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Join us as Poughkeepsie AAUW takes you for a ride through our 20 Interest Groups, our 9 Community Initiatives, our monthly meetings, and other wonderful events throughout the year!
September 8, 2016
The Hellenic Community Center
24 Park Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603.
The Hellenic Center is located off Hooker Avenue on Park Avenue between Ziegler Avenue and Grand Avenue. It is behind the Greek Orthodox Church and next door to Temple Beth-El.
If you have any questions or concerns about the open house, please contact Susie Blecker (845-462-7074) or Sheila Zweifler (845-462-6478).
2016 AAUW Action Fund Voter Guides
For pressing races across the country, the AAUW Action Fund voter guides provide nonpartisan information about candidates’ positions on issues like equal pay, education, campaign finance, and reproductive rights. Candidates’ positions on the issues are determined using their voting records, public statements, and campaign position papers, as well as information posted by trusted sources on the Internet. All campaigns are contacted via e-mail in advance of publication.
AAUW Action Fund voter guides are provided as a public service and are not intended to be an endorsement of any candidate or political party. No AAUW policy position is implied by the descriptions of these issues. See our complete member-endorsed Public Policy Program for more information and contact VoterEd@aauw.org with any questions.
Voter Guide for Presidential Candidates>>
Voter Guide for Vice Presidential Candidates>>
Please join the Poughkeepsie Branch of the American Association of University Women, Inc. to honor our:
Woman of the Year 2016
of Sparrow’s Nest
of the Hudson Valley
Sunday, October 23, 2016
2372 Route 52, Hopewell Junction, NY
Biography of Krista Jones>>
You may use PayPal to make your reservation or pay by check using the reservation information above. To make a reservation using PayPal, select the PayPal (Donate) button below, follow the onscreen directions. When PayPal asks for special instructions to Seller, click in that box and type "Woman of the Year," your phone number, the full name of everyone you are including in your reservation and the meal choice for each. Your reservation details will be forwarded to the committee. You do not have to contact them separately
November 5, 2016
Dutchess Community College
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information and registration!
Annual Meeting and
Officer Installation Dinner
June 9, 2016,Lisa Ghartey spoke about the importance of being an education champion for children, "Every Child Deserves a Champion." She gave us ways we can all improve educational outcomes for our most vulnerable children regardless of our profession.
Officers were elected:
President Maria DeWald
Communications VP Bonnie Auchincloss
Secretary Katherine Friedman
Treasurer Diane Jablonski
Membership Treas. Mary Anne Hogarty
Awards were given:
Eleanor Burch Mary-Jo Cottrell
Karen Haynes Ann Pinna
Linda Roberts Linda Roy
New Cornerstone Award
WRITERS' TEA & AUCTION
May 15, 2016
Lucinda Franks Jeffrey T. Sammons
“Timeless: Love, Morgenthau, "Harlem's Rattlers and the
and Me” Great War"
More information on our writers and the event>>
TALK SAVES LIVES
Presenter: Maria Idoni
On April 14, 2016, Maria Idoni, the AFSP’s (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention) Area Director for the Hudson Valley and Westchester chapters gave an important discussion concerning suicide. She took us through the statistics, the research, the prevention and what we could do to fight suicide. To the surprise of everyone there are over 800,000 death per year in the world due to suicide and this is felt to be greatly underreported. She called for the need to treat mental health as we do physical health and seek help
This is a community based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide. Watch for warning signs and reach out to other and seek help for yourself.