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Brunch marks 70 years for Capital Branch of American Association of University Women

The Capital Branch of American Association of University Women will celebrate 70 years of advocating for equity for women and girls in Carson City and surrounding communities at its membership brunch from 10 a.m. to noon on Sept. 6 in Washoe Valley.

Attendees will receive an overview of AAUW, highlights of the history of the Capital Branch as well as information about the upcoming programs for the 2014-15 program year, including its annual fundraising activities.

The event will also recognize four Life Members — Shirley Hammon, Doris Bennett, Flo Bedrosian and Linda Hiebert-Sekiguchi.

Membership in AAUW is open to anyone holding an associate or equivalent, baccalaureate, or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Individuals who have received honorary degrees from qualified institutions are also eligible for membership. Proceeds from some of the group’s activities provide scholarships to local female graduates or to women resuming their education at Western Nevada College and to the AAUW Educational Opportunities Fund.

For more information and location details, call Caroline Punches, membership chair, at 775-246-1850.