard|
|Lauren Jenkins Healthcare Profession Scholarship||Chair: Joan Stempel|
|NCCWSL Scholarship||Chairs: Marji McMillan/Cinda Meister|
|Re-Entry Scholarships||Chair: Kathy Hansell|
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||VPs: Maggie Leininger & Jenny Redfern|
|Membership Mentors||Barbara Palmer|
|Interest Groups||Susan Persing|
The Program Planning Committee holds an annual meeting in August to plan the branch educational programs.
|Program Planning||VPs: Margaret McCann & Janet McElroy|
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|
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|