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Welcome to AAUW Wilmington!

AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.

AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or class. www.aauw.org

The Wilmington Branch of AAUW was officially organized May 12, 1954, with fourteen charter members. The first meeting was held September 9, 1954, at St. Andrews Covenant Presbyterian Church. There were 33 members and the dues were $5.00. The speaker at the first meeting was the state president, Mrs. Carl A. Plonk. Her topic was “Introduction of AAUW.”

During these many years, the branch has had outstanding and dedicated leadership, resulting in a successful, flourishing organization.

International Relations Study Group

Meetings:  Second Wednesday of each month at 1:00 pm ( except October and

December)

Place:  Northeast Regional Library, Watkins Room

Source Material:  Great Decisions 2016-17

Contact:  Sue Mintzes, 910-239-9078  or  Frances Smith, Cell:  865-684-3555

Questions:  Sue Mintzes or Frances Smith

2016 Meeting Dates:   July 13, August 10, September 14October 14, November 9, December (no meeting)

2017 Meeting Dates:   January 11February 8,  March 8,  April 12,  May 10

Topics:  To be announced

 

AAUW Death of a Member

It is with sadness that I tell you of the death of our member Gail Voit.For some years, Gail was a dual member of Wilmington branch and a Cape Cod branch.  A few years ago, she and her husband relocated to Ocean Isle Beach.  She became an active member with us, publishing our membership directory and participating in the audit of our financial records with Stephanna Tewey.

A memorial service will be held on July 6, 11:00 AM, at St Luke’s Lutheran Church in Ocean Isle Beach.

Gail is survived by her husband Rudy, PO Box 6427, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469-0427.

A card has been sent to her husband.  I’m sure other expressions from those of you who knew her would be welcome.

 

Branch Meeting Saturday, May 14, 2016

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Our Last Branch Meeting Of The 2015-2016 Calendar Year Will Take Place On Saturday, May 14, At Saint Andrews On The Sound Episcopal Church (located at the corner of Airlie Road and Oleander/Military Cutoff).

Program At 11:00 AM (Please note time change for this meeting.) 

Handbag & Jewelry Sale!  Bring Those Items That You Are Not Currently Wearing Or Carrying So That They Can Find New And Loving Homes & You Can Give A Home To Something New To You!!

Items not sold will be donated to Vintage Values which supports The Open Gate Domestic Abuse Shelter.

We Will Recognize Our Life Members. If You Are A Life Member, Please Come So That We Can Let You Know How Special You Are!!

Catered Luncheon at 12:00 PM.  Your check is your reservation.  Please mail your check for $13.50, payable to AAUW Wilmington Branch, to our treasurer:  Stephanna Tewey, 946 Birch Creek Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403.

Checks must be received by Stephanna by Monday, May 9 ( the caterer will need an accurate count by this date).

 

Branch Meeting: Saturday, April 16, 2016

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PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE TO ACCOMMODATE THE AZALEA FESTIVAL

WHERE:  SAINT ANDREWS ON THE SOUND EPISCOPAL CHURCH AT THE
CORNER OF AIRLIE ROAD AND OLEANDER/MILITARY CUTOFF

WHEN:  Coffee at 9:30 A.M. and Meeting at 10:00 AM

PROGRAM:  Dr. Amanda Lee, President of Cape Fear Community College Dr.   Amanda Lee will speak at a meeting of the American Association of University Women on Saturday, April 16, describing her own journey in higher education and sharing some of her own story. The public is invited and there is no charge.  Dr. Lee’s presentation will begin at 10:00 AM.   Dr. Lee came to Cape Fear Community College in 2003 as an instructor and later became Vice President for Instructional Services. She previously served as interim president for  CFCC.   With a bachelor and master’s degree from Baylor University, Dr. Lee earned a doctorate in Communication Arts from Regent University in Virginia. She lives in the Ogden area with her husband Sam and two daughters.