AAUW/JACKSONVILLE REGIONAL BRANCH AUGUST 2007 NEWSLETTER

PRESIDENTS’ MESSAGE: It’s going to be hard to beat last year’s programs, but we’re going to try. We are starting off the year with a fun outing on Saturday, August 25th. We will meet at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. The Aquarium reopened last year after a $25 million expansion. Let’s see what all the excitement is about! Details below.

Thank you to our new and returning officers – Katharyn (Treasurer), Judy (Secretary), Joanne (VP Membership), Heather (VP Programs) and Connie and Evelyn (Co-Presidents) – for stepping up to the plate and taking a leadership role in the branch. Heather already has a number of great possibilities for programs and would welcome your input if you have a particular area of interest.

We do have one slot that needs to be filled immediately, our Publicity Chair. We need someone to submit our meeting information to area newspapers every month in a timely fashion. If you are available to do this, please contact Connie (910/346-8223).

Connie and Evelyn

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OUR NEXT ACTIVITY: This is a fun activity just to spend some time together and enjoy a picnic lunch at the North Carolina Aquarium at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 25. We will wander through the newly expanded and remodeled exhibits and then have a leisurely picnic on the grounds. There is a snack bar that serves typical snack-bar fare, or you are welcome to bring your own lunch.

The Aquarium is located five miles west of Atlantic Beach on NC58, Mile Marker 7. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors age 62 and over. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes and your AAUW pin. Please contact Connie for carpooling possibilities (910/346-8223 or cgo@ec.rr.com ).

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YOU ARE INVITED TO: On August 20 at 7 p.m. the Onslow County Board of Commissioners will issue a proclamation recognizing Women’s Equality Day. Please come to Superior Court, Onslow County Courthouse, to be part of this event along with the Onslow County Council for Women.

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SEPTEMBER MEETING: Our first business and program meeting of the new fiscal year will be September 24, 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room, Onslow Memorial Hospital Education Bldg. Please mark your calendar now. The program will be “Organizing the Clear and Simple Way” by Lauren Halagarda of The Organization Connection. You won’t want to miss the special surprises that are in store!

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CALENDAR

August 20, 7 p.m. – Women’s Equality Day proclamation in Superior Court, Onslow County Courthouse.

August 25, 10:30 a.m. – Fun get-together at the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Bring picnic lunch or buy at snack bar. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Admission: $8 or $7 for seniors 62 and over. Carpooling encouraged.

September 24, 6:30 p.m. – Regular Branch meeting, Board Room, Onslow Memorial Hospital Education Bldg. Program: “Organizing the Clear and Simple Way” by Lauren Halagarda, The Organization Connection.

October 19-20 – AAUW/NC Fall Meeting, Radisson Hotel, High Point. (Hotel reservation deadline: Sept. 19. Details in the Summer 2007 Tar Heel News.)

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

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

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