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Branch members help WRC in Alamance County

Tar Heel Branch Members - WRC Herb Festival

Tar Heel Branch Members - WRC Herb Festival

On Thursday, April 23, four branch members helped at the refreshment table for the Herb Festival of the Women’s Resource Center in Alamance County. This is a major fundraiser that supports the work of the WRC, dedicated to helping women and their families improve and enrich their lives. Its main program is “New Choices” which serves displaced homemakers. Branch member Becky Mock is the center’s program director.

Pictured are Jenna Johnson, Caroline Novello, Doris Bernlohr, and Becky.

Ask me about AAUWNote the “Ask me about AAUW” buttons that got the branch a bit of visibility at this event. We have more buttons for any members who want to do a similar project in their community.

What are you doing for Equal Pay Day?

There’s a lot of AAUW activity around next Tuesday’s Equal Pay Day. [Women need to work from 1/1/2008 to 4/28/2009 to earn what men did during 2008.] Webinars, online activities, and letters to newspapers, and other many suggestions for projects in your communities are all part of AAUW activities across the country.

Here’s the complete list that includes:

  • Watch a live webcast of a panel discussion about Equal Pay Day on Monday, April 27 at 11 a.m. EDT.  AAUW’s Director of Public Policy and Government Relations Lisa Maatz will be on the panel, which will be moderated by longtime AAUW friend and Paycheck Fairness Act sponsor Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)
  • Send an Equal Pay Day e-card to friends and family to spread the word.
  • Contact Sen. Hagan to ask her to support the Paycheck Fairness Act.

And there’s more — click here for a dozen suggestions.

What are you doing? Post a comment here to document your support — and if you’d like to write a longer “blog for pay equity” post, we’d be glad to publish it here. Just contact us.


The branch at the AAUW NC Convention

Here are members of the Tar Heel Branch at the Friday, March 27 banquet celebrating 100 years of AAUW in North Carolina. L to R: Shoemaker, Abell, Schickedantz, Atkinson, Bassoppo-Moyo, Stephens, Bernlohr, Thompson. All are members of the branch and/or the AAUW NC board. All but Bernlohr are dual members of the branch.

Branch members at the 2009 AAUW NC convention

Branch members at the 2009 AAUW NC convention

Each branch was asked to bring a display representing their branch. This shows where all the Tar Heel Branch members live — from Murphy to Kinston, after only nine months we are serving much of the state. [Here is another version of the map that shows the distribution of primary and dual members.]

Hometowns of the Tar Heel Branch members

Hometowns of the Tar Heel Branch members

Carol is the last regional director who will attend our convention. With the changes to the AAUW bylaws a new volunteer structure (the Leader Corps) will take over some of the duties of the RD. We thank her for her two years of dedicated service to the region.

President Doris Bernlohr and South Atlantic Regional Director Carol Newnam

President Doris Bernlohr and South Atlantic Regional Director Carol Newnam

Burlington gathering on Feb. 17

Though meetings aren’t part of the DNA of this branch, we’ve a number of members near Burlington in Alamance County (east of Greensboro, west of Durham), including President Doris Bernlohr.

Doris is arranging an informal gathering of members for lunch on Tuesday, February 17. Anyone interested in joining the group is asked to contact her, info@tarheel.aauwnc.org.

Celebrate International Women’s Day (March 5) & A POWERFUL NOISE Live!

A Powerful Noise - LiveThrough AAUW’s and CARE’s partnership, AAUW encourages you to join CARE (www.care.org) and more than 120,000 people gathering in 400 theaters across the United States to celebrate International Women’s Day 2009. On the evening of March 5, CARE is hosting an unprecedented one-night event featuring the theatrical premiere of “A Powerful Noise,” an acclaimed documentary that follows three extraordinary women – Hanh is an HIV-positive widow in Vietnam, Nada is a survivor of the Bosnian war, and Jacqueline educates girls in Mali. The film takes you inside the lives of these women to witness their daily challenges and significant victories over poverty and oppression.

Immediately following the film, theatergoers will participate in a town hall meeting broadcast live from New York. It with feature renowned activists and experts, including Nicholas Kristof and Christy Turlington Burns, who will discuss how we can help empower women around the world.

To learn more about the film, or for theatre and ticket information, visit www.apowerfulnoise.org.

Screenings planned around in NC

A POWERFUL NOISE Live – March 5, 2009.

The event begins at 7:30pmET/6:30pmCT/5:30pmMT/8pmPT (tape delayed). Tickets go on sale January 30, 2009, at FathomEvents.com. To receive an email reminder about tickets going on sale, click here.

Charlotte – Stonecrest 22 @ Piper Glen
Concord – Concord Mills 24
Raleigh – Brier Creek Stadium 14
Raleigh – North Hills Stadium 14

Members attend Alamance Agenda Assembly

Branch member Becky Mock is featured in this video from NC Women United talking about the NCWU signature project, the biennial Women’s Agenda Assemblies.

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Becky is on the staff of the Women’s Resouce Center of Alamance County, the group that has coordinated the Agenda Assemblies for many years.  Branch president Doris Bernlohr also lives in Alamance County, and she recruited other branch members to attend this year’s event with her. Even though the AAUW Alamance County branch folded several years ago, this new branch provides a way for AAUW members to participate in efforts that advance our mission and collaborate with others in our local communities.

For more information on the Women’s Agenda Assembly process and NC Women United, see www.ncwu.org.