AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF
Santa Fe Branch, Inc.
FOUNDED IN 1933
AAUW MISSION STATEMENT
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education,
In principle and in practice, AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership.
There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the
basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin,
disability, or class.
For current information about the
Santa Fe Branch Programs and Public Policy issues, visit our web site at:
This yearbook is intended for the personal use of members and branch
business and shall not be used for any commercial business purposes
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SANTA FE BRANCH AAUW 3
SANTA FE BRANCH MEETINGS/CALENDAR 2008-2009 4
SANTA FE BOARD MEETINGS 5
SANTA FE BRANCH BOARD MEMBERS 6
SANTA FE BRANCH MEMBERSHIP & DUES INFORMATION 6
SANTA FE BRANCH STUDY & INTEREST GROUPS 7
NEW MEXICO STATE AAUW INFORMATION 8
AAUW-NEW MEXICO STATE CALENDAR 10
AAUW-NEW MEXICO STATE BOARD OF DIRECTORS 11
MISSION STATEMENTS 13
NATIONAL AAUW 14
ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGIONAL AAUW 16
AAUW STATE AWARDS 16
SANTA FE BRANCH AWARDS 16
SANTA FE BRANCH PRESIDENTS SINCE 1933 17
SANTA FE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION HONOREES 18
UNM SCHOLARSHIP FUND & RECIPIENTS 19
SANTA BRANCH LIST OF FOUNDERS/CHARTER MEMBERS 20
LAWMAKERS’ NAMES & ADDRESSES 21
SANTA FE BRANCH AAUW
The Santa Fe Branch has been actively involved in promoting equity for women
through education for 75 years.
Careers and Curiosity is the exciting program for elementary school children to explore
non-traditional careers with hands-on experience. A one day presentation has grown from
participation at one school to two schools per year. Women who utilize math and science
in their work are featured...scientists, police personnel, museum curators, plumbers and
carpenters are some of the careers represented.
Santa Fe AAUW has made it possible for middle school girls to participate in Expanding
Your Horizons. This is a hands-on science program sponsored by the Network for
Women in Science in Los Alamos.
While AAUW is politically non-partisan, there is an active Public Policy program in
which we co-sponsor candidate forums, including school board and city elections to state
and national elections. Members of the Branch also lobby the State Legislature on such
issues as adequate funding for Santa Fe public schools and teacher salaries, pay equity for
women, and eradication of domestic violence.
AAUW members participate in pay equity, eradication of domestic violence, affordable
housing, education rallies and other political events which promote AAUW's mission.
Branch members have played a role in Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build. Another
local organization which has enjoyed our support is Girls, Inc. It encourages girls from
diverse economic and ethnic backgrounds to be Strong, Smart and Bold.
The Branch has established an endowment fund at the University of New Mexico. It
provides a scholarship in the amount of $2000 to a Santa Fe County woman returning to
SANTA FE BRANCH MEETINGS
Santa Fe Branch Membership Meetings are described in detail in the Branch Newsletter.
Regular monthly meetings are usually on the first Wednesday of each month, September
through June. Check the listing below for locations, or visit our web site www.aauw-
sf.org for current information. Before meetings, a group meets informally at a restaurant
near the meeting place at 5:00 pm (no reservations required). Members are encouraged to
bring guests. The meetings begin at 6:30 pm. Any changes to this schedule will be
announced in the Branch Newsletter, by telephone or by email, and on the web site.
SANTA FE BRANCH CALENDAR 2008 – 2009
(Programs subject to change)
September 13, 2008 Membership Tea 10:00 a.m. Estancia Primera Clubhouse
September 17, 2008 AAUW and League of Women Voters film showing ―Iron Jawed
Angels‖ story of how women got the vote; NM Film Museum (old Cocteau theatre)
staring Hillary Swank 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Receptions at 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
September 27, 2008 NM Women Authors Book Festival 10:00 a.m. NM Museum
Foundation Museum Hill
October 1, 2008 AAUW and League of Women Voters Women’s Voter Forum: social,
health care, family leave, child care and pay equity issues among others 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Warehouse 21 across from Site Santa Fe on Paso de Peralta
October 25, 2008 Fund raiser: Branch 75th birthday party Billie Schaumberg 30-year
member of AAUW Santa Fe 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Estancia Primera Clubhouse
November 5, 2008 Cheryl Rofer retired Los Alamos scientist non-Proliferation of
nuclear weapons 6:30 p.m. Dinner 5:00 and meeting Hotel Santa Fe
December 7, 2008 Santa Fe Community Orchestra 2:30 p.m. FREE at the St. Francis
Auditorium. Lunch at the La Fonda 1:00 p.m.
