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!

          ABOUT US

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 over 300 members, belonging to AFAN is open to  anyone, no matter how long they have been in the area.  Dues are $15.00 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, Geneology, Knitting,  Book Review, Bridge, Euchre, Hooked on Crochet, Gourmet, Hiking, Needlework, Tongue and Thimble, Pho-tos(Scrapbooking), Quilting,  Lunch Bunch, and Women Who WhINE

To go to our Interest Group page:  click here


During the year new and prospective members are invited to attend our Newcomers' Coffees.  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!
Interested in joining?  Click here   to go to our registration form.


AFAN Board Members 
Hello everyone,

    I hope your summer has gotten off to an enjoyable and relaxing start. The pleasant weather really pulls at us to go outside and enjoy the sunshine. The flowers are blooming, the gardens are growing, and the cicadas are buzzing even louder than the neighborhood lawnmowers. For most of us, it’s time to kick back and take a breather.

    However, members of the AFAN executive board have been on the job already, planning interesting events and varied programs for next year. It’s a good time, also, to think about a new interest group that you might want to start. You can always find someone to co-chair it with you, if you need a little extra support. Just contact Ann Mulligan with your ideas. She will be able to answer your questions and give advice. Why not share your interests with others? 

    So while most of the AFAN interest groups are on hiatus, I hope you find time to read, visit family and friends, check out the Farmers’ Market, teach the grandkids the difference between a weed and a marigold, and make sure the porch swing is still comfortable. The dust bunnies can wait. It’s finally summer. Make the most of it. We will see you in September.