JACKSONVILLE REGIONAL BRANCH MARCH 2007 NEWSLETTER

PRESIDENTS’ MESSAGE: We would like to extend a cordial invitation to Twin Rivers/New Bern Branch, Wilmington Branch and at-large members in the area to join us on March 26 at 6:30 p.m. to hear State President Nancy Shoemaker speak. The meeting will take place at the Swansboro Town Hall, 502 Church Street, Swansboro. We are eager to hear Nancy give the latest update on AAUW issues and a peek at the state convention in April.

Connie and Evelyn

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OUR NEXT MEETING: Monday, March 26, 6:30 p.m. at Swansboro Town Hall, 502 Church Street, Swansboro. Program: Nancy Shoemaker, President, AAUW/NC.

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AAUW/NC CONVENTION: April 20-22 at the Hawthorne Inn, Winston-Salem. Pre-registration is $40 by April 6. After that date, registration will be on-site and will be $48. To pre-register online, go to www.visitwinstonsalem.com and follow the directions. If you prefer to register by mail, Connie has blank forms (910/346-8223 or cgo@ec.rr.com). The deadline for hotel room reservations at the $79 rate is March 21. Please contact the hotel directly at 877/777-3099.

JoAnn Hall, Joanne Whitney Hill and Connie Gamble Ochse are going to convention. Please contact one of them if you wish to inquire about carpooling possibilities.

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CALENDAR

March 26, 6:30 p.m. – Branch meeting, Swansboro Town Hall, 502 Church Street, Swansboro. Program: Nancy Shoemaker, President, AAUW/NC.

April 20-22 – AAUW/NC Convention, Hawthorne Inn, Winston-Salem. Theme: Open the Gates: Our Mission in Action (Make reservations now!)

April 30, 6:30 p.m. – Branch fundraiser for CCCC Scholarship, St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, Henderson Drive, Jacksonville. Fundraising partner: Charlene Shearer of Tastefully Simple – “The food you love, the time you deserve.”

May 19 – Installation banquet, TBA

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