Jacksonville Regional Branch January 2009 Newsletter

PRESIDENTS’ MESSAGE: Greetings, Members, and Happy New Year! I am hoping that 2009 will be filled with good health and happiness for all of you and your loved ones.

Please make plans to attend the State Convention this year. It will be in Wilmington and we are celebrating 100 years of AAUW in North Carolina. The next issue of the Tarheel News will have all the registration and program information.

Our January speaker is Dr. Patricia Seagraves. She is the site director for the Camp Lejeune FOCUS project. This program works with families dealing with the stresses of deployment. Each of us knows at least one person who is dealing with these stressors. It may be a friend, a neighbor, or someone at church. If you teach, then many of your students may be dealing with these situations. Please invite your friends, neighbors or co-workers to attend this meeting with you.

Looking forward to seeing you on January 26th.

JoAnn, Co-president
Jacksonville Regional Branch
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OUR NEXT MEETING: Monday, January 26, 6:30 p.m.; Classroom 2 at Onslow Memorial Hospital Education Bldg. Speaker: Dr. Patricia Seagraves.
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YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND: AAUW Twin Rivers’ Authors’ Luncheon, January 31, 11:30 a.m. at the Chelsea Restaurant in historic downtown New Bern. One of our local authors, David Terry, will be speaking. Tickets: $25. Contact Connie at 346-8223 or cgo@ec.rr.com .
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CELEBRATE 100 YEARS OF AAUW IN NC! AAUW Wilmington hosts this event March 27 at the Blockade Runner, Wrightsville Beach. Complete details and registration form will be in the Spring issue of the Tar Heel News in the next few weeks. Plan to bring a carload.
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CALENDAR

January 26, 2009; 6:30 p.m. – Branch meeting in Classroom 2, Onslow Memorial Hospital Education Bldg. Speaker: Dr. Patricia Seagraves of FOCUS.

February 23, 2009; 6:30 p.m. – Branch meeting, TBA.

March 27: Celebrate 100 years of AAUW in North Carolina at the beach at the Blockade Runner, Wrightsville Beach, NC. You won’t want to miss it. Complete details in the Spring 2009 Tar Heel News.

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PLAN NOW: To attend the 2009 AAUW Convention in St. Louis, MO, June 26-28, 2009.
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PAST AAUW Jacksonville Regional Branch newsletters and articles about our branch can be viewed on our web site: www.jacksonville.aauwnc.org.
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Heather F. Ochse, Editor, hksalc@yahoo.com
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