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Tar Heel Branch members out and about!

Congrats to our sister organization on significant anniversary

On Saturday, April 24, Business and Professional Women of North Carolina celebrated the fiftieth  anniversary of their headquarters building in Carrboro.

BPW NC past presidents

In this picture of the BPW NC past presidents, you see Tar Heel branch member Michelle Evans (seated, far left) and AAUW honorary life member and Raleigh/Wake County branch member Lois Frazier (seated, second from right).

Tar Heel branch member, BPW Triangle member, and AAUW NC past president Nancy Shoemaker attended. She brought congratulations from AAUW NC and handed out twenty copies of the new AAUW report, Why so Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and additional copies of the research summary.

Minutes of the annual meeting

The AAUW Tar Heel branch held its annual meeting at the AAUW NC convention on April 17.

Minutes of the 2010 Annual Meeting

Branch members at NCWU Member Showcase

Thanks to the branch members who took part in the NCWU Member Showcase on March 11:

Sheila Bassoppo-Moyo
Doris Bernlohr
Mary Fran Schickedantz
Nancy Shoemaker
Sonya Stafford

They were half of the AAUW NC delegation — more than any other branch, though Greensboro and Raleigh/Wake County both had four members in attendance.

For information from AAUW NC at the showcase, see www.aauwnc.org.

Save the date: Branch gathering May 15

Tar Heel Branch members and friends are invited to a wine and hors d’ oeuvre social event

Saturday, May 15, 5-7
Sullivan Place in Twin Lakes, Burlington

Twin Lakes is less then 10 minutes off I-40.  Please put this date on your calendar.

Everyone is invited to this free event and bring a potential member with you. We will need a minimum of 10 in attendance, or this event will be cancelled.

RSVP/direction information will come at the end of April. This is a great opportunity to meet fellow members.

Annual meeting of the branch

The annual meeting of the branch will be

Saturday, April 17
4:30 pm
Hilton Charlotte/University Place

as part of the AAUW NC 2010 Convention and immediately following the 3:40-4:20 general session that includes presentation of the 2009 AAUW Juvenile Literature Award and the memorial service.

While all branch members will get a ballot to vote on the items that will be prepared in advance of the meeting (specifically bylaws changes and elections), please plan to attend this face-to-face meeting where we’ll have an opportunity to discuss the branch and its future. We expect to have a quorum (10% of the branch members), and so will be able to make decisions about the branch. Plan to attend to lend your ideas to these conversations.

Invitation from the Raleigh/Wake County Branch

AAUW Raleigh/Wake County will be celebrating its 100th anniversary with a reception on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 28, 3:00 – 5:00 at Meredith College in Raleigh.

This event is free and open to the public, and members of the Tar Heel Branch are especially welcome.

For more details, see the Raleigh/Wake County web site.

Connection to women’s organizations across North Carolina

AAUW NC is a member of the North Carolina Women United coalition. Earlier this week, NCWU held its annual holiday event. At a gathering of 25 people from more than a dozen organizations, they gave the 2009 Anne Mackie Award to June Kimmel of Davidson. The award recognizes a lifetime contribution to advocacy on behalf of women.

Three branch members attended the event:

Branch member Mari Pino del Rosario chaired the award committee. She is shown here with June and NCWU President Alison Kiser.

Becky Mock nominated June Kimmel for the 2009 Anne Mackie Award.

L-R: Nancy Shoemaker, June Kimmel

Nancy Shoemaker served on the event committee. She is shown here with June.

Mari Pino and Nancy are also serving on the NC Women United board.

For more about the event and the award, see www.ncwu.org.

An additional note — NCWU sponsors the NC Women’s Agenda Assemblies, and that project will be starting shortly after the new year. If you are in a community that would benefit from a gathering of women to educate themselves on public policy issues that will come before the NC General Assembly in 2011, consider helping to organize one of the Agenda Assemblies in the fall of 2010. Also, watch for the call for issue papers that will be distributed to the Agenda Assembly organizers. Those papers are generally prepared in the summer. If there’s an issue you’d like to get in front of women across the state, start thinking about it now!

Invitation from Greensboro Branch

You are cordially invited to

the AAUW Greensboro Holiday Luncheon

Will you be “Mission in Action”?


When? Saturday, Dec 5, 2009 from 11AM – 1:30PM
Emerald Event Center, 2000 E. Wendover, next to Create-A-Cake (directions)

Park in front.

How much? Lunch is $15 payable to AAUW.   Send to Flossie Smith, 5411 Francisco Dr., Gboro, 27410

Deadline? Please RSVP by Sun., Nov. 29.  Send a check, or call Flossie Smith at 336-545-8752 to make a reservation, and pay at the door.

Program? Dr. Rose Stremlau, an AAUW American Fellow at Pembroke University, who is studying  family property claims of the Cherokee Nation.  She will share her work and research with us.



Put the ‘fun’ in fundraising and bring a holiday gift item for our silent auction to benefit AAUW Association’s  Action Funds. [See AAUW Fund Summary.]


“AAUW’s mission is the advancement of equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research.”

Another report on the convention

At the Raleigh/Wake County branch meeting on September 3, Nancy Shoemaker gave a  report on the 2009 AAUW convention (which includes a copy of the new AAUW public policy program). Tar Heel Branch members may also be interested in that report.

See also additional videos of the Convention at the AAUW Youtube Channel.