American Association of University Women recognize distinguished service |

American Association of University Women recognize distinguished service

The American Association of University Women’s Nevada County Branch presented the “Silver Rose” award to seven members in recognition of their many years of distinguished service. The 2017 Silver Roses include Betty Jane Comegys, Jonellen Goddard, Nancy Knaus, Stephanie Norton, Shirley Payne, Donna Russell and Sally Smith.

Their combined years of membership exceeds 125 years, and they have supported AAUW and the Nevada County Branch in a variety of important ways, such as board members, past presidents, activity group leaders, through legal advocacy and scholarship programs, and more. AAUW membership is open to individuals with an associate, baccalaureate or higher degree from a qualified educational institution. Since 1881, AAUW has been empowering women. Its mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. Formed in 1937, the Nevada County AAUW Branch raises funds to provide college scholarships for local women; to support the National Education Foundation and its fellowship grants; and to send local girls to the Tech Trek summer camp for science, math and technology. For more information, visit or call 530-470-9395.

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