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.
Tar Heel Branch Annual Meeting
March 26, 2011, 8: 00 am
Best Western, High Point, NC
I. Call to Order
- President- Doris Bernlohr
- Financial Report/Membership-Nancy Shoemaker
- Fundraising –Pat Abell
- Public Policy-Roberta Madden
(The above reports are posted on our website except the presidents which remains fluid)
III. Unfinished business
IV. New business
- National Convention Items
- 1-Member- 1 Vote Timeline
- THB Election/2011-12
- Introduction of 2011-12 THB Board
- Clean-up items
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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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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.]
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Several members of the branch will be attending the March 1 Women’s Advocacy Day at the NC Legislature in Raleigh.
The day is sponsored by NC Women United, a coalition of organizations working on issues of related to the equality of women.
For more information or to register for the day, please see www.ncwu.org.
One of the new features of this branch is that community groups (members who live near each other — perhaps in an area that had been served by a community-based branch) may band together and use AAUW’s name in their community. The Wake County group has done that to sponsor the Wake County Women’s Agenda Assembly on Jan. 29, 2011.
2011 Wake County Agenda Assembly, Peace College
A dozen branch members and a couple of other AAUW members from Wake County attended the event, the last scheduled Women’s Agenda Assembly leading up to the 2011-2012 Legislative Session. [There still may be assemblies in New Hanover, Durham and Cleveland Counties. Check www.ncwu.org for announcements.]
But branch members participated in many other Women’s Agenda Assemblies across the state — from Buncombe County (Asheville), to a “Down East” assembly serving Craven, Carteret and Pamlico counties. If you participated, please post at least your first name and the name of the event here — and it’d be great if you’d add a few comments about what you took away from the event.
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.
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
Thanks to branch members Joyce Gad, Grace Knechtel, Joan Robertson, and Nancy Shoemaker who donated to support the branch as a gold sponsor of the Wake County Women’s Agenda Assembly. In addition, branch members Michelle Evans and Judy Brunger are on the Wake Agenda Assembly organizing committee.
If you are in or near Wake County, please join them and other members of the branch at this event on January 29 at Peace College in Raleigh.
The Women’s Agenda Assemblies are sponsored by NC Women United as events across the state, and the branch has a goal for the year of having its members participate in at least five. If you’ve attended one in your community, please make a comment here:
For more information see wakewaa.wordpress.com.
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.