AAUW/Jacksonville Regional Branch September 2006 Newsletter

Presidents’ Message: We are looking forward to our first regular branch meeting on September 25 and getting the ball rolling on continuing/new projects. The board meeting in August was highly productive. Your board has come up with some exciting activities that will appeal to you, our members, and to potential members. On that note, please feel free to bring potential member-guests to any and all of our meetings/functions. Now that graduates with 2-year as well as 4-year degrees are accepted as members, the sky is the limit! Think what we could do if each of us brought in just one new member!

-Connie and Evelyn

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OUR NEXT MEETING: September 25, 6:30 p.m. in Classroom #2, Onslow Memorial Hospital Education Building. This will be a planning meeting. We will discuss programs, painless fundraising, membership events.

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DUES: $67.00 (association, state, branch). If you wish, you may contribute a voluntary $30 for the Education Foundation/Legal Advocacy Fund. Checks may be made out to AAUW/Jacksonville Regional. Please mail your check to Katharyn Thayer or bring it to the September meeting.

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Our branch by-laws will be e-mailed to you separately. Please review these and be prepared to vote on accepting them at the September 25 meeting.

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SCHOOL SUPPLIES PROJECT: We are continuing our school supplies project this year. Please bring school supplies appropriate for elementary students to the September meeting.

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COATS FOR KIDS: From now until “Make a Difference Day” on Oct. 28, please bring your gently used coats to these fire stations: Station 1-100 Mildred St.; Station 2-820 Barn St.; Station 3-190 Huff Dr.; Station 4-100 Firehouse Dr. off Commons Dr. Children’s and adults’ sizes will be appreciated. (If you wish to bring your donations to the September meeting, Connie will take them to the fire station for you.)

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CALENDAR

September 25, 6:30 p.m. – Branch meeting, Classroom #2, Onslow Memorial Hospital Education Building

October 19-NC Women’s Conference, Charlotte

October 20-21 – AAUW NC Fall Leadership Conference, Statesville

October 23, 6:30 p.m. – Branch meeting, Swansboro Town Hall

November 2, 12 noon-1:30 p.m. – Onslow CHIP and Onslow County Council for Women “Lunch and Learn” at the Courthouse Cafe. Topic: Happy, Healthy Holiday. $10 includes lunch. Reservation required. Contact: onslowchip@yahoo.com or 910/577-2238.

November 18 – Luncheon with Carolina Authors, Wilmington

Heather F. Ochse, Editor

hksalc@yahoo.com