January 10, 2009 Wheelwright Museum Docent Tour 10:30 a.m. Museum Hill
Bobbie Gutierrez Santa Fe Public Schools Superintendent Lunch Museum Hill Café
January 22, 2009 Choice Day – rally at the East side of the Capitol 10:00 a.m.
Feb. 8, 2009 Legislative Day potluck 5:00 p.m. Santa Fe Skies RV Park off Hwy 14.
See the state newsletter, The Roadrunner, for more details.
March 4, 2009 Shari Cassutt (travelog of China). Both dinner (5:00 p.m.) and meeting
(6:30 p.m.) at Yummy Café at 1616 St. Michaels Dr. (next to the CCA Theatre).
April 1, 2009 Scholarship recipient Rachel Friedman Nomination of Officers Santa
Fe Community College 6:30 p.m. Dinner Cleopatra Café off of Zafarano 5:00 p.m.
April 24-26, 2009 State Convention hosted by Los Alamos
May 6, 2009 Petra Maes, NM Supreme Court Justice (invited). Election of officers
Zane Bennett Gallery 6:30 p.m. Dinner Zia Diner 5:00 p.m. Both the gallery and the
diner are on S. Guadalupe St.
June 3, 2009 Scott Sandlin, Journalist for the Albuquerque Journal and Installation of
officers. Meeting at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 5:00 p.m. Both dinner and meeting at
Rainbow Vision East on Rodeo Road
June 26-28, 2009 National Convention in St. Louis, MO
SANTA FE BRANCH BOARD MEETINGS
Board meetings are held at 5:30 pm on the third Thursday of the month. Meetings are
open; any member of AAUW is welcome.
September 18 Home of Jeanne Patrick
October 16 Home of Sandra Bradley
November 20 Home of Sarah Fassett
December 11 Home of Nancy Scheer
January 15 Home of Ruby Helland
February 19 Home of Ruby Helland
March 19 Home of Sandra Bradley
April 16 Home of Sarah Fassett
May 21 Home of Jeanne Patrick
August Summer Retreat (TBA)
SANTA FE BRANCH BOARD MEMBERS 2008-2009
Co-Presidents: Shelley Rossbach, Sandra Bradley
Membership Vice President: Marlys Blomquist, Mary Joy Ford
& Committee Lina Germann, Elaine Carson
Program Vice President: Sarah Fassett
& Committee Sandra Bradley, Connie Coates
Riette Muggleston, Flossie Brown
Communications/Secretary: Ruby Helland
Finance Chair: Sally Hoban (7/1/08-12/31/08),
Nancy Scheer (1/1/09-6/30/09)
EF co-Chairs Viviane McDermott, Shelley Rossbach
Fund-Raising Sandra Bradley
Public Policy: Jeanne Patrick
AAUW-UNM Scholarship Fund: Judy Kares
Legal Advocacy Fund (vacant)
Public Relations & Information: Kate Buckley
Web site Administrator: Lina Germann
Newsletter Editor: Shelley Rossbach
Historian: Mary Grathwol
Yearbook Editor: Enid Tidwell
College/University Liaison: (vacant)
SANTA FE BRANCH MEMBERSHIP AND DUES.
The Santa Fe Branch was founded in 1933 and currently has about 75 members. Our
dues of $77 are apportioned as follows: $49 to the National AAUW, $12 to the New
Mexico State Division of AAUW, and $16 to the Santa Fe Branch. Life Member annual
dues are $28 (State and Branch). The Branch is eligible to send a number of delegates to
the New Mexico State Convention. At the state convention, delegates are elected to the
biennial National AAUW and Regional AAUW Conventions. Santa Fe Branch members
are simultaneously members of the branch, state, regional (Rocky Mountain Region) and
Members are REQUESTED to pay dues before June 30. The membership year is from
July 1 – June 30. Failure to pay dues on time may result in a lapse in mailings from the
National AAUW, State and Branch. There is a small fund available in our budget for
help with dues.
