AAUW September letter from president for newsletter
When I had the pleasure of hearing Doris Kearns Goodwin in May at the Power of the Purse in Asheville, she spoke about “Women – The Possibilities.”
And that is how I welcome you back to AAUW this fall, as participants in this grand and wonderful path of helping young women explore, meet, and embrace their possibilities.
Our book sale was another success, and when I look at the scholarships and endowments we fund, I see possibilities written all over everything we do.
Our endowment is complete at Blue Ridge Community College and in two years, our endowment will be completed at Brevard College. We see evidence of great possibility when we have young women and girls attend our meetings and share their life plans and how the money we contribute helps them achieve their goals.
“Women – The Possibilities” does not only apply to the women we help. When we found we needed a new space for our book storage, a committee of our members went into overdrive. Calls were made; spaces were visited as suggestions came in. In the end, Linda Thompson found a building centrally located on Osborne Road across from Blue Ridge Community College. We are signing a lease on August 22.
You will be hearing more from Carol Carrano about how this space is going to work for us and the possibilities this new location will bring to our chapter.
I look forward to seeing you at our first meeting on September 12th at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. IWIL students from Brevard College will again be joining us for a round table discussion. These women are our energy, and our association with them only grows when we hear of their plans throughout their college years and beyond. We have the pleasure of meeting strong and dedicated students who will be contributing much to our world.
Thank you for all you do to support our mission and for making young women’s lives full of possibilities.
Paula Bennett Paddick
Brevard Branch Meetings
AAUW meets the second Tuesday, September through May. All meetings, unless otherwise noted, will be held in the Fellowship Hall at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 22 Fisher Road, Brevard.
Monthly General Meetings 2017-18
September 12 6:00 PM
Welcome Back Potluck Supper
Dining with Institute of Women in Leadership (IWIL) students
October 10 7:00 PM
Program: Rosenwald Legacy
Nicola Karesh – Speaker
Introduction of Green River Preserve Camp scholarship recipients
November 14 7:00 PM
Program: Appalachia Biodiversity
Dr. Jennifer Frick-Rupert, Brevard College – Speaker
Introduction of Clemson WISE scholarship recipients
December 12 12:00 noon – Connestee Falls Overlook Clubhouse
January 9 12:00 noon
Program: Caring for Our Veterans
Pisgah Legal Services
February 13 12:00 noon
Program: The Impact of Alcohol and Drug Addiction in Brevard
Kathleen Mallett, Counseling Centers of Brevard and CARE Coalition – Speaker
March 13 7:00 PM
Connie Donaldson – Speaker
Introduction of Brevard College scholarship recipients
April 10 7:00 PM
Program: History of Ecusta Working Women
Pecolia Edwards & Marcy Thompson – Speakers
Introduction of Blue Ridge Community College scholarship recipients
May 8 12:00 noon – Connestee Falls Overlook Dining Room
Spring Luncheon Women Who Make a Difference and Installation of Officers
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