Our next branch meeting is Saturday, April 15th. Please note the meeting date change due to the Azalea Festival.
Where: Saint Andrews on the Sound Episcopal Church at the corner of Airlie Road and Oleander/Military Cutoff
When: Coffee @ 9:30 AM and Meeting @ 10:00 AM
Speaker: Dawn Mann, Executive Board member and volunteer for “A Safe Place”. Dawn participates in panel discussions, fundraising, and speaks to groups about sex trafficking and the work done by “A Safe Place”. She has received intensive advocate training, which educates and prepares volunteers to work directly with survivors of sex trafficking on a one-on-one basis. Dawn also provides community outreach training.
She is a retired teacher who presently serves on the board of Good Friends, a charitable organization that provides one-time gifts to individuals in our area who are struggling financially. Dawn serves as a Department of Social Services liaison and is an advocate for young girls and women who may fall prey to sex trafficking and prostitution.
On Saturday, March 11th, the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Wilmington Branch will meet at St. Andrews On The Sound Episcopal church at the intersection of Airlie Rd and Oleander/ Military Cutoff. The featured speaker is Sabrina Hill-Black, principal of D C Virgo Preparatory Academy (Middle school) in Wilmington. The meeting is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served at 9:30 AM and the program begins at 10:00 AM.
Sabrina Hill-Black is a native of Wilmington NC and has one son. She graduated from New Hanover High School and then received a BA from North Carolina Central University and a Master’s degree in Executive Leadership in School Administration from Gardner-Webb University. She was named principal at Virgo for the 2016-2017 school year. Sabrina is the current president of the Cape Fear Alumni Association of North Carolina Central University, a Ruling Elder at Chestnut Street Presbyterian Church and a member of UNCW’s School of Education Advisory Board. D C Virgo is the only middle school transitioning to the year-round calendar and also is a STEAM school (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math).
Our February 11th Meeting at St. Andrew’s on the Sound Episcopal Church, at the corner of Airlie Road and Military Cutoff, will begin with coffee and refreshments at 9:30 AM.
Program: 10:00 AM
Our speaker for the meeting will be Madison D. Lowe of Greensboro, NC. Madison is a 2015 graduate of Guilford College in Justice and Policy Studies. Currently, she is pursuing a graduate degree in Family and Marriage Counseling from Liberty University. Madison has worked with at-risk youth and families through the Guilford County Court system for more than 10 years. Her focus is to help women and teen girls overcome generational cycles of poverty.
Madison has been recognized by The Who’s Who Among College Students in 2015. In the same year, she was honored to receive the Community Justice Award for her contributions as a community advocate for juvenile justice and human rights. From 2014-2016, Madison served as the Vice Chair of Greensboro’s Commission on the Status of Women. Madison is a member of the Greensboro AAUW. This year she plans to open Dream Girlz Foundation, a nonprofit, to inspire teen girls to achieve greatness through practical advice, personal and professional leadership and civic engagement.
The meeting is free and open to the public.
Our 1st meeting of the 2017 calendar year is on January 14th at St. Andrews on the Sound Episcopal Church, corner of Airlie Road and Oleander/Military Cutoff.
Coffee: 9:30 AM
Meeting/Guest Speaker: 10:00 AM
Our guest speaker will be Sean Palmer, Director of the Upperman African American Cultural Center at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Sean will talk about his work and the university’s interest in diversity. Sean began his position here this past Spring and before that, he was Assistant Director of the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture at Duke University. Sean graduated from Macalester College with a B.A. In English, from Clark Atlanta University with a M.A. In African American Studies and from Duke University with a M.Div. He was quoted in a UNCW publication as having said “Our culture center is in a place where it can be a community ambassador and support mechanism, rebuilding and developing strong multi-layered black communities.”
It’s Holiday time!
Our AAUW Holiday party will be Saturday, December 10, 10:30 a.m., at St. Andrews on the Sound Episcopal Church, corner of Airlie Road and Oleander/Military Cutoff. Please note the change in time for this occasion.
We will have a sale of holiday gifts, a short program, and a catered luncheon, served at 12:00 noon.
Your check is your reservation. Please mail your check for $15, payable to AAUW Wilmington Branch to: Phyllis Leimer, 1005 Summerlin Falls Court, Wilmington, NC 28412.
Checks must be received by December 3, please.
Additional Information?? Call or email Phyllis