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AAUW views historic photos

Charles White, president of Tehachapi Heritage League, spoke recently to members and friends of the American Association of University Women. He used a series of photographs to show the transition of...

 

Library receives gift from AAUW

There is a new picture at Tehachapi Library thanks to Helen McAllister and American Association of University Women. It was painted by local artist Helen McAllister in response to AAUW's program on...

 

TVRPD promotes improvement of facilities

A key concern for Kiwanis is the well-being of children, and they were interested to know how Measure R would improve outdated recreational facilities. Therefore, they invited Michelle Vance and...

 

Kiwanis gives scholarships to graduates

The Kiwanis Club awarded scholarships to three Tehachapi High School graduates this June. They were introduced to the membership at a recent meeting by Scholarship Chairperson, Marian Stephens. She...

 

AAUW sets goals for New Year

Frontiers in Education and Health is the theme chosen by members of American Association of University Women when they met recently to make plans for the new year, which begins July 1. The goals they...

 

Salvation Army makes local impact

Sandy Chavez is passionate about her work as Center Coordinator for Salvation Army. She recently shared the reasons for her enthusiasm with Tehachapi Kiwanis Club. In just the first quarter of this...

 

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail is an adventure

"We made some miscalculations," was how Ron Gaiser described the hike he and Kiwanis Club President Jonathan Hall took on the Pacific Crest Trail. The two men undertook the hike as a fundraiser for...

 

Democrats support Congressional Candidate

Tatiana Matta is running for congress in the 23rd Congressional District which is currently represented by Kevin McCarthy. She has been endorsed by the California Democratic Party and spoke at the...

 

Students alerted to driving dangers

Scott Spielman is a Kern County Assistant District Attorney who has seen numerous cases during his career where families have been devastated when loved ones have died as a result of drunk driving. Du...

 

Monastery life is contemplative

Kiwanis member Liz Wolfe is passionate about her support of the Norbertine Canonesses, which is a women's monastery near Tehachapi. She shared her interest and knowledge with the Kiwanis Club...

 

Kiwanis hears final Women's History Month presentation

Kiwanis Club was fortunate to hear from two historic women, American Association of University members who participated in Women's History presentations. Diane Bergstrom portrayed poet Edna St....

 

Historic Women visit Kiwanis

Kiwanis members were visited by women from history as portrayed by Storytellers from American Association of University Women. During Women's History Month in March of each year AAUW members visit...

 

Kiwanis recognizes Marget Willer for her service

Marget Willer has been awarded the Distinguished Service Award by Kiwanis Division 33. The presentation was made at the Kiwanis Governor's Official Visit to Bakersfield. A dozen members of Tehachapi...

 

Women in prison is AAUW topic

Sentences of life in prison are on the rise as opposition to the death penalty has become more prevalent. One third of these sentences specify there can be no parole. Colby Lenz began her remarks to...

 

Children provide inspiration

We must be an example for our children. This was the message Jim Pendleton shared with the Kiwanis Club at their recent meeting. He became a single parent when his daughter was seven years old. That w...

 

Diet influences health

A low-carb diet can cure diabetes and lower cholesterol. Dr. Susan Hall knows this because of her personal and her family's experiences. She spoke about healthy eating at a Kiwanis meeting, citing...

 

AAUW learns about Grand Jury

The responsibilities and procedures of the Kern County Grand Jury were explained to American Association of University Women at their recent monthly meeting. Renn Amstead, foreperson, and Michael...

 

Kiwanis welcomes daughter from Spain

Lyndsey Wolfe thought it would be fun to live in Spain for a year. Now it's ten years later and she still lives there. She comes home to Tehachapi twice a year to visit her parents, George and...

 

Learning about hydraulic fracturing

Porter Underwood spoke to the Kiwanis Club about hydraulic fracturing or "fracking." He worked in the oil business for more than 30 years and is now retired from Halliburton Energy Services. Since...

 

Everyone can be a leader

Tracy Keefe spoke to the Tehachapi American Association of University Women at their November meeting about the importance of serving as leaders in our community. She praised AAUW for their work in...

 

There is help for sick children

Improving the lives of children is a major concern for Kiwanis International as well as the local club in Tehachapi. Members were especially interested in the learning about Children's Miracle...

 

Math Science Camp was fun for girls

Each year American Association of University Women sponsors Tech Trek, a week long summer experience for girls to learn more about math and science while living in dorms on a university campus. They...

 

Kiwanis members hear about communication

Communication is a key aspect of a successful community. That is the message Kiwanis members heard from Key Budge, Engagement Specialist for the City of Tehachapi. He strives to encourage an informed...

 

Research improves cancer treatment

Cancer is not a death sentence. Those were the words of Janice Armstrong when she spoke at a recent meeting of American Association of University Women. She not only has a nursing degree but is also...

 

Kiwanis updated on City projects

Jay Schlosser, Development Services Director for the City of Tehachapi, spoke to the Kiwanis Club at a recent meeting. Members were impressed with the number of City projects nearly completed and...

 

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