AAUW installs 2014-2015 Board of Directors


The Del Mar-Leucadia Branch of the American Association of University Women recently installed its Board of Directors for 2014-2015 at a brunch meeting held at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club. The installing officer was Elva Vollbrecht, president of AAUW-CA Special Project Funds. Branch members were honored for their contributions to the branch and to AAUW. Fran Miller and Arliss Adams were selected as Named Gift Honorees. Laura Pasquale and Betty Reed received Shape the Future Awards.

Guest speaker was Hope Carlson, chief development officer, San Diego Museum of Man, who spoke about an exhibit at the museum, “Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives That Transform Communities.”

Directors installed were Fran Miller, President; Judy Howarter, Vice President, Programs; Arleen Von Schlieder, Membership; Betty Reed, Finance & Webmaster; Karen Dellinger, Recording Secretary; Liz Roy, AAUW Funds; Laura Pasquale, Public Policy Director; Barbara Bladen, InterBranch Council Liaison & Local Scholarhips; Linda Quinby, Tech Trek Coordinator; Kathy DeGraffenreid, Corresponding Secretary; Bobbi Karnes, Publicity; and Nancy Kohrs, Parliamentarian.

Membership in the American Association of University Women is open to all graduates who hold an associate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university. The Del Mar-Leucadia Branch reflects the varied interests of its members with informative, educational monthly meetings and special interest groups such as Great Decisions, Walkabout, dining groups, book groups, film groups, Gadabout, and Theatre. Information: 760-815-8644 or

Founded in 1955, the local branch serves the North Coastal communities of Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, Olivenhain, Leucadia and Carlsbad. The branch raises funds for scholarships for students attending Mira Costa College and California State University San Marcos as well as local middle school girls attending Tech Trek, a math and science camp at University of California San Diego. The national organization, founded in 1881, advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.