The Southeast Region Women’s Forum meeting will be held Saturday, February 9, 2013, from 11 a.m. to approximately 1:30 p.m. at Duck’s Grill & Bar at 1207 Gum Branch Road, Jacksonville, N.C. (map) The restaurant’s phone number is 910-455-9128. The menu for Duck’s is available on-line at www.ducksgrilleandbar.com. We will pay separately and gratuities will be added. Please RSVP to Nelda Howell by Feb. 1, but if you find you can come at the last minute, please do. The restaurant is very accommodating. Members are welcome to bring a guest.
The guest speaker will be Joanne Whitney Hill. Her topic is “Reflections of a Veteran Nurse.” Presently, she is a Research Administrative Officer, Naval Hospital, Camp Lejeune. Her brief bio includes:
Joanne Whitney Hill, RN, MSN
Joanne works at the Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune in the Medical Research Directorate. She assists investigators in preparing research protocols, with regulatory aspects of research and with insuring protection of human subjects. A 30 year veteran of the Navy Nurse Corps, she earned her Masters Degree from University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in
Emergency Care. Subsequently she served aboard the USNS Comfort during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Following her retirement from active duty, she worked briefly as a contractor in the Health Promotion Department then taught High School Health Occupations for 6 years in Onslow County. She lives in Maysville with her husband Jim.
Please come prepared to share a brief update of your activities since our meeting at Clawson’s Restaurant on August 3, 2012. We are sadden at the lost of Marguerite Whitfield who was a great supporter of the Women’s Forum of North Carolina and the Southeast Region. We will miss her.
Before leaving town, you may want to see the New Freedom Fountain dedicated in November 2012 at New Bridge Street and Johnson Boulevard. Near by is the Lejeune Memorial Gardens, located along Highway 24 at the entrance to Camp Johnson. It is home to a selection of monuments that pay tribute to the fallen: the Beirut Memorial, dedicated to those killed in the 1983 terrorist bombing of Marine barracks in Lebanon; a beam from the World Trade Center that is the centerpiece of the 9/11 Memorial that pays tribute to those killed in the September 11, 2001, attacks; and the Onslow Vietnam Veterans Memorial, which honors all the men and women from all branches of the Armed Forces who served during the Vietnam War.
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