Onslow County Council for Women

Onslow County Council for Women Enhancing the lives of women in Onslow County through education, understanding and encouragement.
The Onslow County Council for Women was chartered on October 16, 1978 by the Onslow County Board of Commissioners as a local, non-profit chapter of the North Carolina Council for Women. Since its inception, the local Council has served as an advocate for the women of Onslow county by initiating and promoting programs that increase public awareness of the needs of women.

Throughout its history, the Council has supported the Onslow Women’s Center, a non-profit agency giving crisis aid to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The Council has supported organizations such as the Girl Scouts, The PEERS Family Development Center, Onslow Caregivers, Inc., and the Onslow Women’s Health Fund. The Council also implements and hosts educational programs highlighting issues as diverse as women’s health and pay equity and lends its support to programs that enhance our community. By networking with agencies and organizations in the awards programs, voter education and BOLD (Bettering Our Local Downtown) sponsored events, the Council is given the opportunity to diversify ideas, programs, projects and membership.

Mission: Enhancing the lives of women in Onslow County through education, understanding and encouragement.

Dropping off cozy throws for Onslow County DSS Elder Cheer
10/25/2018

Dropping off cozy throws for Onslow County DSS Elder Cheer

09/19/2018

Please be advised the meeting scheduled for 9/20 has been canceled. OCCW will not meet tomorrow. Thank you

09/11/2018

Due to the threat of Hurricane Florence, the 9/13 meeting is postponed until September 20. Be safe!

09/04/2018

Mark your calendars! Next meeting will be Thursday, September 13; 3:30 p.m., at Moka Joe’s, 2222-C Gum Branch Rd., Jacksonville (in front of Food Lion at Williamsburg Crossing).

08/23/2018

From the Chamber:
The Jacksonville-Onslow Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee will present three Candidates Forums on September 26th.

10:30 – NC Senator and NC House of Representatives

3:30 – Onslow County Board of Education

5:30 - Onslow County Commissioner

All Forums will be held in the City Council Chambers, Jacksonville City Hall, 815 New Bridge Street, Jacksonville.

If you have questions please call Janet Bowen at the Chamber office 347-3141 ext. 224 or email [email protected]

Sponsored by: DUKE ENERGY

Women's Equality Day is August 26th. :Virtually participate in the Vision 2020 Toast to Tenacity on social media. Join h...
08/21/2018

Women's Equality Day is August 26th.
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Virtually participate in the Vision 2020 Toast to Tenacity on social media. Join hashtag #ToastToTenacity campaign in the following ways:
a. Between now and August 26, post a picture to Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter of yourself with a tenacious woman in your life, explaining in the caption why you are toasting her. Be sure to use the hashtag hashtag#ToastToTenacity.
b. On August 26, at or close to 1 p.m. EDT, post a video or picture of yourself raising your glass to the suffragists. Again, don’t forget the hashtag (hashtag#ToastToTenacity).
Source: National Women's History Project

06/23/2018

From the J/O Chamber: Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 - 2018 Leadership Program year. Applications are on our Website. They are also available at the Commerce Center. You may call the Chamber at 910-347-3141 or email [email protected]. Janet Bowen Director Operations/Governmental Affairs 910-347-3141 ext 224 [email protected]

06/12/2018

The next meeting of the Onslow County Council for Women will be Thursday, June 14, 3:30 p.m. at Biagio’s in downtown Jacksonville. (Please come to the front door. They will be open just for us.)

06/05/2018

The next OCCW meeting will be June 14 at 3:30 p.m. at Biagio's, downtown Jacksonville. This will be our meeting for election of the 2018-2019 Board and to hear reports on arrangements for our 40th anniversary celebration. Please use the front door.

05/23/2018

From the JOCOC:
Philippians Place
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On May 31st, 2018 at 10:00am, Philippians Place will hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in recognition of the opening of their new facility at the corner of Henderson Dr. and Doris Ave. Philippians Place is a non-profit organization whose focus is helping Onslow County residents who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless. The new facility will work with clients to improve their chances of finding long-term sustainable housing through life skills classes and resources provided by Philippians Place staff and volunteers. Additionally, Philippians place is the physical location for a self-operated thrift store called Furnishing Hope. Furnishing Hope accepts donations of used furniture and works with clients of Philippians Place to restore and then resale this furniture. Clients working at Furnishing Hope will then earn vouchers used to “purchase” furniture or needed household items for personal use. A final component of Philippians Place is the newly installed Community Garden. This garden, designed and installed by the 2017-18 Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class, provides clients an opportunity to learn basic gardening skills that can be incorporated into everyday living. Clients who work in this garden are included in the voucher system, with one of the potential purchases being fresh produce grown within the garden. Philippians Place is hoping to eventually grow enough produce and solicit produce donations in order to host their own produce stand.

03/26/2018

FORUM ONSLOW – CANDIDATES FORUMS

The Governmental Affairs Committee of the Jacksonville·Onslow Chamber of Commerce is presenting four Forums for Candidates:

April 4th, 1:30 p.m. NC House of Representatives, District 14

April 4th, 3:30 p.m. Onslow County Board of Education


April 4th, 5:30 p.m. Onslow County Commissioner

April 11th, 5:30 p.m. Onslow County Sheriff

All Forums will be held in the City Council Chambers, Jacksonville City Hall, 815 New Bridge Street, Jacksonville.

If you have questions please call Janet Bowen at the Chamber office 347-3141 ext. 224 or email [email protected] Or contact Laurette Leagon ext. 231 [email protected]

03/12/2018

The next meeting of the Onslow County Council for Women will be a joint meeting with the American Association of University Women on March 15 at 3:30 p.m. We will meet at the University of Mt. Olive, 2543 Onslow Drive, Jacksonville (near New River Pottery). Our guest speakers will be Ingrid Farlow and Rachel Jones from the Onslow County Department of Social Services. Their presentation will focus on the services and programs available for women and children. Prospective members welcome.

03/06/2018

The next meeting of the OCCW will be a combined meeting with the local AAUW chapter. The date for the joint meeting is March 15, 3:30 p.m. Location TBD.

Events planned around area for MLK Day holiday
01/13/2018
Events planned around area for MLK Day holiday

Events planned around area for MLK Day holiday

Several events planned across the area will bring together community members to celebrate the legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.The 11th Annual

Regional skills training center to open in 2018
12/31/2017
New school, skills center to open in 2018

Regional skills training center to open in 2018

The year 2018 will be a busy one for area school districts as they get ready to open new facilities and plan for the full implementation of new state

OCCW members celebrate the Season during their final meeting of the year. Happy Holidays!
12/20/2017

OCCW members celebrate the Season during their final meeting of the year. Happy Holidays!

JOEMC helps make Bright Ideas of local teachers happen
12/18/2017
JOEMC helps make Bright Ideas of local teachers happen

JOEMC helps make Bright Ideas of local teachers happen

A new learning resource and the start of a project that could grow into a school or community garden are now in the works at Jacksonville Commons Middle

11/21/2017

The National Women's History Project has announced the 2018 theme! The 2018 National Women's History Theme:
NEVERTHELESS SHE PERSISTED: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

WWll D-Day sailor to lead Veterans Day Parade
11/02/2017
WWll D-Day sailor to lead Veterans Day Parade

WWll D-Day sailor to lead Veterans Day Parade

A D-Day veteran will be this year’s Grand Marshal for the annual Veterans Day Parade.About 124 organizations will trek down Western

Mark your calendar! Freedom Fountain Observance planned. 11/2
10/30/2017
Freedom Fountain Observance planned

Mark your calendar! Freedom Fountain Observance planned. 11/2

Water from across Onslow County will be blended once more at the annual Freedom Fountain Observance.As part of the ceremony, as in years past, elected

Our State Magazine
10/25/2017
Our State Magazine

Our State Magazine

The Women Airforce Service Pilots program was created in 1942 to train women to fly military aircraft during World War II.

OCCW invites you to join us as we support Onslow County Government DSS Elder Cheer program. Giving holiday cheer to nurs...
10/18/2017

OCCW invites you to join us as we support Onslow County Government DSS Elder Cheer program. Giving holiday cheer to nursing home residents. #ElderCheer

Oh-Rah!
10/03/2017
Fisher House Foundation

Oh-Rah!

So proud of those ladies who paved the way for women today to play such important roles in the military.

10 free things to do at Onslow’s libraries in October
10/01/2017
10 free things to do at Onslow's libraries in October

10 free things to do at Onslow’s libraries in October

Want to meet others while enjoying and supporting your public library? Want something to do to something fun and save a bit of cash at the same time?The

#WOOErvin: ‘leadership begins with the heart’
09/27/2017
#WOO Ervin: 'leadership begins with the heart'

#WOO
Ervin: ‘leadership begins with the heart’

Editor’s Note: Women of Onslow is a weekly feature in The Daily News featuring women making a difference in our area. To nominate a woman to be

County’s Discovery Gardens offer event scheduling
09/20/2017
County's Discovery Gardens offer event scheduling

County’s Discovery Gardens offer event scheduling

Getting married, having a reunion, or need a gorgeous backdrop for your vow renewals? Discovery Gardens may be the place for you.The Onslow County

09/13/2017

REMINDER: The Onslow County Council for Women will meet Thursday, September 14, 3:30 p.m. at North Star Café, 2355 Western Blvd., Jacksonville.

09/10/2017
Irma brings heroics of Clara Barton to mind - The Beaufort Gazette, 2017-09-10

Irma brings heroics of Clara Barton to mind

“On the night of August 27, 1893, a huge ‘tropical cyclone,’ the largest and most powerful storm to hit S.C. until Hurricane Hugo in 1989, made landfall just east of Savannah. With gusts as high as 120 mph and a storm surge as 12 feet, the worst of the storm struck the Sea Islands near Beaufort — St...

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The Onslow County Partnership for Children is still accepting applications for Three School and NC Pre-Kindergarten. Children must be 3 or 4 by August 31st.