Are you new to the Athens area?
Have you been here a while?
Are you looking for something to do?
Then AFAN is for YOU!
AFAN is a non-profit social organization based in Athens, Ohio for women. Founded in 1969, it assists women from Athens and the surrounding communities to make friends and become better acquainted with the area. With nearly 300 members, belonging to AFAN is open to anyone, no matter how long they have been in the area. Dues are $20.00 per year.
AFAN opens the year with an evening reception in September.
Monthly luncheons or dinners are held on the second Thursday of each month through May. In addition, there are Special Event trips to interesting places in Ohio on the fourth Thursday of each month.
The heart of AFAN is our Interest Groups where small groups of members meet to share a common interest. Some of our current interest groups include: Antiques & Collectibles, Knitting, Book Review, Bridge, Euchre, Hooked on Crochet, Gourmet, Needlework, Tongue and Thimble, Pho-tos(Scrapbooking), Quilting, Lunch Bunch, and Women Who WhINE.
During the year new and prospective members are invited to attend our Newcomers' Coffee. This gives us an opportunity to get to know our new members and introduce them to other members.
Athens Friends and Newcomers
Download the 2022-2023 membership form.
There once was a newcomer in town,
Having no friends made her frown.
So she joined the group AFAN
And off to activities she ran.
Now she has friends all around!
INTERESTED IN JOINING?
Dues are $20.00 per year payable after May 15 and good through May of the following year.
If a person wishes to join after January 1 of any year, dues are half price ($10.00), and good through May of that year.
AFAN meetings are open to members and their guests. Newcomers and others interested in AFAN may attend by reservation only.
If you are interested in joining AFAN or want more information, please contact
Founding and Charter Members
Enjoying Being Together: Interest Groups
For information about our events
"I look upon every day to be lost in which I do not make a new aquaintance."
"Coming together is a beginning, Keeping together
Working together is success."