PRESIDENTS’ MESSAGE: What better way to start our series of programs than with a speaker from one of the schools that receives our school supplies! Margaret has invited Lynn Mixon from Queen’s Creek Elementary to speak to us about how the program has benefited their school and what items might fit their particular needs this year. Please come to hear Lynn on October 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Swansboro Town Hall. Thank you to Margaret for our speaker and the meeting location!

Connie and Evelyn


OUR NEXT MEETING: October 23, 6:30 p.m. at Swansboro Town Hall, 502 Church Street. Program details above.


SCHOOL SUPPLIES PROJECT: Please bring your school supplies to the October meeting in Swansboro. Judy, Margaret and Heather are ready to assemble the refill packages going to each of our seven chosen schools. We will be continuing this project through June 2007. Your contributions are greatly appreciated.


COATS FOR KIDS: Please take your donations of gently used coats (adult and child sizes) to one of these Jacksonville fire stations – 100 Mildred St.; 190 Huff Drive; 820 Barn St.; 100 Firehouse Drive (off Commons Dr.). Coats will be accepted through October 28, Make a Difference Day.


LUNCH WITH CAROLINA AUTHORS: Saturday, November 18, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (approx.) at the Warwick Center Ballroom, UNC-Wilmington. Tickets are $25. A list of authors and their books is at For reservations and information, contact Phyllis Leimer at 910-798-2296.



October 20-21 – AAUW NC Fall Leadership Conference, Statesville

October 23, 6:30 p.m. – Branch Meeting, Swansboro Town Hall, 502 Church Street

November 2, 12 noon – 1:30 p.m. – Onslow CHIP/Onslow County Council for Women “Lunch and Learn” at the Courthouse Cafe. Topic: “Happy, Healthy Holiday”. $10 includes lunch. Reservation required. Contact: or 910-577-2238.

November 18, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Lunch with Carolina Authors, UNC-W Warwick Center Ballroom. $25 includes lunch. Contact: Phyllis Leimer at 910-798-2296.

November 19, 2-4 p.m. -Branch Holiday Party/Silent Auction, Onslow Memorial Hospital, Board Room, Education Building. Further details will appear in the November newsletter.

December – NO MEETING

Heather F. Ochse, Editor,