Jacksonville Regional Branch April 2006 Newsletter

Greetings! Convention was a huge hit! I heard lots of positive comments from the attendees. The ladies in New Bern did a wonderful job with the accommodations, the goodie bags,the table decorations and all of the other preparations. Thanks also to each of you for your contributions to the success of the event. I would like to specifically acknowledge Katharyn Thayer, our Convention Treasurer, for the excellent job that she did. She received registration forms and funds both electronically and by mail.

At the banquet Saturday night, the basket raffle was very successful. Our “Patriotic” themed basket was the first one given away. Virginia Palmer of Statesville held the winning ticket. Several of our members were also lucky winners: Evelyn Lynge, Judy Martin, Anita Potts, Darlene Perry and Amy Mitchell.

We have two big branch events coming up – our annual Book and Yard Sale and our installation dinner. The profits from our yard sale fund our scholarship at Coastal Carolina. It is only a few weeks away, so continue to gather “treasures” from your friends and neighbors!

JoAnn Hall, President

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Subject: Convention

Dear JoAnn,

May I take this opportunity, on behalf of all of our Twin Rivers members as well as myself, to express our appreciation for all the time, effort and patience you and the Jacksonville Branch expended to make convention a success. Thank you!

Sincerely,

Ellie Govesky, President, Twin Rivers Branch

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Convention notes:

June 30 marks the end of Joanne Whitney Hill’s two-year term as AAUW/NC president. Her dedication to AAUW and its goals has benefited all of us. Thank you, Joanne, for giving so tirelessly of yourself.

66% of our branch attended convention! Thanks go to Anita, Connie, Darlene, Heather, JoAnn, Judy, Katharyn and Nelda for handling the registration table. Nice work everyone.

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Member notes: At the March 10, 2006, NC Assn. of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Meeting, member Kathleen Mitchell was awarded “2006 Teacher of the Year”. Kathleen says, “Quite a special moment for me.”

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Upcoming meetings:

April 24, 6:30 p.m. – Regular meeting, Swansboro Town Hall

May 6, 7 a.m.-12 noon – Annual Book/Yard Sale, 107 Epworth Dr., Jacksonville

May 13 or 20 – Installation Dinner, TBA

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Heather F. Ochse, Editor, hksalc@yahoo.com

Connie Gamble Ochse, Assistant Editor, cgo@ec.rr.com