About Pleasant Hill-Martinez AAUW
The Martinez and Pleasant Hill AAUW Branches officially merged September 2012. The Martinez Branch was chartered in 1948, and Pleasant Hill in 1957. Our newly established branch offers friendship, support for personal and professional growth, community leadership, gender equity and scholarships to our local community. We have 100+ members who are a diverse group of professional career women, community activists, elected and appointed public officials, teachers, parents, artists. We are young, single, married, single again, employed and retired.
We have installed our 2018-2019 officers. Our Presidents' Team: Marilyn Thelen (July/August/September), Jennifer Apkarian (October/November/December), Barbara Chambers (January/February/March), Nancy Hobert (April/May/June) and board members welcome you to our Pleasant Hill-Martinez AAUW website.
Our Vision Statement: AAUW empowers all women and girls to reach their highest potential.
Deposit & Reimbursement Request Form
Members -- The Deposit & Reimbursement Request Form is now available online here. Save, complete, and print the form below.
Barbara Newacheck Memorial Award Winner
Barbara Newacheck was a dynamic member of the Pleasant Hill Branch who embodied the values of AAUW. She passed away in 2004 and in 2005 the Barbara Newacheck
Memorial Award was established to honor a member who, like Barbara did, advances the mission of AAUW through her contributions to the Branch and beyond.
AAUW Fund supports our work to promote equity for women and girls. There are several different entities included within Funds, and all donations are
fully tax deductible. Pleasant Hill-Martinez Branch of AAUW has historically been a generous contributor to AAUW Fund. ranking ninth highest in the state in 2016.
In the 130 years of Fund, nearly 100 million dollars in over 12,000 fellowships, grants and awards have been given to recipients from the United States and more
than 130 other countries. Every contribution of any amount each of us makes truly helps in some way to make the world a better place.
NCCWSL - National Conference of College Women Student Leaders
Erika Ramos is our 2018 candidate for the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders at the University of Maryland. Erika graduated from DVC in May.
She plans to attend the UC Riverside campus in the fall. She is a first generation college student in her family and because of the sacrifices they made to keep her
in school, she believes in giving back to her community.
AAUW Fund Luncheon
AAUW American Fellowship scholar, Cloe-Mai Le Gall-Scoville, spoke at the Northern California AAUW Fund October Luncheon about her doctoral studies.
Part of her fellowship consisted of funds from the Martinez Branch 50th Anniversary fellowship established in 1998. It was particularly meaningful
for Branch members, who usually don't get to meet a Fellow who benefited directly from the Branch's fundraising efforts, to meet Cloe. The grant is allowing the
language and literature major to concentrate on finishing her thesis on the role of race and gender in 19th century literature. She is pursuing her doctorate
at UC Davis.
Special Recognition for Lifetime Member Carol Baier
Lifetime Martinez AAUW member, Carol Baier, was recognized at our 2017 Soup Supper by the speaker, Dianna Vanni Matthias. Carol was Diannaís
chemistry teacher in 1953-54 at Alhambra Union High School. It was her first year of teaching at Alhambra and the first of 63 continuous years of membership in our
Branch. Dianna was a bright, hard-working junior at the time. When she graduated, she received a $50 scholarship from the Martinez AAUW Branch. She used it to buy
a textbook for one of her DVC science classes. In those days, science books were by far the most expensive.
We will dearly miss our friend, Marilyn Tubbs , who passed away in June 2013 and touched so many lives. Marilyn was a member of the Pleasant Hill branch since 1963 and filled just about every position available, including chapter president twice. She was especially interested in education and served on a commission instituted by the City Council. For the branch, she worked very hard at Fair Oaks in the Student Store and volunteered a tremendous amount of time toward the SAM program. She also published our Newsletter for several years and was our first Webmaster. A scholarship fund has been set up in her name. Congratulations to Annie Rana, who was chosen as the recipient in 2013. She is attending the nursing program at the Dominican University of California in San Rafael.
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