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Revised Speaker Schedule For Local AAUW Group

The scheduled guest speaker for the upcoming Saturday, March 11 meeting of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Oakdale-Riverbank-Escalon Branch – Susan Rich – will appear for the group’s April meeting instead. Rich had to bow out unexpectedly due to a scheduling conflict but will address the group in April on the topic of the Imagination Library.

In exchange, the originally scheduled April guest speaker – Marg Jackson – will fill in the March slot. The session begins at 10 a.m. at the Escalon Branch Library, 1540 Second St., Escalon.

Making the move from rural upstate New York to relocate to Oakdale nearly 30 years ago, Jackson first started as the editor for The Riverbank News, later moving to serve in that capacity for The Escalon Times. She later became assistant editor for The Oakdale Leader while still serving as editor in Escalon and, today, oversees the editorial content for all three newspapers. She also contributes regularly to the 209 Magazine and helps coordinate a variety of special sections through the papers, including the annual Women in Business publication.

She will trace her journey in journalism, from writing for her college newspaper to learning on the job as a stringer at a radio station, to the cross country move that brought her to California.

A light lunch will be served at a cost of $14 following the meeting. Reservations are needed; payment can be made at the meeting.

Attendees must be fully vaccinated. Members, guests and prospective members attending this on-site/online meeting can call (209) 847-0271 or email for details or Zoom information.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) advances gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy. The nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has more than 170,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and more than 800 college and university members. Learn more at Branch information is available at or by emailing the branch at Graduates holding an associates or higher degree from an institution of the AAUW list of qualified institutions and persons holding an honorary degree are eligible for membership in AAUW.