AAUW Installs 2014-15 Officers – Brevard NC

 


The first Brevard branch meeting of the 2014-2015 AAUW year will be held Tuesday, Sept. 9, starting at 6 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, across from Ingles. This is an hour earlier than usual.

As has become tradition, the first meeting of the year is a potluck supper and social. It is a time for members to re-connect after the summer and share their experiences. This meeting has no outside speaker.

The rest of the year, branch meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month from September through May at 7 p.m. at the Lutheran Church, with the exception of the December and May when luncheons are held at Connestee Falls.

The new branch officers for 2014-2015 are (from left to right in the picture): Betty Schenfield, president; Linda Thompson, president-elect; Lola McGuffey and Judy Lauter, vice-presents for membership; Betty Runion, treasurer; Barbara Holden, secretary; Mary Kay Jennings and Leslie Chepenik, vice-presidents for programs.

AAUW's mission is to promote equity for all women and girls through advocacy, philanthropy, education and research. The primary fundraising activity of the branch is the annual book sale held the last full week in June at Brevard College's Boshamer Gym. Book donations have already started to pour in for the 2015 book sale. If you, a friend or family member is looking to down-size your library, contact Raoul Gagne at live2run_262@ hotmail.com or call (828) 877-2588 to have AAUW members come by and pick up your books.

The new branch officers for 2014-2015 are (from left to right): Betty Schenfield, president; Linda Thompson, president-elect; Lola McGuffey and Judy Lauter, vice-presents for membership; Betty Runion, treasurer; Barbara Holden, secretary; Mary Kay Jennings and Leslie Chepenik, vice-presidents for programs. (Courtesy photo)

Proceeds from the book sale are used to fund scholarships for Transylvania County girls and young women to attend Brevard College, Blue Ridge Community College, Green River Preserve Camp and Clemson University's WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) program. The branch takes great pride in the fact that their book sale is a community-driven operation, with books coming from the community and scholarships going back to the community.

More information about the branch and its many activities is available on their website brevard-nc.aauw.net.

For membership information, contact Lola McGuffey (885-2492) or Judy Lauter (862-4890). The American Association of University Women is open to all graduates who hold a two-year associate degree (or equivalent) or higher degree from an accredited college or university.

 
 

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