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Fallbrook AAUW elects new officers

FALLBROOK – Members of Fallbrook American Association of University Women enjoyed lunch at La Cucina Restaurant where they met to elect their 2023 officers. Committee chairs were also announced. Guest speaker Ann Hoiberg, an AAUW member and the San Diego Women's Hall of Fame Activist spoke about Refugee Women and the stories from her book: "Tears of War – Stories of Refugee Women."

Hoiberg's book shares the harrowing stories of 37 refugee women who fled their war-impacted country, experienced the horrific journey to refuge, adjusted to a refugee camp or a neighboring country and resettled in San Diego. Also, the book included a history of the 15 countries from which these women fled and the impact of colonialism and civil war on their lives.

The newly elected officers are co-first vice presidents of program chairs: Diane Summers and Patty Carlson; incoming president: Karen Langer Baker; outgoing president: Margie Mosavi; and guest speaker: Ann Hoiberg. Other officers include co-second vice presidents of membership chairs: Karen Weisberger and Rachel Rose; recording secretary Margot Dokken and treasurer: Karen Trapane.

Appointed chairs are: corresponding secretary Susan Duling; directory Rachel Rose; diversity group: Diane Summers; funds: Dana Pellegrini; historian: Nancy Heins-Glaser; hospitality: Maria Viernes and Alice Orr; mentorship group: Marli Shoop; newsletter: Lesley Ibaven; nominating committee : Karen Trapane; parliamentarian: Elizabeth Leader; photographer: Nancy Heins-Glaser; public policy: Joy Frew and Ann McCarthy; public relations/publicity: Margie Mosavi; scholarship committee: Susan Schaeffer; strategic planning: Pamela Nevilles; tech trek: Sharon Robinson and website: Susan Duling

Special interest and events chairs are arts in the park: Carolyn Thom; book group: Cynthia Young; career day: Marli Shoop; Christmas fundraising party: Diane Summers; hiking group: Carolyn Thom; mah-jong group: Kathy Bierbrauer; mah-jong tournament: Kathy Bierbrauer and Araxy Moosa; movie review group: Carole Hodges; nominating committee: Karen Trapane; scarecrows: Nancy Heins-Glaser; silent auction fundraising party: Carole Hodges and speech contest coaching: Ann McCarthy.

Submitted by Fallbrook American Association of University Women.


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