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2017 Annual Meeting: Membership Update

February 1 is the date that AAUW considers the “official” day to report membership numbers.

Here is the graph of how our membership has changed since our founding in 2008:


Membership categories by date

c/u student dual primary total
2/1/2009 12 16 28
2/1/2010 1 18 28 47
2/1/2011 2 2 32 42 78
2/1/2012 5 2 43 72 122
2/1/2013 5 1 41 58 105
2/1/2014 5 0 43 41 89
2/1/2015 4 2 43 45 94
2/1/2016 6 0 42 42 90
2/1/2017 3 2 44 47 96

Three people have joined or rejoined since February 1, and our current breakdown of how members connected to AAUW before they joined the virtual branch is:

Former Current Status
Prior Status Primary Dual C/U Student Total
nonmember 22 1 1 24
lapsed 2 2 4
at-large 15 1 16
AAUW NC 9 40 49
AAUW not NC 3 3
C/U Rep 3 3
Total 48 45 4 2 99

To compare this year’s numbers with previous ones in more detail, see

2017 annual meeting: finance report

Here is the finance report that will be distributed at the April 1 Annual meeting:

For details on the FY16 report, including a list of donors to AAUW and the branch see

Minutes of November 2016 Board Meeting

These minutes of the Nov. 21, 2016 board conference call were distributed to the board on February 1. One correction was noted and it has been incorporated in this version

Branch financial report for 2015-2016

Here is the report on the branch finances for FY16, which ended 6/30/2016:

We would like to thank those members who contributed to AAUW during 2015 or to the branch between 7/1/2015 and 6/30/2016:

Adamson, Virginia
Atkinson, Karla
Balsanek, Judy
Bernlohr, Doris
Champion Ivey, Lyndee
Evans, Michelle
Gallucci, Kathy
Groll, Marena
Hallman, Judith
Harris, Nancy
Heath, Jacquelin
Jennings, Dana
Kirkwood, David
Knechtel, Grace
Lawler, Mary Ann
Marblestone, Ronni
Novello, Caroline
Orrange, Pat
Shoemaker, Cathy
Shoemaker, Nancy
Shoemaker, Ruth
Van Order, Lillian


Minutes of 2016 Annual Meeting

The branch met on April 2, 2016 in Chapel Hill, before the AAUW NC annual meeting was convened.

Minutes of 2016 annual meeting of the branch

The minutes reference

Minutes of April 18 Board Meeting

Here are the minutes of the April 18 board meeting.


Minutes of the March 23 Board Meeting

Here are the

Note that the survey report was updated for the April 2 annual meeting of the branch.

Annual Meeting: April 2 in Chapel Hill

As is our practice, the annual meeting of the branch is scheduled in conjunction with the AAUW NC annual meeting. Nearly a third of the branch members are registered for the state meeting, and we hope many of them will attend the branch meeting:

7:45 am, Saturday, April 2
Sheraton Chapel Hill, Coach Room

We will be discussing the results of the recent branch survey, doing prize drawings for those who have renewed and/or recruited new members, and more.

More info

Membership Report Spring 2016

Our membership numbers stayed relatively stable this year. We did have three new graduates join us under the new program that we funded where the branch waives local dues and pays the $11 state dues, so new graduates (any degree) may join under the national Give-A-Grad-A-Gift program and pay $0 for the first year. Please think about your friends who might fit this program. They were among the total of 11 new members.

We didn’t recruit any Shape the Future new members, but three members took advantage of our discounted dues (we recommend $40 — instead of the normal $65 — and will accept $20) for those who value their AAUW membership but cannot afford full dues.

Thanks to the following members for recruiting new members: Virginia Adamson, Peg Holmes, Denny McGuire,  Mary Peterson, and Nancy Shoemaker, Mary Peterson, and Peg Holmes. Special thanks to nonmember Pat Sledge who has recommended AAUW to some of her BPW sisters — we are glad to see the cooperation between the two groups (and at least some of us hope to welcome Pat as a member sometime soon.)

On the other hand, we did have 14 members resign or lapse and we still miss Leslie Syron who died. That means our total membership changed from 94 to 90 over the year.  Since February 1, three new members have joined us and our count is now 93.

To renew your membership, check for your member ID and go to the AAUW NC membership page for quick access to a personalized online renewal form. To renew, use this link or check our Join page for additional options.

More details:



Membership categories by date
 Year c/u student dual primary total
2009 12 16 28
2010 1 18 28 47
2011 2 2 32 42 78
2012 5 2 43 72 122
2013 5 1 41 58 105
2014 5 0 43 41 89
2015 4 2 43 45 94
2016 6 0 42 42 90
Former Status Current Status
Primary Dual C/U SAF Total
Nonmember 18 1 19
Lapsed 1 1 2
At-large 13 13
AAUW NC 10 38 48
AAUW not NC 2 2
C/U Rep 0 6 6
Total 42 42 6 0 90

Celebrate spring with a discounted AAUW membership

Happy Spring! For AAUW, mid-March means the start of a new year — at least as far as dues collection goes.

To celebrate we’re hosting a virtual Shape the Future event, and that means

  • half off the national AAUW dues (a $25 value) for new members and those who haven’t been members for at last two years
  • your membership is good through 6/30/2017 — 15 months of membership
  • if you want to join a community-based branch, too, mention that and we’ll take care of it — no additional charge
  • if a friend has encouraged you to join AAUW, mention their name and they will be entered into a special drawing.

To take advantage of the discount go to

The dues for new, regular members through this program are $40 through June 30, 2017. If you are a graduate student, undergraduate or already an AAUW member (either national-only or of another branch) see our “Join Now” page for additional information or write about these discounts and those we offer based on financial hardship.