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Woman's Club

To unite NC State University women in common interests and to promote the welfare and advancement of the University

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Nominations for the 2014-15 Officers of the NC State University Woman's Club
President - Aileen Pressley
1st Vice President, Programs - Lou Mitchell
2nd Vice President, Membership - Ann Frazier
3rd Vice President, Publications-Yearbook - Sandy Donaghy
3rd Vice President, Publications-Newsletter - Georgina Werner
Secretary - Annette Harrell
Treasurer - Anne Porter
The Nominating Committee members all worked very hard to recruit this slate of
nominees. I want to take this opportunity to thank the committee members for the time
they spent and contacts they made on behalf of the Club. Carolyn Bunn


April 17th: Two-Part Program
Ms. Lynne Scott Safrit
Ms. Lynne Scott Safrit
Our morning Program begins at 11:30, followed immediately by installation of our new officers. Program: "David Murdock, Visionary." Speaker: Lynne Safrit (soon to be Dr. Lynne Safrit), President, North American Commercial Operations at Castle & Cooke; Director, Foundation for the Carolinas and President, North Carolina Research Campus. "David Murdock preaches that the secret to a long and healthy life lies in eating more fruits and vegetables...CEO of Dole Foods, multi-billionnaire David Murdock says, ‘I am spending a fair part of my wealth while I am alive in a subject I am rabidly interested in.’ David Murdock says that his preoccupation with diet and nutrition began after the death in 1985 of his wife Gabriele (then in her mid-40's) from cancer. For many years the couple had eaten steak and other foods with saturated fats, and Mr. Murdock believes their eating habits led to his wife's disease. The North Carolina Research Campus [goal] is to advance scientific knowledge about the role of food and nutrition in human health." Wall Street Journal


Dr. Steve Lommel
Dr. Steve Lommel

Afternoon Program will start at approximately 12:40.

Program: The North Carolina Research Campus at Kannapolis and NC State Plants for Human Health Institute. Speakers: Dr. Steve Lommel, Assistant Dean and Director of the North Carolina Agricultural Research Service, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Former Interim President of David Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI) in Kannapolis. William Neal Reynolds Professor, NC State University; Dr. Mary Ann Lila, Director of N.C. State Plants for Human Health Institute, Murdock Distinguished Professor, Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, NC State.

Dr. Mary Ann Lila
Dr. Mary Ann Lila


The NC State University Woman’s Club was organized in 1919 with membership open to all women associated or formerly associated with the University.


The club has served the University in a variety of ways suitable to the changing times. It continues to provide both financial support and volunteers for English conversation classes for adult English as a second language learners. In addition, the Club sponsors scholarships for mature women returning to NC State University. Members of the club pay annual dues and may participate in fundraising events for scholarships and in the several interest groups that meet monthly, for example, book discussion, bridge, and gourmet cooking.


Welcome to another great year of exciting and enlightening programs.  Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month (September - April) at the NC State University Club, from 12:00 noon  to 2:00 p.m. 


President: Jackie Wynne (919-880-1569 )

2nd Vice President (Membership): Ann Frazier (919-467-7158)

Newcomers are always welcome. Come enjoy the camaraderie with all the members of the NC State University Woman’s Club.


Susan Woodson welcomed at Woman's club reception



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  • Mail to: Sharda Sawhney, 6728 Pointe Vista Circle, Raleigh, NC 27615.
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