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2005 Winter Retreat



Rescheduled: Saturday, March 5, 2005, Greensboro

HOTEL: Battleground Inn (1517 Westover Terrace, 27408) @$65.55+tax double) for Friday night March 4th. Continental breakfast is included. Reservations are under American AAUW. Phone 1-800-932-4737.

MEETING: Congregational United Church of Christ, 400 Radiance Dr., Greensboro, 27403.


There are a number of open issues that AAUW NC will consider at its first winter meeting in several years:

  • Strategic plan
  • Board structure
  • Other issues from ReConnection

All board members (officers, committee chairs and branch presidents) are asked to attend. If you will attend but did not go to the Fall Board Meeting, please call Joanne Hill, AAUW NC president, so she can bring you up to speed.

Resources for the Retreat


The ReConnection Goals

More Background on ReConnection

Goal VI: change to board structure -

Note that these changes are for discussion. No changes can be made to the bylaws without a vote at convention.

These changes also affect Goal II: improve board practices.

The changes were developed with input from this survey:

Strategic Planning

Strategic Plan 1999-2003

Strategic planning process we'll be following. This is the process we intended to follow in the fall, but due to time constraints, we skipped part one and went straight to part two. A summary of the discussion will be posted soon.

Checkpoint from Fall 2004. We got through parts one-three of the strateigic planning process at the last board meeting. While we will have to review and revisit, here is what was captured from last time.

Reports from Officers and Committees

Board members who have reports to deliver at this meeting are strongly encouraged to send them to webmaster@aauwnc.org so they can be posted. This meeting will have minimal time for the standard reports. Board members are, of course, encouraged to read these reports since some may very well affect the other discussions.

Branch Updates


The time Friday evening may be somewhat unstructured. Groups are encouraged to meet to finalize presentations for Saturday or, for instance, iron out details for convention or other projects. If you want a meeting publicized, please use the e-mail list or send a note to webmaster@aauwnc.org so it can be listed here.

The original hotel was near a Home Depot, and Mary Fran Schickedantz was willing to demonstrate making a stand for your banner (remember Convention 2002?) using new instructions. [See also old instructions, and the virtual parade of branch banners.] Please contact her if you are interested in this.

All Hands on Board. E-book from BoardSource. This is a quick read that reviews the responsibilities of the board in an all-volunteer organization. If you don't typically think about the board in these terms, it may help you prepare for the retreat.

Value of Membership. This open letter from a leader in another organization makes some points that have close parallels in AAUW. [Note that the dues he mentions are at least $135.]


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