SANTA FE BRANCH STUDY AND INTEREST GROUPS
All branch members in good standing are eligible to join as many groups as they wish. If
you don’t see a group that addresses your special interests, we encourage you to join us
and start a new group.
Book Women: Meets third Monday, 7:30–9:30 pm Read and discuss novels, non-
fiction, mysteries, biographies. Call Judy Kares for more information.
Evening Book Group: Meets fourth Thursday at 7:00 pm. Contact Sarah Fassett, for
Hiking Club: Meets for hiking or other outdoor activities. Call Sandra Bradley to get on
the e-mail list.
The Unbook Club: Meets occasionally to discuss everything but the book. Contact
Jeanne Patrick or Lina Germann for more information
Public Policy: Locally provides candidates’ forums in conjunction with other Santa Fe
community groups for support of community issues that promote AAUW goals and
participates with national AAUW to influence public policy on all issues affecting
women and girls such as education, the environment, families and equity in the
workplace. Call Jeanne Patrick if you would like to help with these programs.
Your Choice: Start a group that addresses your interests—evening book group,
computers, gourmet, etc.
NEW MEXICO STATE AAUW
AAUW NM supports AAUW’s mission: equality for women and girls, lifelong education
and positive social change. AAUW NM supports the Association public policy program.
We support constitutional protection for the rights of all individuals, reproductive rights,
separation of church and state, social security that is fair to women and opposition to the
use of public funds for nonpublic elementary and secondary education. AAUW supports
the issues of ―Equality in Education for Women and Girls‖, academic freedom, and
―Empowering women to take charge of their lives.‖
AAUW NM continues to support the NM State Equal Rights Amendment. Any attempt
to revoke or change that NM Constitutional Amendment will become priority for action.
We believe in policies that promote justice and human rights and we recognize the need
for a clean and healthful environment in an interdependent world.
AAUW BRANCH PRESIDENTS IN NEW MEXICO
Albuquerque Ted Cooley & Diane C. Scholfield
Carlsbad Karen Nelson
Grant County Emily Warner
Las Cruces Deanise Marta
Las Vegas Karyl Lyne & Pamela Daves
Los Alamos Helena M. Whyte
Portales Mercedes Agogino
Santa Fe Shelley Rossbach & Sandra Bradley
Socorro Helen Brasfeild
West Mesa Cheryl Klenner
AAUW-New Mexico Public Policy Program
AAUW-NM supports AAUW’s mission: AAUW advances equity for women and girls
through advocacy, education, and research. AAUW-NM supports the Association Public
Policy Program. We support constitutional protection for the rights of all individuals,
reproductive rights, the separation of church and state, social security that is fair to women
and opposition to the use of public funds for non-public elementary and secondary
education. AAUW-NM supports the issue of equity in education for women and girls,
academic freedom, protection from censorship, and the Association position in favor of
diversity. AAUW-NM works with other organizations in support of AAUW objectives.
AAUW-NM continues to support the New Mexico Equal Rights Amendment. Any attempt
to revoke or change that constitutional amendment will become priority for action. We
believe in policies that promote justice and human rights and recognize the need for a clean
and healthful environment in an interdependent world.
1. Support the AAUW program to educate and galvanize women voters.
2. Support a strong, adequately funded system of public education to
Maintaining the integrity of the funding formula
Supporting equitable funding for all state supported institutions of
higher education (four-year, two-year and vocational)
Increasing the number of instructional days for K-12 in New Mexico
Supporting early childhood development initiatives, i.e.,
Supporting reasonable and fair capital outlay expenditures for public
Supporting adequate federal funding for the No Child Left Behind
act as long as this law is enforced
3. Support programs to encourage women to achieve economic
self-sufficiency at all ages to include:
Fairness in compensation
Programs that provide women with education, training, and support
for success in the workforce, especially women transferring from
welfare to work
Access to quality, affordable dependent care
Legal reforms for the prevention of domestic violence
4. Support for choice in the determination of one's reproductive life.
5. Support for quality, affordable health care for all New Mexicans
6. Support for clean air and water, and wise sustainable use of natural
resources and green technologies.
