Jacksonville Regional Branch November/December 2011 Newsletter

Greetings Members! The leaves are beginning to turn colors and the humidity is lower. Cooler temperatures prevail. It is time for our annual celebration of food, fun, fellowship and fabulous finds. I am, of course, referring to our Holiday Party and Silent Auction. The proceeds from our silent auction fund the scholarship that we sponsor at Coastal Carolina Community College. So, scavenge through your closets, garage and attic. Bring those books, knick-knacks, and other assorted “treasures” to the classroom in the Education Building at Onslow Memorial Hospital. When, you ask? This fantastic event takes place on Sunday, 20 November, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Family, friends, co-workers and other guests are welcome. Please bring an appetizer to share.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

– JoAnn Hall

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WORTH NOTING: November 10 is the 236th birthday of the United States Marine Corps – Happy Birthday!

November 11 is Veterans Day. Thank a veteran every chance you get.

November 24 is Thanksgiving. Here’s hoping you can share it with the cherished people in your life.

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OKTOBERFEST RECAP: JoAnn, Evelyn and Connie handed out information of interest to women and their families about what is available to them in Onslow County. That included information about AAUW. Thousands attended the fest and many stopped by our booth. This was a joint project with the Onslow County Council for Women that allowed us to partner with another organization with similar goals and to give AAUW Jacksonville greater visibility.

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2011-2012 REVISED MEETING DATES AND PROGRAMS*

November 20 (Sunday), 2-4 p.m. – Holiday Party and Silent Auction/AAUW 130th Anniversary celebration. Location: Classroom #1 in the Education Bldg. of Onslow Memorial Hospital on Western Blvd., Jackskonville. Remember to bring items for the silent auction, an appetizer to share and a guest.

December – HAPPY HOLIDAYS! No meeting this month.

2012

January 23 (Monday), 3:30 p.m. – Women’s Health Fund

February 27 (Monday), 3:30 p.m. – Eating for Heart Health

March or April – Fundraiser – ideas?

May – Installation Banquet

*Locations will be announced closer to the meeting date.

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REMINDER: Our branch website is available 24 hours a day with our branch newsletters, current and past, and the latest information on what we are doing. So if you accidentally erase this e-mail, don’t worry. We are still here! Go to www.jacksonville.aauwnc.org .

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