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2023-2024 Tentative FY24 Program Menu

A tentative FY24 Schedule of Branch Tours and General Meetings  has been developed.  Details are listed below.

Note: Updates will be posted as new info becomes available – Last Update: January 21, 2024

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Tours

  • June: Citizen Vinyl-Tour the vinyl record pressing plant then lunch at Session
  • July: STEAM-Tour University of North Carolina – Asheville’s (UNCA) Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math Studio and meet the next generation of STEAM leaders. Lunch follows.
  • August: Asheville Art Museum – Tour the new section and lunch at the café

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General Meetings – Theme: Connections and Location Addresses

  • Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC): 180 W Campus Dr, Flat Rock, NC 28731 (specific address TBD), Directions and Campus Map
  • First Congregational Church, Fellowship Hall, Corner of 1735 Fifth Avenue West and White Pine Drive; use the White Pine Drive entrance
  • Hendersonville Community Co-op: 60 South Charleston Lane, Hendersonville, NC 28792
  • Hendersonville Country Club: 1860 Hebron Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28739
  • The Art Place: 2021 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville, NC 28792

General Meetings – Scheduled Meeting Details

Thursday, June 15, The Art Place, 12-1:30

  • Food Insecurity and Our Community, What is Food Justice and why does it matter? Delia Jovel, Tierra Fértile Co-op, a Hispanic, worker-owned farm in Hendersonville
  • AAUW Focus Areas: Economic Security, Education, Advocacy,

Thursday, August 17, The Art Place, 12:00-1:30

  • Women First. Representatives from Local Leading Services for Women and Children: Safelight, Aura Home Women Vets and Project Dignity will share information about their services, critical needs in our community and what we can do to help.
  • AAUW Focus Areas: Advocacy, Economic Security

Thursday, August 22, Location: Online/Zoom, 7-8 PM

  • Critical NC Issues/AAUW Action, Merging critical NC issues with AAUW’s Public Policy Agenda and Action. Rob Schofield, NC Newsline (formerly Policy Watch) Director and Katie Pincura, AAUW NC Public Policy Chair. Zoom and in-person discussion.  Zoom Pre-registration required
  • AAUW Focus Areas: Advocacy, Gender Equity, Economic Security

Thursday, September 21, The Art Place, 11:30-1:30

  • Serving Students & Supporting Teachers, Founded in 1986, the Henderson County Education Foundation exists “to improve the educational experience for HC students and teachers.” Learn about the Foundation’s wealth of initiatives and programs from its Executive Director Peggy Marshall
  • AAUW Focus Areas: Education, Advocacy

Thursday, October 19, The Art Place, 11:30-1:30

  • Women Farm Too! Three owners of area farms making a difference. Stacy Fields, owner of Rasp Berry Fields and the Mini-Batch Bakery; Judy McLean, owner of Poppin Posies Flower Farm; and Amy Ager, owner Hickory Nut Farms. Learn more about the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project, the Double Snap Program and ASAP connections
  • AAUW Focus Areas: Women-owned HerStory, Economic Security

November DATE: TBD, LOCATION: TBD, TIME: TBD

  • Honoring Our Military Veterans
  • AAUW Focus Areas: HerStory, Gender Equity

Thursday, December 14. Hendersonville Country Club, 11:30-1:30

  • Celebrate! Our 46th Anniversary luncheon, Applaud our local scholarship awardees and Tracey Swartout, First Female Blue Ridge Parkway Superintendent.
  • AAUW Focus Areas: Gender Equity, Leadership

Saturday, January 20, Location TBD 10-12                 

  • Funds, Fellows and Fellowship; Three current NC AAUW Fellowship recipients sharing their work, AAUW staff sharing a bit about the Funds, Pat Ashe and Sandy Bernard moderating. Brunch, zoom and discussion
  • AAUW Focus Areas: AAUW Mission, NC State Program

Friday, February 16, First Congregational Church (Fellowship Hall), Time: Brunch 10 a.m. and Program 10:30 a.m.                  

  • New Life for the Opportunity House: The rebirth of the Opportunity House as the Hendersonville Connections Center (HCC), a clearinghouse of services to help homeless people and those facing a mental health crisis is close to becoming a reality.  HCC’s inaugural executive director, Rachel Ingram, will join us to share the exciting plans for the place that welcomed so many of us to Hendersonville.
  • AAUW Focus Areas: Gender Equity, Advocacy, Economic Security

Friday, March 15, First Congregational Church (Fellowship Hall), Time: 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.                                    

  • Women’s History Month: Great Women of the Suffrage Movement~ Black Suffragists; Princess Ferguson presents a PowerPoint program based on the Suffragists’ own voices.
  • AAUW Focus Areas: Leadership

Friday, April 19, Blue Ridge Community College, Time TBD

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI): Promise and Peril; Panel of Blue Ridge Community College AI instructors
  • AAUW Focus Areas: Advocacy, Education

Thursday, May 16, Location TBD, Time TBD

  • Annual Meeting – The Power of One, LOCATION: TIME: TBD

DATE: TBD, LOCATION: TBD, TIME: TBD

  • “Belonging”: What are the leading indicators of belonging? Tiffany Jacobs, AAUW NC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Chair and member of the National Inclusion & Equity (I&E) Committee will engage us in a facilitated discussion after brunch.
  • AAUW Focus Areas: Inclusion, Education