Here are the minutes of the April 18 board meeting.
Here are the
Note that the survey report was updated for the April 2 annual meeting of the branch.
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.
The branch met before the AAUW NC meeting in Burlington on April 13.
Thanks to Denny McGuire for taking the notes and Michelle Evans for chairing the meeting and reviewing them.
Twenty six members of the branch, including two new members, attended the Tar Heel Branch annual meeting on Saturday, March 31. No business was conducted, so there are no formal minutes.
The results of the online branch ballot were announced. 71 of 122 members voted.
For more information on other aspects of the branch, see the annual report, which was distributed at the meeting.
This is just a quick reminder that the annual meeting of the branch will be on
Saturday, March 31
8:15 – 8:50 am
Country Suites, Burlington
as part of the annual meeting of AAUW NC.
We will introduce members of the 2012-2013 board (election of officers going on now), and celebrate another year of growth for the branch. Come and share what you want to get from this branch — and what you might be willing to contribute.
The formal meeting will be short, but there will be opportunities for networking Friday evening and during lunch on Saturday.
Note that the 9:00 speaker for the AAUW NC meeting will be Patricia Ho, member of the AAUW board of directors, with a message about what’s happening in AAUW across the country.
So, if you can’t join us for the whole day on Saturday, please consider coming for the 8:00-10:15 segment.
Online registration is now open:
The registration fee is $15 for the meeting, but if you are coming just for the THB meeting and Ho’s presentation, contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like me to look into getting that waived.
We will be accepting 2012-2013 branch dues ($5) from members of other branches in NC at the meeting. If you haven’t yet joined our community of members who enjoy the benefits of connecting with other members across the state, consider joining at the event.
Tar Heel Branch President
Three AAUW NC meetings were held this fall: two on 9/17 in Brevard and New Bern and one last Saturday in Statesville. Forty-one members representing 15 of the 20 branches attended at least one of the meetings. Of the 41, 18 were members of the Tar Heel Branch and we welcomed one new member, Janice Imgrund of Winston-Salem, who joined at the Statesville meeting.
Five Tar Heel Branch board members attended (Shoemaker, Evans, Atoji, Pearre, and Abell). The meetings were sponsored by the AAUW NC officers (K. Atkinson, Van Order, McGuire, Abell, Richardson) with support from Mary Peterson — and all of these women are dual members of the Tar Heel Branch.
This report comes from my attendance at the Statesville meeting.
The bulk of the time was spent on the Public Policy Pilot Project that is proposed for branch action during 2011-2012. Branches are being encouraged to
to email@example.com as soon as possible.
In late October, the coordinators of the project will be assigning issues to branches based on branch preferences, but hopefully avoiding much duplication. Then two email lists will be populated with subscribers:
During the year, all involved in the project would be asked to make notes on the project to help with an evaluation of whether or not additional state resources should be allocated to it for 2012-2013.
The Tar Heel Branch may contribute to this in unique ways. Jenine Atoji and I will be supporting the project with the technical issues of creating and maintaining the email lists. It is understood that many of our members who joined as “at-large” members of the state may not have time to put into research on particular issues, but it is hoped we will have many members who agree to receive the information and take action as long as the messages are clear and focused.
The AAUW NC executive committee (acting as the board in this year where we’ve suspended the bylaws) approved the 2011-2012 budget. The important things to note are:
There was some discussion of the AAUW Juvenile Literature Award which the NC Literary and Historical Society has administered for AAUW NC since 1953. As documented on the UNC Library page about the NC Literary Awards, this is part of a series of several awards. There was a discussion about the benefit of the award and an idea to encourage all the branches to purchase copies of the winning book for their local libraries received more support than adding a cash award to the winning author.
The consensus was to continue support for the event. That entails contacting the winning author and arranging to host the author at the Literary and Historical Society awards ceremony, as well as arranging for a cup to present it. It was noted that Elizabeth Laney, a member of the branch and the Lit/Hist Society, has been one of the judges for years.
This year’s award ceremony will be Friday, Nov. 18 at the Sheraton in downtown Raleigh as part of the Annual Meeting of the Lit/Hist Society. The awards potion of the program is 1:30 – 2:00 and part of the afternoon session which is free and open to the public. If you’d like to attend, please contact Karla or Lill for details on who will be representing AAUW NC, particularly if you’d like to join the author for lunch or take materials to share about AAUW. (Full program, registration.)
There was a lively discussion of how to get state information out to all the members. While email would seem to be a logical way to communicate, issues about going “email only” included
There was a consensus to continue with last year’s format of a simpler annual meeting near the center of the state.
There was a reminder that by a vote last spring we suspended the bylaws and our current structure is quite different from the one described there. It is still too soon to know how it is working, but it was noted that the nominating committee will need some guidance in what offices will be filled for 2012-2013.
The AAUW Tar Heel Branch board met via conference call on July 26.
Here are the notes from that discussion: AAUW Tar Heel Branch Board – Notes 7/26/11
Thanks to Mari Pino for being the scribe.
If you note any errors or omissions, please post here or to the Action list. As is our policy because we have no regular meeting schedule, if there are no corrections these notes will stand “approved”.
Agenda distributed 7/25: