Jacksonville Regional Branch January 2010 Newsletter

President’s Message

AAUW Twin Rivers/New Bern is hosting their annual authors’ luncheon on January 30 (Saturday). The luncheon is at the Chelsea Restaurant on the corner of Middle and Broad Streets; gathering at 11:30 and lunch served at noon. We will have an author at each table. This year we have a poet, two writers of local history, a playwright whose play will be produced later in the year in New Bern and others (ten authors total). You are cordially invited to attend. Tickets are $25. Contact: Mary A. Peterson, 6303 Gondolier Drive, New Bern, NC 28560, Phone: (252) 636-5074, Email: mapeterson2@yahoo.com.

JoAnn


2010 State Convention

The AAUW NC State Convention will be held at the Hilton University Place, Charlotte, Friday, April 16 and Saturday, April 17, 2010.

The Hilton is located at 8629 J.M. Keynes Drive, Charlotte, NC 28262, next to the I-85 exit and just 6 miles from I-77. It’s a 100% non-smoking, lakeside property, whose meeting rooms and guest rooms have been recently renovated. The room rate is priced at $109 per night for double occupancy. You may book your reservation now. The number to call is: 1-800-HILTONS. Ask for “AAUW” and anyone answering can help you. You may also call the hotel reservation desk directly at (704) 547-7444. The deadline for making a reservation at the convention rate of $109 is March 17, 2010. Please book your room early to be assured of availability. If you have questions or need further information, please call Diane Schneider, Charlotte Branch President, weekday evenings, at: (704) 598-6268 or e-mail dmschneider@carolina.rr.com .


We’re collecting purses!

We are gathering new and gently used purses, pocket books, totes, and wallets to benefit Onslow County Literacy Programs. Purses should be clean and good quality. They will be dropped off at The Daily News. At the Oh Baby Family Expo on May 22, those purses will be auctioned off to raise funds for literacy. Questions? Please contact Connie Gamble Ochse, (910) 346-8223, cgo@ec.rr.com.


CALENDAR

January 30 – 11:30 to 2:30 p.m. AAUW Twin Rivers/New Bern Authors’ Luncheon. Chelsea Restaurant at Middle and Broad Streets, New Bern. Tickets $25. Contact Mary Peterson (252) 636-5074 or mapeterson2@yahoo.com.

April 16-17, 2010 – AAUW NC Spring Convention, University Place Hilton, Charlotte. Convention is a time to connect with your fellow AAUW members from all over the state. This group is a rich source of knowledge on a multitude of topics. Don’t miss it!


Heather F. Ochse, Editor

*Advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research.*