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Wake County Women’s Agenda Assembly

Can you believe this photo of Tar Heel Branch members and friends was taken after a four hour event concentrating on public policy issues?

For more on what led up to this picture see wakewaa.wordpress.com and contact Nancy or waa-info@ncwu.org if you’d like to bring a similar event to your county.

Pictured are branch members:

  • Tara Romano (left in back row)
  • Nancy Shoemaker, Anne Mackie, Michelle Evans (center of back row)
  • Dorota Tulodziecka Adams (right in front row)
  • Brand new member Pat Orrange (crouching with arm around participant with the scarf). Pat joined as part of the October membership drive.

Other branch members attending included Victoria Brown, Joyce Gad, and Joan Robertson. Ruth Relos who attended representing Partners Against Human Trafficking in NC, won the drawing for a free membership and has now joined the branch.

It was a great event to connect with representatives of several sponsoring organizations. See wakewaa.wordpress.com for the full list. In particular, AAUW member Beth Dehghan (in the Raleigh/Wake County branch) was there representing WomenNC.

Becky Mock receives Margaret Sanger award

Kiser and Mock at PPCNC Champions of Choice Breakfast, 2012

Alison Kiser and Becky Mock

The Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina 2012 Champions of Choice Breakfast was an energizing and inspiring event on January 19.

The highlight for me was seeing Becky Mock receive the PPCNC Margaret Sanger award for lifetime contributions to advancing women’s rights. Alison Kiser, who grew up in Alamance County and considers Becky one of her mentors, presented the award.

Both Becky and Alison are members of the branch. Other AAUW members there were  Anne Mackie and Dana Jennings from the Tar Heel Branch, Lisa Price and Dona Jean Koeberl from the Chapel Hill Branch, and national member Laura Roselle. If I missed seeing you, please let me know or post a comment!

If you’re near enough to Chapel Hill to attend this event mark your calendar for next January and plan to celebrate the anniversary of Roe v. Wade with friends from around the region.

Members Out and About

Tar Heel Branch members have represented AAUW of North  Carolina at two events recently.

On October 23, along with the Chapel Hill and Greensboro branches we hosted a reception for the AAUW Fellows in the state.

On November 2, we partnered with other NC Women United members (especially NC MomsRising) to staff the NCWU booth at the NC Conference for Women and, in particular, spread the word about the HERVotes project. (AAUW and MomsRising were two of the initial members of the HERVotes coalition at the national level.)

Please check these links for pictures of our members:

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.


Welcome and thanks to Elon!

Elon University is one of the newest AAUW College/University Partners in North Carolina, and they are helping to carry AAUW’s message to their faculty, staff and students.

Branch members Doris Dunlap, Eileen Miller, Becky Mock and Doris Bernlohr joined fellow branch members/Elon faculty members Kathy Gallucci and Nancy Harris at a “College Coffee” at Elon on March 15.

See this writeup in the Elon e-news for more about this successful event. We look forward to additional collaborations with Elon and hope the college finds their partnership with AAUW valuable to all in their community.

Thanks to branch member Eileen Miller for these pictures of the students, faculty, staff and branch members at the event:

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Branch members with Lilly Ledbetter

Denny, Nancy, Christina, Doris, Lilly Ledbetter, Becky, Michelle, Karla, Mary

Several branch members attended the February 28 reception for Lilly Ledbetter and the March 1 Women’s Advocacy Day at the NC Legislature, including members from Wake County, Alamance County, the mountains (Brevard and Asheville) and the coast (New Bern). See

Note that AAUW of North Carolina was a silver sponsor of the reception.

[Thanks to Pat Sledge, AdPro Solutions, for the picture.]

Networking event in Cary

Seated: Joyce, Joan, Treka. Standing: Christina, Carol, Jenine, Nancy


On December 9, about half of the members in Wake County gathered for an informal lunch. Handouts included

As you would expect, the lunch discussion was lively and wide ranging – few of the attendees had met each other before. In addition, Joyce, the chair of the branch nominating committee for next year described the open positions and got some expressions of interest in helping this new-style branch grow in its next year.

Branch members gather at NC Women United Event

Yesterday, NC Women United presented its 2010 Anne Mackie Award to branch member Nancy Shoemaker. Several members attended the event to connect with advocates for women’s issues from around the state.

Front row: Becky, Doris, Nancy, Christina, Michelle
Back row: Gailya, Grace, Mary, Joyce, Denny, Mari Pino

We’re meeting each other

A few weeks ago, we started a private Facebook group for the branch. More than a third of the branch members have joined. We’ve used it to share pictures and quick updates, and we’re even scheduling a lunch with the easy Facebook “events” interface. [It’s just easier to post a Facebook event and have it collect the RSVPs than to send out an e-mail and have one person keeping track of everyone’s plans.]

If you’re in the branch, please do check it out at http://on.fb.me/aauwthb

We also had a good representation at the September 25 AAUW NC meeting in Greensboro. A few pictures:

If you’re interested in a lunch on Friday, 10/15 in Durham, please contact us for more information if you can’t access the info on Facebook.

Tar Heel Branch members out and about!