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Minutes from the 2014 annual meeting

More than 20 members of the branch registered for the AAUW NC annual meeting and almost all of them attended the 8:15 am annual meeting of the branch that preceded the state meeting. We also welcomed three new dual members to the branch during the weekend — including Kathryn Braeman, the representative from the AAUW board who flew in for the state meeting.

Be sure to read the branch annual report that covers the highlights of the past year, and here are the minutes from the meeting.

[Note: On June 4, a new version of the minutes were posted that removed the track changes indications in a paragraph about Elon University.]

Board Action, March 2014

After discussion at the previous meeting, three documents were sent to the branch action list for review and comment:

  • Branch bylaws with mandatory changes (Feb. 25)
    Information on mandatory changes can be found at www.aauw.org. The board was asked to agree that the changes were mandatory or editorial, and so could be submitted to AAUW without a vote of the branch.
  • Branch policies with changes including formalizing the discount policy for financial hardship (Mar. 2)
    The substantive changes here were discussed on the last board conference call.
  • Branch budget for 2013-2014 (Mar. 9)
    This will guide branch spending until June 30, 2014. It is our intention to produce a 2014-2015 budget much earlier.

There were no additional issues raised about the documents, and so approval of all three was put to a vote of the branch board. Four of the seven board members voted to approve these documents.

Details of the vote are in the AAUW NC SurveyMonkey account.

January 2014 Board Meeting

The branch board met by conference call on January 29.

Discussion topics included

  • A review of the branch policies and a plan to include a financial hardship dues discount for 2014-2015
  • A quick discussion on finances and plans to purchase marketing supplies
  • A plan to recruit members of a nominating committee who would then recruit candidates for the 2014-2015 board

November 18, 2013 board minutes

The branch board met by conference call on Nov. 18.  This document was prepared by Michelle Evans on Nov. 19. Our practice is to post the minutes for comment.

Board Minutes 11/18/2013

Minutes from the annual meeting

The branch met before the AAUW NC meeting in Burlington on April 13.

Here are the minutes.

Thanks to Denny McGuire for taking the  notes and Michelle Evans for chairing the meeting and reviewing  them.

Budget for 2012-2013

With an online vote in August the branch board approved the following budget for 2012-2013. Nancy Shoemaker presided. All other board members (Lyndee Champion Ivey, Mari Pino del Rosario, Grace Knechtel, Monique Stamps, Cheryl Waters-Tormey, and Carol Zellen) voted in favor of adopting this budget.

Local dues 550
Membership Credits 147
Donations to the branch 200
Administration 150
Marketing 150
Membership 250
Public Policy 50
Fundraising 50
Communications 50
Programs 150

Notes from July 26 Board Meeting

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:

11:55 – 12:10 – meet and greet, adjustments to the agenda
        Appointment of someone to take minutes. [No need to record discussion, just attendance and any actions.]
12:10 – 12:20 – Finances
        FY 11 Report – http://bit.ly/rjV34p
        FY 12 Budget – attached
        Transfer from Nancy to Lyndee
12:20 – 12:30 – Communication
        Website, Email lists, Facebook group
        Reaching our “offline” members
        How’s it working?
        Transfer from Nancy to Jenine
12:30 – 12:40 – Public Policy
        AAUW NC efforts and our participation in September meetings
        Other ways to engage our members?
12:40 – 12:50 – Program
        Ideas to support local gatherings?
        Any interest in NC Governors Conference for Women?
12:50 – 1:00 – Wrapup, suggestions for time of next meeting.
If we have time:
        Status of renewals
        Ideas for recruiting new members
        Comments on new member guide
        Michelle is the contact for national info and had a late breaking work contact.
        Good news on the Jan-June numbers: http://bit.ly/nQRY7j
        Grace has agreed to take leadership in this area, but has a conflict on Tuesday.
(At some point we’ll review those to see if changes are needed, but for now, please do be sure you know how to find them. In particular, our process for approving expenses that exceed budget guidelines may need some thought.)

Minutes of the Annual Meeting

The Tar Heel Branch met at 8 am on Saturday, March 26 at the Best Western High Point, coinciding with the annual meeting of AAUW of North Carolina.


October board meeting

The AAUW Tar Heel Branch board met on October 25, 2010 by conference call. Here are the results of that discussion:

The About Us page has been updated with a link to the new Policies (as approved).

Other referenced documents:

Minutes of May board meeting

The Tar Heel branch 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 boards met in a joint session on Monday, May 10 at the home of Mary Fran Schickedantz in Greensboro. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss goals for the branch.

Goals set for the next year include:

  • Double membership from 56 to 112 (recruiting resources)
  • Raise $1000 in contributions to AAUW Funds from branch members. [1/1/2009 – 12/31/2009 total was $476. See AAUW NC report.]
  • Have five members attending and reporting on five different Women’s Agenda Assemblies (see www.ncwu.org)
  • Have at least 10 members attending the 2011 Women’s Advocacy Day  (see www.ncwu.org)
  • Recruit at least one member from each community-based branch in NC (reasons why they might join)
  • Set up a closed Facebook group to add to the  number of ways members can connect with each other. [Reminder: You can get the branch roster at http://www.aauw.org’s “Member Services Database.” Find step-by-step login information at www.aauw.org.]

Meeting these goals will take energy and creativity from members who aren’t on the board. If you’d like to be part of a new e-mail list, “action@tarheel.aauwnc.org”, please contact Doris.

Minutes of AAUW Tar Heel Branch Board, May 10, 2010