Committees

Author’s Event Committee

Co-Chairs:
Katy Peterson, katypeterson3@gmail.com
Gail Winterfeld, geew@msn.com
Jane Blackwell, drjaneslc@gmail.com

This committee locates and recruits the author who will share his/her work with us and otherwise handles all the planning of our annual author’s event, the fundraising event held in the fall that generates funds for the scholarships we award each spring.

Membership Committee

Co-Chairs:
Joyce Spinelli, joyceronspinelli@hotmail.com
Lynne Carlquist, lcarlqui@hotmail.com

This committee recruits new members, holds a new member orientation meeting each fall, greets members and distributes name tags at branch meetings. It also processes membership applications and maintains the master membership database. Please inform this committee if your address or phone number changes so the database can be kept up to date.

Scholarship Committee

Co-Chairs:
Shannon Anderson, shannon4623@gmail.com
Katy Peterson, katypeterson3@gmail.com

The Scholarship Committee establishes the categories of scholarships to be awarded, focusing primarily on women entering college after an interruption in their education, and secondarily on supporting Millcreek High School and its nontraditional students. Scholarship recipients are announced and introduced to the membership at the May luncheon meeting. Sources of funding for scholarships are the Author’s Event and individual donations.

eSMART Committee and eSMART Fashion Show Committee

Chair:
Gloria Prahl, gmp@infowest.com

The eSmart Committee plans and implements the eSMART Summer Camp for Girls. It currently has approximately 15 members. If you are interested in volunteering to help with camp, there are many jobs, small and large, available – depending on your interest and/or skills.

The eSMART Fashion Show Committee plans and facilitates the annual Desert Blooms Luncheon and Fashion in the Spring event to benefit eSMART Camp for Girls. This event features a delicious lunch, drawings, silent auction, live auction and fashion show.

Nominating Committee

Chair:
Ruth Allen, epteamadv1@gmail.com

The Nominating Committee, with the Past President as Chair, seeks members to fill the officer openings for the coming year. If you are interested in holding an office next year, please contact Ruth Allen, or say “Yes!” when contacted by a member of the committee.

DSU Campus Outreach

Chair:
Erin O’Brien, obrien@dixie.edu

Our goal is to work with Dixie State University students and professors to create a mutually beneficial relationship wherein DSU and AAUW partner to promote education and career opportunities for women and girls in our area.

Reality Store

Chair:
Vicki Jennings, den_vic@infowest.com

Reality Store is a program put on by AAUW and Utah Business Women for ninth graders. It provides students with the opportunity to experience real life scenarios and learn what it actually costs to live on their own. Students submit essays about their experiences and the top six entries are awarded prizes.

Great Decisions

Chair:
Carol Sawaya, carol@thesawayas.com

Great Decisions is a national civic-education program that is organized by the Foreign Policy Association. It provides a forum for thoughtful discussion and debate of the foreign policy challenges that we face today. The discussion group meets every second and fourth Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the St. George Library. A copy of the Great Decisions briefing book is on file at the Library’s Reference Desk.