Tar Heel News
Proposals Approved at Fall Meeting
For 18 months, the AAUW NC ReConnection Committee has worked to develop closer ties between the branches and the state. Addressing the six goals is an ongoing process. Goals IV and VI were discussed during the Board meeting.
Published as part of the 75th AAUW NC Anniversary in 2002, this book is full of information about North Carolina women who have worked hard to achieve equity and lifelong education for women and girls. Members will find answers to an array of questions concerning the state organization. Present a copy to your local libraries, colleges, and universities. Order from Clara Allen. Send $17 each to 442 Crossvine Close, Fearrington, Pittsboro, NC 27312. Price includes shipping.
Do you have trouble finding AAUW NC on the web? Well things just got easier. The address www.aauwnc.org now takes you straight to the AAUW NC home page. The Executive Committee and other key board members have "aauwnc.org" e-mail addresses. For instance you can use the address firstname.lastname@example.org to reach Laura, and email@example.com will reach the program vice president. Additional addresses (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org) can be added quickly. This address also makes possible simpler website addresses for the branches: Raleigh/Wake County has started using rwc.aauwnc.org. Check with email@example.com about how this can help your branch and see www.aauwnc.org/00About/Technology/domain.htm for more information.
Branch presidents and other interested members are invited to participate in an administrative online meeting on November 11 at 8 p.m., for the beginning of a new online discussion. Judy Atkinson, Winston-Salem Branch president, issued the invitation.
The theme of the project is Educating a Culturally Diverse Mind, with Lara
Lee as lead presenter.
The Foothills Cluster will focus on the AAUW NC 2002-2004 theme, No Girl Left Behind, Enhancing A Girl's Life, during its meeting on Saturday, November 15.
Speakers include recent EF Fellow Magdalena Maiz-Pena; the only woman shop instructor (machining technology coordinator) in the community college system, Sharon Rouse; and Kelley Turner Goins, who is assistant project manager with Wake Forest University Health Sciences.
Time is planned for branch sharing and
AAUW NC will elect a membership vice-president and secretary for the 2004-2006 terms during Convention 2004 in Charlotte. These offices are now open for nominations.
This process begins with the Nominations Committee. Members are appointed each year at convention, one from each of five clusters. They serve for one year.
Criteria is set forth in AAUW NC By-Laws Articles VII Officers, VIII Duties, IX Elected Offices: President, President-Elect, Program and Membership Vice-Presidents, Treasurer, Secretary. All other board positions are appointed. Other information is in By-Laws Articles X Board of Directors, XI Executive Committee, XII Committees, XIII State Meetings.
An important goal of the AAUW NC ReConnection Committee is to encourage participation by more branches on the State Board, in addition to automatic membership of branch presidents.
If you or someone you know is interested in serving an elected or appointed position, please contact the president or nominating committee.
Jeanne Harrington, Chapel Hill Branch, is Nominations Committee chair. She can be reached at 919.542.6956.
Other members of the
Delilah Donaldson, Raleigh Branch
Lola Jackson, Greensboro Branch
Phyllis Guberman, Wilmington Branch
If you missed the AAUW 2003 Convention in Providence or you went and want to know more about one of the sessions, video and audio tapes for parts of the convention are now available at http://www.aauw.org/convention/wicaudiovideo.cfm
Mary Peterson, AAUW NC program vice-president, purchased the videotape of Title IX Plenary, as well as audio cassette tapes:
Ask Mary about these materials to help spread the word.
Joan H. Robertson has returned to the AAUW NC board. She was recently appointed as cluster coordinator. Clusters form an important link between the state and branches, as well as providing excellent networking opportunities.
Joan joined Raleigh/Wake County Branch when she moved to North Carolina in 1986 and took an active role, filling just about every office, including four years as treasurer, three as president, one each as membership vice-president, program vice-president, secretary, and newsletter editor. She served AAUW NC as recording secretary when Sandra Champion was president. A retired educator, Joan taught kindergarten through second grade for 15 years, then earned her Ed.D. and taught at the college level for 10 years, finishing her career at N.C. Central in Durham in the Education Dept., where she supervised student teachers.
She can be reached at 5441 Blue Sage Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606; firstname.lastname@example.org or 919.836.8443 or 919.836.8971 fax.
These are corrections for the board information posted in the Fall Tar Heel News:
Lola Jackson, College/University Rep
Joanne Hill, AAUW NC President-Elect
On the back page of the Fall Tar Heel News, please correct:
Laura Rumbley, AAUW NC President
October 25, 2003 * Mountain Cluster Meeting, Nantahala Resort, Bryson City
November 15, 2003 * Foothills Cluster Meeting
February 14, 2004 * Southeast Cluster Meeting
March 26-28, 2004 * AAUW NC Convention
April 24, 2004 * Sandhills/Triangle/Northeast Cluster
June 11-13, 2004 * SAR/SEC Joint Reg. Meeting
August 4-10, 2004 * 28th IFUW Conference
2005 * AAUW NC Convention
June 24-27, 2005
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