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Jacksonville Newsletter: March 2006

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Subject: AAUW/Jacksonville Regional Branch March 2006 Newsletter
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2006 10:26:17 -0500
AAUW/Jacksonville Regional Branch March 2006 Newsletter

“President’s Message”

The deadline for registering for the convention will be here in a few days! I hope that you have made your arrangements to be with us in New Bern at the end of the month. This will be a fantastic opportunity to meet and connect with members from other branches across the state. Come and put faces with the names you have read about in the Tar Heel News.

JoAnn Hall, President
AAUW/Jacksonville Regional Branch


FYI : The Women’s History Luncheon will be on March 22, 11:30 am – 1:00 p.m. at the Onslow County Museum in Richlands. The scheduled speaker will be Col. Adele Hodges, the new CO of Camp Lejeune. Tickets are $8.00 each and can be purchased at the Tourist office in the Chamber of Commerce building on Gum Branch Road.

I hope to see many of you there!

Connie Gamble Ochse


Subject: [AAUWNC] LAFBreakfast

Hello all, I hope you are getting as excited as I am about the upcoming convention and LAF breakfast. It should be really interesting. This message is a reminder that you can still help LAF by being a sponsor ($25-99), supporter($100-249), or patron ($250)of the breakfast. You do not have to attend to do this and what a wonderful way to help LAF and the convention. Please try to send checks to me at 5902 Chester Street Wilmington, NC 28405 by March 17. Of course, all donations at any time will be welcome. Please pass this information on to other members of your branch that might not be on this list. Thanks and looking forward to seeing you all at convention. See you there! Lill Van Order AAUW-NC LAF Liaison



Every Vote Counts: Primary Election May 2, 2006; 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. See The Daily News for polling places.


Margaret Slate delivers school supplies to an Onslow County School.

Margaret Slate delivers school supplies to an Onslow County School
Thanks Margaret!


Celebrating International Women’s Day This Week and Beyond…

Please visit the AAUW homepage and click on the link to One Shared World to learn more on how women can help tackle global poverty. Also, share this information with colleagues and friends, too. Because in this world we all share, hope is our common language.


Member notes: Nelda Howell was reappointed to the Onslow County Hospital Authority on December 5, 2005, by the Board of Commissioners. She is one of 14 candidates the Authority nominated for the seven positions up for appointment. Nelda has served since 2001. She is one of four women on the eleven-member board.


Upcoming Meetings:

March 27, 6:30 p.m. – Montford Point Marines Museum – Stuffing registration bags for convention.
March 31-April 2 – State Convention, New Bern (see your state newsletter for details & deadlines.)
April 24, 6:30 p.m. – Swansboro Town Hall
May 6, 7 a.m.-12 noon – Annual Book/Yard Sale , 107 Epworth Drive, Jacksonville (start saving books/household items now)
May 13 or 20 – Installation Dinner, TBA


Heather F. Ochse, Editor
Connie Gamble Ochse, Assistant Editor