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President’s Message – June 2017

I have to say that writing these messages has been my favorite part of serving as your President. Through these messages I have hoped to encourage and inspire you. I would have hoped to encourage you to be the best you could be. As for inspiring you, my hope for each and every one of you is that your greatest joy would be to serve our community. There are still several areas of service to our branch that need to be filled. One area for service is the position that Helen Smith has filled for several years, STEM Awards Night coordinator. If you would like to coordinate this program with the school district, Helen is looking for someone to shadow her for this coming year and then take over the program the following year. The book club is also looking for a coordinator. India Nishi will be stepping into the…

Newest Research Provides More Purpose to Our Search for Purses

On May 24, AAUW released its newest research report, Deeper in Debt: Women and Student Loans, revealing that women hold almost two-thirds ($833 billion) of the country’s $1.3-trillion student debt. The research shows that those with the scarcest resources bear the brunt of student debt in the U.S. “Because of factors like the gender pay gap, debt that could be manageable ends up becoming unmanageable, particularly for women,” according to Kevin Miller, Ph.D., the senior researcher for AAUW. More than half of graduating U.S. college students have financed some or all of their education with student loans. Women now earn 57% of bachelor’s degrees in the U.S., and AAUW estimates that they take an average of two years longer to pay off their student debt than men do. Black women take on more student debt than do members of any other…

Tech Trek Campers for 2017

We are very proud to send our four campers, Greta Hendrickson, Grace Henken, Jolene Henrickson, and Carolina Tenorio, to Tech Trek camp this year in July of 2017. Time goes by pretty fast and it won’t be long until this summer camp begins. All four have already submitted their registration paper work and are excited about the prospect of attending camp. They will shortly receive more paper work from the camp, telling them what to bring, what to expect and giving them choices about coursework they want to focus on. The campers were honored and introduced to AAUW membership at the May 14 evening meeting. The science and math summer camp was designed to develop interest, excitement, and self-confidence in young women who are entering the eighth grade. The camp is hosted by AAUW-WA and is a program of the national American Association of University Women (AAUW…