1925 - 2020
Gathering together yesterday afternoon in the parlors of the Southern hotel were 40 college and university women of Bakersfield interested in formation of a branch of the American Association of University Women.
Mrs. C. M. Vanderburg of Fresno, president of the California state branch, was present and called the meeting to order. After her opening remarks, she called upon Mrs. Frederick Faulkner of Oakland, chairman of the state membership committee, who spoke on the aims and work of the A.A.U.W.
Mars. Faulkner said there are 300 or more branches in the United States with a membership of 20,000 ranging from 30 to 800 members for individual branches. California alone has 19 branches. Dr. Aurelia Henry Reinhardt of Mills College is the national president, now serving her second term.
At the conclusion of Mrs. Faulkner's talk a discussion took place as to the desirability or organizing a branch in Bakersfield and after securing the individual expression from those present, it being the unanimous opinion that there should be such an organization in the city, the following committee was appointed: Mesdames C. E. Teach, A. C. Dimon, A. S. Goode, Kenneth Lilly; Misses Harriet Buss, Lucie Altona, Ysabel Forker