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AAUW Morgan Hill FUTURE LEADERS CONFERENCE This new conference will be held April 14 th at the Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center, 9am to 2pm. The event is a collaborative effort by local young women involved with Girl UP, Miss CEO, Morgan Hill Youth Action Council, and the Women’s Advocacy Clubs of Sobrato and Live Oak High Schools; and funded by a grant from the Morgan Hill branch of American Association of University Women. This free program focuses on leadership skill-building and connects high school and college students with role models and mentors. Guest speakers include Lisa Krieger, Science Writer for the Local high school students working on the Future Women Leaders Conference. (Bottom row L to R: Lindsey Hillesland, Live Oak; Darice Wong, GECA; Hana McElroy, Oakwood. Top row L to R: Sofia Ruster, Oakwood; Lyssa Fuentes, Live Oak; and Svuchi Patel, Sobrato) San Jose Mercury News, and other prominent Silicon Valley women leaders. Infor at: aauwmh.org/leadership-programs TEACHERS AID COALITION (TAC) CHOCOLATE & WINE FOR VALENTINE A Welcome Lane consisting of community leaders welcomed some 200 attendees at this year's annual February event held at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center. Inside, the center was decorated for the occasion, complete with floral pieces provided by Kajiko Nursery, tables were beaming with silent auction items, and food and wine tables bordered the room. Some of Morgan Hill's best restaurants provided savory dishes and local wineries joined some not so local wineries in providing an array of tasty sipping wines. This year's fundraiser will purchase over $10,000 in school supplies that will be provided to Morgan Hill Unified School Teachers in two "Give-a-ways” this March and later this fall. Welcome Line: Brian Sullivan, Claudia Rossi, Ron Woolf, Kathy Sullivan, Greg Sellers, Steve Tate, Jon Hatakeyama, Jona Denz-Hamilton, Steve Betano, Cecelia Ponzini, Supervisor Mike Wasserman, Rosy Bergin, Rene Spring, and Donna Ruebusch. GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN APRIL/MAY 2018 gmhtoday.com 47