7. Support for campaign finance funding reform with limitations on
8. Support of civil liberties and all efforts to preserve the rights
guaranteed in our New Mexico constitution
9. Support for creating a statewide Ethics Commission with subpoena
powers over statewide elected officials
AAUW-NEW MEXICO STATE CALENDAR June 2008 - June 2009
June 20– 22 Rocky Mountain Regional Convention, Salt Lake City
July 19 Summer Leadership Team Meeting, Santa Fe
Aug. 1 Deadline for Fall Roadrunner
Oct. 1 Mini-grant Deadline with application to Nancy Scheer,
Oct. 10-11 AAUW-NM Fall Workshop & Fall State Leadership Team Meeting
Las Vegas Branch hosting- “Learning Leadership in Las Vegas
Nov. 1 Deadline for Winter Roadrunner
Dec. 15 Deadline: nomination suggestions for AAUW-NM officers
Submit to Nominating Committee – Carol Ann Council, Chair
Deadline: nominations for the Terry Sleight Memorial Award
Submit to Jean Bahr
Dec. 31 Postmark deadline for Educational Foundation, including
Legal Advocacy Fund, contributions for year 2008
Jan. 1 Half year dues are accepted
TBA Lobby Corps planning meeting
Jan. 15 Deadline: proposed AAUW-NM bylaws changes
Submit to Bylaws Chair
Deadline: proposed AAUW-NM resolutions
Submit to Public Policy Co-Chairs – Dolores Halls & Dixie Trebbe
TBA "Choice Rally"
Feb. 8 Winter State Leadership Team Meeting—Santa Fe Branch hosting
Feb. 9 A day at the Legislature—Santa Fe, NM
Feb. 10 Deadline: nominations for Grace Barker Wilson award
Submit to Beverly Stiles
Deadline for Spring Roadrunner
March Women's History Month
April 10 Annual reports from State Officers and Branch Presidents
Deadline Submissions for New Mexico’s MBC Ingenious
Ideas Branch Recognition
April 24-26 Spring State Leadership Team Meeting & AAUW-NM State
Convention—Los Alamos Branch hosting
(Files & handbooks updated by officers for successors)
April 28 Equal Pay Day
May 10 Deadline for Summer Roadrunner
June 26-28 Association Convention, St. Louis, MO
June 30 Association/state/branch dues deadline for 2009-10 dues
2008-2009 AAUW-NM State Board of Directors
Co-President Mary Sanford
Co-President Nina Thayer
Co-Program Coordinator Natalie Markin
Co-Program Coordinator Will Anne Ricer
Co- Membership Coordinator Helena Whyte
Finance Chair Virginia Spruiell
Secretary Karen Nelson
Co-Academic Coordinator Jean Bahr
Co-Academic Coordinator Ruth Benjamins
Bylaws Chair Jan Lifson Bray
College/Univ Rep Vacant
Diversity & Strategic Kathie S. Gilbert
EF Chair Rosmarie Frederickson
Historian Sandra Bradley
International Interest Barbara Carey
LAF Chair Lina Germann
Media Relations Coord. Betty Walker Smith
Mini-Grant Chair Nancy Scheer
Immed. Past President
Newsletter Editor Deanise Marta
Nominations Chair Carol Ann Council
Outreach Coordinator Beverly Stiles
Parliamentarian Margaret Dike
Public Policy Sr. Advisor Marion Isidoro
Co-Public Policy Coordinator Dolores Halls
Co-Public Policy Dixie Trebbe
Web page Contact Denise George
Rocky Mountain Regional Jeanette Chavez
The Lobby Corps Corrine Howard
Carolyn Glen Kaye
Betty W. Smith
Dixie Trebbe & Dolores Halls
AAUW Mission Statement: ―AAUW advances equity for women and girls through
advocacy, education, and research.”
AAUW Unifying Focus Statement: “Breaking through barriers”
AAUW-NM Focus Statement: "Empowering women to take charge of their lives"
AAUW Value Statement: “As a member of AAUW, you belong to a community that
breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair
AAUW National Headquarters
1111 Sixteenth Street, NW.
Washington, D.C. 20036
800-326-AAUW (2289) www.aauw.org
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a member organization
with more than 1000 branches nationwide. Its mission is to advance equity for women
and girls through advocacy, education and research.
