Welcome

We are the AAUW Amador, California Branch, chartered in the spring of 1969, and are an active group of women with diverse interests and talents. Opportunities abound for members to play an active role in the many facets of our Branch: joining an interest group, working on programs, serving on the home tour or scholarship committees, or accepting a position on the board.

Please Click here to read about the accomplishments of our past Tech Trek campers and our past college scholarship winners!


AAUW Elects New Leadership Team

On June 18, 2022, the Amador Branch of AAUW (American Association of University Women) held its annual meeting to elect the Leadership Team for 2022-2023, recognize scholarship recipients, award this year’s Funds Honoree and discuss plans for the coming year.

The elected members of the Leadership Team for the coming year include Stephanie Young, Leadership/Administrative Chair; Terrie Houseman, Leadership/Administrative Chair-elect; Sylvia Pardini, Finance Chair; Barbara Gurnari, Secretary; and Michele Powell, Membership Chair.

A total of $5,000 in scholarships were awarded to a Re-entry student and two Upper Division Students.  A new scholarship fund source has been established in the memory of Margie Guletz, a charter member of the organization.  The Branch also sent two students to Tech Trek this year which is a week-long camp focusing on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Annually, the local Branch contributes to AAUW state and national funds which provide educational opportunities and equity for women and girls through research and support of fellowship and grants programs. Each year a AAUW Branch member is selected to be the individual in whose name the contributions are made.  The Funds Honoree is recognized for their contributions to the organization.  This year Stephanie Young was honored for her all her efforts above and beyond her role as Leadership/Administrative Chair.  Over the past years, she has taken on additional responsibilities in the absence of others to fill in as Hospitality Chair, Branch Secretary, head of planning for the Branch’s future, as an integral part of the recruitment committee (both recruiting new members and filling positions on the Board) and taking over publication of the Newsletter when circumstances led to an opening.  She always steps forward to keep our Branch viable and growing.

AAUW is a national organization whose mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

We welcome new members.  Membership is open to all graduates who hold an associate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university.  Additional information about our local branch and membership can be found at:  https://amador-ca.aauw.net/

Newly Elected Membership Team

Newly Elected Membership Team:  Sylvia Pardini, Michele Powell, Stephanie Young, Terrie Houseman, Barabara Gurnai not present

August Gold Filings
Gold Filings Mid-Month Update


AAUW Awards Scholarships

At its annual meeting on June 18, 2022, the Amador Branch of AAUW announced the scholarship winners for 2022.  They included Jessica Garner who is a Re-Entry student and will be studying Psychology.  Ariel Halbach received an Upper Division Scholarship and will be continuing her education at Chamberlain University in Nursing.  Another Upper Division scholarship went to Ana Diaz Doyle who is studying Psychology with the goal of counseling elementary students. 

 At total of $5,000 was awarded to these motivated women.  $1,000 came from a new scholarship created in memory of Margie Guletz, a charter member of our local Branch. 

The application process for scholarships is open in February and March each year. Scholarships are awarded to Amador County residents based on need, grade point average and personal and professional goals. The three types of scholarships include Upper Division, Graduate and Re-Entry.  The Re-Entry Scholarship is for women who have either delayed or interrupted their education and wish to go back to college to improve their employment opportunities.

The Branch also sends girls to Tech Trek each year with scholarship funds.  It is a math/science camp designed to develop interest, excitement, and self-confidence in young women.  Daily hands-on classes and field trips are designed to explore a variety of STEM fields of study – science, technology, engineering, and math – in a nurturing environment and are taught by women professionally employed in these fields. Students are nominated by their seventh-grade math and science teachers and attend camp the summer between seventh and eighth grade.

If you would like to contribute to the AAUW Scholarship Fund, you can send a check to AAUW Amador Branch, P.O. Box 611, Sutter Creek, CA 95685.  If you would like to contribute through the Amador Community Foundation, go to our website: https://amador-ca.aauw.net/ and click on the DONATE BUTTON. Your donation is 100% tax-deductible.

AAUW is a national organization whose mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

We welcome new members.  Membership is open to all graduates who hold an associate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university.  Additional information about our local branch and membership is available at:  https://amador-ca.aauw.net/

Scholarship Recipient

Scholarship Recipient: Ana Diaz Doyle and Kathy Guletz, Scholarship Chair


Libations and Conversation, Wednesday August 24, 5:15-6:15 (Note time change for this meeting. Doors close after 5:15)

Our Libations & Conversations Group will be meeting Wednesday August 24 at 5:15. The location is the Amador County Library in Jackson.  Laura Einstadter, the Amador County Librarian will conduct a tour of the renovated library, present an overview of library services and a demo of the library online services. Being that it is a public library, there will be no libations.  Members, guests and the public are welcome to attend this no fee presentation. No need to RSVP, just come and join the discussion.


AAUW Amador is not hosting a Home Tour this year, but we still will provide scholarship opportunities for Amador County girls and women. If you would like to make a contribution to our Scholarship Fund through Amador Community Foundation, click on the DONATE BUTTON below. Your donation is 100% tax-deductible.


American Association of University Women

AAUW is a national organization whose mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research

Membership is open to all graduates who hold an associate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university.