President’s Message

Greetings! I hope this finds everyone recuperated, healthy, and looking forward to slightly cooler weather!

Connie and I met two weeks ago to plot out a tentative program schedule for the coming year. We are still planning to meet the fourth Monday of each month at 3:30 p.m. As we get into September, the location for our first meeting will be announced in the newsletter.

The State board of AAUW is planning cluster meetings during the month of September. The primary focus of the meetings will be public policy. Mary Peterson, Twin Rivers Branch, is the co-ordinator for the meeting in our area. The date is September 17. As branch president, I plan to attend. Any other member who would like to attend is welcome. I do not have the specifics on location or cost, but I anticipate that the meeting will start between 9 and 10 in the morning and end between 1 and 2 in the afternoon. Please look at your calendars and let me know if you are interested.

See you in September!

– JoAnn Hall



September 26 (Monday), 3:30 p.m. – Guardian Ad Litem

October 13 (Thursday), 5:30 p.m. – Joint meeting with Onslow County Council for Women to plan Oktoberfest booth

October 22 (Saturday) – Oktoberfest booth with OCCW

November 20? – Holiday Party and Silent Auction

December – HAPPY HOLIDAYS! No meeting this month.

January 23 (Monday), 3:30 p.m. – Women’s Health Fund

February 27 (Monday), 3:30 p.m. – Eating for Heart Health

March or April – Fundraiser – ideas?

May – Installation Banquet

*Locations will be announced closer to the meeting date.


REMINDER: Our branch website is available 24 hours a day with our branch newsletters, current and past, and the latest information on what we are doing. So if you accidentally erase this e-mail, don’t worry. We are still here! Go to .


BOOKS FOR THE ONSLOW LITERACY COUNCIL: We are still collecting books such as texts; dictionaries; classics – think Tom Sawyer, etc.; and history books. Bring your donations to the September meeting. Thanks in advance! For more information, go to .


Connie Gamble Ochse, Editor

*Advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.*