The National AAUW headquarters in Washington, D.C. houses a permanent staff which
works with elected and appointed officers to provide leadership for the branches in fifty
states, Washington D.C., Guam and Puerto Rico.
AAUW lobbies and advocates for quality education and equity for all women and girls.
AAUW consists of two distinct corporations. The Association (National AAUW)
administers all operations and publications and lobbies as a 501(c)(4) corporation. The
AAUW Educational Foundation (EF) funds pioneering research on girls and education,
community action projects, and fellowships and grants for outstanding women around the
globe. The EF is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation. The AAUW Legal Advocacy
Fund (LAF), a special fund within EF, was begun in 1981 to help successfully challenge
sex discrimination in higher education.
The Association began in 1881 as a distinguished alumnae group, became the
Association of Collegiate Alumnae in January 1882. In 1885 its first research study was
produced, and in 1917 it sponsored study abroad for American college women. In 1921
its name changed to the American Association of University Women, following the
formation of the International Federation of University Women (IFUW),
headquartered in Geneva. Many milestones followed that addressed legislation for
women’s issues including scholarships and informative publications. At present,
members and leaders receive publications such as Outlook (twice a year), Washington
Update and AAUW Action Network are available by e-mail.
The Educational Foundation (EF) was founded in 1958, although its predecessor, a
Fellowship Fund, had been in existence since 1927. The EF is the largest grant and
scholarship fund for women in the world, distributing about $4 million in scholarships
and grants each year. The national, regional, state and branch endowments, as well as the
Eleanor Roosevelt Fund, offer teaching fellowships and grants, fund graduate women,
faculty scholarships, and individual or community grants for equity projects. Applications
for these funds are available from the Branch EF Chairs. AAUW is the nation’s leading
advocate for education and equity for women and girls.
Since 1981 the Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF) has helped students, faculty and
administrators challenge discriminatory practices involving harassment, denial of tenure
or promotion, and inequity in women’s athletic programs. LAF has provided more than
$900,000 in financial support plus thousands of dollars in technical assistance for more
than 58 lawsuits challenging discriminatory practices.
Contributions to the EF and the LAF are tax deductible and are not part of AAUW dues.
AAUW dues are not tax deductible as such, but in some cases may be deducted as a
business and professional expense. Copies of the Branch Policies and Procedures and
the Bylaws are available upon request from the Branch President.
AAUW is open to all graduates who hold an associate or equivalent, baccalaureate, or
higher degree from a qualified educational institution. University undergraduate students
enrolled in an accredited institution are eligible for student affiliate membership. In
principle and in practice, AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership.
AAUW has long been committed to promoting equity for women and girls around the
world. AAUW awarded its first International Fellowship in 1917.
CONTACT INFORMATION Web site: www.aauw.org
The National AAUW Member Help Line is 800-326-2289 and is available Monday
through Friday, 10 am to 5 pm EST/EDT. Staff will answer questions and send you
materials on request.
The National AAUW Congressional Action Line 202-785-7785 provides the latest
report on public policy issues 24 hours a day. Top priorities are defined on a weekly
basis and updated immediately as important legislative changes occur. The message runs
less than three minutes.
AAUW Membership Information email@example.com
AAUW Educational Foundation firstname.lastname@example.org
ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGIONAL AAUW
The purpose of the Regional AAUW, a subset of National AAUW, is to allow greater
member participation by making it easier for members to attend conventions.
The Rocky Mountain Regional AAUW is made up of the AAUW state divisions of
Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. A Rocky Mountain
Regional AAUW Director is elected every other year at the National AAUW
The Regional AAUW Convention in held every other year. The last Regional AAUW
convention was held June 20-22, 2008 in Salt Lake City.
Rocky Mountain Regional Director:
AAUW STATE AWARDS
THE GRACE BARKER WILSON AWARD for Distinguished Service is awarded
annually at the NM State Convention to the AAUW member in New Mexico who has
done the most to challenge the status quo for women or to initiate positive societal
change through contributions to women’s equity, women’s education, or women’s self-
esteem. It is the highest state award that AAUW confers. Some previous awardees have
been Linda Aycock in 2002 and Margery Bell Chambers in 2003.
