PRESIDENTS’ MESSAGE: We are excited! We have applied for a mini-grant from AAUW/NC to support our School Supplies Project through March 2009. We will announce the results of this effort as soon as we know.

Author Dave Terry and his literary manager, Charlene Terry, were a hit at our February meeting. Dave told us what inspired him to write Carolina Bays and about his songwriting as well. There is no end to his talent; and we thank him and Charlene so much for coming to our meeting.

Heather has tailored our March program to the environmentally conscious. You won’t want to miss it.

Connie and Evelyn

OUR NEXT MEETING: Monday, March 31, 6:30 p.m., Onslow Memorial Hospital Education Building, Jacksonville. Program: Environmental Conservation by Peggy Garner, County Extension Director, NC Cooperative Extension Service. As always, guests welcome. NOTE NEW DATE!

BRANCH FUNDRAISER: We will once again be partnering with Charlene Shearer of Tastefully Simple for our branch fundraiser. The funds we raise go to our scholarship at Coastal Carolina Community College. We were so successful last year that we were able to offer two scholarships. We will be at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church on Henderson Drive in Jacksonville. This fun event involves very hard work: We must sample delicious offerings from Tastefully Simple and decide what we would like to order for our own families! Our branch earns a percentage of the sales and we get simple, tasteful food to prepare at home. More details in the April newsletter.

ELECTIONS: It is not too soon to consider serving your branch in an elected position. In May we will vote and install the new board and your help is needed. Please consider enhancing your resume by taking a leadership role in your branch.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES PROJECT: Pending the results of our mini-grant application, deliveries will be made soon.


March 31, 6:30 p.m. – Branch meeting. Onslow Memorial Hospital Education Bldg., Jacksonville. NOTE DATE CHANGE. Program: Environmental Conservation by Peggy Garner, County Extension Director

April 18-19 – AAUW/NC Convention, Downtown Marriott, Greensboro, NC. See the Spring Tar Heel News or go to aauwnc.org for details. Let’s take a carload!

April 28, 6:30 p.m. – Branch fundraiser for scholarships. Parish Hall, St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, Henderson Drive, Jacksonville. Fundraiser partner: Charlene Shearer of Tastefully Simple.

Heather F. Ochse, Editor, hksalc@yahoo.com
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