2005 Convention Overview
The Asheville branch was a wonderful host, and the theme of Purpose, Power and Progress pervaded the weekend. Anyone with notes they want posted is encouraged to send them to email@example.com.
AAUW NC Convention
Friday, April 15 - Sunday, April 17, 2005
NOTE: All convention activities will take place at the hotel, except for the panel discussion on Friday afternoon.
Hospitality room open: 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Panel Friday Afternoon
Start your convention Friday, April 15 at UNCA-Humanities Lecture Hall, 1:00-3:00 p.m.! AAUW and UNCA will co-sponsor a panel discussion, "Different Needs, Different Times." The participants are women of various ages, life-experiences, careers and backgrounds. How do they balance families and demanding careers as attorneys, teachers and professors?
This event is free and open to the public, but we ask that you let us know you'll be attending when you register for convention.
Trolley tour and area attractions
A trolley tour, 4:00 - 5:15 pm, will leave from the hotel. Send $15/person to Mara Pasternack for reservations. More info on the tour...
The hotel is adjacent to the Thomas Wolfe House which is on the 1.7 mile Urban Trail highlighting historical spots in downtown Asheville. Save time to walk the trail or visit other highlights in the area: the Biltmore Estate, the Folk Art Center, Grandfather Mountain and more!
The AAUW NC board will meet at 7:00 pm on Friday at the hotel in the Swannanoa Room.
An early Sat. breakfast will feature Marian J. Peters, who received a career development grant from the Educational Foundation and is studying at Wake Forest University.
The convention keynote speaker, Karen Ballard, will address change around the theme of PURPOSE, POWER and PROGRESS.
Workshops will be presented on a variety of topics: education, public policy (social security reform is the hottest beltway topic) and technology.
"Topic Lunch" will give you a chance to discuss the topic you select with others at your table.
The afternoon business session promises to offer a chance to fine tune AAUWNC to meet our ever changing organizational needs.
The evening reception and banquet is meant to both inspire and recognize achievements by our members.
Breakfast with LAF and learn that equity is still an issue. [Form to sponsor the breakfast.] We will then remember those who have shaped our past. [Branch presidents should send names to Mary Peterson, firstname.lastname@example.org.] Two outstanding branch projects will be shared with everyone. Our Association Regional Director will install the new officers.