PRESIDENTS’ MESSAGE: You are cordially invited to our Holiday Party and Auction on November 18, Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m. in the Board Room of Onslow Memorial Hospital. One of the most enjoyable activities of the year, this event allows us to raise money for the Educational Fund and Legal Advocacy Fund while socializing in a festive atmosphere. More details below.

Also, at this time of year we pause to give thanks for the many blessings in our lives. Among them are all of you, our dedicated AAUW members. We are a small branch but we accomplish amazing things locally and outside our region.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Connie and Evelyn
OUR NEXT EVENT: Holiday Party and Auction, Sunday, November 18, 2 – 4 p.m.; the Board Room, Onslow Memorial Hospital. Please bring two dozen cookies for exchange and eating and a gently used or new item for the auction. Guests welcome! Attire: festive casual.
SCHOOLS PROJECT: Please turn in your school bags as soon as possible!! Delivery is this week! Call Heather (910) 455-6284 or Connie (910) 346-8223 if you cannot meet this deadline!
FESTIVAL OF TREES: We were invited to participate in this year’s Festival of Trees to benefit Onslow Caregivers Inc. By online vote, our branch approved supporting this worthy cause. This event takes place December 1 – 3 at the American Legion Building, Broadhurst Road, Jacksonville. We are purchasing a tree and decorating it in an “Equity in Education” theme. We need volunteers to decorate the tree on November 30 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. We need decorations in a white and teal-ish theme, especially a tree skirt. Do you have any little books you can donate? Also, we need lights. Contact Heather at or Sue at

CALENDAR: November 18, Sunday, 2-4 p.m. – Holiday Party and Auction, in the Board Room, Onslow Memorial Hospital. See above for details.

December 1-3 – Festival of Trees, American Legion Building, Broadhurst Road, Jacksonville. Supporting home health and hospice care in Onslow County.



Heather F. Ochse, Editor,
*AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research.*