January 2019
Chocolate & Books
Special Guest – JoAnn Levy
 
Date: February 9th
Time: 2 to 4 PM
Location: Hein & Co., 204 N Main St, Jackson
Cost: AAUW members - $8 per person, Non-members - $15 per person
RSVP by February 6th: Sandee Bowman, Sbowman56@gmail.com

Invite your friends and family to this very special event featuring a conversation with local author JoAnn Levy and information from the Friends of the Amador County Library (FACL) on how they support the library. FACL will also tell us about the upcoming plans to celebrate the library's 100th anniversary.

Inspired by women in California's gold rush, JoAnn Levy is the author of five books about their lives and stories: They Saw the Elephant ; Daughter of Joy ; For California’s Gold ; Unsettling the West ; The Sutter Creek Chronicles . Veteran of numerous radio interviews, featured in several TV documentaries – including PBS’s “American Experience” – JoAnn's public appearances include Villa Montalvo’s prestigious speaker series and the National Archives in Washington DC. She currently serves on the California State Library Foundation board of directors. Curious about the characters in her books? (Who’s her favorite?!) Or a working writer’s career? (How’d she get started?) The why, when, where, or how she does what she does? Let’s ask!

JoAnn’s books are in the library; used copies for sale at abebooks.com

Refreshments of tea, cookies, scones, and chocolate will be provided. Both the entrance through the bookstore and from Baker St will be open. If you would like a ride, please contact Sandee and she will arrange carpools.

Please RSVP by February 6th as space is limited. If you find you are able to come after February 6th, please contact Sandee to verify space is still available.
Raffle Baskets for Home Tour

Contact: Rita Bohl, ritab@softcom.net

The raffle baskets were such a success at the Home Tour last year we will be doing them again. Rita Bohl has contacted someone from each group to spread the word and get each group excited to donate a group basket to the Home Tour. Your group should talk about it the next time you meet. Please let Rita know if your group wasn't contacted. If you would like to donate a basket on your own please contact Rita. The goal for this year is 15 baskets.
Amador College Connect Looking for Math Tutors

Amador College Connect is in need of math tutors. Math seems to be the most difficult course for our students so any help given is greatly appreciated. Our hope is to set up a tutoring schedule this semester as it seems there are several students taking math courses. That schedule would include having a math tutor in our Center at least once a week for several hours to be available to assist students as they come in for help. Course textbooks and syllabi will be made available to tutors at the Center. If you are interested in being a math tutor for ACC please contact Janice Davis via email at janice@amadorcollegeconnect.org . Please include a phone number in your email. Thank you!

Janice Davis
Board Member, Amador Community College Foundation
Student Services Advisor, Amador College Connect
Home Tour 2019

Country Living Around Fiddletown is the theme for this year’s Home Tour. Put April 13 on your calendar and expect a call from Claire Wait or Nancy Street to sign up for a hostess slot. There are 2 shifts at 5 different homes that day. It will be a driving tour through the rolling hills of Fiddletown featuring five homes representing various architectural styles including a contemporary farmhouse, a custom pine log home, an energy-efficient prefab home and more. See interesting décor, art and natural ventilation systems.  The Chew Kee Store Museum and the Fiddletown cemetery are the two historic sites featured as well. Enjoy tea and homemade cookies, the art show and participate in a raffle for special baskets at the Fiddletown Community Center. It will be a fun day!
 
Tickets are $25/$28 and will be available mid-March. All members are expected to buy a ticket and to serve as a hostess at one of the sites. Also, each special interest group has again been asked to put together one or more raffle baskets to boost our fundraising potential. Remember that this is our primary fundraiser each year, funding our ability to award scholarships to women and girls in the county as well as the operations of our chapter.
 
There are 22 members of our branch who comprise our planning committee, each taking responsibility for one or more areas. Most are “veterans” of previous HT committees and are committed to our branch’s ability to award scholarships. We hope to be able to entice some of our newer members onto future HT committees.
 
In late March we will be arranging a hostess site visit to each of the homes so that you can get a better perspective on the details of the homes. All hostess will be welcome to participate in those visits, which will free up your extra time on April 13 to spend it at whichever homes or sites you wish.
 
See amador-ca.aauw.net/home-tour/ for more details. 
Member Notes
Sunshine Report
Recently Lynne Brumit, Sunshine Chair, sent a sunshine card to Norva Fagg. If you know someone who should receive a sunshine card, please contact Lynne Brumit.