NEW MEXICO EF NAMED GRANT HONOREES
Given by the New Mexico AAUW at the state convention:
1997 Nancy Scheer – for her long service on the state board.
1998 Enid Tidwell – for her long service on the state board.
SANTA FE BRANCH HONORS AND AWARDS
We celebrate the lives and contributions of 50-year honorary members Sherry Sandlin
and June Smith.
SANTA FE BRANCH PRESIDENTS
1933-35 Rebecca Graham
1935-37 Frances Carey
1937-40 Ursula Sly
1940-44 Harriet P. Kidder
1944 Josephine Howard
1944-46 Marie Ely
1946-48 Cathryn Parker
1948-50 Beatrice Chauvene
1950-52 Helmi Thompson
1952-53 Julia Saxton
1953-54 Katherine Stevens
1954-55 Phebe Harris
1956-58 Hazelbel Via
1958-59 Jane Bill
1959-61 Mary Ruoff
1963-65 Mary Pauline Smith
1965-66 Gloria Duran
1966-67 Mary Ruoff
1967-69 Maurine Jones
1969-71 Betty Moloney
1971-73 Judy Brito
1973-75 Betty Montoya
1975-77 Joyce Weitzel
1977 Janice Wallis
1977-79 Oriol Grand-Girard
1979-81 Margaret R. Hinck
1981-83 Anne Anderson
1983-85 Carol Schwendimann
1985-87 Mary H. Crane
1987-89 Florenceruth Brown
1989-91 Norma Lee Schmidt
1991-93 Karen Watkins
1993-97 Sherry Sandlin
1997-99 Mary Beth Kingston
1997-99 Mary K. Pierson
1999-2001 Enid E. Tidwell
1999-2001 Judy Lear
2001-2002 Donna Walker
2001-2002 Kris Alilunas Rodgers
2002-2003 Donna Walker
2003-2004 Council Governance
2004-2005 Mary Grathwol/Shelley Nolde
2005-2008 Shelley (Nolde) Rossbach
2008-2009 Shelley (Nolde) Rossbach/Sandra Bradley
SANTA FE BRANCH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION HONOREES
1967 Alice Scott 2000 Hilde Howden
1968 Susie Klemos 2000 Mary K. Pierson
1969 Nat Dodge 2001 Julie Terrell
1970 Beatrice Chauvenet 2001 Judy Bates
1971 Jennie Avery 2001 Donna Walker
1972 Charlie Steen 2001 Jean Bahr
1973 Mrs. Walter Ruoff 2002 Beverly Saltz
1974 Mrs. Edwin Jones 2002 Lina Germann
1975 Dolores Mc Craig 2002 Wendy Haig
1976 Katharine Gladfelter 2002 Margarett Killingsworth
1977 Agnes Henderson 2003 Helen Snoke
1978 Katherine Stevens 2003 Kris Rodgers
1979 Oriol Grand-Girard 2003 Agnes Moses
1980 K. Rose Wood 2003 Sarah Fassett
1981 Billie W. Schaumberg 2004 K. I. Brownlie
1981 Dora Atkinson 2004 Bobby Rugg
1982 Dora Atkinson 2005 Careers & Curiosity in Math
1983 Eleanor Spining and Science
1984 Frances Boone 2005 Patricia Jonietz
1985 R. V. Easley 2005 Kathleen Kerr
1986 Virginia Hamilton 2005 Enid Tidwell
1987 Janet Matwiyoff 2006 Steffanie L. Coonley
1988 Nancy Quintana 2006 Jean Malcolm
1989 Virginia Lierz 2006 Shelley Rossbach
1990 Beverly Stamets 2007 Flossie Brown
1991 Sherry Sandlin 2007 Judy Kares
1992 Florenceruth Brown 2007 Kathleen Kerr
1993 Julia Weills 2007 Jean Malcolm
1994 Nancy L. Scheer 2007 Nancy Scheer
1995 Elizabeth Rannefeld 2007 Helen Snoke
1995 Pauline Gomez 2007 Enid Tidwell
1996 Mary Sheppard
1996 Eva Kingston
1997 Kathy Costa
1998 Nancy Ruoff
1998 Enid Tidwell
1998 Judy Lear
1998 Teddi Baer
1999 Marilyn Adams
1999 Mary Grathwol
1999 Judy Kares
2000 Sandra Bradley
2000 Ann Racuya-Robbins
AAUW SANTA FE BRANCH SCHOLARSHIP FUND
In 1995 Santa Fe AAUW established the AAUW-UNM Scholarship Endowment
Fund at the University of New Mexico. The total endowment is now about $36,000.
