After she retired, she took over managing contracts for the Wildflower Run. This was oftentimes a challenging job, getting permits from the city and county, but it was a pleasure, she says, working with Mike, the porta-potty guy!
Joanne also started coordinating the AAUW CA Speech Trek competition for our branch when she retired. She knew very little about how to organize a speech contest, so she joined Toastmasters and still belongs today. “I love hearing people’s life stories!”
Joanne met her husband Kevin Rooney in 2013, and they married a year later. They are moving to Petaluma to be closer to her two daughters, son and two grandkids.
We will miss Joanne and thank her for all that she has done for our branch. We wish her well in her home.