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, 

    As hard as it is to comprehend, we are about to wrap up another year of AFAN activities. Books, quilts, cards, food—we’ve done it all. The meeting programs were varied and well-attended, and the special event trips were a huge success. Most of the interest groups are getting ready to go on hiatus for the summer months. Time to travel, garden, spoil the grandkids, and live your life on a more relaxed schedule.

    I truly have enjoyed my term as your president. That wouldn’t be true without all the hard work and support I’ve received from the board members. All those officers, chairpersons, advisors, and assistants made my job so much easier and definitely more fun! Thank you, thank you, thank you, one and all. 

    I am so happy to have met so many of you wonderful women through AFAN. As William Butler Yeats stated, “There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t met.” And from Khalil Gibran, “Your friend is your needs answered.” AFAN answered my needs, and I am grateful.

    Enjoy your summer, good luck to the new board, and happy Star Wars Day! May the fourth be with you! (Sorry--I couldn’t resist.)