From its earnings, each year a $2,000 scholarship is awarded to a woman resident of
Santa Fe County who is enrolled as a full time graduate student at any UNM campus, and
who has demonstrated academic promise and achievement. Preference is given to
women returning to the University for further study.
Gifts to this fund are tax-deductible. You should indicate whether your gift should be
for the principal account or the current-year spending account (including earnings) for the
recipient. Additionally, you may wish to honor the memory of two outstanding deceased
members of the branch by designating that your money be directed to the principal
account in memory of Pauline Gomez or Teddi Baer.
SANTA FE BRANCH UNM SCHOLARSHIP RECEIPIENTS
Rachel Friedman, 2008-2009 (Masters Degree Candidate in Water Resources).
Rachel has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. She
was recently hired as the Coordinator for the Santa Fe River Projects by the City of Santa
Fe. With her avid interest in stream and watershed restoration, this position is ideal for
Rachel. Her goal for the future is to help the community determine the best use of water
supplies for both the consumer and the environment.
Katrina Lujan—2007-2008 (Doctoral candidate in the dissertation phase of her
studies in the Counselor Education Program.) A mother of six children, Katrina
returned to school as an adult to get her GED at SFCC in 1990, received her Bachelor’s
degree in Psychology from NM Highlands University in 1995, her Masters in Counselor
Education in 1999 and was accepted into the UNM College of Education, Counselor
Education Program in 2001. She has also been responsible for building and developing
the Equest Counseling Center in northern Santa Fe County.
Teresa Gomez - 2006-2007 (Masters Degree Candidate in Fine Arts Program
majoring in Dramatic Writing with a focus in Native American Theatre). Teresa
completed her bachelor’s degree at IAIA and plans to teach upper level classes at the
Institute and other tribal college after completing her MFA.
Sandra Wechsler - 2005-2006 (Masters Degree Candidate in Public Health).
Sandra’s ultimate goal is to contribute to the myriad of solutions to public health
problems and to help secure a future for New Mexico that holds peace and social justice
as fundamental human rights.
Ellen Armbruster 2004-2005 (Ph.D. Candidate—already passed comps with
distinction). Ellen has a Masters in counseling, working with low-income families in
Santa Fe. Interested in family systems.
Catherine Collins—2003–2004 (Ph.D. Candidate—already passed comps at UNM)
Researching Hispanic dropouts
Former mid-high math teacher
Worked as neighborhood rep., social worker, bilingual educator, childcare
preparation and data taping for dissertation
First in family to graduate from college
Plans to remain in Santa Fe
Lynn Cordahi Cruz—2001–2002 and 2002-03
Lynn has a B.S. degree in nursing, and is working towards a master’s degree in UNM’s
Family Nurse Practitioner Program. In 2001-2002 she had a 4.0 average.
Graduated from medical school. Her goal is to specialize in pediatrics.
Karen’s academic interest is diabetes. A diabetic herself, her goal is to earn national
certification as a diabetes educator.
Janice K. Lujan—1998–99
Janice’s academic interests are Applied Psychology and Counseling Education. She
hopes to set up a Family Community Center in her native Espanola.
Sarah Horton—Fall 1998
Sarah’s academic interest is Anthropology, especially ethnic relations in the Southwest.
Carol’s academic interests are language, literary and cultural studies. She hopes to
pursue a Ph.D.
