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Presented by Rev. Susan Olin-Dabrowski
December 8, 2016
December is a month of great merriment but also of great stress. Meditation has been proven to help alleviate stress. Each one of us needs to take time to simply “be,” come to our program on December 8, to learn more about how to accomplish this effectively and to eventually make meditation part of daily life. Our presenter, Rev. Susan Olin-Dabrowski, is experienced and knowledgeable. No one will be disappointed and will instead become a more serene person.
Susan says the essence of all meditation is focusing your attention and there are therefore many forms of meditation. She introduces a variety of meditation forms for people to explore to find which ones work best for them and to build a 'tool box' of meditations to draw on. These include: simple quieting meditation, guided imagery, various forms of mindfulness meditation, and walking meditation.
Susan Olin-Dabrowski has been practicing meditation for over 40 years. She is a Certified Consulting Hypnotist, Reiki Master-Teacher and has a Bachelor’s degree in Educational Studies. She began her practice “Whole Person Healing” in 1997 and regularly teaches programs on meditation, Reiki Healing, spiritual development, and a variety of metaphysical topics.
Questions: Sandy Goldberg, 297-7670 email
Betsy Kopstein, 485-7044 email
After a presentation of the roots of Islam and addressing some of the questions most often asked as rights of women, dress and other outward signs of Islam, there were many interesting questions from the large group that attended.
Dr. Nada Halloway received her PhD in 2004 and an Advanced Certificate in Women’s Studies from Stony Brook, SUNY. Her areas of specialization include Victorian literature, history, and politics, post-colonial literature and theory and feminist studies, and religion. She currently teaches at Manhattanville College.
Dutchess Community College
of Sparrow’s Nest
of the Hudson Valley
On October 23, 2016 over 100 members and friends of the honoree gathered at LeChambord to hear the heart warming story of the founding and development of Sparrow's Nest of the Hudson Valley and the support it provides to families in crisis due to cancer. The complete story can be found at
Sue McLane, “The Victorian Lady,” returned to present another amazing program on, October 13, 2016.
The program was preceded by a special welcome for our new members in the form of a light supper with the board.
Ms McLane took us through the lives and beliefs of the Shakers with seeds and flat brooms, the American Indian Nations that lived in New York, the fight for women's and Seneca Falls and other societies that developed in New York State during the 19th Century.
It was an enjoyable and informative evening.