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.

                       Check out our Programs and Events 


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, Quilting, Lunch Bunch, and Women Who WhINE.

                         See our Interest Groups


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

Welcome to AFAN!
  Download the 2024-2025 membership form.
AFAN Board Members 

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!


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 are welcome with a reservation.

If you are interested in joining AFAN or want more information, please contact:

Margaret Murrey at
Founding and Charter Members
Enjoying Being Together: Interest Groups
Lunch Bunch

For information about our events 
check out our Programs and Events Page. 

"I look upon every day to be lost in which I do not make a new aquaintance."

-Dr. Samuel

"Coming together is a beginning, Keeping together 
is progress
Working together is success."

       Henry Ford