SANTA FE BRANCH FOUNDERS/CHARTER MEMBERS
Mrs. Charlotte Arnold, Miss Jennifer Avery, Miss Ruth Barber, Miss Rachel Benfer,
Miss Grace Bowman, Mrs. David Campa, Mrs. David Carmody, Miss Martha Cochran,
Mrs. Charles Devendorf, Mrs. F. Geyer, Mrs. Carl Gilbert, Miss Rebecca Graham, Miss
Hester Jones, Mrs. E. H. Kimmel, Miss Carrie King, Miss Eleanor King, Mrs. Victor
Kleven, Mrs. Fred A. Koch, Mrs. Donald McKay, Mrs. B. De V. Merchant, Miss Cathryn
Parker, Mrs. E. R. Paul, , Mrs. James Scott, Miss Helen Siprelle, Mrs. Stanley Stubbs and
Mrs. Joseph Vernon.
LAWMAKERS’ NAMES & ADDRESSES
FEDERAL Next election
President Barak Obama 2012
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue N
Washington, D.C. 20515
The Honorable Senator Jeff Bingaman 2012
703 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-3102
202-224-5521 fax 202-224-2852
119 E. Marcy St.. Suite 101
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-988-6647 fax 505-992-8435
The Honorable Senator Tom Udall 2014
B40D Dirksen Senate Office Building .
Washington, DC 20515
202-224-6621 fax 202-224-7371
email: (check his website (www.tomudall.senate.gov)
120 S. Federal Place Suite 302
Santa Fe, NM 87501
The Honorable Congressman Ben Ray Lujan 2014
502 Cannon House Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20515
202-225-6190 fax 202-226-1331
email: go to his website (www.lujan.house.gov) and fill out the email form (new!)
811 St. Michaels Dr. Suite 104
Santa Fe, NM 87505
505-984-8950 fax 505-986-5047
LAWMAKERS’ NAMES & ADDRESSES (continued)
STATE Next election
Governor Bill Richardson 2010
6th District Senator Carlos Cisneros 505-670-5610
19th District Senator Sue Wilson Beffort 505-292-7116
24th District Senator Nancy Rodriquez 505-983-8913
25th District Senator Peter Wirth 505-988-1668
39th District Senator Phil Griego 505-983-6383
40th District Rep. Nick L. Salazar 505-667-0362
45th District Rep. Jim Trujillo 505-438-8890
46th District Rep. Ben Lujan (Speaker of the House) 505-455-3354
47th District Rep. Brian Egolf, Jr. 505-986-9641
48th District Rep. Luciano ―Lucky‖ Varela 505-982-1292
50th District Rep. Rhonda S. King 505-832-5050
SANTA FE COUNTY Next election
County Clerk: Valerie L. Espinoza 986-6280 2012
County Treasurer: Victor A. Montoya 986-6253 2012
102 Grant Avenue, Santa Fe, NM, 87501
District 1 Harry Montoya 2010
District 2 Virginia Vigil 2012
District 3 Mike D. Anaya 2010
District 4 Kathy Holian 2012
District 5 Liz Stefanics 2012
LAWMAKERS’ NAMES & ADDRESSES (continued)
CITY OF SANTA FE Next election
Mayor David Coss 2010
PO Box 909/200 Lincoln Ave.
Santa Fe 87504 955-6590
Mayor Pro-Tem Rebecca Wurzburger
P. O. Box 909
Santa Fe, 87504 986-6280
District 1 Councilor Patti Bushee 2012
District 1 Councilor Chris Calvert 2010
District 2 Councilor Rebecca Wurzburger 2010
District 2 Councilor Rosemary Romero 2012
District 3 Councilor Carmichael Dominguez 2010
District 3 Councilor Miguel Chavez 2012
District 4 Councilor Ronald S. Trujillo 2010
District 4 Councilor Matthew Ortiz 2012
To determine the district in which you reside, call 955-4741
SANTA FE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Superintendent Bobbie Gutierrez
Board of Education: 982-2631
THE SANTA FE PUBLIC SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION
Five members serve four-year staggered terms. Meets on the first and third Tuesday of
each month during the school year, and once a month during the summer. Meetings
alternate between the Board Room at 610 Alta Vista and school sites. Meetings begin at
3:30 pm with a one-hour executive session, resuming at 4:30 pm for the public session.
District 1 Mary Ellen Gonzalez 2011
District 2 Richard Polese 2011
District 3 Martin Lujan 2009
District 4 Angelica Ruiz 2011
District 5 Frank Montano 2009