Nominations and Elections Committee Report

April 2015 Candidates for Election at Annual Business Meeting

Barbara Price, AAUW-PA Nominations Chair

AAUW-PA Program Vice President

SandyHomelSandy Homel
Sandy has been an AAUW member since the mid 70s in three different branches. She was Chair of an Educational Issues Conference and received an AAUW Educational Named Gift Award. She has served on fundraising, policy and issues committees and chaired the Bucks County Women’s History Award committee. She is currently Doylestown Branch Program Vice President. Sandy has certification in math, English and secondary education and a PhD is in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. She has been an Assistant Superintendent and Director of Secondary Education. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at Temple University.

AAUW-PA Membership Vice President

CathyWielandCathy Wieland
A member of the Lebanon Valley Branch since 1971, Cathy has served her branch as Treasurer and President, and has served AAUW PA as Administrative Director and Secretary. She feels AAUW plays a crucial role in advancing equity in education, economics, and other areas in the lives of women and girls, and is excited to help branches with Membership. Cathy received a B.S. from Shippensburg University and an M.S. from Temple University. She taught high school mathematics and is now an office manager in a chiropractic practice.

AAUW-PA Finance Officer

SusanDonahueSusan Donahue
Susan is currently serving as AAUW-PA Finance Officer. At AAUW Lansdale, she is the Co-Chair of Excellence in Writing and previously served two terms as the branch’s Finance Officer.  Susan represented her branch at the 2009 National Convention and has been a regular attendee at state meetings/conventions. The Lansdale branch honored Susan with their 2008 Emerging Star award and 2009 Outstanding Woman.  Susan works as an adoption consultant and volunteers through the United Way VITA program preparing taxes for low income individuals. She holds a BS in Accounting from Millersville University and a MBA in Health Care Administration from Temple University.

AAUW-PA 2015 Election Voting Instructions

Barbara Price, AAUW-PA Nominations Chair

If you are coming to the State College Annual Meeting, you will vote there. Otherwise vote via either of the options below.

OPTION 1: ONLINE VOTING—

Instructions: Click on the link https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/AAUWelection2015 or paste into your browser. Online voting is available now through midnight, April 3, 2015. Clicking this link will bring up an initial screen that will include instructions and three boxes asking for voting confirmation information: 1) first name; 2) last name; and 3) branch. This information will not be connected to your vote. Voter names and branch affiliation are required only to verify that you are 1) a current paid AAUW-PA member and 2) that you are not voting multiple times.

Clicking the “next” box on screen one will bring up the actual ballot. It looks exactly like the paper ballot that includes the titles of each office—President and Program VP, the two candidates’ names; and an option for a write-in.

Branches may facilitate online voting at a branch meeting. It requires only a computer, a site with internet access, and a degree of voting privacy.

OPTION 2: PAPER BALLOT VOTING

INSTRUCTIONS: Clip out and return the official ballot (on page 4 of the February 2015 Keystoner) and return to your branch president or to the Nominations Chair by mail. To be valid and counted, mailed ballots must be received no later than Friday, April 3, 2015, by Barbara Price at the address below. Voting instructions must be completed exactly as required in order for your ballot to be valid. Please ask for clarification from your branch officers or from AAUW-PA officers before voting if you have any questions or concerns about the appropriate way to file your ballot.

  • Read the information about the nominees and make your choice for each office. Mark an “X” in the blank provided on the ballot. Fold and insert the completed ballot into a small (4” x 6” or similar) envelope. Do not place any writing or marks on this envelope.
  • Insert the blank envelope, containing the ballot, into a larger (#10 or similar) envelope. Do not write on or put a mark of any kind on this envelope; it must be blank. Seal the envelope and, on the reverse or flap side of this envelope, do the following:
  • PRINT legibly your name as it appears in AAUW membership records so that the Nominations and Elections Committee can locate it in our membership files.
  • SIGN your name as you normally would, below your printed name.
  • PRINT the name of your branch –or— if you are not a member of any particular branch, PRINT the letters “MAL” below your signature.
  • FILE your ballot either by returning it to your branch president to bulk mail, or by mailing it yourself.

If mailing your ballot yourself, please send it to: Barbara Price, AAUW-PA Nominations, 133 Liberty Dr., Langhorne, PA 19047.