The work of the Edmonds SnoKing Branch is done by teams, each headed by an elected or appointed director: Program, Membership, Communications, Public Policy, Community Outreach, and Development-Fundraising.
We believe that collaboration creates more ideas, familiarizes new and not-so-new members with branch processes, encourages networking and connections, and develops leadership skills.
Prioritizes and develops programs for the all-member meetings and other activities, based on the AAUW mission and community needs.
Organizes the recruitment and selection of scholarship recipients and our STEM scholarship recipients recognition event.
Supports and encourages branch membership. Team members serve as mentors for new members, helping them feel comfortable with the group. The team plans activities to engage members and help them get better acquainted with the work of the branch.
Each member of this team has a specific role in branch communication. These roles include:
- Secretary – takes minutes of monthly meetings and board meetings and distributes minutes to board members for approval.
- Newsletter editor – compiles articles, formats and distributes the monthly newsletter to members via email.
- Webmaster – maintains branch website, assists with branch updates to AAUW state and national websites.
- Social media – maintains branch Facebook page and other social media.
- Historian – maintains the historical record of the branch by archiving documentation of branch activities and involvement in the community.
- Publicity – submits announcements of branch meetings, activities, and events to local news media.
Public Policy Team
Underscores AAUW’s mission of advancing gender equity for women and girls through advocacy. The Public Policy Team writes articles for the newsletter, does presentations at meetings, and keeps members updated on current issues. They assist with AAUW-WA Lobby Day in January and in activities like voter registration and candidate forums with the League of Women Voters of Snohomish County.
Community Outreach Team
Fosters branch involvement in the community and partnerships with other organizations with whom we share values and concerns. Current partners include Edmonds College and the League of Women Voters of Snohomish County. The team partners with Edmonds College on the annual Expanding Your Horizons Conference and on selecting students to attend the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders.
Responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing fundraising activities and events, to provide monies for programs and projects of the branch, and for scholarships distributed by Foundation A3E.
“Sharing and Caring” – a newly sanctioned interest group.
Last year a number of members got together to donate needed items to Pathways for Women. It was a lot of fun for those who participated, and the group felt good about what was put together for that worthy organization.
Last year we discussed issues about what our branch was allowed to do in terms of donating to another organization. Those questions were addressed, and Sharing and Caring is a newly sanctioned interest-group for our branch. We can donate items to other organizations or charities, but not money per se. We can also donate to individuals.
If you would like to be involved this year, please send Ann McNulty an email or call her.