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PRESIDENTS’ MESSAGE: Greetings, members!

We had a very productive April meeting at Connie’s home. Thanks again, Connie, for your hospitality. Our May Meeting will be Sunday, 31 May, at 3:00 p.m. We will meet and eat at Tony’s Seafood on Western Blvd. Ext. in Jacksonville. Family, friends and potential members are encouraged to attend. We will celebrate our accomplishments and install our officers for next year. Sue Currie has volunteered to serve as our branch secretary for the coming year. Thank you, Sue!

Please be thinking about the types of programs that you would like for us to have in the coming year. Although we will not meet in June or July, I am looking forward to spending some time with Judy and other interested members planning for the 2009-2010 year. Let us know which women’s issues interest you the most. I believe that it is important for us to “think globally and act locally.”

Many of you are active in other organizations. Are there any programs or events planned that would provide us with an opportunity for collaboration? Please feel free to share your thoughts and ideas with us by phone or email.

Looking forward to seeing you on the 31st.


OUR NEXT MEETING: Sunday, May 31, 3 p.m. we will meet at Tony’s Seafood Restaurant, 1345 Western Blvd., Jacksonville. We will vote for and then install the new officers for the 2009-2010 year. This is also the time we pay dues for the coming year. Dues are $71 which includes $49 national, $11 state, and $11 branch dues. A voluntary contribution of $30 may be made to LAF and the Educational Foundation. A portion of your dues is tax deductible.


Co-Presidents-JoAnn Taylor Hall and Judy Martin
VP Membership-(Your name here)
Programs Team-Evelyn Lynge, JoAnn Taylor Hall and (Your Name Here)
Secretary-Sue Currie
Treasurer-Katharyn Thayer

Non-elected positions: Newsletter – Heather Ochse, Editor, and Connie Gamble Ochse, Assistant Editor

Two positions are still to be filled: VP Membership and another person on the Programs Team. Please consider contributing a little of your expertise to ensure the smooth operation of our branch. Feel free to contact JoAnn if you have questions about what it takes to fill any of the vacant positions – 577-1890 or

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May 31, Sunday, 3 p.m. – Tony’s Seafood Restaurant, 1345 Western Blvd., Jacksonville. Vote for 2009-2010 officers and installation. This is our last meeting before we take a summer break. Guests are most welcome.

June 26-28 – National AAUW Convention, St. Louis, Missouri


PAST AAUW Jacksonville Regional Branch newsletters and articles about our branch can be viewed on our website: .

Heather F. Ochse, Editor,
*AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research.*