AAUW to meet March 19


Barbara Stewart

Sandy Bahr, Chapter Director for the Grand Canyon chapter of Sierra Club, will be the guest speaker at the Southeast Valley Branch of AAUW (American Association of University Women) on March 19, 2018, in Poolside Café at Oakwood Country Club. Social hour begins at 6:30 p.m., and the speaker and meeting begin at 7:00 p.m.

Ms. Bahr’s topic will be “Making a Difference for Arizona’s Environment.” She will discuss the 2018 Arizona Legislature and what is happening relative to environmental protection, direct democracy, voter access and other issues that affect civic participation. Key among the issues for 2018 is water and how it will be managed. Sandy will also discuss opportunities for participation and action.

As Chapter Director for the Grand Canyon Chapter of Sierra Club, Ms. Bahr’s responsibilities include advocating for environmental protection with various state and federal agencies, conducting research, developing and implementing priority projects, fundraising and budget development and supervising staff, among others. She has worked actively on environmental protection issues in Arizona for the past 27 years, both as a volunteer and as staff for various organizations. Ms. Bahr monitors and advocates on environmental matters at the Arizona Legislature and state and federal agencies. She received a number of awards for her work, including the 2015 Scrapping Bear Award from the Arizona Chapter of the Wildlife Society for her advocacy work relative to wildlife and the Arizona Interfaith Power and Light 2017 SAGE award. She has an Associates in Applied Science in Civil Engineering, a Bachelors in Environmental Studies and a Masters in Legal Studies.

Since 1881, The American Association of University Women (AAUW) advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. AAUW has a nationwide network of more than 100,000 members and donors, 1,000 branches and 600 college/university institutional partners. AAUW is one of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women. The AAUW invites all who hold an associate or higher degree from an accredited college or university to join.

For further information on this program or membership, go to http://southeastvalley-az.aauw.net.