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,

    Welcome back, autumn! It’s been a long, hot summer, and the AFAN gang is ready for fall. Who can resist the brightly colored mums that are just starting to bloom or the scent of cinnamon tea? Soon porches will be decked out with pumpkins to welcome visitors, and the leaves will be crunching underfoot. If you didn’t make it to the Fall Reception, never fear! You can still call the interest group chairperson to join your favorite groups. Just be sure you’ve paid your dues and sent in your membership form to Cindy White. Then it’s go time!
As we reconnect with friends and make new ones at meetings and interest groups, keep in mind how fortunate we are to have an organization such as ours. AFAN lets us socialize rather than sit home in isolation. Activities are available to learn new skills and keep the mind sharp. Most of all, AFAN promotes friendships that become stronger every year. Lucky, lucky us!