Jacksonville Regional Branch April 2012 Newsletter

President’s Message

Greetings Members! I hope this finds you healthy and happy. This newsletter has information on AAUW NC events and issues. And of local interest is our fundraising event on Monday, April 23, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. at Chris’ lovely home in Northwoods.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

– JoAnn Hall

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OUR NEXT MEETING: April 23 (Monday), 3:30 p.m. at Chris’ house, 147 Brookview Court, Jacksonville. We will have the pleasure of meeting our scholarship recipient and hearing a few words about her career goals. In addition, we are having our fundraiser to raise monies for next year’s scholarship. Present will be representatives from Avon, Biltmore Inspirations, and Mary Kay to help you find the perfect little goodies that you just cannot live without. A percentage of the sales will be donated to the scholarship fund. Keep in mind that Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and graduations are just around the corner!

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AAUW NC NEWS: The Amendment One Resolution was passed at the Annual Meeting on March 31( attachment). Since this is now an official AAUW NC position on Amendment One, branches are automatically entitled to use the resolution for Get Out the Vote activities among your members and in your communities. Remember that early voting begins April 19 and continues through May 5. The primary is May 8.

The manual for implementing “IT’S MY VOTE – I WILL BE HEARD” (AAUW’S effort to mobilize women to vote) is available at www.aauw.org/onevote.

Mary Peterson, Sandra Laurin, Denny McGuire and Karla Atkinson will be taking office at the end of June. Please feel free to contact any of them if you have any questions as you complete branch projects and elect new branch officers.

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NEWS FROM OUR ONSLOW LITERACY COUNCIL FRIENDS: On Monday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m., Onslow Literacy’s open house will feature a special presentation by the Legacy Theater. Location: The Fellowship Hall of the Presbyterian Church, 400 Bayshore Blvd., Jacksonville (across Johnson Blvd. from City Hall). If you can attend this event, please let Collette know by contacting her at readolc7@ec.rr.com .

You may check the Onslow Literacy Council website – http://onslowliteracy.zxq.net – anytime to see their upcoming events and interesting pictures of their activities.

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INTERESTING TO KNOW: According to the AARP Bulletin, March 2012 issue, the three states with the highest median age of residents are Maine (42.7), Vermont (41.5), and West Virginia (41.3). The three states with the youngest median age of residents are Utah (29.2), Washington, D.C. (33.8), and Alaska (33.8). North Carolina’s median age of residents is 37.4.

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2012 MEETING DATES AND PROGRAMS*

April 23, 3:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. – Speaker: Jenifer Paxton, 2012 AAUW Jacksonville Regional Scholarship recipient. Also, fundraiser for our scholarship at CCCC. Avon, Biltmore Inspirations, and Mary Kay representatives will be available with their catalogues and products. Location: 147 Brookview Court, Jacksonville.

May – Installation Banquet

June, July, August – No meetings. Have a great summer!

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

American Association of University Women

Jacksonville Regional Branch

April 2012 Newsletter
Because equity is still an issue.

President: JoAnn Hall (coachjo@embarqmail.com)

Editor: Connie Gamble Ochse (cgo@ec.rr.com )

President’s Message

Greetings Members! I hope this finds you healthy and happy. This newsletter has information on AAUW NC events and issues (see attached). And of local interest is our fundraising event on Monday, April 23, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. at Chris’ lovely home in Northwoods.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

– JoAnn Hall

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

OUR NEXT MEETING: April 23 (Monday), 3:30 p.m. at Chris’ house, 147 Brookview Court, Jacksonville. We will have the pleasure of meeting our scholarship recipient and hearing a few words about her career goals. In addition, we are having our fundraiser to raise monies for next year’s scholarship. Present will be representatives from Avon, Biltmore Inspirations, and Mary Kay to help you find the perfect little goodies that you just cannot live without. A percentage of the sales will be donated to the scholarship fund. Keep in mind that Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and graduations are just around the corner!

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AAUW NC NEWS: The Amendment One Resolution was passed at the Annual Meeting on March 31( attachment). Since this is now an official AAUW NC position on Amendment One, branches are automatically entitled to use the resolution for Get Out the Vote activities among your members and in your communities. Remember that early voting begins April 19 and continues through May 5. The primary is May 8.

The manual for implementing “IT’S MY VOTE – I WILL BE HEARD” (AAUW’S effort to mobilize women to vote) is available at www.aauw.org/onevote.

Mary Peterson, Sandra Laurin, Denny McGuire and Karla Atkinson will be taking office at the end of June. Please feel free to contact any of them if you have any questions as you complete branch projects and elect new branch officers.

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NEWS FROM OUR ONSLOW LITERACY COUNCIL FRIENDS: On Monday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m., Onslow Literacy’s open house will feature a special presentation by the Legacy Theater. Location: The Fellowship Hall of the Presbyterian Church, 400 Bayshore Blvd., Jacksonville (across Johnson Blvd. from City Hall). If you can attend this event, please let Collette know by contacting her at readolc7@ec.rr.com .

You may check the Onslow Literacy Council website – http://onslowliteracy.zxq.net – anytime to see their upcoming events and interesting pictures of their activities.

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INTERESTING TO KNOW: According to the AARP Bulletin, March 2012 issue, the three states with the highest median age of residents are Maine (42.7), Vermont (41.5), and West Virginia (41.3). The three states with the youngest median age of residents are Utah (29.2), Washington, D.C. (33.8), and Alaska (33.8). North Carolina’s median age of residents is 37.4.

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2012 MEETING DATES AND PROGRAMS*

April 23, 3:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. – Speaker: Jenifer Paxton, 2012 AAUW Jacksonville Regional Scholarship recipient. Also, fundraiser for our scholarship at CCCC. Avon, Biltmore Inspirations, and Mary Kay representatives will be available with their catalogues and products. Location: 147 Brookview Court, Jacksonville.

May – Installation Banquet

June, July, August – No meetings. Have a great summer!

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