AAUW Jacksonville Regional Branch October 2008 Newsletter

PRESIDENTS’ MESSAGE: We would like to briefly recap our September meeting: Due to a generous donation from Chris Almeida, our scholarship fund was at $500. We discussed giving one $500 scholarship or two $250 scholarships. Our hesitation on committing to $500 annually led to the decision to stay with two $250 scholarships. With college expenses so high we wondered just how much help $250 would be. However, our latest recipient, Amy Cavanaugh, wrote to express profound appreciation for our scholarship. She proudly wrote how her position of lab technician provided results to doctors, and that 80% of doctors’ diagnoses are based on lab results.
To assist us with programming for the rest of the year, please review these options and let us know which ones appeal to you by e-mailing JoAnn – coachjo@embarqmail.com or Judy – jmartin27@ec.rr.com . Could you commit to one activity this fall and one meeting in 2009?
*I would attend a holiday dinner at Tony’s Seafood (Western Blvd.) Spouses and/or guests invited. Choose a time below.
_November 10, Monday, 6:30 p.m. OR _ November 15, Saturday, 6:30 p.m. OR _November 16, Sunday, 1:00 p.m.
*I would attend a morning 9 a.m. walking/talking meeting at the mall with a short conversation at Barnes & Noble.
*I would attend a volunteer session for –
__the Women’s Shelter
__Get out the vote/meet the candidates
__Library building fund
__Clean-up the Jacksonville region
__School supplies delivery
__Lunch-and-go at Olive Garden
__Tea-and-go at White Oak Bakery
__Lunch-and-go at Fuddrucker’s (closed meeting area)
__Meet-and-go at Barnes & Noble
__I would be interested in ways to be supportive of members (If this idea appeals, we can pursue ways to offer support.)
Thank you for your attention and input. -Judy Martin and JoAnn Hall

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OUR NEXT MEETING: October 27, 6:30 p.m.; St. Anne’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall. Start your holiday shopping early with Pampered Chef and Tastefully Simple representatives. Bring your friends, neighbors and relatives to this unique shopping experience!
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CONGRATULATIONS! to the AAUW Educational Foundation on its 50th anniversary and special thanks to all of you who have contributed over the years. Your generous contributions have enabled the Educational Foundation to continue breaking through barriers for women and girls for 50 years.
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YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE AAUW NC FALL MEETING: Friday, Oct. 31-Saturday, Nov. 1; Hampton Inn, 1740 Fordham Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514. Hotel reservations by Oct. 1-call 919-968-3000; give group code AMT; rate is $89 plus tax (hot breakfast included). Meeting reservation is $13. Make check payable to AAUW-Chapel Hill and mail with registration form to Sandy Slates, 2608 Freestone Lane, Raleigh, NC 27603. See JoAnn or Connie for registration forms. Additional details are in the Fall Tar Heel News. Meeting registration deadline is October 17!
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October 27, 6:30 p.m.-Branch meeting. Location: St. Anne’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall. Early holiday shopping with Tastefully Simple and Pampered Chef.

October 31-November 1 – AAUW/NC Fall Meeting, Chapel Hill. Details above.

November 1 – Lunch w/ Carolina Authors hosted by AAUW Wilmington. Book sales & signing 11 a.m., buffet luncheon 12 noon, program 12:45 p.m. Tickets: $25. Contact Phyllis Leimer at Pleimer405@aol.com for more information.

November 4 – VOTE! The power of one vote – your vote makes a difference!
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PLAN NOW: To attend the 2009 AAUW Convention in St. Louis, MO, June 26-28, 2009. We will vote on major changes to the structure of AAUW. A bus will be chartered to take North Carolina delegates to the convention.
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Heather F. Ochse, Editor, hksalc@yahoo.com
*AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research.*

For more information about our branch, please visit our website at www.jacksonville.aauwnc.org .