AAUW/Jacksonville Regional Branch May/June 2008 Newsletter

PRESIDENTS’ MESSAGE: This is our last message to you as branch co-presidents. Thank you for allowing us to serve you these last two years. As was so often mentioned at convention, “Jacksonville Regional is a small branch, but they get a lot done.” Our School Supplies Project continues to aid 7 area elementary schools. Our scholarship at Coastal Carolina Community College helps one to two students a year to further an education that otherwise might not be possible. Our contributions to Sponsors of Academic Talent and Festival of Trees support worthy community concerns. You can all be proud of the work you do in the name of AAUW. You are a part of a very mighty branch.
-Connie and Evelyn
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OUR NEXT EVENT: Installation Banquet, May 17th (Saturday), 3:30 p.m. at Connie’s house. Please bring finger food to share. We will be installing the new officers and enjoying a relaxed atmosphere of camaraderie before we part for the summer months. (Meetings resume the end of August.) Please let Connie know you are coming – 346-8223 or cgo@ec.rr.com .
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2008-2009 OFFICERS: A new slate of officers was presented to the membership and approved by unanimous vote at the March meeting. Your new officers will be JoAnn Hall and Judy Martin, Co-Presidents; Heather F. Ochse, Vice-President/Programs; Nelda Howell, Secretary; Katharyn Thayer, Treasurer. Vice-President of Membership remains open. These officers will be installed at the installation banquet on May 17th.
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CCCC Scholarship Fundraiser: Our fundraiser with partner Charlene Shearer of Tastefully Simple went very well in spite of torrential rain. Combined with funds left over from last year, we raised enough money to offer two scholarships at Coastal Carolina Community College. Thank you to everyone who attended, especially those who drove from Morehead City and Swansboro! Thank you, too, to Charlene for once again providing us with lots of delicious samples.
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AAUW/NC CONVENTION: Please go to aauwnc.org to view pictures and summaries of the meetings and activities at convention held April 18-20 in Greensboro. Thank you, Greensboro Branch, for your generous hospitality!
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CALENDAR
May 17 (Saturday), 3:30 p.m. – Installation Banquet, 107 Epworth Drive, Jacksonville. Please bring finger food for sharing. Call Connie at 346-8223 for directions or to tell her you are coming. Dues for the 2008-2009 year may be paid at this time.

NO MEETINGS IN JUNE AND JULY. The August newsletter will announce plans for the coming season of activities.
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Heather F. Ochse, Editor, hksalc@yahoo.com
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